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Live in-game chat: Rangers at Twins

May, 29, 2014
May 29
10:16
AM CT
Join us as we talk about the Texas Rangers -- and anything else that may be on your mind -- during today's game, which starts at 12:10 p.m. CT in Minneapolis. Chat online or join ESPN Dallas' Richard Durrett at Buffalo Wild Wings in Addison (5000 Belt Line Road, Suite 100) during the game.

Chat alert: Richard Durrett at noon

April, 25, 2014
Apr 25
11:10
AM CT
ESPNDallas.com's Richard Durrett takes your Rangers questions during a live chat at noon Friday. Click here to submit your questions.

Chat alert: Richard Durrett at noon

April, 3, 2014
Apr 3
10:27
AM CT
ESPNDallas.com's Richard Durrett takes your Rangers questions during a live chat at noon Thursday. Click here to submit your questions.

Chat alert: Richard Durrett at noon

March, 7, 2014
Mar 7
11:01
AM CT
ESPNDallas.com's Richard Durrett takes your Rangers questions during a live chat at noon Friday. Click here to submit your questions.

Chat: Jason Frasor happy to stay in Texas

February, 23, 2014
Feb 23
4:00
PM CT
SURPRISE, Ariz. -- Jason Frasor signed early in the offseason with the Rangers, opting to stay for another season in Texas. He had played all but half a season of his career in Toronto before joining the Rangers in 2013. Now he's back for a second season. He talks about that and a few other things in today's camp chat.

Q: Why did you sign so quickly with this team? You didn't wait at all when the offseason began. What was it about here that you wanted to do it right away?

JF: Free agency isn't that great for middle relievers. I never wanted to be the kind of guy that bounced around from team to team as middle relievers often do with one-year deals. I found a place I really, really liked. There's 40,000 people and a winning team. I just really enjoyed it, and it was almost like I had a two-year deal because it happened so fast.

I think I was the first one to sign (this offseason). I just didn't feel it was worth it to try to scrape out maybe a little better contract from somewhere I really, truly didn't want to be. This was where I wanted to be. When they showed interest, let's just get it done and move on. They had some people they were trying to go after (Frasor glanced toward the lockers of Prince Fielder and Shin-Soo Choo), so they wanted to get it done quickly, and that was fine with me.

Q: As you look back at last year, what did you like about how you pitched and what do you want to do better this year?

JF: I think I got off to a bad start last year, but I finished strong. That's why I think I'm back. I finished strong. I didn't invent any pitches this offseason. I want to do what I did last year but get off to a better start.

Q: You said last year that it took some time to get comfortable with the mound last year. Do you think that had something to do with your tough start last year?

JF: I think a lot of that has to do with results, and results I've had pitching in Texas as a visitor. It wasn't good. It wasn't good. A lot of that has to do with Michael Young coming to the plate every single time I came into the game (Young was a career .313 hitter off Frasor). The more I pitched there, the more comfortable I got. It just seems like you have to crow-hop to get it to the plate in some places. But I was very confident toward the end and that confidence carries over to executing pitches.

Q: There are a lot of different faces in here, even for a guy who pitched here last year. What do you think of this team in general?

JF: Great names, tremendous names. Just look at the roster on a piece of paper, it's impressive. We need to get our pitchers healthy, though. We need Holland and Harry. We need those guys desperately. Going into spring training, it's the best team that I've played on.

Q: What about J.P. Arencibia, a guy you know from Toronto?

JF: Catchers that can pop you 20 homers are hard to find, but he's also a very underrated defender. I was in Toronto and he came up as a rookie and he puts down a sign and it was, 'He probably doesn't know what he's talking about yet.’ But the more you pitch to him, he does his homework. He knows what he's doing. It's going to be great with him and Geovany, who everybody loved last year. I think guys throwing to J.P. will realize pretty quickly that he knows what he's doing back there.

Chat: J.P. Arencibia talks about engagement

February, 21, 2014
Feb 21
7:30
AM CT
SURPRISE, Ariz. – It seems like when J.P. Arencibia signed with the Texas Rangers this offseason, fans were more interested in his fiancÚ – Kimberly Perry, lead singer of The Band Perry -- than him.

“That’s no problem,” Arencibia said.

The Rangers’ catcher answered a few questions, many of them are ones he said he answered for fans as they got an autograph or took a picture with him the past few months.

Q: You got engaged Sept. 30, 2013. How did you do it?

JPA: I didn’t want to do it on an off day during the season. I didn’t think that was my idea of a romantic engagement. I wanted to make a good lie so she wouldn’t expect it. I decided to tell her the next day after the season that we had exit physicals and I had to stay back the entire day. She doesn’t understand the business, so I could get away with that. I took the first flight out that day and her family was involved in keeping it hidden. I told her when I was flying that I was in the MRI tubes.

Her house is on a hill and she has a porch and she writes her music there in Greenville (Tenn.) and I thought that would be a good place. There’s an oak tree she’s always loved and the whole setting is special. We had it set up that the family was sitting there and I was going to show up at the bottom of the hill and have her see me and have me walk up. Part of it is they’re a close family and I wanted them there. The other thing is she wanted to wear a certain dress when she got engaged. So they looked at her and told her, ‘Hey, it’s time for you to put that dress on.’ So she went upstairs put it on and I waited and then asked her.

Q: How did you meet?

JPA: I went to a show of hers because I wanted to meet her. I got to meet her and we talked and eventually got back connected. That was spring training of 2012 and we started talking little by little and June that year we were dating.

Q: Lots of folks want to know about the ring. Where did you find it?

