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March 19, 2010 | Daily News Wire Services
A day after acknowledging he failed a drug test for cocaine last year, Texas Rangers manager Ron Washington admits he used marijuana and amphetamines while he was a player. "When you're young you make mistakes," Washington said yesterday. "I wish I could take back some of the mistakes I may have made, but I can't. " Rangers general manager Jon Daniels said Washington would keep his job. He said the team was aware Washington used drugs as a player. On Wednesday, Washington said he tested positive for cocaine in a Major League Baseball test last July.
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December 15, 2012 | Associated Press
In perhaps the biggest move in free agency this year, the Los Angeles Angels and slugger Josh Hamilton agreed on Thursday to a $125 million, five-year deal. Hamilton's $25 million average salary matches Phillies first baseman Ryan Howard for the second-highest in baseball, trailing only Alex Rodriguez's $27.5 million yearly average with the Yankees. The Rangers had hoped to re-sign the 2010 American League MVP, who led Texas to consecutive World Series appearances, in 2010 and 2011.
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October 10, 2012 | BY RICHARD DURRETT, ESPNDallas.com
THE TEXAS RANGERS will not be making any offers to Josh Hamilton before he hits the open market in free agency. Clubs have a chance to negotiate with their own prospective free agents, but Rangers general manager Jon Daniels said the team agreed with Hamilton's representatives that the slugger would test the market, so they'll wait to see how it shakes out. "If you've gone this far, you're going to test the market," Daniels said. "The realities are when a guy goes out and tests the market and it's this close, you're not going to pre-empt it. I think he's going to go out and test the market and see what's out there and get back to us. "No door has been closed.
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May 5, 2011 | Daily News Wire Services
Cuban defector Leonys Martin finalized a $15.5 million, 5-year contract with the Texas Rangers yesterday, and the speedy centerfielder could be in their lineup before the end of this season. Rangers general manager Jon Daniels said it was possible the 23-year-old outfielder could move quickly through the system to the majors depending on his progress and the team's needs. "We had a lot of looks at this guy. There is a lot of strong sentiment that he can be an impact player for us over time," Daniels said.
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November 8, 2011 | BY TOM MAHON, mahont@phillynews.com
THE TEXAS Rangers are trying to figure out who released the profanity-laden locker-room speech that manager Ron Washington gave to his players before the team's Game 7 clash with the Cardinals in the World Series. "It's unacceptable for this type of thing to be out there," Rangers general manager Jon Daniels told ESPNDallas.com yesterday. "It was a private moment for the team, not meant for anyone else's ears. We're looking into it, probably won't have additional comments until we've finished that process.
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January 12, 2010 | Daily News Wire Services
Vladimir Guerrero now will be hitting in the middle of the lineup for the Texas Rangers instead of doing damage against them. Guerrero and the Rangers yesterday finalized a 1-year contract that includes a mutual option for 2011 after the eight-time All-Star passes a physical. Guerrero spent the past six seasons with the AL West rival Los Angeles Angels. "This is a guy we've both admired and feared for years from across the field," general manager Jon Daniels said. "He's been one of the most dangerous hitters in the game for over a decade.
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April 27, 2008 | By Sam Carchidi, Inquirer Staff Writer
Connie Mack would be proud The NFL draft analysts have been talking, ad nauseam, for weeks about how a prospect "has a good motor" or "has a great upside" or "has an unbelievably quick first step. " Blah, blah, blah. With all the draft talk, you probably haven't noticed that the Oakland Athletics have been arguably the majors' biggest surprise. Entering last night, the A's were tied with the Angels for the American League's best record. A no-name pitching staff has carried Oakland, which had the league's lowest ERA overall (3.18)
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October 5, 2006 | Daily News Wire Services
While Buck Showalter wasn't the only person to blame for the Texas Rangers' missing the playoffs again, the manager got fired for it. "There's a shared responsibility there, some of which is Buck's, some of which is mine, and a good deal to the players," general manager Jon Daniels said yesterday. "This is an organizational goal to win. When we don't do it, it falls on all of us. " The ax fell on Showalter after his fourth season, an 80-82 mark that was the Rangers' sixth losing record in seven years since last making the playoffs in 1999 despite a roster with several young All-Stars.
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January 17, 2007 | Daily News Wire Services
Sammy Sosa and the Texas Rangers are negotiating a minor league contract that would allow the former slugger to attempt his comeback in the town where he began his career. Sosa, who hasn't played since the 2005 season, had a second workout for the Rangers on Monday, then had dinner with general manager Jon Daniels and other team officials. An agreement appears likely. Sosa hit .221 with 14 home runs and 45 RBI in 102 games in 2005, his only season with the Baltimore Orioles.
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December 15, 2012 | Associated Press
In perhaps the biggest move in free agency this year, the Los Angeles Angels and slugger Josh Hamilton agreed on Thursday to a $125 million, five-year deal. Hamilton's $25 million average salary matches Phillies first baseman Ryan Howard for the second-highest in baseball, trailing only Alex Rodriguez's $27.5 million yearly average with the Yankees. The Rangers had hoped to re-sign the 2010 American League MVP, who led Texas to consecutive World Series appearances, in 2010 and 2011.
