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By Tom Fitton
Independent voices from the The Washington Times Communities
Topic - Elvis Andrus
The Tigers and Rangers agreed to a blockbuster trade Wednesday night that would send Detroit slugger Prince Fielder to Texas for second baseman Ian Kinsler, according to a person with knowledge of the deal.
Fielder signed a $214 million, nine-year contract with the Tigers before the 2012 season that includes a limited no-trade provision, and the big first baseman was set to approve the deal. Kinsler just finished the first season of a $75 million, five-year contract.
The Texas Rangers have put together the highest-scoring inning in the major leagues this season.
The Texas Rangers made a quick big splash when they acquired right-handed Matt Garza.
Umpire Jeff Nelson expressed regret on Saturday for making an incorrect call a night earlier, saying it was a play he'd never seen in 25 years.
Elvis Andrus is set to stay with the Texas Rangers for as long as another decade.
Josh Hamilton was booed his last game at Rangers Ballpark and that's when he was still playing for Texas.
The celebrated right-hander from Japan struck out 14 and appeared to be in complete control before Marwin Gonzalez smacked the first pitch up the middle with two outs in the ninth.
Not much has changed for Washington Nationals shortstop Ian Desmond when it comes to a possible contract extension. The team is still open to discussing one with Desmond, and Desmond is still open to considering it.
Texas Rangers shortstop Elvis Andrus was scratched from the lineup because of what the club called "sensitivity in his left arm" _ apparently caused by a tattoo.
Texas Rangers slugger Nelson Cruz said Friday it was "shocking" and "depressing" to see his name came up in connection with a Florida clinic now at the center of Major League Baseball's latest drug investigation.
Matt Harrison has gone from a pitcher the Texas Rangers left off their postseason roster to one they believe can become one of the league's best left-handers.
Buck Showalter thrust his arm into the air, then stood back and savored watching his surprising Baltimore Orioles celebrate on the field.
Alex Rodriguez sustained a broken left hand when he was hit by a pitch from Seattle ace Felix Hernandez in the Mariners' 4-2 win over the New York Yankees on Tuesday night.
Josh Hamilton became the 16th player to hit four home runs in a game, launching a quartet of two-run drives against three different pitchers in a history-making performance that carried the Texas Rangers to a 10-3 victory over the Baltimore Orioles on Tuesday.
"He hit the ball really good right up the middle," Andrus said. "I tried really hard to get to it. I think I dove and it was like 10 feet from me. I was praying that at least his glove would touch it and slow it down, but he hit it pretty hard."
Andrus tells the Fort Worth Star-Telegram he'll be ready to play Friday.