Rangers Rumors & News

  • Big inning leads Twins over Rangers

    The Sports Xchange "ARLINGTON, Texas -- The Minnesota Twins may want to play the Texas Rangers every night. Minnesota used its biggest inning of the year, a seven-run fifth, to roll past the Rangers 8-1 Tuesday night. Minnesota has now won four straight games against Texas and seven out of eight dating back to..." April 26

  • Dozier's three-run double provides Twins with 3-2 win

    The Sports Xchange "ARLINGTON, Texas -- Phil Hughes danced out of trouble early Monday night, keeping the Minnesota Twins close. That made one swing from Brian Dozier hold up. Hughes remained undefeated on the road, and Dozier delivered a three-run double in the Twins' 3-2 win over the Texas Rangers on..." April 25

  • Ejected for clapping? It happened to Jeff Banister during a frustrating night for the Rangers

    Sports Day "Martin Perez took over the major league lead in an esoteric, but nonetheless thoroughly frustrating, statistical category Monday night. He has thrown more pitches with three balls in the count to a hitter than anybody else. In a 3-2 loss to Minnesota that was fueled by three walks in a..." April 25

  • Andrus's walk-off hit lifts Rangers past Royals

    The Sports Xchange "ARLINGTON, Texas -- The Texas Rangers still aren't hitting on all cylinders offensively. However, they are hitting at the right time. Elvis Andrus lined an RBI single to left field in the bottom of the ninth inning to lift the Rangers to a 2-1 victory over Kansas City. It was the third..." April 23

  • Five MLB GM’s who failed to address key needs

    Sportsnaut "Is it really fair to boo a player? If he’s not giving it his all, sure. But more often than not, a player getting booed is really the result of a front office failure. A player may not be any good, but the front office is responsible for putting him in that position. Plenty of MLB general..." April 23

  • Gallo, Chirinos power Rangers past Royals

    The Sports Xchange "ARLINGTON, Texas -- The Texas Rangers flexed their power muscles in a big way, getting two-homer games from Joey Gallo and Robinson Chirinos on their way to a 6-2 victory over Kansas City on Friday night. Gallo's first two-homer game of his career included a tape-measure shot that bounced..." April 22

  • Gallo's home run farthest, hardest-hit of 2017

    MLB.com "Joey Gallo blasted two early home runs in a 6-2 victory Friday over the Royals, and his first blast, a two-run home run in the second inning, was the farthest and hardest-hit homer in the Major Leagues this season. Gallo finished 2-for-3 with three RBIs. The second-inning blast went 462 feet..." April 22

  • Rangers lose A.J. Griffin to DL due to gout in ankle

    Fort Worth Star-Telegram "Rangers right-hander A.J. Griffin has been placed on the 10-day disabled list with inflammation in his left ankle. Griffin was scheduled to start Saturday’s game against the Royals. The Rangers did not make a corresponding roster move prior to Friday’s game. Griffin (2-0) is eligible to come..." April 22

  • DeShields' single in 13th propels Rangers past Royals

    The Sports Xchange "ARLINGTON, Texas -- Delino DeShields Jr. couldn't have picked a better time for his first RBI of the season. The Texas outfielder drilled a one-out single to left field in the bottom of the 13th inning to lift the Rangers to a 1-0 victory over the Kansas City Royals on Thursday night...." April 21

  • Rangers release Josh Hamilton after another knee injury

    Sports Day "It appears the baseball career of Josh Hamilton is, once and for all, done. Hamilton, rehabbing from a left knee surgery, injured his right knee during rehab and will undergo surgery to repair it. The Rangers on Friday released him from his minor league contract. Hamilton did not say he..." April 21

  • Major League Baseball in Las Vegas? Commissioner says it's an option

    Chicago Tribune "Major League Baseball would be open to having a team in Las Vegas, Commissioner Rob Manfred said Thursday. With two existing franchises — the Oakland A’s and the Tampa Bay Rays — struggling to secure financing for new stadiums, the option of relocating a team to Las Vegas is very much on the..." April 20

  • Athletics defeat Rangers behind Triggs

    The Sports Xchange "OAKLAND, Calif -- The Texas Rangers had their ace, and for five innings Yu Darvish pitched exactly as everyone, including his manager, knew he could. The problem for the Rangers is they were facing X-factor, Andrew Triggs, who nobody suspected would win this pitchers' duel. Triggs was up and..." April 19

