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October 13, 1994 | THE INQUIRER STAFF
Texas Rangers manager Kevin Kennedy, whose team led the American League West despite a losing record when the baseball strike began, was fired yesterday, two days after a new general manager had been hired. "My gut feeling was that I wanted to start with a clean slate," general manager Doug Melvin said. Kennedy was the fourth manager to be fired since the players went on strike Aug. 12. Hal McRae of Kansas City, Butch Hobson of Boston and Johnny Oates of Baltimore were dismissed earlier, and only the Royals have filled their vacancy.
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March 30, 1991 | From Inquirer Wire Services
Outfielder Pete Incaviglia was placed on waivers yesterday by the Texas Rangers for the purpose of giving him his unconditional release. If Incaviglia, 26, is not claimed by Wednesday, he will become a free agent. Texas, which said it wanted to "go in another direction," would then have to give him 45 days termination pay: $414,148. "I think my teammates are going to be very upset," Incaviglia said. "I think this will take them by surprise. I may not have the respect of (manager)
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January 6, 1998 | Daily News Wire Services
Dallas Stars owner Tom Hicks is leading a group bidding to purchase baseball's Texas Rangers, a spokeswomen for the businessman confirmed last night. Talks regarding the prospective deal have been ongoing for some time, said Hicks spokeswoman Lisa LeMaster. "The only thing I can say is to confirm that discussions have been under way for some months," she told the Associated Press. Asked if a deal to buy the Rangers was imminent, LeMaster said she could not speculate. Dallas television station WFAA first reported the talks last night, citing a spokesperson for Hicks and a current investor in the team.
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July 21, 1991 | By Sam Carchidi, Inquirer Staff Writer
Ivan Rodriguez, the Texas Rangers' 19-year-old catcher, has been in the majors for only about a month, but he has already made a lasting impression. "Mechanically," Toronto manager Cito Gaston said, "he's the best young catcher I've seen. Ever. " Barring an injury, Rodriguez will catch more games as a teenager than any other player in major-league history, according to the Rangers' public relations department. The Boston Braves' Del Crandall caught the most games of any teenager - 63 in 1949.
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May 31, 2012 | By Don McKee, Inquirer Columnist
Roy Oswalt signed with the Texas Rangers on Monday, according to the Dallas Morning News. The report said the former Phillies and Astros righthander got a prorated $8 million deal, which would put $4 million in his pocket if he is called up by July 1. He can also earn an extra $1 million if he makes 10 starts. ESPN.com said the Phillies, Cardinals and Dodgers all made offers - some exceeding that of the Rangers - but Oswalt preferred Texas, where he has a close relationship with club president Nolan Ryan.
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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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April 26, 1987 | By Desmond Ryan, Inquirer Movie Critic
If you were a burglar specializing in luxury hotels, the 22d floor of the Sheraton Premier would not have been the place to be on a recent spring afternoon. The cavernous suite near the elevators seemed much too small for its occupants. Four very large Texas Rangers - enough for a quorum if not a posse - sat around drawling over their Cokes and occasionally peering out at the endless sprawl of the San Fernando Valley below. And these rangers were not alone. They loomed over Nick Nolte, who at 6 feet, 3 inches boasts the size and physique of an NFL linebacker and is hardly inconspicuous himself.
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August 1, 2000 | by Sam Donnellon, Daily News Sports Writer
The voice is that of Tom Grieve, a general manager of the Texas Rangers in the time that George W. Bush served as its principal owner. "He is one of the best people I have ever met," gushed Grieve of the Republican nominee for president. "You can tell he had great parents. He's very compassionate. He has unbelievable energy. He is one of the few people that when you bump into and you're around him, he elevates your mood, your energy. You feel happier. "He has a great sense of humor.
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July 21, 2015 | BY JOE BRANDT, Daily News Staff Writer brandtj@phillynews.com, 215-854-4890
WEARING A T-SHIRT emblazoned with the words "Black Lives Matter," the Rev. Mark Tyler wiped his brow at the pulpit, waiting as a few parishioners walked out of Mother Bethel AME church's air-conditioned basement chapel into the steaming summer air. After church services ended yesterday, about 100 who remained settled back into their seats to hear about Sandra Bland, a Chicago-area AME churchgoer who died in a Texas county jail cell July 12. ...
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July 21, 2015 | By John Smallwood, Daily News Columnist
FOR HIS PART, Cole Hamels has not demanded to be traded out of Philadelphia. If it is Hamels' unstated desire, however, he has not done anything in his last two starts to make things easier for the Phillies to make a deal happen. In the last week there was a report that the Phillies were re-evaluating their trade demands for Hamels, indicating they may be willing to settle for a lesser package. Still, a lesser deal does not mean a bad deal. The Phillies are not going to make Hamels into a blue-light special.
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July 27, 2015 | By Jake Kaplan, Inquirer Staff Writer
CHICAGO - When the Phillies acquired Odubel Herrera in the Rule 5 draft in December, the young Venezuelan had all of two games of center-field experience from his six seasons in the Texas Rangers' minor-league system. Eight months later, on Saturday, the converted second baseman made two key late-inning catches to save Cole Hamels' first career no-hitter and the first at historic Wrigley Field since 1972 (Milt Pappas). The always-smiling 23-year-old in dramatic fashion caught the final out of the game, falling forward on the warning track with his glove out after overrunning Kris Bryant's deep fly ball.
