Rangers Rumors & News

  • Gomez homer lifts Rangers past Brewers

    The Sports Xchange "ARLINGTON, Texas -- Carlos Gomez did it again. In fact, he's done it quite a bit for the Texas Rangers ever since the Houston Astros gave up on the two-time All-Star. Gomez drilled a three-run home run in the eighth to complete another comeback and give the Texas Rangers an 8-5 win over the..." September 29

  • Lucroy sparks Rangers' rally in win over Brewers

    The Sports Xchange "ARLINGTON, Texas -- Texas Rangers manager Jeff Banister doesn't bother scoreboard watching. He's got a job to do. "This is a challenging job," Banister said. "I'm not just sitting over there drinking Powerade, chewing bubble gum and spitting sunflower seeds." So when he found out the..." September 28

  • Villar blasts two HRs as Brewers rough up Rangers

    The Sports Xchange "ARLINGTON, Texas -- Jonathan Villar came into Monday night sitting on 59 stolen bases, so a two-homer night against the Texas Rangers wasn't necessarily ideal. "I don't think about that because I need a base hit because I need one more stolen base, so that's two home runs today," he said...." September 27

  • Yu Darvish's Bro Convicted In MLB Gambling Ring

    TMZ "The brother of MLB superstar Yu Darvish has been convicted of running a multi-million dollar gambling ring that centered around Major League Baseball games ... officials say. Authorities in Japan say 27-year-old Sho Darvish was taking hundreds of bets on MLB games and pro baseball games in..." September 27

  • Why some agents have serious concerns about MLB's next CBA

    Fox Sports "Baseball commissioner Rob Manfred said last week that he was optimistic a new collective-bargaining agreement could be reached in "relatively short order." While most in the sport would celebrate a resolution prior to the current CBA's Dec. 1 expiration, some player agents fear that the new..." September 27

  • Texas clinches AL West with win in Oakland

    The Sports Xchange "OAKLAND, Calif. -- Cole Hamels pitched seven shutout innings, Adrian Beltre hit a two-run homer and the Texan Rangers clinched the American League West crown with a 3-0 victory against the Oakland Athletics on Friday night at the Oakland Coliseum. The Rangers (91-63) won the West for the..." September 24

  • Rangers' Derek Holland: Moved to bullpen

    CBS Sports "Holland has been moved to the bullpen for the rest of the season, Jeff Wilson of the Fort Worth Star-Telegram reports" September 24

  • Andrus goes deep twice as Rangers shut out Athletics

    The Sports Xchange "OAKLAND, Calif. -- Manager Jeff Banister gave most of his regulars the day off Saturday against Oakland, one day after the Texas Rangers clinched the American League West crown and celebrated late into the night after beating the A's. But starting shortstop Elvis Andrus asked Banister to..." September 24

  • Rangers' Jeffress expected to rejoin team Friday

    MLB Trade Rumors "Right-handed reliever Jeremy Jeffress, who has been checked into an inpatient rehab clinic for nearly a month following a DWI arrest, is expected to rejoin the Rangers’ bullpen tomorrow, reports Ken Rosenthal of FOX Sports (via Twitter). Jeffress, who turned 29 yesterday, was arrested late last..." September 23

  • Angels bullpen slams door on Rangers

    The Sports Xchange "ARLINGTON, Texas -- Jered Weaver reached a milestone, along with beating the Texas Rangers again. The 33-year-old right-hander picked up the 150th win of his career and the Los Angeles Angels held on to beat the Rangers 5-4 Wednesday night at Globe Life Park. Weaver joined Chuck Finley..." September 22

  • Rangers To Sign Yanio Perez

    MLB Trade Rumors "The Rangers have agreed to terms with Cuban third baseman Yanio Perez, reports Jorge Ebro of El Nuevo Herald. Perez, who rates 13th on Jesse Sanchez’s top 30 international prospect rankings at MLB.com, will receive a $1.1MM signing bonus. The 21-year-old Perez was cleared to sign on May 20 and..." September 22

  • Mazara homers as Rangers beat Angels

    The Sports Xchange "ARLINGTON, Texas -- Nomar Mazara may not be the best rookie in the American League this season, but he's been pretty special for the Texas Rangers. Mazara added to what should be a solid Rookie-of-the-Year candidacy with his 20th home run to lead the Texas Rangers past the Los Angeles Angels..." September 21

