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Ortiz, Naylor among top prospect performers Monday
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Luis Ortiz, baseball's No. 69 overall prospect, made a seamless transition to Double-A as he enjoyed a stellar debut for Double-A Frisco. The Rangers' No. 4 prospect limited San Antonio to just one run in six innings, striking out six batters against on…Share Tweet
Albert Pujols isn't reflecting yet. He and the Angels have too much work to do.Share Tweet
Street encouraged after simulated inningMLB.com 11 hours agoAngels closer Huston Street completed a 20-pitch simulated inning from Globe Life Park on Monday afternoon, facing hitters for the first time since going on the disabled list with an oblique strain more than three weeks ago.Share Tweet
Marte optimistic about quick returnMLB.com 12 hours agoMariners shortstop Ketel Marte, on the disabled list with a sprained left thumb, is hopeful he will just need the minimum 15 days on the DL before returning.Share Tweet
Yu to start for Rangers on SaturdayMLB.com 12 hours agoAfter five rehab outings post-Tommy John surgery, Yu Darvish is returning to the Rangers rotation. Darvish will make his first Major League start since 2014 on Saturday, slated to start against the visiting Pirates, manager Jeff Banister said Monday.Share TweetJosh Hamilton will have another surgery on his left knee and not play a game this season for the Texas Rangers.Share Tweet
Rangers place Choo on disabled listMLB.com 16 hours agoThe Rangers placed outfielder Shin-Soo Choo on the disabled list with a strained left hamstring on Monday. There is no timetable for his return.Share Tweet
Five-run third lifts Angels over OriolesThe Angels scored five runs in the third inning Sunday, preventing a sweep at the hands of the Orioles at Angel StadiumShare Tweetnytimes.com May 22 (yesterday)The Yankees earned their fifth win in a row and the 12th in their last 17 games.Share Tweet
Odor's appeal hearing expected TuesdayRangers second baseman Rougned Odor will have his appeal hearing on Tuesday, sources told MLB.com's Jon Morosi. A decision is expected soon after.Share TweetA three-run fifth-inning rally lifted the Mariners to a 5-4 win and a series sweep against the Reds in Sunday's series finale at Great American Ball Park.Share Tweet
Bay breeze: Yanks sweep A's, win 5th in rowA two-run sixth inning and home runs from Brian McCann and Jacoby Ellsbury propelled the Yankees to a 5-4 win and a sweep of the A's Sunday at the Coliseum.Share Tweet
Hamels Strikes Out 11, Rangers Down Keuchel, Astros 9-2nytimes.com May 22 (yesterday)Cole Hamels fanned a season-high 11 in eight sparkling innings and the Texas Rangers jumped on Dallas Keuchel early, cruising to an easy 9-2 win over the Houston Astros to complete a three-game sweep Sunday.Share Tweet
A's place ace Gray on 15-day disabled listThe A's placed right-hander Sonny Gray on the 15-day disabled list on Sunday with a strained right trapezius.Share Tweetyahoo.com May 22 (yesterday)Los Angeles Angels starter Matt Shoemaker had an impressive outing Saturday night in a 3-1 loss to Baltimore. [Elsewhere: George Springer decided to play some football dressed as a T-Rex] Shoemaker struck out 12 Orioles and gave up only three hits over …Share TweetMatt Wieters hit a three-run home run in the ninth inning Saturday to lift the Orioles to a victory over the Angels -- and did so on his 30th birthday.Share Tweetyahoo.com May 22 (2 days ago)Oakland A's outfielder Coco Crisp has been well traveled over his 15-year MLB career, suiting up for four different teams. He's found a home with the A's though, having spent the last seven seasons under their employ. Considering Crisp grew up in Los An…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.