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  1. Pitchers and catchers report Feb. 20

    Calvin Watkins

    Before you know it, baseball season will be here. The Texas Rangers announced that pitchers and catchers will report Feb. 20 in Surprise, Ariz., with the first workout the next day. Position players report Wednesday, Feb. 25, and the first full sq...

    Blog | November 21, 2014
  2. 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
  3. 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
  4. Darvish waiting for symptoms to clear

    Calvin Watkins

    ARLINGTON, Texas -- While not ruling the staff ace out for the season, Texas Rangers general manager Jon Daniels said Sunday that Yu Darvish won't return to the rotation until he's free of symptoms of inflammation in his right elbow. The right-han...

    Blog | August 24, 2014
  5. Rangers get look at catching future

    Calvin Watkins

    ARLINGTON, Texas -- Officially, the Texas Rangers picked up $100,000 from the Oakland Athletics in exchange for catcher Geovany Soto on Sunday. In reality, the Rangers obtained more. The move has given the team an opportunity to see who starts the...

    Blog | August 24, 2014
  6. Rapid Reaction: Rangers 3, Royals 1

    Calvin Watkins

    ARLINGTON -- Scott Baker was asked to do just enough. The requirements of Baker weren't to throw a complete game or get to the late innings. Pitch for as long as you can within the confines of 70 pitches. Baker, the emergency starter, accompli...

    Blog | August 24, 2014
  7. Pregame notes: Andrus meets with coach

    Calvin Watkins

    ARLINGTON, Texas -- Following a 1-for-3 Saturday night with a stolen base against the Kansas City Royals, Texas Rangers shortstop Elvis Andrus had a meeting with hitting coach Dave Magadan. The chat wasn't about Andrus struggling, because he's not...

    Blog | August 24, 2014
  8. Little going right for Rangers these days

    Calvin Watkins

    ARLINGTON, Texas -- When you have 79 losses and 34 games to avoid a 100-loss season, playing a perfect contest is almost something you need. The reality of this Texas Rangers season is that you can't play perfect baseball. You just need consistenc...

    Blog | August 23, 2014
  9. Colby Lewis' story continues to unfold

    Calvin Watkins

    ARLINGTON, Texas -- The remarkable story of Colby Lewis continued Friday night. He pitched six innings against the AL Central-leading Kansas City Royals, giving up four runs and six hits in a 6-3 loss. The fact Lewis is on the mound at all is the...

    Blog | August 22, 2014
  10. Pregame notes: Profar starts fielding grounders

    Calvin Watkins

    ARLINGTON, Texas -- In another step in his recovery, projected starting second baseman Jurickson Profar started fielding grounders at Globe Life Park on Wednesday afternoon before his Texas Rangers faced the Tampa Bay Rays. Profar, who has missed the...

    Blog | August 13, 2014
  11. Alex Rios trade value moves up and down

    Calvin Watkins

    ARLINGTON, Texas -- The good news for Rangers right fielder Alex Rios is that he won't go on the disabled list for a sprained right ankle. The bad news is that his trade value is slipping due to the injury and the longer he remains on the Rangers...

    Blog | August 12, 2014
  12. 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
  13. Ron Washington talks fondly of Jack McKeon

    Calvin Watkins

    With the Florida Marlins in town for a weekend series, the oldest manager in the big leagues, 80-year old Jack McKeon, brings his slumping team into Arlington. Rangers manager Ron Washington talks fondly of McKeon, who is managing the Marlins for ...

    Blog | July 01, 2011
  14. Rangers begin road swing at Rays

    Calvin Watkins

    Manager Ron Washington was all business when he spoke Sunday afternoon. His answers were to the point, and he spoke clearly. He didn't joke around about Mike Napoli scoring the winning run from first base on a single to right. He wore a surprised ...

    Blog | May 30, 2011
  15. Texas Rangers have to stick with slumping closer Neftali Feliz

    Calvin Watkins

    The Rangers have no choice but to stick with slumping closer Neftali Feliz.

    Story | Conversation | May 29, 2011
  16. Rapid Reaction: Rangers 7, Royals 6

    Calvin Watkins

    ARLINGTON, Texas -- The Rangers earned their first walk-off win of the season with a dramatic 7-6 victory over the Kansas City Royals. The Rangers took two of three in the series. The ending came when Elvis Andrus singled down the right-field line...

    Blog | May 29, 2011