Rangers Rumors & News

  • Encarnacion (six RBIs) boosts Blue Jays 12-2

    The Sports Xchange "TORONTO -- Derek Holland could not throw a pitch past Edward Encarnacion. The Texas Rangers left-hander first faced the Toronto Blue Jays designated hitter in the first inning with the bases loaded. Encarnacion hit a three-run double on the first pitch. The next time Encarnacion..." May 05

  • Report: Gallo to miss 3-4 weeks with groin strain

    The Score "Texas Rangers top prospect Joey Gallo will miss three-to-four weeks after an MRI on Tuesday showed a Grade 1 strain of his left groin, reports Alykhan Ravjiani from MLB.com. Gallo suffered the injury April 30. The 22-year-old, ranked the No. 7 prospect in all of baseball by MLB Pipeline,..." May 05

  • Jays earn another walk-off win over Rangers

    The Sports Xchange "TORONTO -- Like some of his teammates, Russell Martin was struggling that the plate this season. He took a .141 batting average into the game Wednesday. That did not matter when he came to the plate in the ninth inning with one out and the bases loaded. The Blue Jays catcher..." May 04

  • More PED busts coming from Major League Baseball

    ESPN "Major League Baseball is expected to announce in the next few days that another player has tested positive for the steroid Turinabol, a drug that was commonly used by East German athletes in the 1970s. The positive test is one of a handful being processed, two sources familiar with the cases told..." May 04

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    MLBRosterMoves @MLBRosterMoves

    .@Indians acquire catcher Chris Gimenez from @Rangers for cash; designate catcher Adam Moore for assignment. #MLBOnTheMove

  • Jays ride Smoak's first two homers to 10-inning win

    The Sports Xchange "TORONTO -- It took a while for Justin Smoak to hit his first home run of the season. His timing could not have been better, as the Toronto Blue Jays first baseman led off the bottom of the ninth inning Tuesday night against Texas Rangers closer Shawn Tolleson with a shot to left field that..." May 03

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    MLBRosterMoves @MLBRosterMoves

    .@Rangers acquire catcher Bobby Wilson from @Tigers for LHP Chad Bell; designate catcher Chris Gimenez for assignment. #MLBOnTheMove

  • Cuba says defectors still will not be allowed to play in 2017 WBC

    ESPN "Cuba decided to maintain its ban on baseball players who defected the country and will not allow them to represent Cuba in the 2017 World Baseball Classic. Despite some encouraging sounds and the recent reopening of borders with the United States, Cuba is not yet ready to forgive those who left..." May 03

  • Four MLB stars that must be traded in 2016

    Sportsnaut "While the MLB trade deadline is still months away, it’s never too early to start thinking about guys that should be dealt. And this year, there are a few stars in need of relocation. Usually, veteran players on bad teams best fit this description. Even though the season is still very early, we..." May 03

  • Dyson retires Bautista as Rangers nip Jays

    The Sports Xchange "TORONTO -- Jose Bautista did not break open the game this time against Sam Dyson. In the first meeting between the Texas Rangers and the Toronto Blue Jays since the fifth and deciding game of the American League Division Series last October, Bautista faced Dyson with two runners on and no..." May 02

  • Angels' bullpens holds in win vs. Rangers

    The Sports Xchange "ARLINGTON, Texas -- A game that featured a pair of aces starting on the mound shouldn't result in a combined 15 runs and 28 hits. Yet long after the aces departed Sunday, it was the Los Angeles Angels' bullpen that made the difference in a 9-6 win over the Texas Rangers. The Angels..." May 01

  • Rangers defeat Angels to finish off strong month

    The Sports Xchange "ARLINGTON, Texas -- April is no longer the cruelest month for the Texas Rangers. After a 7-2 win over the Los Angeles Angels on Saturday, the Rangers finished April with a 14-10 record and in first place in the American League West. A year ago, the Rangers limped out of April with a 7-14..." May 01

  • Rangers' Lewis posts rare home win over Angels

    The Sports Xchange "ARLINGTON, Texas -- Pitching against the Los Angeles Angels in Globe Life Park is usually a bad combination for Texas Rangers starter Colby Lewis. On Friday night, Lewis ignored history and made the most of an 80-pitch performance in the Rangers' 4-2 win. Lewis (2-0) normally gets..." April 30

