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88-74, 1st in AL West
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Darvish feels strong, hopeful for mid-May return

Yu Darvish is progressing in his return from last year's elbow surgery, saying he feels stronger than he did before the operation and that he plans to rejoin the Rangers rotation by early June.

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World Series or Super Bowl contender?

Seattle Seahawks quarterback Russell Wilson was drafted by both the Orioles and Rockies before joining the Rangers for brief spells in the spring of 2014 and 2015. Dual MLB-NFL players

Yu Darvish aiming for May or June return

The Rangers' All-Star SP missed all of 2015 following Tommy John surgery on his right elbow. He said his rehabilitation is going well and felt he could throw 95 mph if the team would let him. Darvish is 39-25 with a 3.27 ERA and 680 strikeouts in 545 1/3 career innings.

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Still too early to write off Mat Latos

Latos' personality, injury issues and 4.95 ERA last season are all red flags. So why should the Orioles, Rangers, Marlins and Tigers show interest in him? Free agents worth the gamble

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Where will Dexter Fowler end up?

For Insider Tony Blengino, Fowler is the best free agent still on the board who turned down a qualifying offer. The Nationals, Dodgers, Cubs and Rangers are the most likely landing spots for the outfielder, according to Blengino. Unsigned qualifying-offer free agents (Insider)

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Is Shin-Soo Choo justifying his cost?

Choo's seven-year, $130 million contract in 2013 drew gasps since he was turning 31. After an injury-marred 2014, he bounced back in 2015. David Schoenfield examines how others fared in Year 1 of their mega-deals. Free agents after mega-contracts

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Tim Lincecum a fit for the Rangers?

GM Jon Daniels says the team is likely done spending big money, but Texas is believed to be looking to add to its rotation depth. Might Lincecum be an option on the right kind of deal? MLB rumors roundup

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Strikeout mark in reach for four

While no active pitchers are likely to reach 3,000 strikeouts this year, a handful should get to 2,000. Justin Verlander (needs 57), Cole Hamels (78) and Zack Greinke (113) are all close, while Clayton Kershaw (254) will get there with another dominant season. Simon: Milestones to watch in 2016

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Fielder must be consistent for Texas

With what-ifs existing throughout their lineup, the Rangers need Prince Fielder to stay healthy and produce this year like he did in 2015, Buster Olney writes. Linchpin players for 2016 (Insider)

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Keep an eye on Yu Darvish

On the rehab road since undergoing Tommy John surgery last March, Darvish is expected to make his long-awaited return to the Rangers as soon as May. Bell: Injury comebacks to watch

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Rangers a suitor for Dexter Fowler?

Texas is reportedly among the teams that are currently in play for the free-agent outfielder. MLB rumors roundup

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Bautista bat flip still on Banister's mind

Rangers manager Jeff Banister was asked if he's replayed Game 5 of last year's ALDS in a Q&A with the American-Statesman. "Oh, yeah, Ive watched it," he said. "Im sure [Jose] Bautistas bat flip will be on the cover of MLB 16. My son will probably be using it with all his friends when they play the video game." Full interview

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Tepesch stays with Rangers on minor league deal

Nick Tepesch, who missed all of 2015 with an elbow injury, signed a minor league deal with the Rangers and received an invitation to major league spring training.

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Beltre's recovery is smooth sailing

Third baseman Adrian Beltre underwent surgery to repair a ligament in his thumb and has so far had a smooth recovery process. Injury updates (Insider)

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Teams pumping the brakes on Gallardo?

The Orioles, Astros and Rockies are reportedly among the clubs that are hesitating to sign free-agent right-hander Yovani Gallardo due to draft-pick compensation. MLB rumors roundup

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MLB finds no gambling link to Yu Darvish

Major League Baseball found no links between Texas Rangers RHP Yu Darvish and the alleged illegal gambling activities of his younger brother in Japan, a source told the Dallas Morning News. Darvish was never accused of involvement in his brother's alleged operation. Story

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Report: MLB clears Darvish after brother's arrest

Texas Rangers pitcher Yu Darvish was cleared by Major League Baseball, which concluded there was no link to the activities of his brother, who was arrested in Japan for gambling activities.

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Rangers' Hamilton gets shot for knee problems

Rangers outfielder Josh Hamilton took practice swings and said Friday that he feels "wonderful" after getting a cortisone shot in his surgically-repaired left knee.

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Cole Hamels is a changeup master

It shouldn't be a surprise that Hamels has the best changeup among all starters and that the pitch is one of the top offerings in the game. Best pitches in MLB (Insider)

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Market for Austin Jackson heating up

The rumor mill has been quiet for the free-agent outfielder, but that will change once Yoenis Cespedes signs. The Angels, Rangers and Brewers are reportedly interested, and the Cubs, too, could be a suitor. MLB rumors roundup

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El extraño caso de Yovani Gallardo

El derecho mexicano de 29 años que tiene una exitosa carrera de nueve campañas en las Grandes Ligas sigue sin encontrar trabajo para la temporada 2016. Leer

Team Stats

  • Batting
  • Pitching
Runs7513rd
Batting Average.25710th
On Base Percentage.3256th
Slugging Percentage.4139th
Earned Run Average4.2423rd
Quality Starts79Tied-17th
WHIP1.3626th
BAA.26224th

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