  • Rangers rally in 9th to defeat Angels

    The Sports Xchange "ARLINGTON, Texas -- Another case of walk-off heroics inched the Texas Rangers closer to the American League West title and a postseason berth. Ian Desmond drove in Elvis Andrus in the ninth inning Monday night to give the Rangers a 3-2, comeback win over the Los Angeles Angels at Globe Life..." September 20

  • Fast start powers A's to rout of Rangers

    The Sports Xchange "ARLINGTON, Texas -- It was a big night of firsts for the Oakland Athletics on Saturday night. Second baseman Joey Wendle opened the game against Texas with his first career homer, which helped pave the way for the first career win for right-hander Raul Alcantara as the Athletics blasted the..." September 18

  • Davis hits 40th HR in A's 5-2 win over Rangers

    The Sports Xchange "ARLINGTON, Texas -- Khris Davis' mastery of the Texas Rangers helped him earn a spot in Oakland Athletics history Sunday. Davis homered twice, becoming the first Oakland hitter to reach 40 homers in a season since 2000, as the Athletics topped the Rangers 5-2. Oakland has now won six..." September 18

  • Seven MLB managers who could be fired after the season

    Sporting News "The regular season is winding down, and you know at least a couple of MLB managers are wondering whether they’re wearing their current uniform for the final few times down the stretch. At one point this season, Yankees manager Joe Girardi might have wondered about his job security. But after..." September 18

  • Ranger manager Jeff Banister is not about to ask Carlos Gomez to tone down his energy

    Dallas Morning News "Rangers manager Jeff Banister does not want outfielder Carlos Gomez to tone down his base-running style despite being called for an illegal slide for the second time this season Friday. The Rangers had a run-scoring grounder turned into an inning-ending double play when Gomez was called for..." September 18

  • Ron Washington says Rangers 'more equipped' to win title than his 2010 and 2011 World Series teams

    Dallas Morning News "This year's Rangers are better positioned to win the World Series than any team in franchise history. Says who? None other than Ron Washington, the only man who has managed the Rangers to a World Series, both in 2010 and 2011. The 2011 team, of course, twice came within one strike of winning..." September 17

  • Astros top Rangers to avert series sweep

    The Sports Xchange "HOUSTON -- Marwin Gonzalez has long provided the Astros exceptional, and often underappreciated, value as a utility performer but on Wednesday night, his contributions both at the plate and in the field were impossible to overlook. After playing three infield positions due to injuries,..." September 15

  • No reason to believe Rougned Odor can’t sustain his success

    Today's Knuckleball "On May 15, Rougned Odor punched Jose Bautista in the face in retaliation for a hard slide. Before the incident, “Rougie,” as he’s called, was well-known to Texas Rangers fans, and somewhat known to American League West fans, but his profile was raised by the constant repeating of Vines, the..." September 15

  • Heyman: Top 30 free agents and early contract guesses

    Today's Knuckleball "Edwin Encarnacion rolled the dice, declining to counter the Toronto Blue Jays’ mild overtures in spring, and he’s hit a grand slam. Encarnacion moves way up the free-agent list (he’s No. 2 on our list, and actually No. 1 among players who are unfettered free agents: technically, Yoenis Cespedes..." September 15

  • MLB releases 2017 schedule

    MLB.com "After a fourth installment of the World Baseball Classic in March, the 2017 Major League Baseball regular season will arrive with three games on the first Sunday (April 2), 13 more Opening Day games on that Monday, and a calendar that includes the debut of a brand-new ballpark in Atlanta and the..." September 14

  • Rangers trip Astros on Odor's 12th-inning homer

    The Sports Xchange "HOUSTON -- Manager A.J. Hinch utilized the best arms in the Houston bullpen to stifle the Texas Rangers' bats while his club's offense clawed back from a modest deficit, but with those options exhausted and the game merely tied, things quickly turned sour for the Astros. Rougned Odor homered..." September 13

  • Rangers score two in ninth, beat Astros 3-2

    The Sports Xchange "HOUSTON -- Just when it appeared that the Rangers had finally exhausted their fortuitous bounces in this lopsided series against their in-state rivals, good fortunate smiled upon Texas again and subsequently left the Houston Astros staggered and in disbelief. Elvis Andrus delivered a..." September 13

  • MLB's most disappointing players of 2016

    Fox Sports "Between hefty free-agent contracts and big trades made this past offseason, a number of players went into the 2016 season with huge expectations. And of course, not everyone lived up to those expecations. In fact, some players fell flat on their faces in the first year with their new teams...." September 13