  • MLB players could push for harsher PED suspensions

    SB Nation "The Major League Baseball players who do not use performance-enhancing drugs are not pleased with the ones who do. With Chris Colabello and Dee Gordon both suspended this month, there is a sudden call for harsher penalties for failed PED tests coming from players. Some, like Justin Verlander, have..." April 30

  • The MLBPA continues to shoot itself in the foot regarding PEDs

    Hardball Talk "Most players are adamantly anti-PEDs now. Unlike their complicit or passive predecessors, today’s players don’t, for the most part, accept PEDs as just part of the game. They’re competitors and they see PED use as their competition cheating. They consider these guys to be taking money and service..." April 29

  • Perez pitches Rangers past Yankees

    The Sports Xchange "ARLINGTON, Texas -- At three runs per game, Texas left-hander Martin Perez has received the lowest run support in the Rangers rotation. But three was enough on Wednesday. Shortstop Elvis Andrus' two-out triple in the sixth scored second baseman Rougned Odor with the go-ahead run in..." April 28

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    Jeff Wilson @JeffWilson_FWST

    Yu Darvish to throw two innings or 30 pitches Sunday at Frisco to start rehab assignment. #Rangers

  • Rangers bats come alive in rout of Yankees

    The Sports Xchange "ARLINGTON, Texas -- Despite a four-game losing streak that saw the Texas Rangers struggle to score, alarms didn't go off in the clubhouse. Their manager reminded everyone before the game that it was only a matter of time before an offensive turnaround. The New York Yankees were on the..." April 26

  • Hamels tosses bullpen session, could return Saturday for Rangers

    Fort Worth Star-Telegram "Left-hander Cole Hamels might have been scratched from his Monday start, but the Texas Rangers’ ace was hardly inactive before the series opener against the New York Yankees. Hamels threw a short 26-pitch bullpen session without any apparent issues with his sore left groin and tentatively is..." April 26

  • Strong outing from Eovaldi helps Yankees defeat Rangers

    The Sports Xchange "ARLINGTON, Texas -- In front of his parents and not far from his hometown, New York Yankees starter Nathan Eovaldi flirted with history Monday night. Eovaldi took a no-hitter into the seventh and shut down the Texas Rangers in the Yankees' 3-1 win Monday night at Globe Life Park...." April 26

  • David Murphy retires at age 34

    Sports Day "David Murphy, a stalwart for seven seasons with the Texas Rangers, retired from baseball on Monday at age 34. Murphy had been playing with Rochester, N.Y., Minnesota's affiliate in the Triple-A International League. The Twins had no playing time for Murphy after the demotion of young..." April 26

  • Gallardo could miss 4 weeks with shoulder ailment

    The Score "Baltimore Orioles right-hander Yovani Gallardo could miss approximately four weeks due to his ailing right shoulder, according to the Baltimore Sun's Eduardo A. Encina. Gallardo was placed on the 15-day disabled list Saturday with right shoulder biceps tendinitis. He reportedly received a..." April 25

  • Latos pitches White Sox past Rangers

    The Sports Xchange "CHICAGO -- After a forgettable 2015 season, Mat Latos is making quite a comeback. The right­hander has won his first four starts, equaling his victory total of last season. He allowed a run in six innings as the Chicago White Sox beat the Texas Rangers 4­1 on Sunday. "I've been..." April 24

  • Hamels to miss start Monday with groin soreness

    The Score "Texas Rangers left-hander Cole Hamels has been scratched from Monday's start against the New York Yankees due to left groin soreness, general manager Jon Daniels confirmed ahead of Sunday's series finale with the Chicago White Sox. The Rangers have yet to announce who will start in lieu of..." April 24

  • Orioles place RHP Yovani Gallardo on DL with shoulder tendinitis

    Baltimore Sun "The Orioles placed right-hander Yovani Gallardo on the 15-day disabled list with what the club described as right biceps tendinitis Saturday. The team will have a better idea of the extent of his injury after he undergoes an MRI on his ailing right shoulder Sunday morning. Gallardo left..." April 24

  • Triple play helps White Sox defeat Rangers

    The Sports Xchange "CHICAGO -- More than an hour after taking part in his first big league triple play, Chicago White Sox right fielder Adam Eaton could not stop smiling. "Besides marrying my wife and the birth of my kid, to be honest with you, that's high up there," Eaton said. "It was unbelievable. I've never..." April 23

