3/10/2014 | Profar closing in on playing in the field
Juriuckson Profar is close to full strength in his right shoulder and being able to play the field again.
3/10/2014 | Harrison ready to take big step in comeback
Tuesday will be another big step for Matt Harrison as he is scheduled to pitch in a B game against the Royals. It will be the first time Harrison has pitched against an opposing team since his second start of last season against the Angels on April 6.
3/10/2014 | Saunders, Hanson face White Sox
Left-hander Joe Saunders and right-hander Tommy Hanson, both competing for a spot in the rotation, will be on the mound Tuesday when the Rangers face the White Sox in Glendale.
3/10/2014 | MLBPA leader Clark meets with the Rangers
Former Tigers first baseman Tony Clark led a contingent of union officials who were in camp on Monday to meet with Rangers players. Clark took over as executive director of the Major League Baseball Players Association after Michael Weiner passed away in the offseason.
3/10/2014 | Pitching deeper into games tops Darvish's wish list
Yu Darvish has a simple goal in mind for 2014. "I want to throw more innings," Darvish said after pitching five efficient ones in an 8-2 victory over the Reds on Monday afternoon at Surprise Stadium.
3/9/2014 | Profar getting closer to playing second
Jurickson Profar is still limited to designated hitter duty but is probably less than a week away from making his first appearance at second base in a Cactus League game. Profar has been dealing with shoulder tendinitis but his throwing program is advancing toward a conclusion.
3/9/2014 | Durable Rios still delayed by injury
Outfielder Alex Rios was out of the lineup for the fifth straight game on Sunday while dealing with a strained intercoastal muscle in his right rib cage. Rios also had a sore left toe earlier in Spring Training and has played in just four of 11 Cactus League games.
3/9/2014 | Washington follows MLB memo on playing regulars
The Rangers brought Jurickson Profar, Elvis Andrus, Prince Fielder and Leonys Martin to Peoria on Sunday for their Cactus League game against the Mariners. That satisfied Major League Baseball's edict that every team needs to have at least four starters or established players in their lineup every day in Spring Training.
3/9/2014 | Lewis takes big step in comeback, race for rotation
Colby Lewis wants to be in the Rangers rotation when the season opens. More outings like Sunday afternoon against the Mariners will help.
3/9/2014 | Rangers have more power arms on the way
Wilmer Font, Lisalverto Bonilla and Roman Mendez have "big" arms, the kind of power arms the Rangers love to collect and stash away in their farm system.
3/9/2014 | Fielder, Rangers pound King Felix for four earned runs
The Rangers touched Mariners ace Felix Hernandez for four earned runs Sunday, but Seattle rallied for a 9-8 victory over Texas at Peoria Stadium in a battle of AL West rivals.
3/8/2014 | Scheppers runs out of steam against Dodgers
Dodgers lefty Paul Maholm, facing off against Rangers rotation hopeful Tanner Scheppers, turned in a second straight impressive start in a 5-5 tie at Surprise Stadium on Saturday. Scheppers, trying out as a starter after a terrific 2013 season as a reliever, was strong for two innings before fading in the third.
3/8/2014 | Rangers' Daniels keeps cool under pressure
A fundamental sense of calm and optimism inhabits the Texas Rangers, and it starts at the top of the baseball side of the organization with president of baseball operations/general manager Jon Daniels.
3/8/2014 | Martin entrenched in center despite slow start
Michael Choice started in center field for the Rangers on Saturday, while Leonys Martin got the day off. Martin, who had some back issues last week, did his work in the batting cages as he tries to get going at the plate after a 2-for-11 start to the spring.
3/8/2014 | Softball legend Abbott dazzles Rangers pitchers
Monica Abbott, one of the greatest collegiate softball pitchers in history, was in camp with the Rangers' Minor League pitchers on Saturday. She gave them an impressive display of her pitching prowess on the back field.
3/7/2014 | Filling out back end of rotation is key for Rangers
The Rangers are at about the halfway point of Spring Training. They have not reached that mark at full gallop. A team that spent the winter focusing on improving its offense has had to abruptly shift focus back toward the pitching staff.
3/7/2014 | Perez strong outside of homer in Rangers' loss
Martin Perez allowed a two-run homer in the first before settling down, but the Rangers lost to the Dodgers, 2-1, on Friday at Camelback Ranch.
3/7/2014 | Harrison nearing return to game action
Rangers pitcher Matt Harrison, who was set back early in camp because of some back issues, is getting closer to pitching in a game. Harrison threw 12 minutes of batting practice on Friday without any issues.
3/7/2014 | Saunders looks good in 'B' game for Rangers
Joe Saunders pitched two scoreless innings in a "B" game against the Royals on Friday, just three days after the Rangers signed him to a contract.
3/7/2014 | E. Beltre sidelined by shin splints
Outfielder Engel Beltre is out of options, meaning he has to make the Rangers out of Spring Training or be exposed to outright waivers. Now he is dealing with shin splints and was unable to play in the Cactus League game on Friday for the second straight day.
3/7/2014 | Rangers to take look at catcher Cantwell in camp
The Rangers added Minor League catcher Pat Cantwell to their Spring Training roster Friday and will take a look at him over the final three weeks in camp.
3/6/2014 | Profar's grand slam highlights rout of San Diego
Rangers second baseman Jurickson Profar smacked a first-pitch Dennis O'Grady fastball into the right-field grass lawn for a grand slam as Texas scored six times in the sixth and downed the Padres, 8-4, Thursday at the Peoria Sports Complex.
3/6/2014 | Contreras determined to recapture old magic
Rangers veteran Jose Contreras is in his 40s, said he feels like he's in his 20s, and he is determined to recapture the magic that made him a big league star in his 30s.
3/6/2014 | Washington: Closer race is still wide open
Rangers manager Ron Washington was asked about his team's closer's job and the manager did not mince words. The competition between Neftali Feliz, Joakim Soria, and Tanner Scheppers for the position continued on Thursday against the Padres.
3/6/2014 | Soto expects to be ready to play March 15
Injured catcher Geovany Soto will take batting practice with the team on Friday and expects to be ready to play in a game on March 15.
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