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Hamilton Homers Twice In Rangers Win Over Red Sox

May 30, 2015 12:04 AM

Josh Hamilton homered in his first two at-bats, his first homers since he belatedly began his major league season this week back with Texas, helping the Rangers beat the Boston Red Sox 7-4 on Friday night.

Hamilton pulled both homers into the seats in right field off knuckleballer Steven Wright.

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Tags: Texas Rangers, Boston Red Sox, Game Recap, Misc Rumor

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Hamilton Will Start In Left For Rangers

May 24, 2015 8:36 PM

Josh Hamilton will start for the Texas Rangers in left field on Monday against the Cleveland Indians.

The Rangers acquired Hamilton in a trade with the Los Angeles Angels last month.

"I've always wanted to play the game the right way. Play hard, give what you have, leave it out there. If you do that, then you don't have to answer to anybody," Hamilton said. "Hopefully, people in my career have enjoyed watching me play."

Hamilton is expected to hit either second or fifth for the Rangers.

Jeff Banister said his plan was to "open our arms and love him up and give him a great big hug and welcome him in, and then treat him like he's one of 25, just like we do everybody else."

Associated Press

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Josh Hamilton Ready To Join Rangers

May 24, 2015 12:42 AM

Josh Hamilton is done with his personal spring training and ready to rejoin the Rangers , according to an ESPN.com report.

Hamilton is set to fly Sunday to Cleveland to meet the team for the start of a three-game series against the Indians. The opener Monday is four weeks to the day after Texas finalized a trade to reacquire him from the Angels.

"I am excited about it," Hamilton said Saturday night, after his final scheduled game at Triple-A Round Rock was rained out. 

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Tags: Texas Rangers, Cleveland Indians, Injury, Misc Rumor

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Red Sox Recall Rusney Castillo; Option Jackie Bradley Jr. To Triple-A

May 22, 2015 5:38 PM

The Red Sox have recalled Rusney Castillo, who's batting eighth and playing right field Friday against the Rangers.

To make room for Castillo on the 25-man roster, the Red Sox sent outfielder Jackie Bradley Jr. down to Triple-A Pawtucket.

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Athletics Considering Role For Ron Washington

May 20, 2015 5:05 PM

The Oakland Athletics are considering a reunion with coach Ron Washington, according to a report.

Oakland leads the Major Leagues in errors (43) by a wide margin. Washington, most recently manager of the Texas Rangers, is known as a terrific infield coach.

The Athletics have a full coaching stuff, so Washington would most likely come on as a special instructor.

The 63-year-old has been serving as an assistant coach at the University of New Orleans this season.

Susan Slusser/San Francisco Chronicle

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Rangers To Give Hamilton More Time At Triple-A

May 20, 2015 5:01 PM

Josh Hamilton will head back to Triple-A Round Rock for another stint before making his return to the Texas Rangers.

Hamilton is scheduled to play in his fourth game with Double-A Frisco on Wednesday night. He will be re-evaluated following Round Rock's game on Sunday and could be back in the Major Leagues on Monday.

ESPN

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Rangers GM: Hamilton Likely To Return Next Week

May 17, 2015 6:58 PM

Josh Hamilton could be another week from getting back to the majors with the Rangers, according to an ESPN.com report on Sunday.

Texas GM Jon Daniels said that Hamilton is "clearly making progress" in the slugger's personal spring training since being re-acquired three weeks ago in a trade from the Angels.

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Hamilton Says Angels Wouldn't Let Him Speak To Moreno

May 17, 2015 1:00 AM

Rangers outfielder Josh Hamilton said the Angels front office prevented him from talking to owner Arte Moreno.

Hamilton, who signed a five-year, $125M deal, hit just .255 with 31 homers and 123 RBI in two seasons with the Angels before they traded him to the Rangers in April for cash considerations.

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Adrian Beltre Hits 400th Career Home Run

May 16, 2015 2:44 AM

Adrian Beltre hit his 400th career home run in the first inning of the Rangers' loss to the Indians.

Beltre sent a 3-0 pitch from left-hander Bruce Chen onto the berm in center field Friday night for his fifth homer this season. 

