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  1. Extra Bases: Bogar impressive so far

    Calvin Watkins

    ARLINGTON, Texas - It's a small sample size, but Texas Rangers interim manager Tim Bogar is making his mark less than a week on the job. Whether it's using three different No. 3 hitters, giving Leonys Martin a chance to hit against left-handers, s...

    Blog | September 10, 2014
  2. Five key issues facing the Rangers

    Calvin Watkins

    ARLINGTON, Texas -- Friday afternoon, the Texas Rangers made a stunning announcement that was Dallas Cowboys-like. Manager Ron Washington, who took the Rangers to two World Series, resigned for personal reasons. Few answers were revealed about Was...

    Blog | September 08, 2014
  3. Derek Holland continues comeback

    Calvin Watkins

    ARLINGTON, Texas -- Derek Holland doesn't play the what-if game. He's not going there with you and doesn't care to review what might have been if he hadn't tripped over his dog at the top of those steps last winter. It's not a joking matter abo...

    Blog | September 07, 2014
  4. Leonys Martin to play vs. LHP more

    Calvin Watkins

    ARLINGTON, Texas -- Texas Rangers interim manager Tim Bogar is doing something the previous man who held his position didn't do: Play center fielder Leonys Martin against left-handed pitching. Ron Washington, who resigned on Friday for personal re...

    Blog | September 07, 2014
  5. Rapid Reaction: Mariners 7, Rangers 5

    Calvin Watkins

    ARLINGTON, Texas -- The Texas Rangers' Friday started with a 3 p.m. meeting, described as emotional, during which Ron Washington announced his resignation as team manager. Then the business of baseball continued on the field in the evening...

    Blog | September 05, 2014
  6. 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
  7. Players emotional over Washington's exit

    Calvin Watkins

    ARLINGTON, Texas -- Several Texas Rangers players expressed shock over the sudden departure of Ron Washington as manager on Friday. Washington addressed the team around 3 p.m. CT in an emotional meeting. Washington, who has developed close relatio...

    Blog | September 05, 2014
  8. Ron Washington quits as manager of Texas Rangers

    Calvin Watkins

    Ron Washington, citing a personal matter, surprisingly resigned as manager of the Texas Rangers on Friday, the team announced.

    Story | Conversation | September 05, 2014
  9. Extra Bases: Rangers setting records

    Calvin Watkins

    ARLINGTON, Texas - In the midst of a 10-2 loss to the Seattle Mariners, the Texas Rangers continued their record march of players used. Relief pitchers Spencer Patton and Lisalverto Bonilla made their big league debuts Thursday night, giving the R...

    Blog | September 05, 2014
  10. Robbie Ross hurts his chances

    Calvin Watkins

    ARLINGTON, Texas -- Texas Rangers pitcher Robbie Ross wants to be a starter. He's blowing his opportunity. On Thursday night, the left-hander just couldn't get the final out or make the right pitch in a 10-2 loss to the Seattle Mariners. It...

    Blog | September 04, 2014
  11. Pregame notes: Arencibia called upon to catch

    Calvin Watkins

    ARLINGTON, Texas -- There's always something. With regular catcher Robinson Chirinos out with a stiff neck, the Texas Rangers will turn to emergency catcher J.P. Arencibia for Thursday's series opener against the Seattle Mariners. Manager Ron ...

    Blog | September 04, 2014
  12. 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
  13. 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
  14. 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
  15. 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
  16. Extra Bases: Michael Choice finds his swing

    Calvin Watkins

    HOUSTON -- Texas Rangers manager Ron Washington threw batting practice Friday night and noticed something was different about left fielder Michael Choice. He had a different swing in BP than in games. After he was recalled from Triple-A Round R...

    Blog | August 30, 2014