  • Orioles place Yovani Gallardo on 15-day disabled list

    Baltimore Sun "The Orioles have placed right-hander Yovani Gallardo on the 15-day disabled list with right shoulder bicep tendinitis. Gallardo left Friday’s 4-2 loss to the Kansas City Royals after just two innings. He said after the game that he felt discomfort in his throwing shoulder during his pregame..." April 23

  • Yu Darvish's 1st rehab start pushed back; unhappy with some pitches

    ESPN "One day after Yu Darvish threw his latest bullpen session, looking ahead to returning to the mound with a rehab start April 26, the Texas Rangers announced his first rehab start will be pushed back another five days to May 1. After Thursday's outing, Darvish expressed dissatisfaction with the..." April 23

  • Yovani Gallardo experienced shoulder discomfort, heading to Baltimore for tests

    Camden Chat "Anyone who's spent any time watching Yovani Gallardo pitching so far this season has probably gotten the inkling that something just isn't right. Now there's even more reason to believe it, because Gallardo pitched only two innings before being lifted from the game. After the loss, Orioles..." April 23

  • Rangers complete sweep of rival Astros

    The Sports Xchange "ARLINGTON, Texas -- The Texas Rangers aren't putting too much stock in early-season matchups against the rival Houston Astros. They just want to keep winning. They did just that Thursday as they completed a three-game sweep of Houston and reigning Cy Young winner Dallas Keuchel 7-4 at..." April 22

  • Keone Kela could miss 3 months if surgery needed for bone spur

    Sports Day "The Rangers will be without right-hander Keone Kela for at least three months due to a bone spur behind his right elbow. The Rangers announced Thursday evening that Kela will undergo surgery Friday to remove the spur, which has apparently been an issue since last September. Rangers general..." April 22

  • Hamels, Rangers top Astros

    The Sports Xchange "ARLINGTON, Texas -- Cole Hamels sure seems to love his new playground. The Texas lefty improved to a perfect 7-0 at Globe Life Park after the Rangers' 2-1 win Wednesday night over the Houston Astros. Texas (9-6) has taken the first two of the three-game series against its instate..." April 21

  • Rob Manfred says MLB expansion coming 'in the longer term'

    Sporting News "While acknowledging that having 32 teams in Major League Baseball would make scheduling easier than the current 30-team setup in which daily interleague play is required, commissioner Rob Manfred is being careful not to get anyone’s hopes up too high that a new team soon will be coming to their..." April 21

  • Rangers ride 12-hit attack to win over Astros

    The Sports Xchange "ARLINGTON, Texas -- It wasn't the prettiest of pitching performances for the Rangers as they began the Silver Boot Series against the Houston Astros, but the bottom line is, Texas got the win. Starter Derek Holland lasted just five innings, setup man Keone Kela allowed two homers and closer..." April 20

  • Ian Desmond’s rapid fall to worst MLB player and eight other early-season shockers

    Washington Post "Ah, mid-April, that special time of year when enough games have been played that we think we can identify some trends, but we’re still so early in the season that the small sample size police will still be out in full force when those trends are put forth. Still, enough baseball is past that we..." April 20

  • Rangers' Josh Hamilton: Hopes to begin rehab at Double-A by April 30th

    CBS Sports "Hamilton (knee) hopes to begin his rehab assignment with Double-A Frisco by April 30th, TR Sullivan of MLB.com reports. Hamilton is currently in extended spring training and will remain there likely until he can play five innings in the field. " April 19

  • MLB remains unbalanced as female umpires strike out

    The Sports Quotient "In 2015, the NFL introduced its first female referee into the league and joined the NBA as the only two major professional sports with women officiating regular-season games. Although female participation in all levels of professional sports has increased since the passing of Title IX almost 40..." April 19

  • Trades MLB Teams Should Already Be Thinking About for 2016

    Bleacher Report "Though they're rare, trades in the first few weeks of an MLB season do occasionally take place. We need only look back to last season for evidence, as Atlanta traded All-Star closer Craig Kimbrel to San Diego just a few games after Opening Day. So it's never too early to start looking at..." April 19

  • Rangers grind out win over powerful O's

    The Sports Xchange "ARLINGTON, Texas -- The Texas Rangers continue to find ways to win without hitting the home run. Saturday night Baltimore added to its American League-leading total with three homers against the Rangers, but Texas was able to put together a six-run seventh inning without a homer to rally..." April 17

  • Which manager is the likeliest to get fired?

