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Bullpen can't hold up for Hamels, Rangers lose to Giants in extras

The trade for Cole Hamels led to an extra 8,500 people buying tickets for Saturday night's Texas Rangers game to see him make his Texas Rangers debut. If they stuck around long enough in the game against San Francisco, they saw an all-too-familiar scene. A Texas bullpen that has the worst ERA in the majors couldn't protect the lead for Hamels and the Giants eventually won with two...
Via Fox Sports Southwest
48 minutes ago  |  Discuss

Giants win 9-7 in 11 innings to spoil Texas debut for Hamels

ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) Cole Hamels followed up his no-hitter by pitching into the eighth inning of his Texas debut without a decision as the Rangers lost 9-7 to the San Francisco Giants in 11 innings Saturday night. Hunter Pence led off the 11th inning with a homer off Sam Dyson (0-1), another pitcher in his first game for Texas. Brandon Belt homered twice for the Giants, who have...
Via AP on Fox
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Rangers DL Chirinos, send down Kela

The ever-changing roster of the Texas Rangers took another turn Saturday when the Rangers put catcher Robinson Chirinos in the disabled list and sent rookie right-hander Keone Kela to Frisco. The moves created roster spots for Cole Hamels and right-hander Sam Dyson. Chirinos strained his left shoulder swinging the bat in the eighth inning of Thursday's game against the New York Yankees...
Via Fox Sports Southwest
6 hours ago  |  Discuss

Rangers make roster moves to add Wilson, Diekman and Gimenez

ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) The Texas Rangers have activated newly acquired catcher Bobby Wilson and left-handed reliever Jake Diekman. Wilson and Diekman were available for Friday night's series opener against the San Francisco Giants, as was catcher/first baseman Chris Gimenez after his contract was selected from Triple-A Round Rock. The Rangers received Wilson on a waiver claim from...
Via AP on Fox
1 day ago  |  Discuss

WATCH: Texas Rangers Slugger Prince Fielder Deadlifting 505 Pounds

Prince Fielder is a big ole boy. Anyone that saw his spread in ESPN's Body Issue a couple years ago can attest to that. While he may not be a ripped big ole boy he is a pretty strong guy. He showed that earlier this season when he warmed up for a game by squatting Rougned Odor like he was a paper weight. Now here he is deadlifting 505 pounds.What's a heavy lift without a hype man...
Via FatManWriting
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Texas Rangers bolster rotation through Cole Hamels acquisition

After about a year and a half of back-and-forth negotiations with the Philadelphia Phillies, the Texas Rangers have finally acquired Cole Hamels. The talented lefty will likely make his Rangers debut this weekend against the San Francisco Giants. Hamels is the proven veteran that the Rangers have been looking for to take the next step towards their next World Series appearance. ...
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Elvis Andrus whacks Didi Gregorius in the groin (Video)

Texas Rangers infielder Elvis Andrus whacked New York Yankees shortstop Didi Gregorius in the groin while sliding into second base during Thursday night's game in Arlington.With Andrus on first, Gregorius came over to cover second on a routine grounder. Instead of sliding into second with his spikes up, Andrus slid in with his arms up, while Gregorius had to leap up in an attempt...
Via Holdout Sports
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Josh Hamilton'S Walk-Off Single Gives Texas Rangers Win Over Yankees

The Texas Rangers have a long way to go if they are going to make the postseason, but with 61 games left in the season it is entirely possible for them to make up the deficit. To do so they have to win to win the tough ones against playoff caliber teams like the New York Yankees. Thanks to Josh Hamilton the team was able to take down the Yankees Thursday night.With two outs in the...
Via FatManWriting
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Cole Hamels deal: What is the true price of rebuilding?

Cole Hamels was officially traded to the Texas Rangers Wednesday. Here's what the Hamels trade means to the Philadelphia Phillies, Rangers and the fans. The post What Is The True Price Of Rebuilding? Evaluating Cole Hamels To Texas appeared first on The Sports Fan Journal.
Via The Sports Fan Journal
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Report: MLB execs are ‘convinced’ David Price is going to Dodgers

With Cole Hamels having been traded to the Texas Rangers, David Price is now the biggest prize remaining on the MLB trade market. While a number of teams are interested in landing the left-hander, the Price sweepstakes may wind up being a one-horse race. Bob Nightengale of USA Today Sports reports that MLB executives are...Read More
Via Larry Brown Sports
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Cole Hamels is getting traded to the Texas Rangers

The trade has seemingly years in the making, but it’s finally happening – the Philadelphia Phillies are trading Cole Hamels to the Texas Rangers. sources: hamels is going to the rangers. @sullivan_rangers was first in — Jon Heyman (@JonHeymanCBS) July 30, 2015 FInal deal and its a doozy: Matt Harrison, Alec Asher, Jerad Eickhoff, Nick Williams, Jorge Alfaro & Jake...
Via The Outside Corner
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Report: Rangers are front-runner for Cole Hamels

As Friday’s Major League Baseball trade deadline approaches, the rumors are coming fast and furious. One report on Tuesday caught our collective eye, as it appears the Texas Rangers will try to land a big fish this week. Bob Nightengale is reporting that the Rangers are “now the clear-cut favorite” to land Philadelphia Phillies ace Cole Hamels.   The Rangers are currently...
Via Rumors and Rants
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Chris Young's Grand Slam Small Part of Hit Barrage Yankees Slammed Rangers With

