Rangers Rumors & News

  • Beltre belts walk-off homer to lift Rangers past A's

    The Sports Xchange "By Art Garcia, The Sports Xchange ARLINGTON, Texas -- With the game on the line, there is no one the Texas Rangers would rather have at the plate than Adrian Beltre. The possible future Hall of Famer showed why again Monday night. Beltre drilled a two-run walk-off home run..." July 26

  • Rangers slugger Prince Fielder's season is over

    Sports Day "It's just about official: Prince Fielder is out for the season. The Rangers designated hitter/first baseman is expected to undergo season-ending neck surgery, general manager Jon Daniels said late Monday afternoon. Fielder has a C4/C5 herniation in his neck, one vertebrae above where he had..." July 25

  • Rangers reportedly interested in Phillies' Vincent Velasquez

    Sports Day "The Texas Rangers have short- and long-term considerations in mind as they work the trade market for starting pitching. An option who apparently fits that mold: Vincent Velasquez, the 24-year-old right-handed starting pitcher of the Philadelphia Phillies. According to MLB Network's Jon Morosi,..." July 25

  • Rentals aren't Rangers' preference at trade deadline; but team did travel to see Edinson Volquez

    Sports Day "Rangers general manager Jon Daniels acknowledged Sunday that the state of the club's rotation has pushed him to more seriously consider "rental" trade acquisitions as the deadline approaches. Then he went out and took a look at one such possible rental. The entire Rangers inner circle of..." July 25

  • Rangers edge Royals behind strong effort from Griffin

    The Sports Xchange "KANSAS CITY, Mo. -- The Kansas City Royals like to claim they have the best bullpen in the majors, but on Sunday the Texas Rangers had a better one. A.J. Griffin and four Texas relievers held the Kansas City Royals to seven hits as the Rangers held on for a 2-1 victory Sunday afternoon...." July 24

  • Mets, Rangers, Indians interested in Jonathan Lucroy

    MLB Daily Dish "New York joins Cleveland and Texas as teams known to be interested in Brewers catcher Jonathan Lucroy, according to Kristie Ackert of The New York Daily News. The Mets are attempting to remain engaged in trade talks involving Lucroy, although progress between the two clubs will be based on the..." July 24

  • Rays reportedly demanding Jurickson Profar in pitching deal with Rangers

    Larry Brown Sports "The Texas Rangers are combing the trade market for starters, and Jurickson Profar appears to be a name coming up frequently in talks. According to Jon Morosi of Fox Sports, the Tampa Bay Rays are insisting on Profar in trade talks, with Texas refusing to blink." July 24

  • Rangers balk at putting Mazara in Sale talks

    MLB.com "The Rangers covet White Sox left-hander Chris Sale, but they do not want to put outfielder Nomar Mazara in a potential trade. That could be a deal-breaker as Chicago continues to listen on Sale with the intent of getting maximum value in return. The Rangers are being flexible about infielder..." July 24

  • Duffy, Royals shut down struggling Rangers

    The Sports Xchange "KANSAS CITY, Mo. -- The White House one day, the sweat house the next. Danny Duffy threw 6 2/3 solid innings and Cheslor Cuthbert homered as the Kansas City Royals bested the struggling Texas Rangers 3-1 on Friday night with 98 degrees and a stifling heat index of 108 for the first..." July 23

  • Jurickson Profar not likely to be dealt

    Lone Star Ball "Texas Rangers trade rumors: Jurickson Profar is a player who every team talking to the Rangers has interest in, but Ken Rosenthal writes that the Rangers are "more likely to keep Profar . . . than move him," unless its for a Chris Sale or Chris Archer type. This highlights the dilemma of this..." July 23

  • White Sox taking calls on Sale, Quintana, with Red Sox among suitors

    Today's Knuckleball "The White are being inundated with calls of interest in ace Chris Sale, who may be the best pitcher in the American League, and All-Star left-hander Jose Quintana on the day after it became public that they are contemplating a serious sale. The Red Sox, who already have made four trades, are..." July 23

  • Rangers considering bid for DeSclafani

    The Score "Anthony DeSclafani is high on the Texas Rangers' radar. The Rangers are considering the Cincinnati Reds starter as one of the possible names to improve their rotation ahead of the Aug. 1 non-waiver trade deadline, reports Jon Morosi of MLB Network." July 23