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December 7, 2012 | By Bob Brookover, INQUIRER STAFF WRITER
NASHVILLE - The Phillies decided Thursday they'd rather pay a high price in terms of players than dollars for their new centerfielder. That's why righthander Vance Worley and prospect pitcher Trevor May now work for Minnesota and the left-handed hitting Ben Revere is coming to Philadelphia from the Twins to play center field. Instead of paying high-price free agents like Michael Bourn and B.J. Upton, the Phillies opted for the less accomplished and far less expensive Revere, who is not even eligible for salary arbitration until after the 2013 season.
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December 7, 2012 | By Bob Brookover, Inquirer Staff Writer
NASHVILLE - The Phillies decided Thursday they would rather pay a high price in terms of players than dollars for their new centerfielder. That's why righthander Vance Worley and prospect pitcher Trevor May now work for Minnesota and the lefthanded-hitting Ben Revere is coming to Philadelphia from the Twins to play center field. Instead of paying high-price free agents such as Michael Bourn and B.J. Upton, the Phillies opted for the less accomplished and far less expensive Revere, who is not even eligible for salary arbitration until after the 2013 season.
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October 10, 2012 | BY RICHARD DURRETT, ESPNDallas.com
THE TEXAS RANGERS will not be making any offers to Josh Hamilton before he hits the open market in free agency. Clubs have a chance to negotiate with their own prospective free agents, but Rangers general manager Jon Daniels said the team agreed with Hamilton's representatives that the slugger would test the market, so they'll wait to see how it shakes out. "If you've gone this far, you're going to test the market," Daniels said. "The realities are when a guy goes out and tests the market and it's this close, you're not going to pre-empt it. I think he's going to go out and test the market and see what's out there and get back to us. "No door has been closed.
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August 2, 2012 | Associated Press
The Texas Rangers won the Ryan Dempster sweepstakes, acquiring the Chicago Cubs ace for two minor leaguers moments before Tuesday's trade deadline. Kansas City reliever Jonathan Broxton also went from an also-ran to a contender, going to the Cincinnati Reds. Matt Garza and Josh Johnson stayed put for now as the window closed for clubs to make trades without having players pass through waivers. Four days after the AL West rival Los Angeles Angels acquired former Cy Young Award winner Zack Geinke, the Rangers obtained Dempster for infielder Christian Villanueva and pitcher Kyle Hendricks.
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November 8, 2011 | BY TOM MAHON, mahont@phillynews.com
THE TEXAS Rangers are trying to figure out who released the profanity-laden locker-room speech that manager Ron Washington gave to his players before the team's Game 7 clash with the Cardinals in the World Series. "It's unacceptable for this type of thing to be out there," Rangers general manager Jon Daniels told ESPNDallas.com yesterday. "It was a private moment for the team, not meant for anyone else's ears. We're looking into it, probably won't have additional comments until we've finished that process.
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October 23, 2011 | Associated Press
ARLINGTON, Texas - If Nolan Ryan had his own 2011 baseball card, there wouldn't be enough space to list all of his roles with the Texas Rangers. CEO. President. Part owner. Pitching guru. Consultant for all other baseball matters, on and off the field. Resident Hall of Famer and living legend. For Game 4 of the World Series, he'll even catch a ceremonial first pitch. And yet, despite all those titles, none captures the essence of what Ryan means to the Rangers. Ryan is the team's heart and soul.
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May 5, 2011 | Daily News Wire Services
Cuban defector Leonys Martin finalized a $15.5 million, 5-year contract with the Texas Rangers yesterday, and the speedy centerfielder could be in their lineup before the end of this season. Rangers general manager Jon Daniels said it was possible the 23-year-old outfielder could move quickly through the system to the majors depending on his progress and the team's needs. "We had a lot of looks at this guy. There is a lot of strong sentiment that he can be an impact player for us over time," Daniels said.
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October 26, 2010 | By Marc Narducci, Inquirer Staff Writer
ARLINGTON, Texas - The Texas Rangers haven't taken the conventional route to the World Series, which begins Wednesday in San Francisco against the National League champion Giants. The Rangers needed 50 years to win a playoff series and spent most of this season in bankruptcy. But they were able to make season-altering trades, retain their manager despite a failed drug test, and help their star player overcome troubles with drugs and alcohol. It may not have been the easiest path to the Fall Classic, but Texas, with its offensively charged team, is looking to put the finishing touches on a wild season.
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October 25, 2010 | By Marc Narducci, Inquirer Staff Writer
ARLINGTON, Texas - The postseason has been known to swallow up young players - and older ones, for that matter - but Texas Rangers shortstop Elvis Andrus is one who is thriving in the limelight. Few people, at least from outward appearances, are enjoying the postseason more than the 22-year-old native of Venezuela. As Texas' leadoff hitter, Andrus was the catalyst of an offense that batted .304 in its six-game American League Championship Series win over the New York Yankees.
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