Players plan to golf, fish, eat fried food

July, 10, 2011
7/10/11
9:52
PM CT
ARLINGTON, Texas -- When closer Neftali Feliz touched first base for the third out sealing a 2-0 victory over the Oakland A’s on Sunday, it signified for most of the Rangers the last time they’d be on a baseball field for a few days.

Those not involved with the All-Star festivities in Phoenix are planning to take some time off and unwind away from baseball. It’s the only time players can take a few days and relax during a gruesome 162-game season. Here’s what some Rangers have planned to do during their break:

Pitcher Derek Holland: "I'm going to stay in Dallas. I'll do a bullpen session and I'm going to play golf. It will be my first time to play golf in the Dallas area. Golf helps clear my mind. I'll watch the All-Star Game, too.”

Second baseman Ian Kinsler: “I’m going to the lake, Lake Texoma. I’ll do some fishing, do some jet skies and keep on the water. I’ll definitely watch the All-Star Game with all the guys we’ve got in the game. But I won’t have a baseball or a bat in my hand for three days.’’

Shortstop Elvis Andrus: “I can’t wait for these three days, take a rest for my body, my mind a little bit and just enjoy my time off. … For sure just lay in the pool and just have fun.”

Pitcher Matt Harrison: “I’m going home to North Carolina. There’s a favorite place I like to eat, a fried food place, and I’ll probably go there a couple of times. I plan to stay inside most of the time, but I’ll throw a little. Mainly, I’ll just relax.’’

Hanging on to their first-place lead in the American League West by a game over the LA Angels, the Rangers will be back on the day-to-day grind Thursday at Seattle to start a seven-game road trip against divisional opponents. The Rangers will play four games with the Mariners, then a crucial three-game set versus the Angels in Anaheim.

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TEAM LEADERS

WINS LEADER
Yu Darvish
WINS ERA SO IP
10 3.06 182 144
OTHER LEADERS
BAA. Beltre .324
HRA. Beltre 17
RBIA. Beltre 68
RA. Beltre 68
OPSA. Beltre .877
ERAY. Darvish 3.06
SOY. Darvish 182