  • Marte homer helps Angels dump Rangers

    The Sports Xchange "ANAHEIM, Calif. -- Watching the Los Angeles Angels and the Texas Rangers the past three days, it was unclear which team was in last place and which team was in first. The Angels -- in last or tied for last in the American League West every day since June 23 -- came away with a 7-4 victory..." July 21

  • MLB eyes limits on relief pitchers, which doesn't make much sense

    Sporting News "Rob Manfred has been vocal about several changes he's looking to negotiate during his tenure as commissioner of Major League Baseball. Add "relief pitcher restrictions" to that list. On Thursday's episode of ESPN's "Mike and Mike," Manfred said MLB has been "talking a lot internally" about..." July 21

  • Pujols' two homers power Angels past Rangers

    The Sports Xchange "ANAHEIM, Calif. -- Albert Pujols may be getting older and slower, but he can still take a punch. The Los Angeles Angels designated hitter took a 92-mph fastball off the face in the seventh inning, went down momentarily but quickly got back up. Then he convinced Angels manager Mike Scioscia..." July 20

  • Prince Fielder’s season could be done, Shin-Soo Choo placed on disabled list

    Fort Worth Star-Telegram "Two of the Rangers core offensive players, Prince Fielder and Shin-Soo Choo, were placed on the 15-day disabled list Wednesday. An MRI revealed Fielder has a herniated disk in his neck and could need another season-ending surgery. The designated hitter had neck surgery in 2014 and missed most..." July 20

  • Rangers acquire pitcher Scott Carroll from the White Sox

    Hardball Talk "The Rangers have acquired pitcher Scott Carroll in exchange for cash considerations, Colleen Kane of the Chicago Tribune reports. He’ll report to Double-A Frisco. Carroll, 31, has spent most of the season with Triple-A Charlotte. He has a lackluster 5.55 ERA with a 31/25 K/BB ratio in 60 innings" July 20

  • The MLB home run explosion of 2016: Are juiced baseballs to blame?

    ESPN "The day before the All-Star Game, Max Scherzer was in a good mood. He talked about University of Missouri football, how the curveball he developed in 2013 took his game to the next level and the new cutter he's starting to throw. Then he was asked about the home run spike across the..." July 20

  • Trout, Choi go deep as Angels top Rangers

    The Sports Xchange "ANAHEIM, Calif. -- Mike Trout's latest exploit enabled the Los Angeles Angels to frustrate the plans of one of the American League West's contenders. Trout's three-run home run in the bottom of the seventh inning capped a four-run rally that gave the Angels a 9-5 victory over the Texas..." July 19

  • Texas Rangers rumors: Jay Bruce and the Rangers outfield

    Lone Star Ball "Texas Rangers rumors: Jay Bruce of the Cincinnati Reds is being shopped, and the Texas Rangers have inquired on him, according to Jeff Passan. My initial reaction to that is that this would be kind of odd, given that the Rangers' needs appear to be pitching, rather than the outfield, where..." July 19

  • Rangers receiving 'ton of calls' on Profar

    MLB.com "Rangers utility infielder Jurickson Profar made the most of his first start since the All-Star break. Starting at shortstop in Monday's 9-5 loss to the Angels, Profar had a walk to begin a three-run first inning and had a couple of excellent defensive plays. Expect the Rangers' phones to..." July 19

  • Rage against the machines: MLB stars don't want to see robot umps

    Sporting News "When you follow a game on Major League Baseball’s website, it’s there. When you watch a local broadcast, there’s a good chance you’ll see it. When you see an ESPN broadcast, it’s part of the live picture. Graphics showing the strike zone, telling viewers immediately whether a pitch is good, are..." July 18

  • Report: Shortened MLB schedule gaining momentum

    Sportsnaut "Major League Baseball has used a 162-game schedule for more than 50 years. When it comes time to negotiate the new Collective Bargaining Agreement, the MLB schedule might be changing. “The idea of returning to a 154-game regular season has gained momentum recently,” per David Lennon of New York..." July 18

  • Hamels stifles Cubs as Rangers snap skid

    The Sports Xchange "CHICAGO -- Cole Hamels established command early and the Chicago Cubs just couldn't work around him on Sunday. Making his first Wrigley Field appearance since no-hitting the Cubs in 2015 with the Phillies, the Texas Rangers' southpaw worked eight innings as the Rangers salvaged the series..." July 17

  • Rangers pitching search includes Cashner, Miller, Smyly

    The Score "Texas Rangers general manager Jon Daniels is expected to be one of the most active executives leading up to the non-waiver trade deadline. Eager to add to his pitching staff, Daniels has cast a wide net that includes starters and relievers from both the American and National League. The..." July 17