  • Simmons homers twice as Angels edge Rangers

    The Sports Xchange "ANAHEIM, Calif. -- After not hitting a home run since April 27, Andrelton Simmons displayed his most productive use of power in three years on Sunday. Simmons hit two solo home runs to lead the Los Angeles Angels to a 3-2 win over the Texas Rangers in front of 35,052 at Angel Stadium...." September 11

  • Beltre's blast lifts Rangers over Angels

    The Sports Xchange "ANAHEIM, Calif. -- Only two players in major league history -- George Brett and Carl Yastrzemski -- have hit more doubles against the Los Angeles-California-Anaheim Angels than Texas Rangers third baseman Adrian Beltre. So when Beltre ripped the ball toward left-center field with one out in..." September 10

  • Rangers Claim R.J. Alvarez From Cubs

    MLB Trade Rumors "The Rangers have announced that they’ve claimed right-handed reliever R.J. Alvarez off waivers from the Cubs. They’ve optioned him to the Class A+ High Desert Mavericks. To clear space on their 40-man roster, they’ve moved righty Lucas Harrell (groin strain) from the 15-day DL to the 60-day DL...." September 10

  • Mariners take series vs. first-place Rangers

    The Sports Xchange "SEATTLE -- The Texas Rangers rolled into Safeco Field with a world of momentum and an eye on securing home-field advantage throughout the playoffs. Four games and three losses later, the Rangers are in a much different state of mind. "We've got to get some hits," manager Jeff Banister..." September 09

  • Rangers outslug Mariners, 10-7

    The Sports Xchange "SEATTLE -- The Texas Rangers have the kind of offense that can deliver a knockout punch in the early rounds, but Tuesday wasn't that kind of night for the American League's most potent lineup. The Rangers turned in another big offensive performance, but this time they had to hold on for the..." September 07

  • Springer, Astros enjoy fast start in win vs. Rangers

    The Sports Xchange "ARLINGTON, Texas -- It wasn't easy but the Houston Astros finally beat the Texas Rangers. George Springer led off the game with a homer and collected two RBIs as the Astros posted a 7-6 victory to salvage the finale of a three-game series against Texas. The win was just the third for..." September 04

  • Beltran, Odor, Lucroy power Rangers past Astros

    The Sports Xchange "ARLINGTON, Texas -- The big inning for the Texas Rangers proved to be just enough against the Houston Astros on Friday night. Carlos Beltran, Rougned Odor and Jonathan Lucroy homered during a seven-run fourth inning as the Texas Rangers hung on for a 10-8 win over the Astros. The win..." September 03

  • Mazara, Beltre help Rangers pound Astros

    The Sports Xchange "ARLINGTON, Texas -- The Texas Rangers can do no wrong against the in-state rival Houston Astros. The Rangers pounded out 16 hits and got two big home runs from Adrian Beltre and Nomar Mazara as they cruised to a 12-4 victory on Saturday. The win increased Texas' lead over Houston in..." September 03

  • Rangers manager forcing coach to leave team to watch son play QB for Texas

    Larry Brown Sports "One of the Texas Rangers’ coaches is being forced to take a leave … but it’s actually for a good reason. Rangers manager Jeff Banister is insisting his bench coach Steve Buechele leave the team on Sunday to go watch his son, Shane, make his college debut as a true freshman quarterback for..." September 03

  • Rangers win on Odor's walk-off homer

    The Sports Xchange "ARLINGTON, Texas -- Texas might not have needed Rougned Odor's heroics had he not committed a base running gaffe that could have cost the Texas Rangers the game. Though having fought back to tie the game in the seventh, Texas might have had more had Odor not tried to stretch a base hit to..." August 31

  • Rangers roll to fifth straight win

    The Sports Xchange "ARLINGTON, Texas -- Having again beaten a good American League starter, the Texas Rangers are now in position to leave the rest of the AL West in the rearview mirror. Texas won its fifth consecutive game by blasting Seattle ace Felix Hernandez and three relievers on Wednesday. Rougned..." August 31

  • Jeremy Jeffress Enters Rehab, Will Not Be Suspended By MLB

    MLB Trade Rumors "Rangers setup man Jeremy Jeffress has checked into an inpatient rehab clinic following last week’s DWI arrest but will not be suspended by Major League Baseball, reports Yahoo’s Jeff Passan. According to Passan, Jeffress will spend about a month in a Houston-area clinic, lending uncertainty as to..." August 31

  • Skip Bayless Says He's Sure Tim Tebow WILL PLAY Pro Baseball

    TMZ "Skip Bayless is ALL IN on Tim Tebow's baseball career ... saying what he saw at Timmy's private workout on Tuesday has him convinced the ex-QB's chances of playing pro ball are about 100%. You might've heard (how could you not) Tim showed his stuff to 27 major league teams in L.A. Tuesday......" August 31