JPA: A jeweler in Chicago that Mark Buehrle introduced me to helped me find it. I wanted it to be something that we could pass down at some point and it’s the clearest diamond I’ve ever seen. It’s like 3.3 karats.

Q: She’s on tour and you’re playing baseball for half the year. How tough is that on a relationship?

JPA: I don’t think it’s a challenge. It’s a blessing. It’s awesome for her to have her own life and her to be able to do her own thing and me as well. We both believe that we’re put on this earth for a specific reason. Mine is to be on the baseball field and hers is to be on a stage. Knowing that and knowing how hard we have to work to be where we’re at, the challenge is just being away from the person that is your best friend. But we understand what each other has to do.

Q: Can you relate at all to how she writes music?

JPA: No. I think everyone is given gifts. For me it’s playing baseball. For her, she can think of lyrics and melodies in her head and put them on paper and write “If I Die Young” by herself. That song impacted a lot of people and is one of the biggest songs in the world. There’s a creative area she goes to that I can never even fathom. It’s special to sit there and watch them when they’re writing music as a family and how they can go from nothing to writing a masterpiece.

Q: What’s your favorite The Band Perry song?

JPA: I’ve always been a music fan and country music is a great genre because the songs have a story behind them. They reach fans that way with lyrics that mean something. They have impactful storytelling and influence. I love all of them. She wrote a song that talks about us in the last album called “I Saw a Light,’ so that’s pretty special obviously for me knowing that was written with me in mind. It’s pretty cool when you have a CD and you can enjoy all the songs.

Live in-game chat: Rangers at Oakland

October, 3, 2012
10/03/12
1:30
PM CT
OAKLAND, Calif. -- It's the final game of the regular season and there's a lot on the line as the Texas Rangers take on the Oakland A's to determine who wins the AL West. Let's talk all about it starting at 2:37 p.m. central time. The game can be heard on ESPN Dallas 103.3 FM and seen on FSSW. The room is now open for you to get some early questions in and participate in polls. This should be an interesting day.

Live in-game chat: Rangers at Oakland

October, 2, 2012
10/02/12
8:00
PM CT
OAKLAND, Calif. -- Is tonight the night the Texas Rangers clinch the AL West? Or will the Oakland A's force a winner-take-all final game of the regular season? Let's watch and talk about it together tonight. The game starts at 9:07 p.m. on ESPN Dallas 103.3 FM and FSSW. The room is now open for you to post some early questions and participate in polls. We'll begin the chat around first pitch.

Live in-game chat: Rangers at Oakland

October, 1, 2012
10/01/12
8:00
PM CT
OAKLAND, Calif. -- The Texas Rangers need one win to secure their third consecutive AL West title. So let's chat tonight and see if they can do it. The game starts at 9:07 p.m. on ESPN Dallas 103.3 FM and FSSW. Join us during the game. We'll start chatting around game time, but the room is open for you to post some early questions and participate in polls.

Live in-game chat: Rangers vs. Angels

September, 30, 2012
9/30/12
11:05
AM CT
ARLINGTON, Texas -- It's going to be a long day of baseball and we'll chat all about it during both games. The first game is set to begin at 12:05 p.m. on ESPN Dallas 103.3 FM and FSSW. The room is now open, so join us as we talk Rangers baseball (and anything else that may come up).

Live in-game chat: Rangers vs. Angels

September, 29, 2012
9/29/12
2:00
PM CT
ARLINGTON, Texas -- It's a wet day here at Rangers Ballpark in Arlington and we'll see what that may mean for when this game starts today. But we'll chat all about it. The game is scheduled to start at 3:05 p.m. on ESPN Dallas 103.3 FM and Fox. The room is now open, so join us.

Live in-game chat: Rangers vs. Angels

September, 28, 2012
9/28/12
6:00
PM CT
ARLINGTON, Texas -- The final three home games of the regular season are upon us. And it's the Los Angeles Angels that are in town. So let's chat all about it starting at 7:05 p.m. on ESPN Dallas 103.3 FM and TXA21. The room is now open, so feel free to jump in there and we'll see you once the game starts.

Live in-game chat: Rangers vs. Oakland

September, 27, 2012
9/27/12
12:30
PM CT
ARLINGTON, Texas -- It's time for the final game of this four-game series between the Texas Rangers and Oakland A's and with pennant baseball at a peak, it's a good time for a chat. The room is now open for you to ask some early questions and participate in polls. We'll start chatting around first pitch, which is slated for 1:05 p.m. on ESPN Dallas and FSSW.

Live in-game chat: Rangers vs. Oakland

September, 26, 2012
9/26/12
6:00
PM CT
ARLINGTON, Texas -- The magic number is five and the Texas Rangers' lead in the AL West is four games as they face the Oakland A's at 7:05 p.m. on ESPN and ESPN 103.3 FM. Join us as we talk all about the game.

Live in-game chat: Rangers vs. A's

September, 25, 2012
9/25/12
6:00
PM CT
ARLINGTON, Texas -- Can the Texas Rangers reduce the magic number even more tonight? Let's chat about it during tonight's game, which starts at 7:05 p.m. on ESPN Dallas 103.3 FM and FSSW. The room is now open for you to ask some early questions and participate in polls. We'll see you around game time to start chatting.

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TEAM LEADERS

BA LEADER
Adrian Beltre
BA HR RBI R
.324 19 77 79
OTHER LEADERS
HRA. Beltre 19
RBIA. Beltre 77
RA. Beltre 79
OPSA. Beltre .879
WC. Lewis 10
ERAC. Lewis 5.18
SOY. Darvish 182