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Past articles by Jeff:

This is what drove Hunter Pence to reinvent his swing and become an All-Star with Rangers

Hunter Pence wasn’t ready to retire after the San Francisco Giants parted way with him after last season. He has reinvented himself with the Texas Rangers, and was voted as an All-Star Game starter. → Read More

Mike Minor’s trade value at an all-time high, but so is the All-Star’s value to Rangers

Mike Minor, a first-time All-Star, sits atop the Texas Rangers’ rotation and is also a top trade candidate should the Rangers fall out of playoff contention. They should keep him with an extension. → Read More

These two Rangers finished first half on high note. Did their team do the same vs. Twins?

Joey Gallo left for the All-Star Game on a high note, producing at the plate and with one spectacular throw to catch speedster Byron Buxton. Shin-Soo Choo also had a big game for the Texas Rangers, but hurt an ankle. → Read More

Minor? Gallo? Pence? Why that trio forms an unlikely group of Rangers All-Stars

The Texas Rangers will be well represented Tuesday at the MLB All-Star Game. Hunter Pence is a three-time All-Star, but no one expected a fourth trip. Mike Minor and Joey Gallo were also long shots. → Read More

Rangers aren’t doing much well during their slide, but this is main factor for their woes

The Texas Rangers aren’t pitching well or hitting well while losing six of their past games. Their schedule has taken a sharp turn from bottom feeders to playoff contenders. The Houston Astros await. → Read More

Rangers lose again in key stretch of season. Here’s what went wrong, what’s on the line

The Texas Rangers have lost six of their past seven games following a 7-4 loss to the Minnesota Twins in which Jesse Chavez allowed five runs in five innings and Joey Gallo missed to chances at the plate. → Read More

Rangers, Minor decide on extended rest rather than pitching in All-Star Game. Here’s why

Mike Minor couldn’t pitch in the All-Star Game because he was scheduled to pitch Sunday. Now he → Read More

Rangers’ mistake wasn’t passing on Perez. It was who they chose to fill out the rotation

Martin Perez opened with six scoreless innings Friday night for the Minnesota Twins, who signed the left-hander in the off-season after the Texas Rangers declined their club option on him. → Read More

‘Not interested in a one-game fix.’ Rangers need more from Odor than occasional big game

The biggest positive from Rougned Odor’s two-homer night Thursday, aside from a Texas Rangers win, was the jolt of confidence it provided., but manager Chris Woodward said that Odor must be more consistent. → Read More

Rangers lock up top two picks. How much money did they get? Where are they headed next?

The Texas Rangers signed their top two picks from the June MLB draft, and Josh Jung (eighth overall) and Davis Wendzel (41st overall) are ready to begin pro ball after terrific careers at Texas Tech and Baylor. → Read More

Odor had a double play all but in his glove. Two pitches later, Trout did in Rangers

The Los Angeles Angels were threatening to score, but Rougned Odor was a catch and a throw away from getting the Texas Rangers out of a jam. It didn’t happen, and Mike Trout homered moments later. → Read More

Rangers’ Pence says he isn’t disappointed to miss All-Star Game. Here’s why

Hunter Pence was keeping the big picture in mind Wednesday when deciding to not play next week for the American League team in the All-Star Game. He wants to make sure he is healthy for the Texas Rangers. → Read More

Rangers were looking to Bush to upgrade bullpen. He won’t be available again until 2020

When a team uses five of their seven relievers in one game, most of them for multiple innings, chances are that a fresh arm will be coming up from the minor leagues the next day. → Read More

Woodward is giving the Rangers a free pass for their struggles Tuesday. Here’s why

The Texas Rangers threw a club-record 249 pitches Tuesday, walked a season-high 11 and committed a season-high four errors. Considering the circumstances, nothing would be held against them by their manager. → Read More

What does latest groin issue mean for Pence’s return to Rangers, All-Star availability?

Hunter Pence’s return to the Texas Rangers’ lineup and his availability for the All-Star Game next week are uncertain after he felt tightness in his injured right groin Monday while running. → Read More

An emotional day for Angels after Skaggs’ death ends with return to baseball vs. Rangers

A baseball game was played Tuesday at Globe Life Park between the Los Angeles Angels and Texas Rangers as the Angels tried to find a way to take their first forward after the death of teammate Tyler Skaggs. → Read More

Death of LA Angels pitcher Tyler Skaggs forces cancellation of Rangers game Monday

The Los Angeles Angels are mourning the death of left-handed pitcher Tyler Skaggs at the team’s hotel Monday before the opener of a four-game series with the Texas Rangers. The game has been canceled. → Read More

‘I think it’s best for him and, honestly, best for us to just have him move on’

Drew Smyly was designated for assignment by the Texas Rangers, who also sent Joe Palumbo to the minors after rough start. Next up to fill the fifth rotation spot: Reliever Jesse Chavez. → Read More

When it comes to pitching like an ace, Minor checked all the boxes for Rangers vs. Indians

The Texas Rangers needed their ace to pitch deep into the game against the Cleveland Indians to salvage a series split. Mike Minor did that on day that saw the front office make a decision on Drew Smyly. → Read More

Rangers planning to retire another player’s jersey number. This one is a no-brainer

Michael Young, the Texas Rangers’ franchise leader in most major offensive categories, will have his jersey No. 10 retired Aug. 31. The ceremony will come nearly three months after Adrian Beltre’s 29 was retired. → Read More