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  1. Rangers notes: Jon Daniels still working to upgrade roster

    Calvin Watkins

    DALLAS -- At the annual Christmas luncheon on Wednesday, Texas Rangers president/GM Jon Daniels said the club is still searching to improve the roster via trade or free agency. The team has made small moves, from trading for middle-of-the-rotatio...

    Blog | December 17, 2014
  2. Rangers looking for more ground balls

    Calvin Watkins

    When you evaluate what the Rangers are looking for in terms of a starting pitcher this offseason, ground balls become a constant theme. With the Rangers trading for left-handed starter Ross Detwiler, they get a man who had fairly decent ground bal...

    Blog | December 16, 2014
  3. Patience is the key for the Rangers

    Calvin Watkins

    SAN DIEGO -- The Texas Rangers leave the winter meetings without making a major move to upgrade their roster. A small move was made Thursday afternoon when the club traded two minor leaguers to the Washington Nationals for left-handed pitcher Ross...

    Blog | December 11, 2014
  4. Yu Darvish begins throwing program

    Calvin Watkins

    SAN DIEGO -- Texas Rangers ace Yu Darvish, who missed nearly a month and a half of the 2014 season with mild elbow inflammation, started a throwing program on Monday. Darvish made 25 throws from 50 feet on flat ground. Last week, team doctors ...

    Blog | December 08, 2014
  5. Jeff Banister to meet the Prince

    Calvin Watkins

    SAN DIEGO -- Among the many items for new Texas Rangers manager Jeff Banister to accomplish is meeting his players face-to-face. He did that last week with staff ace Yu Darvish and now he plans on a meet-and-greet with slugger Prince Fielder. Bani...

    Blog | December 08, 2014
  6. Jeff Banister says he's impressed with Yu Darvish

    Calvin Watkins

    ARLINGTON, Texas -- Among the several topics new Texas Rangers manager Jeff Banister covered with beat writers on Thursday was his conversation with staff ace Yu Darvish. Banister met Darvish for the first time Thursday and watched him workout at ...

    Blog | December 04, 2014
  7. Texas Rangers sign pitcher Colby Lewis to one-year deal

    Calvin Watkins

    The Rangers retained one of the mainstays of their starting rotation by signing Colby Lewis to a one-year, $4 million deal Thursday.

    Story | Conversation | December 04, 2014
  8. Rangers clear Yu Darvish for throwing program

    Calvin Watkins

    Rangers ace Yu Darvish was cleared by Dr. Keith Meister to begin his normal throwing program Tuesday. Darvish, who missed the last month and half of the season because of mild inflammation in his right elbow, underwent an MRI exam and subsequent ...

    Blog | November 25, 2014
  9. Notes: Yu Darvish getting exam

    Calvin Watkins

    Texas Rangers ace Yu Darvish is visiting team officials this week. Items on his to-do list include meeting new manager Jeff Banister, checking in with pitching coach Mike Maddux and getting an exam on his right elbow, which had some mild inflamma...

    Blog | November 25, 2014
  10. Rangers place bid for Korean pitcher

    Calvin Watkins

    According to a source, the Texas Rangers have placed a bid for Korean left-handed starter Yang Hyeon-Jong. MK Sports reported the Rangers have won the bidding at $1.5 million and former big-leaguer CJ Nitkowski, who played for the Rangers from 20...

    Blog | November 24, 2014
  11. 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
  12. Catching situation looks interesting

    Calvin Watkins

    On Thursday, the Rangers signed catcher Chris Gimenez to a minor league contract with an invite to spring training. This small transaction could mean the Rangers have found their backup catcher for Robinson Chirinos. If Gimenez impresses, then qui...

    Blog | November 21, 2014
  13. Yu Darvish won't get MRI until next week

    Calvin Watkins

    Texas Rangers ace Yu Darvish is scheduled to arrive in the United States on Thursday to meet with club officials, including new manager Jeff Banister. Darvish, who was shut down because of elbow inflammation after making five starts in the second ...

    Blog | November 20, 2014
  14. Jon Daniels believes Rangers will contend for AL West in 2015

    Calvin Watkins

    PHOENIX -- I think we all know what happened to the Texas Rangers in 2014. A 95-loss season, injuries to many players, the manager resigns and the Kansas City Royals, yeah, the Royals were playing in the World Series. Nothing against the Royals, a...

    Blog | November 11, 2014
  15. Yu Darvish to visit Rangers Nov. 20

    Calvin Watkins

    PHOENIX - Rangers GM Jon Daniels said staff ace Yu Darvish is expected to return to the States from Japan Nov. 20 to get an MRI on his right elbow. Darvish missed the last month and a half of the season after being placed on the disabled list with...

    Blog | November 10, 2014
  16. Rangers open for a Colby Lewis return

    Calvin Watkins

    PHOENIX -- A few weeks ago, Rangers general manager Jon Daniels said right-handed starter Colby Lewis would test the free-agent market. Daniels did caution at the time that it didn't mean the end of the line for the veteran, who pitched in 170 inning...

    Blog | November 10, 2014