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  1. Joe Torre 'always admired' Greg Maddux

    Richard Durrett

    PHOENIX -- When Joe Torre called Greg Maddux to ask him to be the pitching coach for Team USA, Greg was convinced that Torre had the wrong number. "He thought I called the wrong Maddux," Torre said. Greg Maddux's brother, Mike, is the pitching coa...

    Blog | February 18, 2013
  2. Texas Rangers' Jurickson Profar won't play for Holland in World B...

    Richard Durrett

    Rangers infield prospect Jurickson Profar won't be playing in the World Baseball Classic, and third baseman Adrian Beltre will sit out at least the first round as a precaution for a minor calf injury.

    Story | Conversation | February 18, 2013
  3. Jurickson Profar still undecided on WBC

    Richard Durrett

    SURPRISE, Ariz. - Texas Rangers infielder Jurickson Profar still isn't sure whether he's going to play in the World Baseball Classic. And it was clear as he spoke to the media Friday, shortly after he arrived in the clubhouse, that it's a very dif...

    Blog | February 15, 2013
  4. Nelson Cruz of Texas Rangers wants to cooperate with MLB's probe ...

    Richard Durrett

    Texas Rangers outfielder Nelson Cruz wants to cooperate with MLB's probe into PEDs.

    Story | Conversation | February 15, 2013
  5. Alexi Ogando expanding pitching tool box

    Richard Durrett

    SURPRISE, Ariz. -- Alexi Ogando hopped out of his car and walked briskly, yet relaxed, toward the Texas Rangers clubhouse on Sunday morning. The lanky 29-year-old seemed eager to get the 2013 campaign going and he expressed excitement about joining t...

    Blog | February 11, 2013
  6. Should Jurickson Profar play in the WBC?

    Richard Durrett

    There are pros and cons from a Ranger fan perspective to Jurickson Profar playing in the World Baseball Classic, though at this point in his career it's easier to argue there are fewer pluses than minuses. That doesn't make it an easy choice for Prof...

    Blog | February 06, 2013
  7. Jurickson Profar of Texas Rangers hedges on World Baseball Classi...

    Richard Durrett

    Top prospect Jurickson Profar told Rangers officials on Wednesday that he wanted to take some more time to think about whether he'll participate in the World Baseball Classic and won't make a decision until spring training.

    Story | Conversation | February 06, 2013
  8. GM: Nelson Cruz plans on playing in WBC

    Richard Durrett

    Texas Rangers outfielder Nelson Cruz is still planning on participating in the World Baseball Classic, according to general manager Jon Daniels. He's also expected to arrive at spring training on time. Cruz hasn't spoken publicly since the Miami N...

    Blog | February 05, 2013
  9. Bench roles possible for Jurickson Profar, Mike Olt

    Richard Durrett

    Did the odds on Jurickson Profar and Mike Olt making the big league squad out of camp improve today? Maybe. General manager Jon Daniels indicated Tuesday that the club will consider including Profar and Olt on the roster, even if it's not in an every...

    Blog | February 05, 2013
  10. Nelson Cruz of Texas Rangers still committed to playing in World ...

    Richard Durrett

    Nelson Cruz is still committed to playing for the Dominican Republic in the World Baseball Classic, Texas Rangers general manager Jon Daniels said Tuesday.

    Story | Conversation | February 05, 2013
  11. Jurickson Profar of Texas Rangers won't compete in World Baseball...

    Richard Durrett

    Texas Rangers infielder Jurickson Profar, baseball's No. 1-ranked prospect, according to ESPN.com's Keith Law, has informed the club that he will not participate in the World Baseball Classic.

    Story | Conversation | February 05, 2013
  12. Jurickson Profar unsure about playing in WBC

    Richard Durrett

    ARLINGTON, Texas -- Texas Rangers prospect Jurickson Profar said Wednesday that he's undecided about playing in the World Baseball Classic. Profar, who turns 20 in February, was the top prospect in ESPN.com's Keith Law's midseason rankings last year....

    Blog | January 23, 2013
  13. Joe Nathan declines WBC invite

    Richard Durrett

    Texas Rangers closer Joe Nathan has declined an invitation to pitch for the United States in the World Baseball Classic in March. The veteran said he wanted a "full and normal" spring training. "I respectfully declined," Nathan said Wednesday via ...

    Blog | January 16, 2013
  14. Joe Nathan of Texas Rangers turns down invite to pitch in World B...

    Richard Durrett

    Texas Rangers closer Joe Nathan has declined an invitation to pitch on the United States team in the World Baseball Classic in March. The veteran said he wanted a "full and normal" spring training.

    Story | Conversation | January 16, 2013
  15. Adrian Beltre commits to WBC

    Richard Durrett

    ARLINGTON, Texas - Texas Rangers third baseman Adrian Beltre said Friday that he's going to play for the Dominican Republic in the upcoming World Baseball Classic. Beltre, 33, batted .321 with 36 homers and 102 RBIs for the Rangers in 2012. He als...

    Blog | January 11, 2013
  16. Joe Nathan ponders playing for U.S. in WBC

    Richard Durrett

    ARLINGTON, Texas - Texas Rangers closer Joe Nathan is considering playing for the United States in the World Baseball Classic this year. Nathan was approached by U.S. manager Joe Torre, who wanted to gauge the veteran reliever's interest. "I as...

    Blog | January 11, 2013