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95-67, 1st in AL West
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Adding a big bat could help

Carlos Beltran, Ian Desmond and Mitch Moreland will be playing elsewhere this upcoming season, which leaves the Rangers a power hitter short. Could they make a play for unrestricted free agent Mike Napoli or Chris Carter? Teams with holes to fill (Insider)

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Darvish: Focus is on health, not on contract

Yu Darvish is entering the final year of his contract with the Rangers, but he said Friday night that he is more focused on coming back from Tommy John surgery than getting a new deal.

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A third Texas tour for Mike Napoli?

Jim Bowden sees the Rangers' lack of a big bat for either DH or first base as one of the greatest current needs across the majors. His primary candidates are Napoli and Chris Carter. Biggest holes (Insider)

Jim Bowden ESPN Senior Writer 

With Mark Trumbo off the board and the Orioles no longer in need for a power hitter, this clearly opens the door for a return to Texas for Mike Napoli who is now on the clock.

Marly Rivera ESPN Writer 

One of the three new members of the 2017 MLB Hall of Fame Class, Iván "Pudge" Rodríguez, alongside his son, Iván Derek Rodríguez.

Pudge denies PED use (1:22)

Jerry Crasnick ESPN Senior Writer 

Pudge Rodriguez just gave a roundabout non-answer when Ron Blum of the Associated Press asked him about possible PED use during his career. Rodriguez attributed his success over 21 years to hard work. He declined to elaborate beyond that.

William Weinbaum ESPN 

Asked to address whether he used PEDs, Pudge Rodriguez said at Thursday's Hall of Fame news conference, "No, I didn't." The only catcher other than Johnny Bench to receive first ballot election said, "I worked very hard for 21 years," adding, "I played the game the right way."


William Weinbaum ESPN 

Jeff Bagwell, Tim Raines & Ivan "Pudge" Rodriguez don commemorative Hall of Fame jerseys at a New York news conference Thursday.

Jerry Crasnick ESPN Senior Writer 

Pudge Rodriguez confirmed he will go into the Hall of Fame as a Texas Ranger. Tim Raines will go in as a Montreal Expo. No surprise with either player.

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Farm system rankings: The middle 10

As the world champion Cubs and a group of playoff contenders in this tier prove, you can win without sacrificing your farm system.

Pudge honored to be fourth Puerto Rican in the Hall (2:17)

Jerry Crasnick ESPN Senior Writer 

Pudge Rodriguez on Yadier Molina: "If he stays healthy, he's going to be the next Puerto Rican catcher in the Hall."

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What makes Ivan Rodriguez a Hall of Famer?

Rodriguez ranks as one of the greatest catchers of all time; he hit for average and power and had a tremendous throwing arm.

Rodriguez gets emotional when getting into the Hall (0:33)

Jayson Stark ESPN Senior Writer 

The Hall of Fame class of 2017: Jeff Bagwell (86.2 pct), Tim Raines (86.0 pct), Pudge Rodriguez (76.0). Biggest surprises: Vlad Guerrero misses being a first-ballot Hall of Famer by 15 votes. And Trevor Hoffman still falls 5 votes short after getting 67.3 pct last year. No eligible player has come that close & not made it the next year since Tony Perez in 1999.

William Weinbaum ESPN 

Pudge Rodriguez is the first Hall of Fame electee whose primary team was the expansion Texas Rangers/Washington Senators (Nolan Ryan's plaque has a Rangers cap, but he pitched more games for the Angels & Astros). Jeff Bagwell is the second Hall of Fame player from the Astros and Tim Raines the third from the Expos.

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Bagwell, Raines, Ivan Rodriguez elected to HOF

Jeff Bagwell, Tim Raines and Ivan Rodriguez were elected to the Baseball Hall of Fame on Wednesday, the third time in four years the Hall has welcomed a class of three members or more.

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What would Rangers say off the record?

If you gave truth serum to the executives of all 30 MLB teams, what might you hear? Buster Olney believes the Rangers would admit they aren't sure what to expect from new additions Tyson Ross and Andrew Cashner. Front-office truths (Insider)

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Iván Rodríguez is the all-time leader in games caught, as well as hits and RBI as a catcher, according to the Elias Sports Bureau. Rodríguez also has 13 Gold Glove awards, most of any catcher and tied for 4th-most of any player.

Team Stats

  • Pitching
  • Batting
Earned Run Average4.3722nd
Quality Starts848th
Batting Average.2625th
On Base Percentage.32215th
Slugging Percentage.4336th

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