  • “Mixed reviews” for Tebow’s baseball workout

    Pro Football Talk "The headline at ESPN.com says Tim Tebow “shows off power” at his baseball workout (i.e., one-man fantasy camp). The article paints a more sobering view of his prospects. Jerry Crasnick of ESPN.com writes that Tebow drew “mixed reviews” at the workout, which scouts from 28 teams attended. He..." August 31

  • Beltran-led Rangers defeat Mariners

    The Sports Xchange "ARLINGTON, Texas -- Having snapped a hitless streak that had hit 32 games, Carlos Beltran looked more like himself on Monday. The Texas Rangers' slugger had three hits, including a home run in the first and a run-scoring double in Texas' four-run third all in support of Yu Darvish, who..." August 30

  • MLB, MLBPA donate $250,000 for Louisiana flood relief

    Hardball Talk "Major League Baseball and the Major League Baseball Players Association announced this morning that they are contributing $250,000 to assist victims of the devastating floods that recently hit Louisiana. The $250,000 contribution is being divided among three charitable organizations: The..." August 30

  • Rangers' Griffin shuts down Indians

    The Sports Xchange "ARLINGTON, Texas -- Texas starter A.J. Griffin had his good stuff working Saturday and the Cleveland Indians had no answer for it. Griffin and three relievers combined on a seven-hit shutout as the Rangers blanked Cleveland 7-0 in the battle of American League first-place teams. Texas has..." August 28

  • Shin-Soo Choo planning to return for postseason

    Fort Worth Star-Telegram "Outfielder Shin-Soo Choo says he has a plan and goal to make it back for the postseason. Choo had surgery to repair a fracture in his left forearm on Aug. 17. The earliest Choo could return would be eight weeks from surgery, which would be Oct. 12. Choo is holding out some hope that he’s available..." August 28

  • Cole having elbow examined in L.A.

    Pittsburgh Tribune Review "Pirates right-hander Gerrit Cole will leave the team Sunday and fly to Los Angeles to have his sore right elbow examined by a specialist, sources told the Tribune-Review. Cole will be examined by orthopedic surgeon Neal ElAttrache, who also is the Los Angeles Dodgers' head physician. An MRI..." August 28

  • Holland propels Rangers past Indians

    The Sports Xchange "ARLINGTON, Texas -- The Derek Holland that the Texas Rangers have seen since he returned from the disabled list earlier this month isn't the same man who went down with shoulder inflammation in June. That's a good thing. Holland was once again efficient Sunday against Cleveland as he..." August 28

  • Rangers’ Jeffress stays on restricted list while MLB looks at arrest

    Fort Worth Star-Telegram "Texas Rangers reliever Jeremy Jeffress will remain on the Major League Baseball restricted list while MLB continues to investigate his arrest early Friday morning in Dallas for suspicion of drunken driving. The Rangers placed the right-hander on the restricted list, which is often used when a..." August 28

  • Indians rough up Rangers in 12-1 victory

    The Sports Xchange "ARLINGTON, Texas -- The Cleveland Indians got the expected outcome with Corey Kluber on the mound with the help from some unexpected sources offensively. Kluber (14-8) handcuffed the Texas Rangers for six innings and Abraham Almonte and Roberto Perez had career nights as the Indians pounded..." August 27

  • Troubling details emerge from Jeremy Jeffress' DWI arrest

    Sportress of Blogitude "Texas Rangers pitcher Jeremy Jeffress was arrested early Friday morning on a DWI charge. And if that wasn’t bad enough for the 28-year-old reliever, police revealed some embarrassing details of the arrest, including how Jeffress apparently urinated on himself twice during his arrest. A Dallas..." August 27

  • Hamels, Rangers roll over anemic Indians

    The Sports Xchange "ARLINGTON, Texas -- The Texas Rangers turned to their ace to set the tone to start a pivotal 10-game homestand and Cole Hamels did not disappoint. The Texas left-hander allowed just two singles in eight innings as the Rangers blanked Cleveland 9-0 Thursday night in the first of a four-game..." August 26

  • Rangers Place Jeremy Jeffress On Restricted List After DWI Arrest

    MLB Trade Rumors "3:06pm: Club GM Jon Daniels says that Jeffress will go to the restricted list, as Evan Grant of the Dallas Morning News (Twitter links). That will likely only be a one-day placement, however, and is intended to ensure that the team has a full bullpen. It appears that Jeffress was found to be..." August 26

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