Elvis Andrus will do anything possible to protect on hit and run (GIF)

Don’t you ever accuse Elvis Andrus of not being a team player. And don’t you ever accuse him of missing signs. Because, my goodness, that guy goes all out when the hit and run is on. Andrus was up in the ninth inning of Monday’s win over the Oakland A’s with nobody out and a […]
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Elvis Andrus Tries To Hit A Pitchout Attempt, Fails Miserably (GIF)

Elvis Andrus will do anything he can to help his teammates. Even if it involves attempting one of the most embarrassing swings of the season. The Texas Rangers shortstop put his pride on the line in the ninth inning of Monday night’s contest against the Oakland A’s when he flailed at a pitchout from A’s pitcher Dan Otero. Andrus had good reason to swing, as teammate Michael...
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I Can’t Stop Watching This GIF of Elvis Andrus Swinging At A Pitchout

This is not the first time this young baseball season that a hit-and-run call has produced a hilarious half-hearted swing attempt at the plate, but both have involved the Texas Rangers. The first one came from Mariners’ third baseman Kyle Seager as he attempted to hit a Colby Lewis pitch in the dirt, but this lunging swing by Rangers shortstop Elvis Andrus on a pitchout just may...
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Choo sprains left ankle, likely out for rest of A's series

The Rangers will likely be without outfielder Shin-Soo Choo for the next two games against the Athletics after he sprained his left ankle trying to beat out a base hit in the seventh inning on Monday night. X-rays were negative but Choo was pretty sore after the game. He will have an MRI on Tuesday. "I hit the bag hard," Choo said. "I don't know what happened...
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BREAKING: Rangers' Shin-Soo Choo leaves game with ankle injury

The Texas Rangers believe that outfielder Shin-Soo Choo injured his ankle as he stepped on first base in the 7th inning of tonight's game against the Oakland Athletics, according to Jeff Wilson of the Fort Worth Star-Telegram. #Rangers hope not serious, but they're not taking it lightly. @blackwings2011 How is Choo ? Serious or light injury ?— Jeff Wilson (@JeffWilson_FWST...
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The Struggles Of Yu Darvish Against The Oakland A’s

Just a month into the 2014 season, it appears the American League West will once again be a tight race. Tonight in Oakland, two of the teams that are expected to be in contention for the division crown at the end of the season will square off for the first time. If the Texas Rangers plan on unseating the back-to-back Division Champion Oakland A’s, they will need tonight’s starter...
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Kouzmanoff tabbed AL Player of the Week

Kevin Kouzmanoff has certainly softened the blow of the loss of Adrian Beltre and the rest of the American League has taken notice. Kouzmanoff was named the AL player of the week Monday for his work last week. Kouzmanoff had eight RBI and 20 total bases for the Rangers last week while tying for the league lead in runs scored (six) and doubles. He also batted .345 for the week and...
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Fantasy Roundup: Time to Sell Fielder

Based on his ADP, I was not a believer in Prince Fielder because of his declining performance against fastballs. Specifically, he was making less hard contact. The image below shows his WHAV (Well Hit Average) against fastballs since 2008. A declining trend indicates a loss of bat speed. Bat speed is extremely important for every hitter, but it’s even more important for power...
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The Daily Roundup (4/21): Rangers-Athletics Series Preview, Weekend Recap & This Week in MLB History

Rangers vs. A’s: The battle for the AL West title over the past two seasons had been between this pair. Even with the expected improvement of the Angels and Mariners, it appears the race won’t change too much. Both Texas and Oakland have made early statements. The Rangers recently went on a five-game winning […] 
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Welcome to Texas – Time to Visit Alex

Morning Gang, We are in Texas for the first of a three game series with the Texas Rangers. It is our first visit with Alex Rios and Prince Fielder for the year. Felipe Paulino is in the office for the first game of the series. Rumor has it that he is pitching for his job tonight. Alexei Ramirez has extended his hitting streak to 16 games. That is the longest streak in club history...
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Texas Rangers Relying on Kevin Kouzmanoff and Other Reserves

On Saturday the Texas Rangers placed outfielder  Jim Adduci on the 15-day disabled list after he fractured his left pinkie finger sliding into 2nd base the night before. While placing the reserve outfielder on the DL will not generate headlines in the national sporting news, it does allow the Dallas Morning News’ sports reporter Gerry Fraley  to point out an interesting note...
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Harrison hopes Saturday start ended the rehab road

ARLINGTON, Texas - Matt Harrison is going on the road with the Texas Ranger when they begin a series in Oakland Monday. Whether or not Harrison pitches on the trip remains to be seen though, as he's slated to throw a bullpen with the club making a decision on his next start following that session. General manager Jon Daniels said Friday that Harrison would likely need two more...
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Rangers: Matt Harrison and Adrian Beltre nearing returns

getty images The Texas Rangers are close to getting back pitcher Matt Harrison and third baseman Adrian Beltre. Harrison threw eight shutout innings at Double-A Frisco on Saturday and has apparently convinced the Rangers and general manager Jon Daniels that he is ready for a return to the big leagues. He has not made a start in the majors since last April and will be replacing Tanner...
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Rangers' Kouzmanoff keeps hit streak alive with home run

ARLINGTON, Texas – A crowd of 44,811 showed up to Globe Life Park on Saturday for Yu Darvish Bobblehead Night. If Kevin Kouzmanoff keeps hitting like he has been, he might need a bobblehead night of his own. Kouzmanoff, filling in at third for an injured Adrian Beltre, hit a vital home run in the eighth inning Saturday to hold off the White Sox, 6-3. Chicago had just scored...
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Rangers Injury Updates: Adrian Beltre, Derek Holland, Daniel Bard

The Texas Rangers had a big update yesterday on the condition of Matt Harrison as he makes his way back from back surgery.  Our own NatsLady has the update on his next rehab start.  The Rangers also updated us on three other players as they progress towards returning to action.Adrian BeltreThe hard hitting third baseman has been sidelined with a sore quad since early April.  His...
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