The Rangers have placed catcher Yorvit Torrealba on waivers for the purpose of giving him his unconditional release. If he is not claimed, he will become a free agent on Friday.
The Rangers have activated right-hander Alexi Ogando from the 15-day disabled list, and he is scheduled to be available out of the bullpen for Tuesday night’s game at Oakland.
Yu Darvish struck out 10 in seven innings to win his seventh consecutive start at Rangers Ballpark, a 7-5 victory over the Detroit Tigers on Tuesday night.
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.
The last person in the ballpark to realize that Yorvit Torrealba had been ejected by umpire Tim McClelland after a disputed play at the plate was Torrealba himself. He was in such a blind rage that he was completely oblivious.
Ever since that rocky first inning in his major league debut, Yu Darvish has been as good as advertised. Darvish pitched two-hit ball into the seventh inning and Mike Napoli homered for the fourth straight game, leading the Texas Rangers to a 10-3 rout of the Detroit Tigers on Thursday night for their seventh consecutive victory.
Despite the hype surrounding one of Japan’s best baseball pitchers crossing the Pacific to play Major League Baseball, Yu Darvish is human.
Texas Rangers catcher Yorvit Torrealba was suspended Monday from Venezuela’s professional baseball league for 66 games for striking an umpire.
Former Texas prospect Blake Beavan shutdown the Rangers for eight innings, Texas second baseman Ian Kinsler made a costly throwing error that led to three Seattle runs and the Mariners beat the Rangers 4-0 on Friday night.
The Rangers led 3-1 going into the fourth and starter Colby Lewis (11-10) thought he’d worked out of some early-inning control problems.That was before he gave up Jarrod Saltalamacchia’s two-run homer that tied the game 3-all and started the downfall for Texas.
Matt Harrison pitched seven strong innings for his career-high 10th victory, Nelson Cruz homered, and the Texas Rangers beat the Seattle Mariners 9-2 on Monday night.
Elvis Andrus delivered a two-run single for the tying and go-ahead runs, and the Rangers rallied for a 5-3 victory over the Indians on Sunday.