First it was the ice bucket challenge. Now it’s time for Kershaw’s Challenge. The Dodger Pitcher and two-time Cy Young winner Clayton Kershaw kicked it off at Highland Park High School where his pitching career began.
The Rangers announced after Thursday’s 4-2 loss to the New York Yankees that they would purchase Williams’ contract from Triple-A Round Rock.
Yu Darvish showed up to the ballpark on Wednesday with his stiff neck feeling much better, and the Texas Rangers were able to breathe a sigh of relief knowing their Japanese ace won’t have to join a long list of teammates on the disabled list.
All over spring training, there’s been an outbreak of wrecked elbows and pained pitchers. Next stop, those dreaded words: Tommy John surgery.
After getting called up last May, Cotts appeared in 58 of the Rangers’ remaining 118 games. He matched the major league lead with eight relief victories, and his 1.11 ERA was the lowest for a reliever in franchise history.
A person familiar with the deal says pitcher Clayton Kershaw has agreed to a $215 million, seven-year contract with the Los Angeles Dodgers, a deal that makes the two-time Cy Young Award winner baseball’s first player with a $30 million average salary.
Cabrera didn’t pitch last season because of an injured left shoulder, and had surgery July 10. He was on the Rockies’ 60-day disabled list, and was transferred to the Rangers’ 60-day DL.
Both Clayton Kershaw and Clay Buchholz find themselves off to absolutely electric starts in the 2013 season. So begs the question, which of them is the best?
Soria was recovering from elbow ligament replacement surgery when the Rangers signed the two-time All-Star to an $8 million, two-year contract last winter with a team option for 2015.
The ace from Japan has made four consecutive starts without a victory for his first time in the majors.
Rangers right-hander Alexi Ogando has been placed on the 15-day disabled list because of tendinitis in his right biceps.
The hard-throwing right-handers from Detroit and Texas will meet Thursday night in a billing that really hasn’t been matched in Arlington since Nolan Ryan and Roger Clemens faced off at old Arlington Stadium in 1989