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Saturday, October 9, 2010
Ron Washington: Perform or move

By Jeff Caplan

ARLINGTON, Texas -- Texas Rangers manager Ron Washington was asked that if he was told during spring training that his top two rotation pitchers -- Rich Harden and Scott Feldman -- would be out of the rotation at the end of the season, could he imagine being one game away from clinching the ALDS?

Washington said no, he couldn't. The Rangers can do just that if they beat the Tampa Bay Rays in today's Game 3 at Rangers Ballpark.

"That goes to speak to the Texas Rangers organization and the turnaround that they've made in the last few years," Washington said, then added: "Now, to be a Texas Ranger, you have to be able to perform, or you have to get out of the way."