  • Hahn, A's overpower Rangers

    The Sports Xchange "OAKLAND, Calif. -- Jesse Hahn delivered a premium start on Wednesday, but he knew who deserved the credit after the Oakland Athletics' 9-1 blowout of the Texas Rangers. The guys behind him. "I think defense won the game today," Hahn said after his first win of the season. "It was just..." April 19

  • Rangers' Griffin dominates A's

    The Sports Xchange "OAKLAND, Calif. -- As far as baseball homecomings go, A.J. Griffin couldn't have asked for much more Monday night at the Oakland Coliseum. The Texas right-hander pitched six shutout innings against his former team, and the Rangers ended a three-game losing streak by beating the Oakland A's..." April 18

  • Rangers reliever offers scorching hot PED take following Starling Marte's suspension

    USA Today "Pittsburgh Pirates outfielder Starling Marte tested positive for an anabolic steroid called nandralone and will miss the next 80 games as a first-time offender of MLB’s performance-enhancing drug policy. Though the absence of Marte, a two-time gold glover and one of the Pirates’ best all-around..." April 18

  • Umpires may begin using microphones to explain replay decisions to the crowd

    CBS Sports "Instant replay decision explanations may soon be coming to a ballpark near you. According to the Associated Press, MLB and the umpires will soon begin discussing a plan that will allow crew chiefs to use a microphone to explain replay decisions to the crowd. The NFL and NHL currently have..." April 18

  • Rangers continue to have closer problems as Sam Dyson blows third save

    CBS Sports "The Texas Rangers officially have a closer crisis. Sunday evening right-hander Sam Dyson blew his third save in three chances this season, turning a 7-6 ninth inning lead over the Seattle Mariners into an 8-7 walk-off loss (box score). The Mariners trailed 6-1 in the middle of the third inning,..." April 17

  • Mariners' Paxton stymies Rangers

    The Sports Xchange "SEATTLE -- The Texas Rangers couldn't muster a hit against James Paxton for 5 1/3 innings on Saturday at Safeco Field. Once they did, Paxton returned to his dominant ways in the Seattle Mariners' 5-0 win over the Rangers. Joey Gallo ripped a shift-beating double to break up Paxton's no-no,..." April 16

  • Mariners rally in ninth to beat Rangers

    The Sports Xchange "SEATTLE -- Cole Hamels is cursed, or so it seems. For the third time this season, the Texas left-hander exited a start with a lead. And for the third time this season, the Rangers' bullpen could not hold the advantage. On Sunday, the culprits were Tony Barnette and Sam Dyson, as the..." April 16

  • Giants trade Clayton Blackburn to Rangers for minor league infielder

    KNBR "The San Francisco Giants have traded minor league right-handed pitcher Clayton Blackburn to the Texas Rangers in exchange for minor league infielder Frandy De La Rosa and cash considerations club Senior Vice President and General Manager Bobby Evans announced today. De La Rosa was originally..." April 16

  • Haniger, Hernandez lead Mariners past Rangers

    The Sports Xchange "SEATTLE -- What appeared to be a three-run homer off the bat of Seattle's Mitch Haniger turned out to be a long single that provided the go-ahead run for the Mariners, and that was enough on a Friday night when veteran Felix Hernandez was back at the top of his game. Hernandez threw 7 1/3..." April 15

  • Rangers’ Joey Gallo avoiding social media to focus on baseball

    Sportress of Blogitude "Texas Rangers infielder Joey Gallo revealed recently that he plans to avoidTwitter and Instagram this season, suggesting social media distracts him from focusing on baseball. Gallo, 23, obviously is a member of the millennial generation, so social media simply is something that’s an accepted..." April 14

  • Rangers put it all together in win over Angels

    The Sports Xchange "ANAHEIM, Calif. -- With his club's recent struggles out of the bullpen, Texas Rangers manager Jeff Banister was open to suggestions. Namely, anyone who could get outs in the late innings and finish a game with a lead intact. He may have found someone in Jose Leclerc. The 23-year-old..." April 13

  • Darvish pitches Rangers past Angels

    The Sports Xchange "ANAHEIM, Calif. -- The fact that Yu Darvish was winless in his first two starts of the season for the first time in his major-league career had precisely nobody in the Texas Rangers organization concerned. They understood that in one start there was a bullpen failure and in the other start..." April 13

  • Angels overcome another late deficit, edge Rangers

    The Sports Xchange "ANAHEIM, Calif. -- It wasn't quite as impressive as their seven-run, ninth-inning rally on Sunday, but the end result was the same. The Los Angeles Angels scored three runs in the bottom of the ninth to tie the game, then won it in the 10th on a squeeze bunt by Carlos Perez to come away with..." April 12

