Monthly Archives: March 2012

ROTATION SET

BY: Richard W. Humphrey Thursday, the Rangers announced their starting rotation for the first five games of the season. Colby Lewis, as previously announced will pitch the opener on Friday, April 6 against the White Sox. Derek Holland will pitch … Continue reading

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SPRING TRAINING FINAL

BY: Richard W. Humphrey The Rangers’ stay in Arizona is dwindling down to a precious few days. The last game is scheduled for this Sunday, and the team leads up to the Friday, April 6 home opener with exhibitions next … Continue reading

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CONTRACT NEWS, ETC.

BY: Richard W. Humphrey Tuesday morning, the Rangers announced that they have reached agreement on a five year $28.5 million contract with Derek Holland. There are unspecified incentives, and the team has options for two additional years, which if exercised … Continue reading

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MORE ROSTER CUTS

BY: Richard W. Humphrey The Rangers cut seven players – all pitchers – late Monday. All were optioned to minor league affiliates as follows: AAA Round Rock – LHP Martin Perez RHP Neil Ramirez RHP Justin Miller RHP Cody Eppley … Continue reading

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SATURDAY UPDATE

BY: Richard W. Humphrey Spring training reaches the halfway point this weekend. The Rangers made their first roster cuts on Thursday, and more will come next week. Four pitchers were reassigned. LHP Kelvin De La Cruz was optioned to AA … Continue reading

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WEDNESDAY INJURY UPDATE

BY: Richard W. Humphrey Ian Kinsler has missed four straight games with back stiffness. He could return today. Mike Napoli (groin) has also missed four straight games, but is expected to return to game action soon. When he does return, … Continue reading

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WHERE’S THE PLATE?

BY: Richard W. Humphrey Yu Darvish had significant control problems in his second spring start. He opened the game with a pair of walks, and finished three innings having allowed seven (four walks and three hits) of the 13 batters … Continue reading

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SPRING TRAINING UPDATE

BY: Richard W. Humphrey STARTING PITCHING: Colby Lewis threw four perfect innings Saturday against the White Sox. He was originally scheduled to go three, but his pitch count was so low, that he went back out for another inning. He … Continue reading

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YU PERFORMANCE!

BY: Richard W. Humphrey Yu Darvish made his first major league appearance against San Diego in Peoria, Arizona Wednesday afternoon. He was somewhere between really good and spectacular. He ended the day with two scoreless innings, allowing a double in … Continue reading

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THE FIRST DAY OF YU

BY: Richard W. Humphrey This afternoon, Yu Darvish will make his Rangers’ debut. He is scheduled to throw two innings against the Padres in Peoria, Arizona in what is clearly the most anticipated spring game in the history of the … Continue reading

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