3/16/2014 | Profar may play second base on Monday
Jurickson Profar could play second base as early as Monday after he passed one final test on his shoulder. Profar went through cutoff and relay drills on Sunday morning without any problems in his right shoulder.
3/16/2014 | Tolleson raises bullpen candidacy
The Rangers have a new entrant into the competition for a spot in the bullpen. The only question is if there is an actual spot in the bullpen to be won, but right-hander Shawn Tolleson caught the Rangers' attention with a scoreless inning against the Athletics on Saturday in his first appearance in the Cactus League.
3/16/2014 | Frasor, Cotts enjoy quiet, productive spring
Relievers Jason Frasor and Neal Cotts are enjoying quiet springs. That's a good thing for the Rangers with so many other issues swirling around their pitching staff. It's also good for Frasor and Cotts after a turbulent spring in 2013.
3/16/2014 | Rangers focus on scouting and player development
The Rangers Minor League teams began playing exhibition games last Thursday. While most of the Spring Training focus is on the Major League team, the Rangers are professing a desire to re-emphasize scouting and player development.
3/15/2014 | Rangers' Lewis has rough outing in comeback bid
Colby Lewis said he felt good on Saturday afternoon. He also said his stuff was sharp. The scoreboard said otherwise and Lewis did admit he will have to do better if he is going to be in the Rangers rotation at the start of the season.
3/15/2014 | Prospect Williams hits two homers in 1st spring game
Outfield prospect Nick Williams hit home runs in both of his at-bats, including a game-tying shot in the top of the ninth, and Brett Lillibridge added a sacrifice fly as the Rangers rallied for a 16-15 victory over an A's split squad on Saturday.
3/15/2014 | Profar back in camp after having wisdom teeth removed
Second baseman Jurickson Profar was back in camp on Saturday, two days after having four wisdom teeth removed. Profar did some light hitting and throwing on Saturday and will continue to increase the intensity of his activities the next few days.
3/15/2014 | Martin, Beltre get extra work
Leonys Martin has four hits in 22 at-bats over his first 11 Cactus League games. So the Rangers took him out of their Cactus League lineup on Saturday and sent him to the Minor Leagues for a couple of days.
3/15/2014 | Reliever Bard getting ready for mound
Right-hander Daniel Bard, who is in camp on a Minor League contract, could take a significant step this week in his recovery from thoracic outlet syndrome surgery. Bard, who has been on a throwing program and currently long-tossing at 120 feet, is hoping to begin throwing off a mound at some point this coming week.
3/15/2014 | Andrus remembers AFL as a magical time
The Arizona Fall League remains a cherished memory for Elvis Andrus and was a significant step in his development toward being the Rangers' starting shortstop by 2009.
3/14/2014 | Scheppers, Ross make case in four-inning shifts
Part of a battle for a rotation spot on the Rangers, Tanner Scheppers pitched four innings and gave up two earned runs and three hits with two walks, five strikeouts and two wild pitches. Robbie Ross followed with four scoreless innings, allowing five hits.
3/14/2014 | Tepesch, Lewis progressing in rotation race
Nick Tepesch and Colby Lewis, who contending for the final two spots in the Rangers rotation, are scheduled to pitch Saturday against the A's.
3/14/2014 | Rios, Soto recover well from return to action
Alex Rios was in the lineup for the second straight night on Friday, playing right field against the Reds. Catcher Geovany Soto, who made his first start of Cactus League play on Thursday, had success taking some Minor League at-bats the following day.
3/14/2014 | Feliz focused on reclaiming closer's role, not velocity
Rangers reliever Neftali Feliz has posted four consecutive scoreless outings, a sign that he is making progress at Spring Training. With a rotation experiment behind him, he now is solely focused on reclaiming the closer's role.
3/13/2014 | Choo homers as Perez fights pitch count vs. Giants
Rangers starter Martin Perez allowed just one run in three innings but threw 63 pitches, and Shin-Soo Choo clubbed his first homer in a Rangers uniform as Texas tied the Giants, 4-4, on Thursday night at Surprise Stadium.
3/13/2014 | Beltre departs game early with tight quad
Rangers third baseman Adrian Beltre left Thursday's game against the Giants with tightness in his left quad muscle. Beltre left in the top of the fifth inning after two at-bats during the first night game for the Rangers this spring.
3/13/2014 | Rangers, Giants skippers get different replay results
Giants manager Bruce Bochy successfully challenged a call in the second inning of their game against the Rangers on Thursday night. It was the second overturned call in Spring Training under the new instant-replay format introduced this year. Rangers manager Ron Washington missed two chances for No. 3 in a Cactus League game at Surprise Stadium.
3/13/2014 | Soto back in action ahead of schedule
Catcher Geovany Soto returned to the Rangers lineup Thursday, his first start since having surgery Feb. 22 to have a bone removed from his left ankle.
3/13/2014 | Ross, Scheppers making push for rotation
Next Wednesday, Rangers officials will likely have their first organizational meeting to discuss the state of the team. At that time, the Rangers will start forming definite plans for their rotation candidates. If Robbie Ross and Tanner Scheppers want to be in the rotation -- they both definitely do -- Friday night will be a good time to shine.
3/13/2014 | Profar's progress slowed by removal of wisdom teeth
The Rangers were close to having their Opening Day lineup together for the first time in Spring Training on Thursday, but that will be delayed further because of second baseman Jurickson Profar's wisdom teeth.
3/12/2014 | Ogando roughed up, with bats limited behind him
Joe Blanton had a much better day than Rangers starter Alexi Ogando, and it showed in a 12-1 Angels victory on Wednesday at Surprise Stadium.
3/12/2014 | Thoracic outlet syndrome to sideline Adcock
Right-handed pitcher Nate Adcock will miss the first half of the season after being diagnosed with thoracic outlet syndrome. Adcock will undergo surgery on Thursday in Dallas to have a rib bone removed. The bone was pressing on a nerve and causing numbness in the right arm and hand.
3/12/2014 | Rangers nearing completely healthy lineup
Barring any injuries or setbacks, the Rangers could have their full projected Opening Day lineup available to them by this weekend. That means Alex Rios, Geovany Soto and Jurickson Profar all being available to play in the field.
3/12/2014 | Prospects Odor, Sardinas head seven cuts
Rougned Odor and Luis Sardinas were among seven players sent back to the Minor Leagues during the first wave of spring cuts made by the Rangers on Wednesday.
3/12/2014 | As destiny decrees, Choo an ideal leadoff man
Fate is fate and facts are facts. Rangers outfielder Shin-Soo Choo's ability to read and see pitches, working counts and drawing walks and exhausting the opposition, has made him the ideal leadoff option in a game with an increasing appreciation for OBP.
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