  • Rangers engaging with Tampa Bay in trade talks for starter Matt Moore

    Sports Day "The Rangers are in desperate need of starting pitching help, and with one potential target already off the market they need to find some new possibilities. MLB.com's Jon Morosi reported late Saturday night that the Rangers are in "ongoing trade talks" with the Tampa Bay Rays about starting..." July 17

  • Hammel propels Cubs past reeling Rangers

    The Sports Xchange "CHICAGO -- Will the humble potato chip be Jason Hammel's secret for second-half success? The Chicago Cubs right-hander said his doctor recommended consuming more chips during the All-Star break and the payoff seemed immediate. Whether crunchy treats were a factor or not, the results..." July 16

  • Rangers’ Yu Darvish comes off disabled list to make start

    CBS Sports "After missing more than a month due to shoulder discomfort, Rangers ace Yu Darvish returned to the majors on Saturday to face the Cubs. Darvish didn't have his longest or most efficient start; however, the outing has to be deemed a success. He threw a season-high 90 pitches over 4 1/3 innings,..." July 16

  • Hendricks, five-run sixth power Cubs past Rangers

    The Sports Xchange "CHICAGO -- Kyle Hendricks dominated the Texas Rangers in a successful six-inning outing on Friday afternoon while helping the Chicago Cubs successfully jump start the season's second half. The Cubs right-hander allowed just three hits over six strong innings while a strong defense and big..." July 15

  • Odor talks on hold with Rangers after ‘Polanco’ offer

    Today's Knuckleball "Contract talks with Rougned Odor broke off, at least for today, after the Texas Rangers basically offered the second baseman the Gregory Polanco deal, or about $35 million over six years, plus two option years. Odor and Polanco have the same agent – Beverly Hills Sports Council – but Polanco’s..." July 14

  • 2016 MLB All-Star Game ratings and viewership are record lows

    Awful Announcing "There was a time when the MLB All-Star Game could boast that it was a mid-summer ratings and viewership draw. But in this day and age of internet, fragmented cable universe and so many other alternatives, the All-Star Game can no longer make that claim. While the American League can feel good..." July 13

  • Rangers' Yu Darvish: Expected to start Saturday

    CBS Sports "Darvish (shoulder) threw a bullpen on Wednesday and is expected to be activated off the disabled list to start on Saturday against the Cubs, Rangers Executive VP of Communications John Blake reports. Darvish will join a rotation in desperate need of depth. Along with Darvish, the Rangers..." July 13

  • Rob Manfred: PEDs not behind surge in homers

    Newsday "The day after Giancarlo Stanton’s personal fireworks display lit up Petco Park in the Home Run Derby, commissioner Rob Manfred faced a volley of questions about Major League Baseball’s sudden power surge, and what might be behind it. Stanton is one of the strongest players in the sport, at a..." July 13

  • MLBPA head: Pitchers' Derby will be considered for 2017

    The Score "Those slugging pitchers might get their wish next season. Major League Baseball and the Players' Association are going to discuss incorporating pitchers into the Home Run Derby for as soon as next season, MLBPA executive director Tony Clark told Jayson Stark of ESPN on Monday. The union leader..." July 12

  • Rangers Interested In Drew Pomeranz

    MLB Trade Rumors "The Rangers are interested in Padres lefty Drew Pomeranz and have “done background work” on him, tweets Ken Rosenthal of FOX Sports. Rosenthal also notes that the Rangers have considered many pitchers who seem to be available. Pomeranz has lately been connected to the Red Sox, Orioles and..." July 12

  • Giancarlo Stanton wins MLB Home Run Derby

    USA Today "Marlins slugger Giancarlo Stanton won the 2016 MLB Home Run Derby on Monday night at Petco Park in San Diego, setting a record with 61 total home runs in a single Derby. Stanton defeated defending champion Todd Frazier of the Chicago White Sox in the final, hitting 20 homers to Frazier's 13. Of..." July 12

  • The Home Run Derby is Trash

    Complex "There was a time when I used to get psyched for the Home Run Derby. But there was also a time when I used to get psyched for Adam Sandler movies. You get a little older, you revaluate a few things in your life, among them what you waste your time watching. And baseball’s gimmicky exhibition of..." July 11

