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  1. Rangers' managerial search starts now

    Calvin Watkins

    ARLINGTON, Texas - The next Texas Rangers manager must be someone who is disposed to sabermetrics, can deal with a young clubhouse and has the ability to guide a club with high expectations coming off what might be a 100-loss season. "As soon as w...

    Blog | September 05, 2014
  2. Rangers have more questions about closer Neftali Feliz

    Calvin Watkins

    HOUSTON -- In the search to find a closer for 2015, Neftali Feliz continues to have more questions about his abilities for the Texas Rangers. Sunday afternoon, manager Ron Washington asked Feliz to escape a jam that was created by setup man Neal C...

    Blog | August 31, 2014
  3. Rapid Reaction: Astros 3, Rangers 2

    Calvin Watkins

    HOUSTON -- The best of the Texas Rangers bullpen couldn't maintain a one-run lead on Sunday afternoon. Setup man Neal Cotts allowed a game-tying homer, and closer Neftali Feliz gave up the go-ahead single. The Rangers didn't produce enough runs...

    Blog | August 31, 2014
  4. Five no-hit innings on four hours' sleep

    Calvin Watkins

    HOUSTON -- The journey for a no-hitter took a strange turn for Texas Rangers left-hander Robbie Ross on Saturday night. He arrived in Dallas from Austin at 3 a.m. Saturday to catch a 9 a.m. flight. He landed in plenty of time for his spot start ag...

    Blog | August 30, 2014
  5. Rapid Reaction: Astros 2, Rangers 0

    Calvin Watkins

    HOUSTON -- It hasn't been determined whether left-handed starter Robbie Ross Jr. will cherish this Saturday night. The hug he received from Texas Rangers manager Ron Washington in the dugout was probably a sign it meant something to Ross. Ross lef...

    Blog | August 30, 2014
  6. Roster numbers add to Washington's pain

    Calvin Watkins

    HOUSTON -- The manager sat in his chair, legs crossed, and explained his pain very calmly. On Friday night, Ron Washington used his 59th player of 2014, first baseman Ryan Rua, tying a major league record. In about four days, the Texas Rangers wil...

    Blog | August 30, 2014
  7. Rapid Reaction: Rangers 13, Astros 6

    Calvin Watkins

    HOUSTON -- Texas Rangers manager Ron Washington said Friday night that right-hander Scott Baker's time as a starter was over. Derek Holland returning and the development of younger pitchers are more important. Well, Baker is on a pretty good ho...

    Blog | August 29, 2014
  8. Rapid Reaction: Astros 4, Rangers 2

    Calvin Watkins

    HOUSTON -- It was one of those situations when Texas Rangers manager Ron Washington needed to see a few things from his pitchers. He wanted consistency from 25-year-old starter Nick Tepesch and to check out how 24-year-old reliever Roman Mendez de...

    Blog | August 28, 2014
  9. Alex Rios undergoes MRI exam

    Calvin Watkins

    ARLINGTON, Texas -- Rangers right fielder Alex Rios underwent a MRI on his sprained right ankle Monday afternoon. Rios, who was taken out of Sunday's game against the Houston Astros after re-aggravating the injury sliding into home plate, wasn't i...

    Blog | August 11, 2014
  10. Rangers remain at the bottom

    Calvin Watkins

    Grantland's Jonah Keri has his weekly baseball rankings and the Texas Rangers remain at the bottom at No. 30. There are some interesting things Jonah has to say about the Houston Astros, who took two-of-three from the Rangers over the weekend in Hous...

    Blog | August 11, 2014
  11. Rangers use the speed game to win

    Calvin Watkins

    HOUSTON -- There is so much missing with this Texas Rangers team. Quality pitching. A healthy core. Consistent hitting and fielding. And speed. Sunday afternoon, the Rangers received consistent pitching from Nick Martinez as he won for...

    Blog | August 10, 2014
  12. Pregame: Beltre day off not happening

    Calvin Watkins

    HOUSTON -- Rangers third baseman Adrian Beltre has played in 95 consecutive games, counting Sunday's contest against the Houston Astros. After coming off the disabled list with a strained left quad on April 24, Beltre has had just 13 off days due...

    Blog | August 10, 2014
  13. Yu Darvish has a bad night

    Calvin Watkins

    HOUSTON - The ace of the Texas Rangers staff didn't pitch like it on Saturday night. Yu Darvish's fastball had nothing on it. He couldn't get his slider or changeup over for strikes, either. He tried a cut fastball that didn't work, and as manager...

    Blog | August 09, 2014
  14. Pregame notes: Ankle bothering Choo

    Calvin Watkins

    HOUSTON - Texas Rangers left fielder Shin-Soo Choo continues to struggle with an ankle sprain that has bothered him since April. "Every day feels different," said Choo, who played right field Friday night against the Houston Astros but moved to d...

    Blog | August 09, 2014
  15. The education of Miles Mikolas continues

    Calvin Watkins

    HOUSTON -- Texas Rangers right-hander Miles Mikolas got a visit in the second inning from his manager, Ron Washington. It was just Washington and Mikolas on the mound alone. No catcher. No infielders. Nobody but the two of them. It was as...

    Blog | August 09, 2014
  16. Pregame notes: Rios focused on field

    Calvin Watkins

    HOUSTON -- Texas Rangers outfielder Alex Rios is expected to miss the next two games with a sprained right ankle. Rios, who first injured the ankle July 19 at Toronto, wants to be as close to 100 percent as possible and could use the break. Of cou...

    Blog | August 08, 2014