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Death by numbers: The Texas Rangers offense | Dallas - Fort Worth
The 2011 Rangers are well on their way to having an even better year, but have managed it despite no true superstar performance during the season’s first four-and-a-half months. How, then, has the Rangers’ squad graded out as elite on an overall basis?

Dugout Digest: Ian Kinsler Showing Off The Power/Speed Combo | August
The three 20-20 season ties Kinsler for the most in the majors for a second-baseman since 1980, with Ryan Sandberg (retired), Craig Biggio (retired), Alfonso Soriano (no longer a second-baseman), and Brandon Phillips (hasn't had wither part of the 20-20 since 2009).

Blanco takes BP with eye on September return | News
Rangers infielder Andres Blanco has resumed taking batting practice in the hope of being activated off the disabled list when the rosters expand in September. Blanco has been on the DL since Aug. 9 with inflammation in his lower back.

Daniels talks Chris Davis, callups, waivers - Dallas Texas Rangers Blog - ESPN Dallas
Rangers general manager Jon Daniels called his counterpart at the Baltimore Orioles, Andy MacPhail, after he saw that Chris Davis was put on the disabled list with a strained right shoulder.

Adrian Beltre continues to make progress - Dallas Texas Rangers Blog - ESPN Dallas
He said his hamstring felt fine after today's running and he'll continue to work out in an effort to get out for a rehab assignment at some point before September 1.

Lamb outduels Strasburg for Hickory | News | The Official Site of Minor League Baseball
Texas Rangers prospect Will Lamb was as a standout two-way player in college. After twirling his second strong start for Hickory, he knows he made the right decision to concentrate on pitching.