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2/27/2015 | Rangers make Choo's switch to right field official

The Rangers are moving outfielder Shin-Soo Choo from left to right field. That has obviously been the plan from the beginning, but this is the first time Banister has openly talked about the move.


2/27/2015 | Another year older, another year wiser for Gallardo

Rangers pitcher Yovani Gallardo turned 29 on Friday, and his teammates serenaded him with "Happy Birthday" during pre-workout stretching.


2/27/2015 | Rangers deal with injured left-handed relievers

The Rangers have two left-handed relievers -- Michael Kirkman and Edgar Olmos -- on their camp injury report. But that doesn't mean they are going to sign free agent left-hander Phil Coke or move Ross Detwiler to the bullpen.


2/27/2015 | Ivy Leaguers Lucas, Ohlendorf reunited with Rangers

Dartmouth's Ed Lucas and Princeton's Ross Ohlendorf give the Rangers the rare distinction of having two former Ivy League players in the same clubhouse.


2/26/2015 | Happy Prince gives Rangers reason to smile

You're not really supposed to hit the ball hard during live batting practice, at least not in February. Even the best hitters take some time to catch up to pitching in Spring Training. Yet that didn't stop Adrian Beltre from getting on Prince Fielder on Thursday, when the Rangers held their first full workout at the Surprise Stadium complex.


2/26/2015 | Healthy Scheppers, Tolleson continue to impress

Rangers relievers threw live batting practice for the first time on Thursday following two bullpen sessions. Right-handers Tanner Scheppers and Shawn Tolleson continue to lead the pack, according to pitching coach Mike Maddux.


2/26/2015 | Texas 'playing it over-cautiously' with Moreland, Choo

First baseman Mitch Moreland and Shin-Soo Choo are at full strength in Spring Training. But both are coming off surgery and the Rangers are going to monitor them carefully to make sure they leave that way.


2/26/2015 | Banister reinforces contender potential in first meeting

Rangers manager Jeff Banister had a simple message for his team in his meeting before the first full-squad workout on Thursday. Why not us?


2/25/2015 | Darvish, Chirinos getting comfortable together

Rangers pitcher Yu Darvish threw live batting practice on Wednesday and Robinson Chirinos was his catcher. Darvish seemed to be fine with that arrangement. Darvish can be finicky and denanding about who catches him in a game and Chirinos did not catch him last season after an April 28 loss to the Athletics.


2/25/2015 | Martin ready to take on leadoff spot

Centerfielder Leonys Martin was one of the last players in camp but wants to be the first Rangers player at-bat this season. Martin said he wants to be the Rangers leadoff hitter this season. He was in that spot at the end of last season but that was with Shin-Soo Choo sidelined because of ankle and elbow surgery.


2/25/2015 | Alfaro learning what it takes to make Majors

Rookie catcher Jorge Alfaro is in big league camp for the first time. The Rangers are hoping he backs up what he is saying and pays attention to what is going on around him.


2/24/2015 | Rangers add lefty Olmos to bullpen mix

The Rangers have claimed reliever Edgar Olmos on waivers from the Mariners to replace the injured Jurickson Profar.


2/24/2015 | Beltre big reason Rangers have hope for turnaround

Feeling like a king, "100 percent" in his recovery from neck surgery nine months ago, Prince Fielder grabbed a bat early Tuesday for a morning workout, pausing to spend a few minutes in praise of Rangers teammate Adrian Beltre.


2/24/2015 | Wolf moved by experience playing ball in Korea

Ross Wolf wasn't pitching that day in South Korea when the invasion sirens went off. He was sitting back and watching his team, the SK Wyverns, play just another game in the Korean Baseball Organization.


2/23/2015 | Fielder: Most exciting Spring Training since first year

Rangers first baseman Prince Fielder had trouble swinging the bat while taking batting practice for the first time on Monday. The problem wasn't physical. Fielder is fully recovered from neck surgery and at full strength again. The problem was Adrian Beltre ragging on him from behind the batting cage. Beltre's barbs were aimed at Fielder's swing.


2/23/2015 | Profar to miss season after shoulder surgery

The Rangers have admitted the obvious. Infielder Jurickson Profar will miss the entire 2015 season after undergoing surgery to repair a torn labrum in his right shoulder on Monday.


2/23/2015 | Rangers pick up Beltre's 2016 contract option

The Rangers have formally picked up third baseman Adrian Beltre's contract. Beltre does not have to worry about getting 586 plate appearances this year to be assured of returning to the Rangers in 2016.


2/23/2015 | Andrus reports early, eager for bounce-back season

The Rangers had about a dozen players working out daily in Arlington this winter. Pitcher Derek Holland made it clear who was the leader of the pack -- Elvis Andrus. The two-time All-Star shortstop wants to make up for 2014.


2/22/2015 | Rua to focus on left field early in camp

Ryan Rua is capable of playing multiple positions, but the Rangers want him focused on left field early in camp.


2/22/2015 | Feliz impresses Maddux during bullpen session

The Rangers' top relievers had their first official bullpen sessions on Sunday during the club's second workout for pitchers and catchers.


2/22/2015 | Rangers hope Beltre finishes career with club

The Rangers have a voidable option in Adrian Beltre's six-year contract. General manager Jon Daniels doesn't want him to be worried and is considering eliminating the clause so that it does not become an issue.


2/21/2015 | Darvish throws, has no issues with elbow

Yu Darvish continues to show he is back to full strength after missing the final seven weeks of the 2014 season with mild inflammation in his right elbow.


2/21/2015 | Hall of Famer Maddux back at Rangers camp

Greg Maddux was inducted into the Hall of Fame last year, but he is still back for his fourth season as a special assistant. He will be in and out of Rangers camp all spring.


2/21/2015 | Rangers unlikely to lock up key pitchers this spring

For three straight Spring Trainings, the Rangers have signed key pitchers to long-term contracts. But the streak started by Derek Holland, Matt Harrison and Martin Perez may come to an end this year, according to general manager Jon Daniels.


2/20/2015 | Banister emotionally ready for first workout as manager

Rangers pitchers and catchers formally take the field for the first time on Saturday and Jeff Banister will wear the uniform for the first time as new manager. There are a lot of emotions going through him in his new job.




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