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July 21, 2015 | By John Smallwood, Daily News Columnist
FOR HIS PART, Cole Hamels has not demanded to be traded out of Philadelphia. If it is Hamels' unstated desire, however, he has not done anything in his last two starts to make things easier for the Phillies to make a deal happen. In the last week there was a report that the Phillies were re-evaluating their trade demands for Hamels, indicating they may be willing to settle for a lesser package. Still, a lesser deal does not mean a bad deal. The Phillies are not going to make Hamels into a blue-light special.
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July 21, 2015 | BY JOE BRANDT, Daily News Staff Writer brandtj@phillynews.com, 215-854-4890
WEARING A T-SHIRT emblazoned with the words "Black Lives Matter," the Rev. Mark Tyler wiped his brow at the pulpit, waiting as a few parishioners walked out of Mother Bethel AME church's air-conditioned basement chapel into the steaming summer air. After church services ended yesterday, about 100 who remained settled back into their seats to hear about Sandra Bland, a Chicago-area AME churchgoer who died in a Texas county jail cell July 12. ...
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June 12, 2015 | By Phil Anastasia, Inquirer Staff Writer
Tyler Phillips was downstairs in his house in Lumberton, playing Xbox. He wasn't paying attention to the Major League Baseball draft. "I was just trying to relax," Phillips said. One telephone call ended that. Phillips, a senior at Bishop Eustace Prep, received word Wednesday that he had been selected by the Texas Rangers in the 16th round. "It hit me hard," Phillips said. "The guy (Rangers scout) said, 'You watching the draft?' "I told him I wasn't. He said, 'C'mon, Ty. We just picked you.' " Phillips said he "was expecting" to get selected on Tuesday, when rounds 3-10 were held.
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March 30, 2015
Nationals ace Stephen Strasburg, who has been supplanted by 2013 AL Cy Young Award winner Max Scherzer as Washington's opening-day starter, is now looking at starting Game 3. That would be April 9, in a likely showdown with Mets ace Matt Harvey, who was bypassed as his team's opening-day starter in favor of Bartolo Colon. Scherzer will be followed in the Nats rotation by Jordan Zimmerman, Strasburg, Gio Gonzalez, and Doug Fister. More Game 1 starters Padres newcomer James Shields has been picked to start on opening day, manager Bud Black announced Saturday.
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March 10, 2015 | By Jake Kaplan, Inquirer Staff Writer
PORT CHARLOTTE, Fla. - Trade speculation surrounding Cole Hamels will persist until the Phillies pull the trigger on a deal. That may not come until closer to baseball's July 31 trade deadline. But according to Phillies general manager Ruben Amaro Jr. on Sunday, one club has in the last couple of days "stepped up and has shown more particular interest" in the prized lefthander. Such a vague comment could be taken a multitude of ways but is certainly notable on a weekend when one potential Hamels suitor lost its ace and a published report pegged the New York Yankees as another.
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February 27, 2015 | BY RYAN LAWRENCE, Daily News Staff Writer rlawrence@phillynews.com
CLEARWATER, Fla. - Before anyone was scheduled to be dressed, out of the clubhouse, and on one of the six diamonds at the Carpenter Complex, Odubel Herrera was among three players patrolling the rightfield corner of Bright House Field. Herrera and two outfield veterans, Domonic Brown and Grady Sizemore, took turns running into the corner to retrieve baseballs. Some caromed off the side wall, some were launched into the corner, others came right at them. Herrera, who has never played rightfield in six minor league seasons, and has only played leftfield 13 times, handled the assignment with relative ease.
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February 18, 2015 | By Matt Breen, Inquirer Staff Writer
CLEARWATER, Fla. - Odubel Herrera carried his equipment bag into Steve Carlton Field on Monday morning when a woman stopped him. She asked the Phillies prospect if he was a college student. Herrera told her he was part of the team. His first year here, he said. "You're a player? You're lying," she said. Herrera, his dreadlocks flowing from under his Phillies cap, laughed and walked toward the batting cage. The 23-year-old Venezuelan is one of the more intriguing players as the Phillies prepare to open spring training.
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January 22, 2015 | By Jake Kaplan, Inquirer Staff Writer
READING - Cliff Lee has been throwing off a mound without issue and is on track to pitch come spring training, Phillies general manager Ruben Amaro Jr. said Tuesday. Lee, working his way back from the left elbow injury that ended his season in August, has thrown off a mound three or four times already and is "in his normal progression to get ready for the season," Amaro said. The Phillies will send a staffer to Arkansas to watch the 36-year-old lefthander throw in the coming days.
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September 19, 2014 | BY MARK PERNER, Daily News Staff Wtiter pernerm@phillynews.com
EVER SINCE Ron Washington stepped down as manager of the Texas Rangers on Sept. 5, there has been speculation into why a manager would resign before the season ended. Many thought Washington was jumping ship, leaving an injury-depleted team mired in last place. Others thought that maybe his cocaine use, which was made public in July 2009, had resurfaced. They had to take Washington at his word, that he was resigning for personal reasons. Yesterday, at a press conference in a hotel in Irving, Texas, Washington revealed that he had, indeed, resigned for personal reasons, disclosing that he had betrayed his wife Gerry's trust.
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