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AL West News and Rumors
The Texas Rangers are leaning toward skipping left-hander Matt Harrison in the rotation Thursday as their struggling opening day starter continues to deal with a sore back.Share Tweet
Maddon ready to move on from botched callTampa Bay manager Joe Maddon signed the lineup card for Joe Nathan's 300th career save and gave it to the Texas Rangers closer.Share TweetOn Sunday, Angels pitcher Jered Weaver hit the deck to avoid a liner up the middle. He immediate came up holding his left, non-throwing arm, and left the game. Today comes word that he fractured his elbow, and will miss 4-6 weeks. Read more...Share Tweet
Lefty Saunders cruises in Seattle's home openerMLB.com Apr 9, 2013Pitching, defense, timely hitting and good execution are a pretty good formula in any game, and the Mariners got a healthy dose of all four in Monday night's 3-0 victory over the Astros in their Safeco Field opener.Share Tweet
Called third strike leaves Rays crying foulMLB.com Apr 9, 2013Marty Foster blew the call and he knows it now, not that that's much consolation to the Rays. Instead of ball four, which replays showed it clearly was, Foster called Ben Zobrist out on Joe Nathan's two-out, 3-2 curveball and the Rangers slipped away wi…Share TweetA.J. Pierzynski and Mitch Moreland hit consecutive home runs off birthday boy Jeremy Hellickson and the Texas Rangers held on for a 5-4 victory over Tampa Bay in their series opener Monday.Share Tweet
Baseball Tonight MinuteApr 9How will the Angels play without Jered Weaver?
Weaver Out At Least Four WeeksApr 9Angels pitcher Jered Weaver is expected to miss at least four weeks due to a fractured left elbow.
Buster Blog: Ump Owns Up To MistakeApr 9Buster Olney says umpire Marty Foster deserves credit for admitting his game-ending mistake.
Big Seventh Inning Lifts A's Past AngelsApr 9A's win sixth straight.