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8/21/2014 | Rangers to honor Macko on special weekend

The Rangers will have a private ceremony to honor Joe Macko on Friday before their home game with the Royals. A plaque will be unveiled in the ballpark service tunnel across from the media elevator, halfway between the clubhouses.

8/21/2014 | Father of Texas ballpark Schieffer set for Rangers HOF

There was never any doubt that Tom Schieffer was Chief of the Mission. That's a title bestowed upon the head of one country's delegation to another nation, and Schieffer held it as the US Ambassador to Australia and Japan during George W. Bush's administration. But before Schieffer immersed himself in international diplomacy at the behest of his former business partner, there was no doubt he was the Chief of the Mission at the corner of Randol Mill and Ballpark Way.

8/21/2014 | MLB stars commit to 'All-Star Series' in Japan

Robinson Cano, Adam Jones, Albert Pujols and Yasiel Puig will highlight a group of MLB stars, led by Rangers manager Ron Washington, who will travel to Japan in November to take part in a five-game All-Star Series against Japan's national team, Samurai Japan.

8/21/2014 | Lone Star State has rich pitching heritage

There had been successful pitchers from Texas from baseball's earliest days, but right-hander Nolan Ryan from tiny Alvin became the archetype. Talented. Strong but silent. Rawhide tough. All traits backed up by 324 wins, 5,714 strikeouts, seven no-hitters and induction into the Hall of Fame in 1999.

8/20/2014 | Ventura, Royals roll into series with Rangers

The last time the Royals were in first place this late in the season was in 2003, though they couldn't hold their lead and make the postseason. As Kansas City tries to ensure that history doesn't repeat itself, Yordano Ventura takes the hill against Colby Lewis and the Rangers on Friday.

8/20/2014 | Struggling lefties rest vs. right-hander Eovaldi

The Rangers faced right-hander Nathan Eovaldi on Wednesday in the series finale against the Marlins, and manager Ron Washington decided to sit Jim Adduci and Mike Carp.

8/20/2014 | Holland not quite ready to rejoin Rangers' rotation

The Rangers see Derek Holland making progress in his recovery from offseason knee surgery. They still don't see him ready to return to the Major Leagues.

8/20/2014 | Buckel flashes signs of comeback in Minors

Cody Buckel, once one of the Rangers' top pitching prospects, is starting to show signs that he is overcoming his serious control problems.

8/20/2014 | Rangers boast top farm system in baseball

The Rangers' eight farm teams went into Wednesday with the best overall record of any organization. Including the two Dominican Summer League teams, Texas' eight clubs had a .573 winning percentage.

8/20/2014 | Martinez's happy homecoming spurs Rangers in finale

The Nick Martinez Fan Club showed up ready to cheer for the local boy, and he followed through with seven strikeouts over six two-run innings in a 5-4 victory over the Marlins on Wednesday afternoon at Marlins Park.

8/19/2014 | Eovaldi out to finish off Rangers, keep Marlins rising

Staying above .500 has been a struggle this season for the Marlins, who will close out their homestand and their short series with the Rangers on Wednesday afternoon. But with Nathan Eovaldi taking the mound, Miami a chance to be two games over the break-even mark for the first time since June 17. Eovaldi will oppose Nick Martinez, a Miami native who hasn't been nearly as sharp this month.

8/19/2014 | Rangers force extras, but lack big hit in Miami

When it was over Tuesday night, the Rangers went 1-for-10 with runners in scoring position, left 12 men on base and ended up losing, 4-3, in 10 innings. On a night when Mike Carp was going 0-for-5, Marlins No. 3 hitter Giancarlo Stanton brought the game to an end with a two-out RBI single to right off reliever Neftali Feliz.

8/19/2014 | Next Tuesday too optimistic a target date for Yu

The Rangers are backing off the idea of Yu Darvish returning to the rotation and pitching next Tuesday against the Mariners. Darvish is on the disabled list with inflammation in his right elbow, and he has not thrown a baseball since he tried to play catch a week ago in Arlington. Darvish did not travel with the Rangers for their two-game series with the Marlins.

8/19/2014 | Texas outfielders accept Ice Bucket Challenge

Ice bucket mania is sweeping through the Rangers' clubhouse. Rangers outfielders Leonys Martin, Alex Rios and Shin-Soo Choo were the latest to get doused by ice water on Tuesday in the dugout at Marlins Park. They were challenged by none other than Choo's 9-year-old son, Alan.

8/19/2014 | Rios a late scratch with bruised right thumb

Outfielder Alex Rios was scratched from Tuesday's lineup after batting practice because of a bruised right thumb. Rios has already been dealing with a sprained right ankle, but apparently the thumb has been bothering him as well.

8/19/2014 | Prospect Knebel shut down with elbow sprain

The Rangers are shutting down right-handed reliever Corey Knebel for the remainder of the season because of a sprained right elbow. Knebel will be down for six weeks and be re-examined at the beginning of October. If all goes well, he will begin throwing in November.

8/17/2014 | Deep 36: Rangers have had many pitch in

The Rangers have used 36 pitchers this year. Some are prominent, some may have bright futures, some are doomed to Rangers obscurity like Travis Hughes, Jose Cecena, Sam Narron, Duff Brumley and Danilo Leon. The Rangers task during this cattle call is to figure who is who.

8/17/2014 | Odor out at second on challenge

The Rangers lost a replay challenge in the fifth inning Sunday, when second baseman Rougned Odor drove home the Rangers' first run of the game but was thrown out trying to take second base on an RBI single.

8/17/2014 | Martin missing his manager's mark against lefties

With a lefty on the mound for the Angels on Sunday, Rangers manager Ron Washington chose to leave Leonys Martin out of the lineup for the first time since Aug. 5.

8/17/2014 | Rookies Klein, Mendez an effective combo in bullpen

With three perfect innings in Saturday night's loss to the Angels, the Rangers' mostly inexperienced bullpen continued its recent hot streak -- and continued to give manager Ron Washington something to smile about. Phil Klein, Neal Cotts and Roman Mendez needed only 30 pitches between them to retire all nine batters they faced.

8/17/2014 | Rios back in right after strong Saturday night

Alex Rios has been slowed lately with a sprained ankle, but he showed Saturday that he can still impress with his arm and his bat.

8/16/2014 | First-place Angels change talk in AL West

The Angels have a share of first place in the American League West entering Sunday's game against Texas. Hector Santiago will start for the Halos against Nick Tepesch for the Rangers.

8/16/2014 | Feliz throwing harder, reaping rewards in recent outings

In four outings since blowing a save at Cleveland on Aug. 3, Rangers righty Neftali Feliz has continued to improve his velocity and retired 12 out of 14 batters faced, including a strikeout of Josh Hamilton for the Rangers' final out in Friday's loss against the Angels.

8/16/2014 | With ankle improving, Rios stays in right field

Still nursing a sprained right ankle, Alex Rios started in right field Saturday for the second consecutive game after a successful test the night before.

8/16/2014 | Bullpen breaking in a bunch of rookies

The Rangers' bullpen is not exactly loaded with experience these days. Right now, it has three extremely green rookies, with Phil Klein, Alex Claudio and Jon Edwards all making their Major League debuts this month. And though Roman Mendez has already made 16 appearances, his debut came in early July.

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