  • Rangers' Matt Bush to receive injection for shoulder pain, out remainder of Angels series

    Sports Day "Here's another bullpen issue for the Rangers to deal with: Matt Bush will miss at least the remainder of the series with the Los Angeles Angels due to soreness in his shoulder that will require an injection. Bush, who was termed "unavailable" by manager Jeff Banister Tuesday, left the team to..." April 12

  • MLB revenue crosses $9 billion, average team’s value up 19%

    The Comeback "It’s never been better to be an owner of a Major League Baseball team. According to the annual valuation rankings from Forbes, the average value of an MLB franchise jumped 19% in the past year thanks to local TV deals, rising profits and MLB’s expanded focus on branching out with new..." April 12

  • Rangers' Beltre suffers setback with calf; what it means for Joey Gallo and Jurickson Profar

    Sports Day "Given the litany of injuries and illnesses Adrian Beltre has overcome and played through in his career, it is commonplace to say the third baseman knows his body better than anybody else. Rangers manager Jeff Banister, for example, said it again Tuesday. Which, in this case, isn't necessarily a..." April 12

  • The World Baseball Classic Injury Effect

    The Ringer "This year’s World Baseball Classic was a massive spectator success. For the first time in the tournament’s short history, which has spanned four events over 11 years, the games were streamed on MLB.TV, which made them more accessible. In another, on-field first, the United States went all the way,..." April 11

  • Graveman pitches Athletics past Rangers

    The Sports Xchange "ARLINGTON, Texas -- Oakland right-hander Kendall Graveman has the Texas Rangers figured out. In a September start last season, Graveman carried a perfect game against Texas into the seventh inning only to eventually lose the decision. On Saturday night, Graveman (2-0) wasn't perfect,..." April 09

  • Gallo powers Rangers past Athletics

    The Sports Xchange "ARLINGTON, Texas -- Texas third baseman Joey Gallo is starting to find his comfort level in the major leagues, which could be a bad thing for opponents. Gallo, filling in for an injured Adrian Beltre, hit a three-run homer and had a career-high five RBIs as the Rangers beat the Oakland..." April 09

  • Mazara's career-high 6 RBIs pace Rangers past A's

    The Sports Xchange "ARLINGTON, Texas -- It's hard to solve Texas Rangers outfielder Nomar Mazara so far this season. The Oakland A's found that out Friday night as Mazara had a career-high six RBIs as the Rangers won their first game of the season with a 10-5 victory. Mazara hit his first career grand..." April 08

  • Starter Money is the pitching stat all baseball bettors should know

    Covers.com "2016 was a pretty good year, all things considered, for Jake Arrieta. He got a healthy salary raise, was his team’s Opening Day starter, he earned an All-Star appearance and finished the year with a 18-8 win-loss record and a 3.21 earned run average. He became a World Series winner and helped..." April 07

  • Orioles acquire Andrew Faulkner from the Rangers

    Hardball Talk "MASN’s Roch Kubatko reports that the Orioles have acquired pitcher Andrew Faulkner from the Rangers in exchange for a player to be named later or cash considerations. The Orioles released Dariel Alvarez to create room on the 40-man roster for Faulkner. Faulkner, 24, has logged only 16 1/3..." April 07

  • Rangers' Banister: Dyson's struggles won't cost him closer role

    MLB.com "Strong relief pitching has always been a difficult area for the Rangers to master for an extended length of time. Once Texas seems to figure it out, it goes through what it did this week against the Indians. Closer Sam Dyson allowed three runs in an 8-5 loss on Opening Day and five more in a..." April 07

  • Lindor homers twice, powers Indians past Rangers

    The Sports Xchange "ARLINGTON, Texas -- A night that could have been memorable for all the wrong reasons turned into a historic one for Cleveland Indians shortstop Francisco Lindor. Lindor's error in the fifth inning helped give Texas a two-run lead, but he capped a Cleveland comeback with his first career..." April 06

  • Is Sam Dyson going to lose his job as the Rangers closer?

    Hardball Talk "The season is only three games old for the Texas Rangers, but two of them have been really dang rough for their closer, Sam Dyson. On Monday Dyson came into the Opening Day game against the Indians in the ninth inning and gave up three runs on four hits, retiring two batters and taking the L...." April 06

  • Carrasco pitches Indians to 2-0 start

    The Sports Xchange "ARLINGTON, Texas -- Cleveland Indians right-hander Carlos Carrasco is proof that spring training numbers mean nothing. Carrasco was awful in the spring, posting a 10.80 ERA and fighting through right elbow inflammation. But Tuesday's game really counted, and Carrasco delivered as the..." April 05

  • Source of Keone Kela's surprise demotion revealed; what is the edgy reliever's future with Rangers?

