One of the great misconceptions about the brilliant career of Adrian Beltre is that he was mean and unapproachable. Those eyes, that stare, sometimes kept those who didn't know him at a distance. The truth is, he was one of the most enjoyable players to be around. Those eyes were actually so warm and soft, and that smile could light a scoreboard. He is a future Hall of Famer, only Brooks Robinson played more games at third base, no third baseman had more assists, and George Brett and Wade Boggs are the only other primary third basemen to finish with 3,000 hits. But Beltre's legacy will be the fun with which he played.
The Rangers escaped a bases-loaded jam Thursday night with a rare triple play, becoming the first major league team in 106 years to pull off the play without retiring the batter. With the bases loaded in the fourth inning, the Angels' David Fletcher hit a groundball that reached Rangers third baseman Jurickson Profar. The infielder scooped up the ball and touched the bag to get out Eric Young Jr., who was running from second base to third.
The Astros will play their upcoming home series against the Rangers at Tropicana Field in St. Petersburg, Florida, after the teams were unable to agree to a scenario in which this week's games would be played in Arlington, Texas, after flooding in Houston forced the relocation. Astros president Reid Ryan told Houston reporters the team had proposed a swap of dates with the Rangers for a series scheduled for Arlington in late September.
Joey Gallo has been touted as a hitter with mammoth power potential ever since he was drafted in the first round of the 2012 draft. What he has yet to develop is his ability to cut down on strikeouts and make consistent contact.
Carlos Gomez was on a roll during Saturday night's 6-3 win over the Angels.
Will Carlos Beltran end up in Cooperstown?
Rangers' Cole Hamels, Ian Desmond named to AL All-Star team
The Rangers learned Tuesday night what it is like to play one game without shortstop Elvis Andrus. They could soon also discover the cost of going without second baseman Rougned Odor and a 24-man roster for as many as eight games.
Joe Garagiola Jr. is Major League Baseball's Judge Dredd. In the role of senior vice president for standards and on-field operations, Garagiola issues penalties for disciplinary matters for events such as the Texas Rangers-Toronto Blue Jays imbroglio. He succeeded former manager Joe Torre on the job in March, 2011.
Blue Jays slugger Jose Bautista was punched in the face by Rangers second baseman Rougned Odor as a brawl erupted Sunday afternoon in Texas.
After going deep against a sizzling Jered Weaver, young Nomar Mazara (3-for-4 in his debut) may have the Rangers re-thinking their roster.
The Toronto Blue Jays are headed to the ALCS after a wild win over the Texas Rangers in Game 5 of the ALDS.
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Texas Rangers right-hander Yu Darvish threw Monday for the first time since his Tommy John surgery in March.
The Rangers won in dramatic fashion on Monday night. But despite five straight wins, Texas' postseason hopes rest on better pitching from three-time All-Star Cole Hamels.
Four relievers combined to get the final 11 outs in the Texas Rangers’ 5-3 win against Tampa Bay on Sunday at Globe Life Park.