Remembering Richard Durrett at the Ballpark

Photo by Kelly Gavin

Photo by Kelly Gavin

Holland to be further evaluated

Rangers pitcher Derek Holland threw 75 pitches Monday in a live BP session. He will be further evaluated Tuesday. Holland had surgery Friday, Jan. 10, to repair torn cartilage behind his left kneecap after falling in his home a few days earlier.

Moreland recovering at home

Rangers first baseman Mitch Moreland had ligament reconstruction and bone realignment surgery on his left ankle Monday, the Rangers announced Tuesday. Moreland has gone home to Mississippi, and will return to Charlotte, N.C. — the site of his surgery — in about a week. From there he will be reexamined and should be able to begin his rehab. Moreland went on the 15-day disabled list June 10 for pain in the left ankle. He is expected to be ready for Spring Training next season.

Pena replaces Snyder

The Rangers have recalled first baseman Carlos Pena and designated Brad Snyder for assignment. Pena is in the lineup on Tuesday night.

Gallo, Alfaro selected for Futures Game

Rangers catcher Jorge Alfaro and infielder Joey Gallo have been selected to play in the All-Star Futures Game. Both were selected to play last year but missed the game because of injuries. The game is July 13 at Target Field in Minneapolis.

Message from Kelly Durrett

Kelly Durrett, wife of Richard Durrett, asked that this message be delivered to Rangers Nation. It speaks for itself:

“On Tuesday our peaceful life exploded into chaos and devastation that will redefine our existence. It will take weeks and months just to begin processing a way forward without Richard. But even as our world turns darK, glimmering around us are the hundreds of small lights Richard planted throughout his life. With every message and article and post the reflection beats back the darkness. We are blinded by the Rangers generosity and a community unfathomably larger and more generous than we ever could have imagined. It is impossible to adequately express our gratitude.”

Kelly, Owen, Alice and Baby Durrett.

Richard Durrett Memorial Fund

First of all, thank you for the overwhelming number of e-mails, text messages and Twitter tweets in regards to Richard Durrett. The response is overwhelming but not unexpected because of who he is. Difficult to respond individually to everybody. Another day and another game.

But Jeff Wilson and I and many many of Richard’s friends are eternally grateful for the kind words.

There isn’t really much to say. The memorial fund information from the Rangers is below. All I can think of are the immortal words of Daniel Patrick Moynihan from 50 years ago.

“Yes we will smile again, But we will never be young again.”

TEXAS RANGERS ANNOUNCE DETAILS
FOR RICHARD DURRETT FAMILY FUND

Arlington, TX – The Texas Rangers today announced the establishment of a fund for the family of the late Richard Durrett.

Mr. Durrett, who covered the Texas Rangers for the last decade, first for the Dallas Morning News and more recently for ESPNDallas.com, passed away suddenly on Tuesday at the age of 38.

Donations can be made at texasrangers.com/foundation or through the mail at Richard Durrett Family Fund, Texas Rangers Baseball Foundation, 1000 Ballpark Way, Suite 400, Arlington, TX 76011. Donations made through the Rangers Foundation in his memory will be directed to the Richard Durrett Family Fund.

Donations can also be made to the Richard Durrett Family Fund, c/o Liberty Bank, 3880 Hulen Street, suite 100, Fort Worth, TX 76107 or at any of their five metroplex locations.

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