    Sports Day "On the last day of spring training, everybody is anxious to get out of Arizona, get home and get the season started. But Keone Kela apparently took that too far for the Rangers. Pitching on a back field in a minor league intrasquad game - the height of a low impact situation - Kela's lack of..." April 04

  • Indians erase four-run deficit, top Rangers in opener

    The Sports Xchange "ARLINGTON, Texas -- It didn't take the Cleveland Indians long in 2017 to show why they're the reigning American League champions. They needed all of one game. The Indians rallied from a four-run deficit by scoring the final seven runs to beat the Texas Rangers 8-5 on Monday night in..." April 03

  • Top 10 MLB Comeback Player of the Year candidates

    Larry Brown Sports "Each season breeds new life for players and teams around Major League Baseball. For some, the opportunity to have a fresh start is greater than for others. Whether injured or hindered from a season-long slump, many big league ballplayers are returning to the diamond in an effort to re-establish..." April 02

  • Adrian Beltre could start the season on the disabled list

    Hardball Talk "Rangers’ third baseman Adrian Beltre could start the season on the disabled list, according to Stefan Stevenson of the Fort Worth Star-Telegram. Beltre was not cleared to play during the Rangers-Royals exhibition game on Saturday and his status remains questionable as he continues to rehab a calf..." April 01

  • Rangers GM: 'I'd rather not get into' Keone Kela's demotion

    Fort Worth Star-Telegram "Right-hander Keone Kela, expected to be a key member of the Texas Rangers’ bullpen, will be optioned to Triple A Round Rock to start the season as an apparent form of punishment for an undisclosed issue or series of issues in which he has threatened to disrupt the team’s clubhouse..." April 01

  • Rougned Odor Received 2 Horses as Part of Contract Extension with Texas Rangers

    Bleacher Report "The Texas Rangers secured Rougned Odor's place in their organization with a six-year, $49.5 million contract extension Thursday. While the money is nice, Texas sweetened the pot with a bizarre stipulation. According to Evan Grant of the Dallas Morning News, the Rangers also gave him two..." March 31

  • Rangers, Odor announce 6-year deal

    MLB.com "The Rangers announced their agreement on a six-year contract extension with second baseman Rougned Odor during a news conference on Thursday. The deal, which according to Major League sources and multiple media outlets is worth $49.5 million, covers the 2017-22 seasons and includes a club..." March 30

  • Rangers expect Beltre in opener despite new ailment

    Fort Worth Star-Telegram "An MRI exam on the right calf of Adrian Beltre showed no significant strain, and the Texas Rangers expect that their third baseman will be in the Opening Day lineup. Beltre said on Monday that he woke up with tightness in the calf, but not the same calf that had a Grade 1 strain when he..." March 29

  • Why MLB will likely not join the NHL and NFL and move a team to Las Vegas

    CBS Sports "On Monday afternoon, National Football League owners approved the relocation of the Oakland Raiders to Las Vegas. The move is at least two years away, possibly three, but it has been agreed to. Owners voted 31-1 in favor of the move . Whenever the Raiders do move, they will become the second..." March 27

  • Texas Rangers selling 2-foot long, $27 tamale hot dog

    Larry Brown Sports "The Texas Rangers have developed a reputation for producing jaw-dropping, gut-busting, over-sized food items at their ballgames, and this season will be no different. Actually, there will be something new this year that is worth a headline — their 2-foot long, $27 tamale hot..." March 27

  • Rob Manfred Wants MLB to 'Own the Next Generation' of Sports Fans

    Bleacher Report "Long before the first batter stepped into the box at the start of his tenure as the 10th commissioner in baseball history, Rob Manfred threw out his own first pitch: Chief among his priorities would be to captivate the next generation of sports fans in a way that he was captivated when his parents..." March 27

  • Rangers Release James Loney

    MLB Trade Rumors "The Rangers have announced they’ve released veteran first baseman James Loney. They’ve also optioned righty Eddie Gamboa to Triple-A Round Rock and reassigned outfielder Jared Hoying to Round Rock. In addition, righty Anthony Bass and catcher Steven Lerud have been told they haven’t made the team,..." March 27