When the Texas Rangers scored five in the bottom of the first Rangers fans likely thought that their team was in good shape against the Yankees Tuesday night--but then the second inning came and the Yankees battered the Rangers defense with 10 hits that scored 11 runs without hitting a single home run.That alone would have been enough, but then Chris Young added to the Rangers' woes...
Via FatManWriting
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Recently Inducted Hall of Fame Pitcher Randy Johnson on ex-Angel Nolan Ryan

By Rob Goldman, Historical Writer -  Nolan Ryan sought every edge in competition, and showed little sympathy for anyone who stood 60 feet, six inches in front of him. But if you happened to be a struggling young pitcher with unlimited potential, he didn’t hesitate to display a kinder, nurturing side. Twenty-eight-year-old Randy Johnson of the Mariners was a...
Via Angelswin
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Rangers' Holland might start rehab stint soon

Derek Holland has been out of action for the Texas Rangers nearly all season, as a shoulder issue has limited him to just one inning of work so far in 2015.  Over the weekend, Evan Grant of the Dallas Morning News passed on some hopeful news regarding Holland's status: he could very well head out on a rehab stint for the Rangers sometime this week, perhaps as soon as Thursday. Grant...
Via Fox Sports
5 days ago  |  Discuss

Jorge Alfaro, Nomar Mazara among prospects the Philadelphia Phillies need to obtain

(July 9, 2015 – Source: Jason O. Watson/Getty Images North America) Jon Daniels, the current general manager of the Texas Rangers, has recently decided to resume trade talks with the Philadelphia Phillies. The discussions between Daniels and Ruben Amaro Jr., Phillies’ general manager, subsided when Daniels became hesitant to trade salient prospects within Texas’s farm system...
Via OutsidePitchMLB
7 days ago  |  Discuss

Pedro Martinez’s dominance of steroid era compares favorably to baseball’s best

Pedro Martinez takes his place among the greatest players off all-time Sunday when he’s inducted into the National Baseball Hall of Fame. Martinez, who spent the bulk of his career with the Boston Red Sox, obviously is among the most dominant pitchers in the history of the game. We decided to take a look at just how dominant Martinez was in his era compared to other legendary...
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Matt Harrison Is Back

When Rangers lefty Matt Harrison hobbled off the mound in the second inning of a game against the Astros in May of 2014, you, like any rational observer (such as the esteemed yours truly), probably experienced the lumbar equivalent of a sympathetic pregnancy. You probably winced — and just in case the initial wince didn’t […]
Via Fangraphs
8 days ago  |  Discuss

Mitch Moreland is becoming a popular trade chip

Add another bat to the trade market – Texas Rangers first baseman Mitch Moreland is apparently attracting plenty of interest as we enter the final week and a half before the trade deadline. But according to Ken Rosenthal of Fox, Texas isn’t inclined to move Moreland. The Rangers are drawing significant interest in first baseman Mitch Moreland, but aren’t motivated to trade...
Via The Outside Corner
10 days ago  |  Discuss

Shin-Soo Choo hits for cycle in Rangers’ win over Rockies

Something finally went right for Shin-Soo Choo during his career with the Texas Rangers. On Tuesday night, Choo hit for the cycle in the Rangers’ 9-0 win over the Rockies at Coors Field. Choo’s cycle started in the second inning, when he smashed an RBI double off of Kyle Kendrick. In the fourth, Choo homered off of Kendrick to complete half of the cycle. In the fifth, Choo got...
Via The Outside Corner
10 days ago  |  Discuss

WATCH: Shin-Soo Choo hits for the cycle in improbable fashion

Texas Rangers outfielder Shin-Soo Choo accomplished a rare feat in a 9-0 win against the Colorado Rockies on Tuesday night. Not only did the veteran hit for the cycle, he did so needing a triple in his last at-bat to finish off the grand night. Choo knocked in Elvis Andrus with a double in the first inning before hitting a solo homer to lead off the fourth inning against Rockies...
Via Sportsnaut
10 days ago  |  Discuss

Texas Rangers’ Shin-Soo Choo hits for the cycle

For a long time, the game between the Texas Rangers and the Colorado Rockies looked like a drama-free blowout. As the game was close to reaching an end, Shin-Soo Choo surprised us all by hitting for the second cycle of the year in the most improbable way. The game started out very well for Choo. He had a double in the second inning, a home run in the fourth inning, and a single in...
Via OutsidePitchMLB
11 days ago  |  Discuss

Texas Rangers trade rumors: Yovani Gallardo edition

Yovani Gallardo of the Texas Rangers has been on fire as of late, and has a current streak of 33.1 scoreless innings. That is third in team history behind only Charlie Hough (37.1) and Kenny Rogers (39). Gallardo will be a free agent at the end of the year, and it might be time to trade him away while his stock is on the rise. Yovani Gallardo started off slow, but has been excellent...
13 days ago  |  Discuss

Texas Football: Report: 4-Star QB Commit Shane Buechele Also Planning To Play Baseball At Texas

Four-star Texas quarterback commit Shane Buechele’s best sport is football. He finished as the second-ranked quarterback at the Elite 11 last week in Oregon, making Longhorn fans justifiably excited with his performance. But baseball remains in Buechele’s blood. His father, Steve, played 11 major league seasons and is currently the bench coach of the Texas Rangers. The younger...
Via College Spun
19 days ago  |  Discuss

Prince Fielder, Texas Rangers defying expectations

I don't mind being wrong. When it comes to sports, I almost enjoy it. That is where I currently find myself midway through the season regarding the Texas Rangers. Back in March, before the season had even started, I assumed theirs was lost. There were just too many question marks. Prince Fielder, brought over in a trade with the Detroit Tigers, appeared in only 42 games in 2014...
Via The Sports Post
24 days ago  |  Discuss

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