The game was halted after nine innings.
Adrian Gonzalez walked with the bases loaded for the Dodgers. Maholm allowed one run on three hits with four strikeouts and no walks.
Baxter, claimed off waivers from the New York Mets last fall, had a double and a sacrifice fly.
Shin-Soo Choo, who signed a $130 million, seven-year contract with the Rangers this offseason, went 0 for 2 with a strikeout, dropping his average to .176. Choo did drive in a run with a sacrifice fly in the fifth.
Ramirez was pulled in the sixth inning Thursday as a precaution after he was hit by a pitch in right triceps. The star infielder, who hit .345 in 86 games last season, is batting .167 this spring.
Dodger starter Zach Lee worked two innings, giving up two hits.
Wilson’s No. 3 Rangers replica jersey and Rangers T-shirt with his name and number on it are among the top-5 MLB sales for players in the last week, according to Fanatics.com, the largest online retailer of officially licensed sports merchandise.
“We didn’t know what to expect,” said Rob Matwick, Rangers’ executive VP of business operations. “It may not sound like 500 is a lot of product, but for a guy that was in camp one day, that’s impressive.”
Wilson spent Monday with the Rangers, participating in workouts and watching the Cactus League game in the dugout wearing his blue Rangers jersey.
Fanatics.com’s numbers showed that Wilson’s T-shirt alone (not the jersey, but the shirt was his name and number on it) was one of the top-selling MLB items overall Tuesday and Wednesday. Interestingly, Fanatics.com said its internal numbers show that Seattle was the top-selling market for MLB gear this week.
Other moves announced by the Rangers on Friday:
* RHP Matt West has been optioned to High-A Myrtle Beach of the Carolina League.
* C Jose Felix, a non-roster invitee, has been assigned to the minor league camp.
* C Patrick Cantwell has been added as a non-roster invitee from the minor league camp. Cantwell will wear No. 58.
With the moves, the Rangers have 59 players remaining in camp, including pitchers Derek Holland and Joseph Ortiz, who are both on the 60-day DL.
Saunders has a $500,000 base salary under the deal finalized Wednesday, of which $250,000 is guaranteed. The base salary escalates to $1.5 million when he's put on the active 25-man roster, and he gets a $500,000 bonus for being on the active roster for 90 days.
Saunders would get $150,000 each for 130, 140, 150, 160, 170 and 180 innings, and $250,000 apiece for 190, 200 and 210 innings.
He can earn $50,000 bonuses for being an All-Star or winning the World Series MVP or Comeback Player of the Year, and $25,000 for winning a Gold Glove or a league championship MVP. He would get $100,000 for a Cy Young Award.
The 32-year-old lefty was 11-16 with a career-high 5.26 ERA in 32 starts last season for Seattle.
From the Associated Press
“I hope they go 0-162,” Saltalamacchia told reporters during spring training yesterday. “Now they're all sleazeballs."
Saltalamacchia, of course, was joking and had a smile on his face as he said it.
The comments were taken from the ESPN The Magazine story on Detroit Tigers second baseman Ian Kinsler, who made the statements in regards to the Texas Rangers and general manager Jon Daniels in a story published earlier this week.
Kinsler said he hoped the Rangers went “0-162” and called Daniels a “sleazeball,” blaming him for pushing Hall of Famer Nolan Ryan out of the organization. Kinsler has said the comments were “taken a little bit out of context,” but that he had no plans to reach out to Daniels.
Saltalamacchia, who signed a three-year, $21 million deal with the Marlins this offseason, is a former teammate of Kinsler’s as the catcher came over to the Rangers as part of the Mark Teixeira deal at the trade deadline in 2007.
Saltalamacchia was part of the world champion Red Sox last year and is close to many of his former teammates there.
PEORIA, Ariz. -- Prince Fielder kept up his hot spring training start by lining an RBI single in a two-run first innign and then doubling in the Texas Rangers' 8-4 victory over the San Diego Padres on Thursday.
Acquired from Detroit in an offseason trade, Fielder is batting .400 (6 for 15) in spring training. His sixth-inning double down the right-field line off Alex Torres started a six-run inning that included Jurickson Profar's grand slam and ended on Fielder's popout to second.
"For a guy in my situation, you need to have some results," Lillibridge said this week. "It's tough. You hope that the coaches see your approach and how you're going about your business.
