Evan Grant, The Dallas Morning News

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The Dallas Morning News

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Past articles by Evan:

Rangers top prospects, No. 20: Gleider Figuereo has power to play, but where will it be?

Welcome to March. It’s madness, we hear. But it’s also time to start counting down the Rangers’ top 30 prospects. Why stop at 30, though? There are 31 days in... → Read More

Rangers’ Jacob deGrom takes ‘big step’ in return to mound

SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. — As the Rangers hit the mid-point of their desert sojourn Wednesday morning, manager Bruce Bochy suggested that Jacob deGrom had “turned a... → Read More

Jacob deGrom hits 100 mph in Rangers live batting practice session; a game may be next

During a 35-pitch, 2-inning live batting practice session, Jacob deGrom seemed to “turn a corner,” manager Bruce Bochy said. → Read More

How Mike Maddux gained trust from this Rangers reliever with ‘oddest’ bullpen of his life

SURPRISE, Ariz. — The first time Mike Maddux laid eyes on Josh Sborz this winter, the reliever was wound up tight in his set position on the bullpen mound at... → Read More

Rangers prospect Josh Jung on healthy buildup to 2023: ‘It’s great to actually play’

Providing he stays healthy, Jung will be the Rangers' opening day third baseman. → Read More

Rangers roster projections: With injuries like Leody Taveras’, who is seen as next man up?

SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. — Good news: It appears the Rangers have elevated their talent floor. The flip side: It means they could very well lose talent if they must... → Read More

Leody Taveras strains oblique, puts spot on Rangers’ opening day roster in jeopardy

SURPRISE, Ariz. — The Rangers believe they have depth in the outfield. That theory is about to get tested. On Monday, general manager Chris Young said Leody... → Read More

Rangers’ Cole Ragans’ goal wasn’t to ‘throw 100,’ but his velocity jump is turning heads

SURPRISE, Ariz. – Something is different about Cole Ragans this spring. It is not the mustache. Sure, the follicle foliage tickling his upper lip makes him a... → Read More

Rangers top prospects, No. 27: Josh Stephan has come a long way from South Grand Prairie

Welcome to March. It’s madness, we hear. But it’s also time to start counting down the Rangers’ top 30 prospects. Why stop at 30, though? There are 31 days in... → Read More

Spring training cuts are incoming, but these Rangers prospects have impressed in camp

GLENDALE, Ariz. — Save for Josh Jung, who graduated from the minors last September, none of the Rangers’ top prospects are going to break camp with the big-leag... → Read More

Q and A: How MLB’s streaming, TV options will impact Rangers fans’ ability to watch team

In an effort to make life easier, the modern world of technology has gotten so advanced that watching an MLB game has never seemed more difficult. There are... → Read More

Why Rangers’ cautious approach with pitchers in spring training could still be risky

SURPRISE, Ariz. – There are plenty of rational reasons to brush it all off. It has been unseasonably cool and windy in what was formerly known as the Valley... → Read More

Rangers will not permit reliever José Leclerc to participate for Dominican Republic in WBC

And then there was one. On Thursday, Rangers manager Bruce Bochy confirmed the club has decided not to permit reliever José Leclerc to participate in the... → Read More

Andrew Heaney wasn’t miffed over two homers in Rangers debut, but this bothered him

SURPRISE, Ariz. - The first start of spring training really means nothing for a pitcher. Unless you are renowned strike thrower Andrew Heaney and you’ve... → Read More

Ray Davis optimistic, anxious about Rangers’ season amidst tumultuous TV situation

SURPRISE, Ariz. – When the season begins, Ray Davis will have held the majority stake in the Rangers a little more than 12 years. He now has the distinction... → Read More

Side-arming RP Chase Lee and 4 other dark horses who could make Rangers’ big-league roster

SURPRISE, Ariz. — It’s all about high-tech these days, right? Spin rate. Virtual reality. Launch angle. And some string from the hardware store. Goes for... → Read More

‘Such an improvement’: How 18-time Gold Glover Greg Maddux is helping Rangers’ pitchers

SURPRISE, Ariz. – Greg Maddux came to Arizona to teach fielding and hit golf balls. And right now he’s all out of golf balls. The Hall of Fame pitcher came to... → Read More

Rangers rosterology, version 2.0: Opening Day roster appears set, barring health issues

Barring health issues the Texas Rangers roster appears virtually set with the addition of outfielder Robbie Grossman last week. It creates a true platoon in... → Read More

Easy and breezy: Jacob deGrom throws first bullpen of Rangers spring training

SURPRISE, Ariz. — It was basically playing catch from a mound. Not much effort at all. Still, it was silky smooth and left the Rangers exhaling. Jacob deGrom... → Read More

Jacob deGrom scheduled to throw first spring training bullpen with Rangers

SURPRISE, Ariz. – Apparently, it really wasn’t a big deal. After missing the first week worth of mound work, Jacob deGrom is scheduled to throw his first... → Read More