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Josh Hamilton Nearing Return To Rangers

May 14, 2015 5:25 PM

The Texas Rangers are moving Josh Hamilton to Double-A Frisco, which is closer in location to Arlington, as he nears a return to the Major League club.

Hamilton joined Triple-A Round Rock last Sunday after some time in extended spring training in Arizona.

The Rangers are expected to determine next week whether Hamilton is ready to play in the Major Leagues.

Associated Press

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Rougned Odor Wasn't Surprised By Demotion
Jon Daniels and the Rangers expect Odor to become the confident player who "played with an edge" last season.

Evan Grant/Dallas Morning News

Josh Hamilton Working Through 'Process' Of Finding Swing
Josh Hamilton feels good, but said "it's going to be a little bit of a process" seeing pitches and trying to get the timing right with his swing.

Associated Press

Josh Hamilton Hitless In Second Rehab Game
Josh Hamilton is 1-for-7 for a .143 batting average in his first two rehab games.

Associated Press

Josh Hamilton "Jumpy" In First Rehab Start
Josh Hamilton went 1-for-3 in a rehab start on Sunday with the Round Rock Express.

ESPN.com

Josh Hamilton Joining Rangers' Triple-A Club
The Rangers expect Josh Hamilton to join them in mid to late May.

Anthony Andro/ Fox Sports

Keith Law Lists Brendan Rodgers As Top Draft Prospect
Keith Law, who works in scouting for ESPN, has updated his list of the top 100 prospects ahead of next month's MLB Draft.

Keith Law/ESPN

Rangers Could 'Mix It Up' Soon
Jon Daniels has admitted that the Rangers could be headed for a shakeup.

Evan Grant/Dallas Morning News

Hamilton To Bat In Extended Spring Game
Josh Hamilton took live batting practice for the first time this spring on Saturday.

ESPN.com

Rangers Impressed By Hamilton's Workouts
Josh Hamilton has worked out with the Rangers twice this week and the organization has come away impressed.

ESPN

Experts Split On Tate, Rodgers As No. 1 Pick
The Diamondbacks will pick first overall when the First-Year Player Draft is held on June 8.

Jim Callis & Jonathan Mayo/MLB

Dodgers Were Involved In Hamilton Trade Talks
Los Angeles wanted to use some of their financial resources to gather prospects, not necessarily add Josh Hamilton to their roster.

Jon Heyman/CBS Sports

Moreland Has Elbow Surgery, Out At Least Two Weeks
Mitch Moreland underwent a minor surgical procedure on Wednesday to remove some bone chips from his left elbow.

Evan Grant/Dallas Morning News

2015 MLB All-Star Ballot Released
Major League Baseball marked the official start of All-Star Balloting for the 86th All-Star Game, which will be held on Tuesday, July 14th at Great American Ball Park, the home of the Reds on Wednesda

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Scioscia 'Disappointed' Hamilton Showed No Remorse Towards Angels
Mike Scioscia was "disappointed" that Josh Hamilton didn't express remorse and thanks for the Angels teammates that stuck by him during tough times.

Associated Press

Rangers, Angels Finalize Hamilton Trade
The Angels have traded Josh Hamilton to the Rangers for a player to be named or cash.

ESPN

Hamilton Trade Expected To Be Finalized Monday
The trade, which requires approval, involves five parties -- the Angels, Rangers, Josh Hamilton, the commissioner's office, and the players' union.

Alden Gonzalez/MLB

Beltre Sends Richards Bill For Broken Bats
Adrian Beltre broke his bat three times against Garrett Richards on Friday night, but the Rangers third baseman had some fun with it.

ESPN

Rangers Examine Medical, Training Procedures
The Rangers have been suffering injuries at an alarming rate the last two seasons, which has led to an examination of their medical and training procedures.

Jeff Wilson/Fort Worth Star-Telegram

Rangers Place Derek Holland On 60-Day DL
Derek Holland will be out until at least mid-June with a shoulder injury.

ESPN.com

Rangers Lose Holland To Shoulder Strain
Derek Holland won't pitch for the Rangers for a least a month due to a left shoulder strain.

ESPN.com

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