A very long Memorial Day weekend came to an unpleasant end for the Rangers, as they were beaten twice in a doubleheader with the Diamondbacks on Monday.
Adam Eaton could evolve into one of the best top-of-the-order hitters in the league.
Matt Harrison bounced back from a rough first outing to throw three scoreless innings and the Texas Rangers went on to beat the Arizona Diamondbacks 7-1 on Saturday.
Brandon Webb, who won the NL Cy Young Award in 2006 and was one of the top pitchers in baseball before being beset by arm injuries, said that he is retiring.
Arizona has traded outfielder Justin Upton to the Atlanta Braves in a seven-player deal that sends former All-Star infielder Martin Prado to the Diamondbacks.
Rangers GM Jon Daniels was talking Thursday about still wanting to re-sign Josh Hamilton. About an hour later, Hamilton was with the Angels. It has been that kind of offseason for Texas.
The Diamondbacks are not any closer to trading Justin Upton, people familiar with the situation say. There has been a lack of movement in trade talks, and now Arizona might just keep him.
The Rangers have claimed catcher Konrad Schmidt off waivers from the Diamondbacks. Schmidt played in four games last season and spent the rest of the year at Triple-A Reno.
The Texas Rangers are slowly starting to right the ship. After returning home from a long 10 games on the road that saw the Rangers go 4 and 6, Texas took 2 of 3 from the Arizona Diamondbacks.
Craig Gentry hit an RBI single in the eighth inning and Matt Harrison combined with relievers on a six-hitter as the Rangers beat the Diamondbacks 1-0 on Wednesday night.
Colby Lewis retired the first 16 batters and finished with a four-hitter Tuesday night, leading the Texas Rangers over the Arizona Diamondbacks 9-1.
Watching the Dodgers play, something looks very familiar. The team, the energy, the enthusiasm — this team is strikingly similar to one that North Texans fell in love with in 2010.