Texas Rangers

Going away from best pitch costs Bush
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Rangers closer Matt Bush’s best pitch is his fastball. He averages 97.8 mph with it — eighth-hardest among pitchers with at least 200 thrown — and uses it about 72 percent of the time. But he steered away from the fastball in the ninth inning on Monday night, and it cost him in a 7-6 […]

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Rangers teach campers at Play Ball event
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The day started gloomy with a few downpours and a handful of lightning delays, but by noon, the only thing brighter than the sun was the smiles on the kids faces during the Play Ball event at the Texas Rangers Youth Academy.

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Rangers recall Scheppers, option Hoying
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The Rangers have recalled pitcher Tanner Scheppers from Triple-A Round Rock and optioned outfielder Jared Hoying. The move gives the Rangers a 13-man pitching staff, including eight relievers.

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Bibens-Dirkx aims to keep rolling against Jays
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One of the best rivalries in baseball will be revisited on Monday night when the Rangers and Blue Jays open a four-game series at Globe Life Park.

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Darvish wavers without 'rhythm and tempo'
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Rangers pitcher Yu Darvish started Sunday afternoon by missing badly with his first two pitches. He stepped off the mound to try and gather himself, but that proved to be difficult.

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Left oblique strain sends Cashner to DL
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The Rangers have placed pitcher Andrew Cashner on the disabled list with a strained left oblique muscle. They have recalled reliever Ernesto Frieri from Triple-A Round Rock.

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Rangers host Play Ball event on Father's Day
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The Rangers hosted a Play Ball event at their Youth Ballpark on Sunday morning, giving local kids a chance to participate in baseball-related activities outside the normal confines of rec leagues and camps.

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Hamels scheduled to make rehab start
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Rangers pitcher Cole Hamels, on the disabled list with a strained right oblique muscle, threw a bullpen session on Sunday, and the next step is another game for Double-A Frisco.

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Lewis still has the itch to pitch in big leagues
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Former Rangers pitcher Colby Lewis, who is a free agent and still not technically retired, said he could be ready to get Major League hitters out in 5-6 weeks.

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Rangers raise awareness of prostate cancer
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To raise awareness for prostate cancer and to raise funds for research, teams around Major League Baseball are incorporating the color blue this weekend into uniforms and certain pieces of equipment along with some other accessories.

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Napoli, Rangers race past Mariners
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Mike Napoli slugged a pair of two-run homers and the Rangers had two five-run innings as they defeated the Mariners on Saturday. Rougned Odor and Shin-Soo Choo also went deep for Texas. Mike Zunino had a three-run homer for the Mariners and Taylor Motter had an RBI double.

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Rangers riding high with Gomez, Napoli back
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Mike Napoli and Carlos Gomez, who returned from the disabled list Friday, combined for two homers and six RBIs in a victory over the Mariners. Their return could bolster the Rangers’ postseason hopes.

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