    MLB Daily Dish "As the season gets underway, an inevitable outcome is that various teams don't meet their expectations. That can mean a number of different things such as a subpar record, or young players failing to take the next step. Regardless of what the exact reason is, failing to meet predetermined goals..." April 16

  • Rangers commit to Adrian Beltre for two more seasons, $36M, according to reports

    Sporting News "Adrian Beltre is extending his stay in Texas. Beltre and the Rangers have agreed to a two-year, $36 million pact, according to multiple reports. MLB Network's Jon Heyman reported Beltre, a Scott Boras client, will receive $18 million in both 2017 and 2018. No official announcement has..." April 16

  • Rangers ride five-run rally to win over Orioles

    The Sports Xchange "ARLINGTON, Texas -- The Texas Rangers patiently awaited their opportunity to get to Baltimore ace Chris Tillman on Thursday night. That persistence was rewarded. The Rangers scored five times off Tillman in the sixth inning to rally past Baltimore 6-3 at Globe Life Park. Texas moved..." April 15

  • Rehabilitating Yu Darvish offered $1,000 to minor leaguers if they could take him deep

    Fox Sports "As he continues to work his way back from Tommy John surgery in his right elbow in March of last year, Texas Rangers ace Yu Darvish decided to have a little fun during a pitching session on Thursday against a couple minor-leaguers. ''I told the hitters, if you hit a home run, I'll give you..." April 15

  • How do these MLB finales rank vs. Kobe's last game?

    The Score "On Wednesday night, after spending the preceding six months negotiating his own mortality on an exhausting farewell tour, Kobe Bryant - the ferocious, indelible five-time NBA champion - gave everyone one more evening of the Black Mamba, dropping 60 points before an incredulous crowd at Staples..." April 14

  • Mariners win on Lee's 10th-inning homer

    The Sports Xchange "SEATTLE -- Dae-Ho Lee does not speak English, but applause is an international language that Lee clearly understood as he circled the bases with a smile on his face after clubbing a pinch-hit, walk-off home run Wednesday afternoon at Safeco Field. Lee, a 33-year-old major-league rookie out..." April 13

  • Baseball's 100 Miles Per Hour Club

    Men's Journal "It's one of those brilliant Florida mornings that baseball fans jones for during the last days of February's brutal slog. And what better fix for seasonal affective disorder than a dose of pure heat being doled out daily at the New York Yankees training complex in Tampa? Three of the game's most..." April 13

  • Nicholas shines in debut, helps Rangers top M's

    The Sports Xchange "SEATTLE -- For the second day in a row, a Texas Rangers rookie had a memorable major league debut Monday. Catcher Brett Nicholas contributed a pair of hits and helped veteran right-hander Colby Lewis quiet the Seattle bats in Texas' 7-3 win over the Mariners. Nicholas, who was playing..." April 12

  • Baseball's slide rule isn't changing anytime soon, and players need to accept it

    Yahoo! Sports "Baseball's new sliding rules are not changing. Deep down, players know this. Already, teams have been told this. And though no one in the commissioner's office or the union's headquarters cares to publicly acknowledge it, sources told Yahoo Sports all parties are in agreement: None of the three..." April 12

  • MLB's New 'Utley Rule' Proving to Be Mistake in Need of Quick Fix

    Bleacher Report "Today, we're going to talk about takeout slides, the so-called Utley Rule and why it needs fixing posthaste. You've got opinions. We've got opinions. Everyone's got opinions. First, though, a fact: Major League Baseball had to do something. After the Pittsburgh Pirates' Jung Ho Kang went..." April 11

  • Weaver pitches Angels to win over Rangers

    The Sports Xchange "ANAHEIM, Calif. -- Right-hander Jered Weaver repelled two years of various physical problems to surpass a Hall of Famer in the Los Angeles Angels' all-time records. Weaver won his first start of the season as the Angels defeated the Texas Rangers 3-1 on Sunday in front of 35,097 at Angel..." April 10