8/19/2014 | Next Tuesday too optimistic a target date for Yu
The Rangers are backing off the idea of Yu Darvish returning to the rotation and pitching next Tuesday against the Mariners. Darvish is on the disabled list with inflammation in his right elbow, and he has not thrown a baseball since he tried to play catch a week ago in Arlington. Darvish did not travel with the Rangers for their two-game series with the Marlins.
8/19/2014 | Texas outfielders accept Ice Bucket Challenge
Ice bucket mania is sweeping through the Rangers' clubhouse. Rangers outfielders Leonys Martin, Alex Rios and Shin-Soo Choo were the latest to get doused by ice water on Tuesday in the dugout at Marlins Park. They were challenged by none other than Choo's 9-year-old son, Alan.
8/19/2014 | Rios a late scratch with bruised right thumb
Outfielder Alex Rios was scratched from Tuesday's lineup after batting practice because of a bruised right thumb. Rios has already been dealing with a sprained right ankle, but apparently the thumb has been bothering him as well.
8/19/2014 | Prospect Knebel shut down with elbow sprain
The Rangers are shutting down right-handed reliever Corey Knebel for the remainder of the season because of a sprained right elbow. Knebel will be down for six weeks and be re-examined at the beginning of October. If all goes well, he will begin throwing in November.
8/17/2014 | Deep 36: Rangers have had many pitch in
The Rangers have used 36 pitchers this year. Some are prominent, some may have bright futures, some are doomed to Rangers obscurity like Travis Hughes, Jose Cecena, Sam Narron, Duff Brumley and Danilo Leon. The Rangers task during this cattle call is to figure who is who.
8/17/2014 | Odor out at second on challenge
The Rangers lost a replay challenge in the fifth inning Sunday, when second baseman Rougned Odor drove home the Rangers' first run of the game but was thrown out trying to take second base on an RBI single.
8/17/2014 | Martin missing his manager's mark against lefties
With a lefty on the mound for the Angels on Sunday, Rangers manager Ron Washington chose to leave Leonys Martin out of the lineup for the first time since Aug. 5.
8/17/2014 | Rookies Klein, Mendez an effective combo in bullpen
With three perfect innings in Saturday night's loss to the Angels, the Rangers' mostly inexperienced bullpen continued its recent hot streak -- and continued to give manager Ron Washington something to smile about. Phil Klein, Neal Cotts and Roman Mendez needed only 30 pitches between them to retire all nine batters they faced.
8/17/2014 | Rios back in right after strong Saturday night
Alex Rios has been slowed lately with a sprained ankle, but he showed Saturday that he can still impress with his arm and his bat.
8/16/2014 | First-place Angels change talk in AL West
The Angels have a share of first place in the American League West entering Sunday's game against Texas. Hector Santiago will start for the Halos against Nick Tepesch for the Rangers.
8/16/2014 | Feliz throwing harder, reaping rewards in recent outings
In four outings since blowing a save at Cleveland on Aug. 3, Rangers righty Neftali Feliz has continued to improve his velocity and retired 12 out of 14 batters faced, including a strikeout of Josh Hamilton for the Rangers' final out in Friday's loss against the Angels.
8/16/2014 | With ankle improving, Rios stays in right field
Still nursing a sprained right ankle, Alex Rios started in right field Saturday for the second consecutive game after a successful test the night before.
8/16/2014 | Bullpen breaking in a bunch of rookies
The Rangers' bullpen is not exactly loaded with experience these days. Right now, it has three extremely green rookies, with Phil Klein, Alex Claudio and Jon Edwards all making their Major League debuts this month. And though Roman Mendez has already made 16 appearances, his debut came in early July.
8/16/2014 | Lewis' 10 K's not enough as rally falls short
The last time Colby Lewis climbed the mound to face the Angels, virtually everything went wrong as he allowed a club-record 13 runs in 2 1/3 innings a month ago. On Saturday against Los Angeles, only just enough went wrong to send Lewis and his team to a 5-4 loss, the Rangers' fourth in a row.
8/16/2014 | Rangers lose ninth-inning challenge
The Rangers lost a challenge in the ninth inning of Friday night's 5-4 loss to the Angels, but did establish a new record as far as replay reviews.
8/15/2014 | Shoemaker, Angels continue first-place push in Texas
Matt Shoemaker returns to the Angels' rotation Saturday night in Texas after getting a win in an emergency relief appearance last weekend against Boston. The Rangers will counter with veteran Colby Lewis in Game 2 of a three-game set at Globe Life Park.
8/15/2014 | One swing derails Martinez, Texas as rally falls short
Kole Calhoun, batting in the No. 1 spot, hit a three-run home run off Nick Martinez in the top of the fifth to help give the Angels a 5-4 victory over the Rangers. The Angels have now won eight straight over the Rangers.
8/15/2014 | Rangers go to four-man rotation with Yu on DL, off-days
The Rangers, taking advantage of two off-days next week, are temporarily down to a four-man rotation after optioning pitcher Robbie Ross Jr. back to Triple-A on Friday. They won't need a fifth starter until Aug. 26 against the Mariners. Manager Ron Washington is hoping it will be Yu Darvish.
8/15/2014 | Holland not expected until September
The Rangers need a fifth starter on Aug. 26, but it's not expected to be Derek Holland, who has been on the disabled list all season while recovering from offseason surgery on his left knee.
8/15/2014 | Edwards escapes jam in big league debut
The Rangers called up pitcher Jon Edwards from Triple-A Round Rock on Friday, completing an impressive odyssey out of nearby Keller High School. He ended up having a memorable Major League debut during the Rangers' 5-4 loss to the Angels.
8/15/2014 | Rios undergoes pregame ankle test
Outfielder Alex Rios was on the field 4 1/2 hours before Friday's game with the Angels. The Rangers wanted Rios to go through a series of tests on his right ankle to make sure he was good enough to play right field.
8/14/2014 | Ross' promising return is short-lived vs. Rays
Robbie Ross Jr. struck out the side in his first inning back in the big leagues, but it was all downhill from there for the left-hander on Thursday night at Globe Life Park, where two Rays homers led to a 6-3 Rangers loss.
8/14/2014 | Darvish has mild elbow inflammation
Rangers right-hander Yu Darvish, who underwent an MRI exam on Thursday, has been diagnosed with mild inflammation in his right elbow. The examination showed no indications of a long-term problem.
8/14/2014 | Rangers stick with Claudio as Adcock is sent down
Left-handed reliever Alex Claudio was still with the Rangers on Thursday, even after Robbie Ross was called up from Triple-A Round Rock to start against the Rays. Instead, the Rangers optioned right-handed reliever Nate Adcock to Round Rock.
8/14/2014 | Profar wants to play winter ball
Rangers infielder Jurickson Profar, who has been sidelined the entire season with a torn muscle in his right shoulder, has just resumed a throwing program but he is already looking forward to playing somewhere this winter.
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