  • Texas Rangers could have a Surprise trade in the works

    Fox Sports "Maybe it will turn out to be nothing -- most leads at this time of year are. But a scout I know was astonished to walk into Surprise Stadium in Arizona the other day and count 17 other scouts in attendance. That's right, 18 scouts for a Class A Rookie League Game. The scout reasoned that..." July 11

  • Kepler's grand slam help Twins clobber Rangers

    The Sports Xchange "ARLINGTON, Texas -- The Minnesota Twins don't want to see the All-Star break start or the Texas Rangers exit their schedule. Minnesota closed out the first half with a 15-5 romp over the Rangers on Sunday to cap the first half of the season. It ends with Minnesota having won five of seven..." July 10

  • Rangers rally for 6-5 win over Twins

    The Sports Xchange "ARLINGTON, Texas -- Cole Hamels struggled for the second straight start but some big sixth inning hits helped the Texas Rangers overcome a shaky performance by their ace. Elvis Andrus had the game-tying triple and Bobby Wilson lifted the tiebreaking sacrifice fly as the Rangers rallied for..." July 09

  • A Trump presidency raises concerns among Major League Baseball players

    USA Today "As part of its All-Star Week celebration in San Diego, Major League Baseball will dedicate a new sporting complex in neighboring Tijuana on Monday, with Commissioner Rob Manfred in attendance. It’s a continuation of MLB’s efforts to expand its foothold in Mexico, which began with Manfred’s trip to..." July 09

  • Rangers To Purchase Contract Of Kyle Lohse

    MLB Trade Rumors "The Rangers have announced that they’ll purchase the contract of Kyle Lohse in time for him to start tomorrow’s ballgame. Righty Nick Martinez has been optioned to open an active roster spot. Lohse, 37, joined the Texas organization on a minor league deal earlier in the season and has been..." July 09

  • Twins open series with rout of Rangers

    The Sports Xchange "ARLINGTON, Texas -- The Minnesota Twins aren't going anywhere this season, but they seem to have the number of the best team in the American League. Minnesota routed the Texas Rangers 10-1 Thursday night at Globe Life Park in the opener of a four-game series leading into the All-Star..." July 08

  • Rangers stick with Martinez in rotation for at least one more start

    Fort Worth Star-Telegram "Nick Martinez will make one more start before the All-Star break Saturday after Texas Rangers manager Jeff Banister accepted the recommendation of pitching coach Doug Brocail that the right-hander get another look. Banister, though, said that Martinez can’t do what he did Monday at Boston,..." July 08

  • Rangers Release Eric Surkamp To Sign With KBO’s Hanwha Eagles

    MLB Trade Rumors "The Rangers announced tonight that they’ve requested release waivers on left-hander Eric Surkamp and will sell his contract rights to the Hanwha Eagles of the Korea Baseball Organization. Texas had claimed Surkamp off waivers from the division-rival Athletics in late June. The move opens a spot on..." July 08

  • Home Run Derby contestants announced

    SB Nation "The 2016 Home Run Derby contestants were announced on Thursday evening, and the eight participants in Monday's power display include the host team's lone All-Star as well as the major league leader in home runs. ESPN will televise the Home Run Derby on Monday beginning at 8 p.m. ET live from..." July 07

  • 2016 MLB Trade Deadline: The best options at each position who could be traded

    CBS Sports "With the August 1 trade deadline less than four weeks away, this is as good of a time as any to start defining the market. There are numerous ways to do that, but we've settled on an old-timey, pure basebally approach: constructing a team -- or most of one -- using players who seem to have a great..." July 07

  • Wright, Ortiz power Red Sox past Rangers

    The Sports Xchange "BOSTON -- The Boston Red Sox didn't play well in June and started July with a nine-game homestand leading up to the All-Star break. The manager is said to be on the hot seat, they gave up 21 runs in a game last Saturday and they even slipped into third place. But so far, Boston has won both..." July 06

  • Rapper uses Odor's punch as cover photo in Drake diss track

    The Score "Baseball rivalries are apparently the hottest way to hype up a rap feud. Early Wednesday morning, Slaughterhouse rapper Joe Budden released a diss track aimed at Toronto artist Drake titled "Wake," but Budden took it a step further by using Rougned Odor's infamous punch to the face of Jose..." July 06

  • Fans trash All-Star jerseys after 1st TV appearance

    The Score "When the jerseys for this year's All-Star weekend were revealed back in April, the initial public reception was quiet. However, after they were worn on television for the first time by players on Tuesday, fans are beginning to speak up on the brown and mustard get-ups, and the feedback hasn't..." July 06

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