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Beltre heading back to Texas in good health

Rangers third baseman Adrian Beltre is headed back to Texas after playing his third of three scheduled extended spring training games, and his rehab process continues to yield positive results.

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Cashner looks to shut down Blue Jays' bats

Right-handers Andrew Cashner and Joe Biagini take the mound for the Rangers and Blue Jays, respectively, as the two teams cap off their three-game series Sunday in Toronto.

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Two pitches get Darvish in trouble vs. Toronto

Two pitches made all the difference for Yu Darvish on Saturday afternoon in the Rangers' 3-1 loss.

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Texas Rangers claim Peter O’Brien on waivers

The Texas Rangers have claimed 1B/LF Peter O’Brien on waivers from the Cincinnati Reds

The Texas Rangers have claimed 1B/LF Peter O’Brien on waivers from the Cincinnati Reds. To make room for O’Brien on the 40 man roster, the Rangers have moved Tyson Ross from the 10 day d.l. to the 60 day d.l. Ross, who is making a rehab start on Monday, is still on schedule to be activated from the disabled list in a week or so, and this is just a procedural move for him to clear a 40 man roster...

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24-26 - The villains often win: Rangers fall 3-1

All runs into today's game were scored via a home run. The Rangers hit a solo home run, the Blue Jays did not.

The Blue Jays are so effortlessly unlikable. The flip bats when down five runs. They call people by terrible homophobic slurs. Make gestures at the opposing dugout. Their fans throw beverages at children and opponents. They employ Josh Donaldson.

And yet, unlike the movies, in real life, the bad guys do regularly win. Today the Rangers scored a run on the first pitch of the baseball...

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Rangers' bats quiet after Choo's early homer

Marco Estrada got the best of Texas during the 2015 and 2016 American League Division Series. Now he owns the early bragging rights for 2017 as well.

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Hoying shaken up after tremendous catch

Rangers center fielder Jared Hoying robbed Kevin Pillar of extra bases and a possible RBI on Saturday, tracking down a ball just shy of the wall before crashing into it at full speed.

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Rangers mulling options for open rotation spot

Rangers manager Jeff Banister is keeping his options open when it comes to the rotation spot of injured starter A.J. Griffin. He's also not showing his hand.

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Choo in RF, Napoli sits today

Jeff Banister has Mike Napoli getting a day off and Shin-Soo Choo playing right field today

Texas looks to even the series this afternoon in Toronto, and Jeff Banister has opted to give Shin-Soo Choo a start in the outfield today, while Mike Napoli gets a day off.

The lineup:

Choo — RF

Elvis — SS

Mazara — DH

Chirinos — C

Odor — 2B

Rua — 1B

Gallo — 3B

Hoying -- CF

DeShields — LF

Yu Darvish is on the mound for Texas.

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Saturday morning Rangers stuff

Saturday morning Rangers news and links

Good morning, folks...

The Rangers lost, 7-6, last night.

Stefan Stevenson has his “Rangers Reaction” from last night’s defeat.

Levi Weaver’s game story laments all the opportunities that slipped away yesterday.

Evan Grant has his “Instant Replay” from last night’s game, and talks about Austin Bibens-Dirkx being the team’s most reliable pitcher right now.

Matt Bush recalls the last time he was on the mound in Toronto, when the...

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Odor thriving in unique atmosphere

Rougned Odor knew exactly what kind of reception he was going to receive in Toronto on Friday night against the Blue Jays. Not just in this series, but maybe for the rest of his career as a Ranger.

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Dillon Gee to be called up, per Banister

Jeff Banister said in the post-game show tonight Dillon Gee will come up to replace A.J. Griffin

Texas Rangers manager Jeff Banister said after tonight’s game that A.J. Griffin is headed to the d.l., with Dillon Gee expected to be called up to replace him. Griffin left tonight’s game in the second inning with an intercostal strain.

Gee was signed by the Rangers to a minor league deal this spring, and while he didn’t make the team, he and the Rangers agreed to a deal whereby he was...

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24-25 - Rogers Centre remains a house of horrors for Texas

Hourly reminder that birds are the worst animal

The Rangers have followed up their ten game winning streak by going 2-5 to drop back under .500. Texas has lost four straight games dating back to the series opener in Boston and have now lost every game on record that has ever been played at Rogers Centre.

The House of Horrors up north also claimed A.J. Griffin as he left in the second inning of his start grabbing at his side. Of course, this came after he had walked the bases loaded and given...

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A.J. Griffin leaves in second inning with injury

A left intercostal strain knocked A.J. Griffin from his start today in the second inning

Texas Rangers starting pitcher A.J. Griffin was lifted from his start today against the Toronto Blue Jays in the second inning of today’s game.

Griffin left the game after 1.1 IP down 4-1, having given up a grand slam home run to Devon Travis in the bottom of the second. Austin Bibens-Dirkx came into the game, and will be asked to try to absorb as many innings as possible to try to save a rather...

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Griffin exits game with intercostal strain

Texas starter A.J. Griffin left Friday's game against Toronto with an apparent injury in the second inning.

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Beltre inching closer to making return

Adrian Beltre continued his rehab process on Friday in Surprise, Arizona, playing six innings in the field and taking six at-bats. Beltre tallied four hits, including a double, and made a pair of defensive plays at third.

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Jose Leclerc starts rehab assignment Sunday

Jose Leclerc will begin a rehab assignment with Frisco on Sunday

Texas Rangers relief pitcher Jose Leclerc is slated to go on a rehab assignment for AA Frisco beginning Sunday, per the beat guys on Twitter. Leclerc is reportedly expected to make at least two appearances before being considered for a return to the active roster.

Leclerc was a revelation early in the season, being one of the team’s best relievers before a bone bruise on his finger limited him, and then landed him on the...

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Choo back in the lineup for series opener

The Rangers start a three game set in Toronto, and Shin-Soo Choo is back in the leadoff spot

The Texas Rangers start a three game series in Toronto against the Blue Jays tonight, and Shin-Soo Choo, who sat yesterday against lefty Drew Pomeranz, is back in the lineup.

The lineup:

Choo — DH

Elvis — SS

Mazara — RF

Lucroy — C

Odor — 2B

Napoli -- 1B

Gallo — 3B

Hoying -- CF

DeShields -- LF

A.J. Griffin pitches for the Rangers.

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Red Sox pitchers strike out 20 batters to tie MLB record, strike out four in ninth inning

It certainly wasn’t as neat as when Kerry Wood, Randy Johnson, Max Scherzer, and Roger Clemens struck out 20 batters, but the Boston Red Sox tied the MLB record for most strikeouts in a nine-inning game after five of their pitchers combined to strike out 20 Texas Rangers on Thursday night at Fenway Park. Left-hander Drew Pomeranz started the game for Boston and struck out 11 batters over five innings. He was followed by relievers Heath Hembree (2/3 IP, 2 strikeouts), Robby Scott (1/3 IP, 1...

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Anniversary of the Jose Canseco homer-off-the-head play

24 years ago today, a fly ball bounced of Jose Canseco’s head and into the stands for a home run

Today is the 24th anniversary of one of the more bizarre episodes in Texas Rangers history — and the Texas Rangers are not a team that is lacking in bizarre episodes.

Yes, it was 24 years ago today that a fly ball off the bat of Carlos Martinez bounced off of the head of Rangers right fielder Jose Canseco, and into the stands for a home run.

This seems to encapsulate both Jose Canseco’s...

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