AL West News and Rumors
Josh Hamilton, who was called up by the Texas Rangers after a 12-game stint in the minors, will stardeadspin.com 31 minutes agoJosh Hamilton, who was called up by the Texas Rangers after a 12-game stint in the minors, will start for the team against the Cleveland Indians tomorrow. He will play left field and likely bat fifth. “We’re going to open our arms and give him a great b…Share TweetAthletics ace Sonny Gray left Sunday's game against the Rays at Tropicana Field after the fifth inning with a right ankle contusion. X-rays on his ankle came back negative.Share TweetEvan Gattis and Preston Tucker both homered in the sixth inning, and the Houston Astros slugged their way to another victory Sunday, rallying past the Detroit Tigers 10-8.Share TweetMike Napoli hit his fourth homer of the series and drove in four runs, Wade Miley allowed one run in eight innings and the Boston Red Sox beat the Los Angeles Angels 6-1 on Sunday.Share Tweet
Encarnacion and Goins Homer, Blue Jays Beat Mariners 8-2nytimes.com 3 hours agoEdwin Encarnacion and Ryan Goins homered, Aaron Sanchez won for the first time in three starts and the Toronto Blue Jays beat the Seattle Mariners 8-2 on Sunday, avoiding a three-game sweep.Share TweetMLB.com 4 hours agoSteven Souza Jr. had to leave Sunday's Rays-A's contest while hitting with two outs in the third inning. He has a sprained left wrist and is day to day.Share Tweet
Bedrosian replaces Morin in Angels' bullpenMLB.com 5 hours agoThe Angels' bullpen picked up a little bit more velocity on Sunday morning, when hard-throwing right-hander Cam Bedrosian came up from Triple-A Salt Lake to replace the injured Mike Morin, who was placed on the 15-day disabled list.Share TweetThe Houston Astros entered play on Saturday with the third highest winning percentage in MLB. Third! Needless to say, they've been the biggest and/or most pleasant surprise in the entire league, and they've done it by doing everything well. That include…Share Tweet
Victorino exits game due to calf tightnessMLB.com 20 hours agoThe struggling Red Sox offense was expecting to rely on Shane Victorino as its No. 2 hitter against the Angels on Saturday, but the oft-injured outfielder had to be removed from the game after tweaking his left calf during the third inning.Share TweetThe Texas Rangers have set a time and a place for Josh Hamilton's return. Speaking on Saturday night, general manager Jon Daniels confirmed that Hamilton will be activated and available for duty when they meet the Cleveland Indians on Monday at Progress…Share TweetMLB.com 22 hours ago"He's been durable and pretty consistent for us," said A's manager Bob Melvin after the Athletics' 5-0 victory over the Rays on Saturday at Tropicana Field. Eric Sogard backed up his manager's by gathering two hits and a walk in his four plate…Share Tweet
Graveman, Fuld Lead A's to 5-0 Win Over Raysnytimes.com 24 hours agoKendall Graveman gave up three hits over six innings in his return from the minors, Sam Fuld drove in two runs and the Oakland Athletics beat the Tampa Bay Rays 5-0 on Saturday.Share Tweetyahoo.com 24 hours agoIt might be premature to say the wheels have come off the New York Yankees, but the evidence during their current five-game losing streak certainly hasn't been encouraging. After dropping the series finale in Kansas City and being swept by the Nationals…Share Tweet
Detroit's dynamic double-play duo at it againMLB.com May 23 (yesterday)Tigers middle infielders Ian Kinsler and Jose Iglesias have made a habit of combining for spectacular double plays. On Saturday afternoon against the Astros, the duo dazzled again.Share Tweet
Rangers 15, Yankees 4: Starter Is Pummeled in the Third. Again. And the Yanks Lose. Again.nytimes.com May 23 (yesterday)For the second straight game, the Rangers pulverized a Yankees starter by taking advantage of a series of fielding miscues as C. C. Sabathia pitched just two and one-third innings.Share TweetShin-Soo Choo hit a go-ahead single and a three-run homer in a 10-run third inning that chased CC Sabathia from his shortest start in six years, and the Texas Rangers routed the reeling Yankees 15-4 Saturday to send New York to its ninth loss in 10 game…Share Tweet
Paxton Wins 3rd Straight, Mariners Beat Blue Jays 3-2nytimes.com May 23 (yesterday)Kyle Seager homered, James Paxton earned his first road win of the season and the Seattle Mariners beat the Toronto Blue Jays 3-2 on Saturday.Share Tweet
Kershaw Struck By Liner, Loses Part Of ToothMar 20Clayton Kershaw was hit by Andy Parrino's broken-bat liner in the bottom of the third inning in the Dodgers' 3-2 loss to the A's. Kershaw remained in the game.
Bacon-Loving Rangers Fans Rejoice!Mar 18ESPN sports business reporter Darren Rovell discusses the new bacon-related items being offered by the Texas Rangers this season.
Future Cloudy For Yu Darvish's ReturnMar 13Stephania Bell explains the unknown of when Yu Darvish will be able to return and whether he can avoid a second corrective surgery down the line.
Yu Darvish To Undergo Tommy John SurgeryMar 13Tim Kurkjian reacts to the news that Yu Darvish's season will end before it even begins as the Rangers' ace will undergo Tommy John surgery.
2015 NBA playoffs - Golden State Warriors learning what it takes to be cha…May 21Steve Kerr is trying to impress upon his inexperienced Warriors just how hard the playoffs can be, without them actually proving it by adding to the degree of difficulty.
NBA Playoffs 2015 - Golden State Warriors and Houston Rockets going small …May 21The Western Conference finals are downsizing. And while Houston has no problem going small, it might be playing right into Golden State's hand.
What About Frank Clark?May 20What About Frank Clark?