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  1. Rangers seek a healthy Fielder and Darvish

    Calvin Watkins

    DALLAS - Injuries dominated the Texas Rangers' 2014 season. They became so much of a focal point that right-handed starter Colby Lewis, a man who returned from elbow and hip surgeries, said he thought Mitch Moreland and Shin-Soo Choo played on br...

    Blog | January 23, 2015
  2. Prince Fielder stands up to bullying

    Calvin Watkins

    DALLAS -- Prior to the start of the annual Texas Rangers awards banquet Friday, slugger Prince Fielder introduced a new anti-bullying program called Going to Bat against Bullying. Fielder said he was bullied as a kid and talked to his mother about...

    Blog | January 23, 2015
  3. Mitch Moreland and Rangers avoid arbitration

    Calvin Watkins

    DALLAS -- The Texas Rangers avoided salary arbitration with Mitch Moreland on Friday by signing the first baseman/DH to a one-year contract worth $2.95 million with the potential to earn $25,000 more in performance bonuses. Moreland played in just...

    Blog | January 23, 2015
  4. Minor leaguer Chris Grayson tests positive for amphetamines, susp...

    Calvin Watkins

    Major League Baseball announced Thursday that four minor league players were suspended for violating the Minor League Drug Prevention and Treatment program. Texas Rangers Double-A outfielder Chris Grayson received a 50-game suspension without pay ...

    Blog | January 22, 2015
  5. Harrison pondered retirement, continues comeback

    Calvin Watkins

    ARLINGTON, Texas -- Sometimes you have to sit back and think about whether it's worth it. Yes, the money and fame that comes with being a baseball player is nice. You get recognized at the mall, in the park and while eating with the wife and kids....

    Blog | January 22, 2015
  6. Notes: Jurickson Profar throws from 45 feet

    Calvin Watkins

    ARLINGTON, Texas -- The Texas Rangers received some good news regarding one of their injured players when second baseman Jurickson Profar threw from 45 feet on Tuesday. This was the week Profar was to start a throwing program after missing the 201...

    Blog | January 21, 2015
  7. Mitch Moreland and Rangers still talking contract

    Calvin Watkins

    ARLINGTON, Texas -- The Texas Rangers should hear in the next 48 hours on the date for a salary arbitration hearing regarding first baseman/DH Mitch Moreland. The two sides, roughly $600,000 apart, failed to reach an agreement, though are still ta...

    Blog | January 21, 2015
  8. Rangers have spot open in starting rotation

    Calvin Watkins

    ARLINGTON, Texas -- During the Texas Rangers' development camp Wednesday, pitching coach Mike Maddux made a revelation regarding the starting rotation: There might be one spot available. The Rangers have Yu Darvish, Derek Holland, Colby Lewis, new...

    Blog | January 21, 2015
  9. Rangers acquire Corporan from Astros

    Calvin Watkins

    The Texas Rangers filled a need at backup catcher by acquiring Carlos Corporan from the Houston Astros on Wednesday. Corporan was designated for assignment by the Astros on Tuesday. The Rangers traded minor league right-handed pitcher Akeem Bos...

    Blog | January 21, 2015
  10. Rangers acquire Gonzalez Germen

    Calvin Watkins

    The Texas Rangers acquired right-handed reliever Gonzalez Germen from the New York Yankees for cash considerations on Tuesday. The 27-year old Germen was designated for assignment on Jan. 13 by the Yankees after he was acquired in a trade with the...

    Blog | January 20, 2015
  11. Infield depth benefits Rangers in Gallardo trade

    Calvin Watkins

    The Texas Rangers' allowing infielder Luis Sardinas to go in the Yovani Gallardo trade Monday explains a lot about the franchise's farm system. It's deep in the middle infield. Elvis Andrus (shortstop) and Rougned Odor (second baseman) are main...

    Blog | January 20, 2015
  12. Can the Rangers sign Yovani Gallardo long-term?

    Calvin Watkins

    The Texas Rangers wanted a quality starting pitcher to help Yu Darvish and Derek Holland at the top of the rotation in 2015. Enter Yovani Gallardo, a Fort Worth, Texas, native who attended Trimble Tech High School. The 28-year-old, obtained Monday...

    Blog | January 20, 2015
  13. Patience is the key for the Rangers

    Calvin Watkins

    For the Texas Rangers' fan base, the majority of this offseason has been spent learning about patience. After you lose 95 games and a manager and see star players not finish the season due to injuries, the offseason couldn't come fast enough. B...

    Blog | January 19, 2015
  14. Texas Rangers trade for Milwaukee Brewers' Yovani Gallardo

    Calvin Watkins

    The Texas Rangers made their first major offseason move when they traded three minor leaguers to the Milwaukee Brewers for right-handed starter Yovani Gallardo on Monday, according to multiple sources.

    Story | Conversation | January 19, 2015
  15. Profar scheduled to start throwing today

    Calvin Watkins

    Today is supposed to be the start of another comeback for Jurickson Profar. Again. The Texas Rangers second baseman is recovering from a torn muscle in his right throwing shoulder that cost him the entire 2014 season. Profar is expected to thro...

    Blog | January 19, 2015
  16. Rangers exchanged salary figures with Moreland

    Calvin Watkins

    After reaching deals with two of their three arbitration-eligible players, the Texas Rangers are still in talks with first baseman/DH Mitch Moreland. Friday was the deadline for arbitration-eligible players who had not agreed to terms to submit th...

    Blog | January 16, 2015