"I'm pleased with my start. I just have to keep it going. I know it's an outside chance for a non-roster [invitee to spring training], but I truly believe I have the skills to be a quality bench guy in the big leagues and hoping to continue to prove that."
So far, Lillibridge is making an impression. He's 4-for-9 with a homer and three RBIs in Cactus League games, and he has shown that he's solid with the glove, too.
"He’s been doing a good job," Rangers manager Ron Washington said. "He's been working hard, trying to improve his game. He always -- when he walked to the plate -- he was a guy that could hurt you. You just couldn’t throw the baseball up there; you’d have to work.
"So far, I see great improvement in his defense, and I think his defense is improving because he's been working. I don’t think he's shocked by anything.
Lillibridge believes the sessions are paying off and credits the manager for getting him to focus on some key fundamentals that he was lacking, because he has played so many positions and bounced around the diamond.
"He's been wearing me out with my legs and it's been really good," Lillibridge said. "He's been on me about how to catch the ball and what I'm doing. It's really benefited me.
"You've got to be centered, legs under you and in a balanced position. That's what he's concentrated on with me. You have to be in a good, strong position to make the play and a good throw. If you're going to second, make sure you get that out and let the guy at second speed it up for the double play."
Lillibridge said he has played "every position but pitcher and catcher" in his career and he hopes that versatility helps him in his quest to make the club. He has played at least 30 games at all three outfield positions and all four infield positions. He has played the most at second base.
"I'm just going to keep working hard," Lillibridge said. "That's all I can do."
SURPRISE, Ariz. -- Prince Fielder singled home fellow Texas newcomer Shin-Soo Choo but Tommy Hanson gave up two runs on three consecutive extra-base hits in the first inning before settling down in the Rangers' 8-2 loss to a Colorado Rockies split-squad Wednesday.
Hanson, who is competing for a Texas rotation slot, struck out the next two batters. He pitched three innings, retiring the final five Rockies he faced.
Neal Cotts, who had a Rangers' record 1.11 ERA in 58 relief appearances last year, allowed six runs on four hits, two walks and a wild pitch, while retiring only two of batters.
Harrison's tightness is also a reminder that after three surgeries last year, there are no guarantees for the left-handed pitcher.
* LHP Derek Holland continues to rehab and progress, but as of now, the timeline is still about midseason. Holland could be a nice boost at that point for the rotation, but that's assuming he's healthy and ready. That won't be known for a few months.
* RHP Neftali Feliz, who was the favorite to close coming into camp, hasn't wrapped his hands firmly around the job yet. The velocity that reports showed he had in winter ball haven't shown up on any radar guns in Arizona. Feliz doesn't seem concerned and says he's building up arm strength and focused on secondary pitches, but he doesn't look like the guy that the Rangers were so excited about when spring started.
Ibanez hit a leadoff homer in the second and Chris Iannetta had a long double later in the inning.
Darvish gave up two runs on three hits and a walk in three innings.
Angels starter Tyler Skaggs, a solid candidate for the back end of the Angels' starting rotation, allowed three hits and two runs with two walks in 2 1/3 innings of his spring debut.
Ibanez and Mike Trout each got two hits for the Angels.
It appears there is another pitcher set to compete for a spot in the Texas Rangers' rotation.
The Rangers and left-hander Joe Saunders have agreed to terms on a one-year, nonguaranteed major league deal, the team announced Wednesday.
The deal is likely to be structured similarly to that of Tommy Hanson, who already is in the camp and vying for a job as a starter.
A group of Rangers representatives watched Saunders throw last week and were pleased with how he looked.
Saunders, 32, struggled last season with the Seattle Mariners, going 11-16 with a 5.26 ERA in 183 innings (32 starts). He did have a career-best ground ball rate last season, but the ERA was the highest of his career. The Rangers are hoping Saunders can revert to the guy who had a 3.86 ERA in the 2011 and 2012 seasons. That would give them a viable option at the back end of the rotation.
Texas continues to look for starting pitching depth in light of the knee injury and subsequent surgery for Derek Holland that will have him out until midseason and also because Matt Harrison won't be ready to start the season as back tightness has him behind in his throwing program.
Colby Lewis continues to progress from hip surgery but isn't throwing as many innings yet as the rest of the pitchers in camp and is adjusting to a longer stride, which means his mechanics are a work in progress.
So with questions hovering about the rotation, the Rangers wanted to add some depth.
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