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Monday Morning Texas Rangers Update

The latest news and notes on the defending AL West Champion Texas Rangers

Mazara needs to work on his jumper
Mazara needs to work on his jumper
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Good morning.

Levi Weaver recaps the Rangers' 9-2 win over the Astros on Sunday as Texas swept Houston for the second time this year.

T.R. Sullivan writes that with the win on Sunday, Cole Hamels tied a franchise record by winning 12 straight decisions. Hamels hasn't even been a Texas Ranger for a full year.

Evan Grant recaps the Rangers' wild week which began with a punch and ended with a sweep.

Stefan Stevenson has his reactions to the Rangers' sweep of the Astros as Texas continues to wait for Houston to join them in this supposed rivalry.

Kate Morrison was at Dr Pepper Ballpark yesterday to take a look at this young pitching prospect named Yu Darvish.

Jeff Wilson writes that Darvish is ready after throwing six scoreless innings in his final rehab start yesterday.

Anthony Andro notes that the Rangers can just plug Darvish into a rotation that leads the American League in ERA. Ho hum.

Anthony Castrovince writes that it's hard to fathom an in-season acquisition as big as Darvish returning to the Rangers. Darvish's scheduled debut is Saturday at The Ballpark against the Pittsburgh Pirates. Get hyped!

Stevenson has notes on Derek Holland's start tonight, Rougned Odor's suspension hearing, and Shin-Soo Choo's status.

Grant writes that Robinson Chirinos is ahead of schedule in his rehab from a broken forearm. Not that there's any rush since the Rangers seem to have the magic touch when it comes to catchers.

Among's Mike Rosenbaum's top minor league performers from Sunday is Ariel Jurado who pitched seven shutout innings at High Desert with nine strikeouts which is the California League equivalent to a perfect game.

Seattle Times' Geoff Baker is mad on the Internet about the Rangers getting a new stadium.

Finally, the fellas at FiveThirtyEight have determined that the Rangers7 pizza promotion is even less likely than Hanser Alberto getting a hit in any given at-bat. And we've sold our souls to Papa John Schnatter for the privilege of calling grand slams a "Papa Slam".

Have a great day.