2014 record: 90-72, 1st place in NL Central
Manager: Mike Matheny, 4th season
Estimated 2015 payroll: $121 million
ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) Lance Berkman chose the Texas Rangers this time, and is returning to his home state to be their designated hitter in likely the last stop of his career.
ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) A.J. Pierzynski can joke with Texas manager Ron Washington about last season's All-Star snub now that he's the starting catcher for the Rangers.
Gymnast Gabby Douglas, the teenager who became the first African-American to win an all-around Olympic title, won the AP's Female Athlete of the Year on Friday.
Free agent catcher A.J. Pierzynski has passed a physical, clearing the way for a one-year deal with the Texas Rangers.