Lone Star Ball "Celebrating a split in Miami Rangers 5, Marlins 4 The Rangers split their 2 game set in Miami. Yay? The Rangers actually have more wins on the road now than at home -- they are 26-39 on the road, 23-38 at home. Good job, Nick Martinez. Nick picked up his third win of the season with..." August 21
neal cotts was claimed on revocable waivers. not a surprise. useful lefty could have helped a half-dozen playoff teams.
Miami Herald "Giancarlo Stanton started his day at Marlins Park by getting doused by a fan with ice water to raise money for charity. He ended it Tuesday night by receiving a celebratory shower from his teammates. Stanton’s two-out line drive single to right field in the bottom of the 10th inning off..." August 20
Fort Worth Star-Telegram "The Texas Rangers have listed TBA as their starting pitcher for Sunday against Kansas City, though right-hander Miles Mikolas is the front-runner to get the start on normal rest. They will also need a starter at some point during the three-game series at Seattle next week, Tuesday if Mikolas..." August 20
Dallas Morning News "Apparently, RHP Yu Darvish won’t miss just the minimum two weeks required by his recent placement on the DL with elbow inflammation. Darvish, who did not travel with the club to Miami, has not thrown in the week since he complained of the elbow soreness and manager Ron Washington on Tuesday..." August 20
Dallas Morning News "Left-hander Derek Holland, recovering from off-season micro-fracture surgery on the left knee, pitched into the sixth inning of an injury-rehabilitation start with Triple-A Round Rock against Tacoma of the Seattle organization on Tuesday night. Ron Washington might order no full swings from..." August 20
Hardball Talk "Carlos Pena accepted a demotion to Triple-A after being designated for assignment by the Rangers last month, but now Texas has released the veteran first baseman. Pena played pretty well at Triple-A, batting .297 with four homers and an .850 OPS in 20 games, but he hit just .136 in 18 games for..." August 18
Rangers Engel Beltre exited his rehab game in Arizona League last night with soreness in leg.
Los Angeles Times "KEY MOMENT: The Rangers trimmed a 5-2 deficit to 5-4 in the seventh inning when Robinson Chirinos doubled off Mike Morin, Shin-Soo Choo was hit by a pitch, Elvis Andrus singled off Jason Grilli to load the bases, and Alex Rios lined a two-run single to center. But Grilli got cleanup batter Adrian..." August 17
Hardball Talk "Rangers manager Ron Washington expects starter Yu Darvish to rejoin the Rangers’ rotation when he’s first eligible on August 25, Evan Grant of the Dallas Morning News reports. Darvish went on the disabled list on Thursday retroactive to August 11 with inflammation in his right elbow. There was..." August 16
Los Angeles Times "KEY MOMENT: The Rangers trimmed a 5-1 deficit to 5-4 in the eighth inning on singles by Shin-Soo Choo, Elvis Andrus, Mike Carp (RBI) and Adrian Beltre (RBI), then an RBI fielder's-choice grounder by Alex Rios, who took second on an error by Howie Kendrick. But after Leonys Martin was walked..." August 16
Hardball Talk "Rangers executive vice president of communications John Blake tweets that the club has traded pitcher Justin Germano to the Dodgers for “future considerations”. Germano will report to Triple-A Albuquerque. Germano, 32, made two relief appearances in the majors for the Rangers this season,..." August 16
ESPN.com "Texas Rangers ace Yu Darvish has mild inflammation in his right elbow, an MRI revealed, and there is no timetable for his return despite his place on the 15-day disabled list. Rangers team doctor Keith Meister told Darvish his injury wasn't a long-term problem and once the symptoms subside he..." August 15
Tampa Tribune "The Rays flew home early this morning from the heart of Texas still hopeful of chasing someone down for a postseason spot, thanks to a winning road trip that took them cross country and through three time zones. Thursday’s 6-3 win against the Rangers at Globe Life Park was the Rays’ sixth of..." August 15
D-Rays Bay "If last night was another in a long season of frustrating, tough losses then tonight was the exact opposite. There's virtually nothing negative to say about the way the Rays performed tonight. Every starter either knocked in and/or scored a run. Chris Archer was dominant, and Brandon Gomes..." August 14
MLB.com "Pitcher Yu Darvish has mild inflammation in right elbow. The Rangers don’t think it is a long-term concern. He will resume throwing with the discomfort subsides. He said he could pitch if he had to but does not want to risk his future." August 14
Dallas Morning News "At the All-Star Game, Yu Darvish delivered a dissertation on preventing the epidemic of arm injuries around the majors. He lobbied for a six-man rotation, just like he was used to in Japan. “I think that’s the way to go,” he said during a session with only Japanese media when the subject..." August 14
MLB Daily Dish "While not as strong as year's past, this winter's free agent class is shaking up to be particularly deep. With the July 31st non-waiver trade deadline now past us, barring an unlikely late-August blockbuster, it seems that all the major in-season transactions are now passed us. With less than..." August 14
Hardball Talk "J.P. Arencibia has proven to be not much of a hitter with a career .208 batting average and .662 OPS, but last night the 28-year-old catcher/first baseman made his pitching debut for the Rangers and looked pretty decent." August 14
#Rangers have placed RHP Yu Darvish on the 15-day disabled list with right elbow inflammation.
Dallas Morning News "s usual, the sixth inning of a start was a disaster for Nick Tepesch. What was different: This time he didn’t let it sink him. And as a result, the Rangers ended up with a spirit-lifting 14-inning walkoff 3-2 win on Adam Rosales’ four-pitch walk. It ended a streak of four consecutive..." August 13
SB Nation "Some MLB teams will likely be headed to Amsterdam for meaningful games as early as 2015. Outgoing Major League Baseball commissioner Bud Selig hopes to announce plans for regular season games in Europe before he leaves office, according to multiple reports. The league has its eye on London..." August 13
Jon Daniels just told us that we'll see Joey Gallo next year not this September #FrontOffice Sirius 209 XM 89
Houston Chronicle "Practically everybody smothered the Astros last year as they finished with the worst record in baseball for the third consecutive year. Yu Darvish and the Rangers, however, took the biggest bites to push their Lone Star Series rivals to a franchise record 111 losses in 2013. On Saturday night,..." August 10
Hearing C Chris Gimenez has cleared waivers, so now he is free to sign with any team. #Rays expected to be among those interested.
Houston Chronicle "Although he was born in San Diego, Robbie Grossman was brought to Houston early enough to buy into the rivalry against Dallas. The Cy-Fair graduate has spent most of his life here, and he shares the Bayou City’s dislike for that other major Texas city up north. Grossman doesn’t hide his disdain..." August 09
ESPN.com "Texas Rangers outfielder Alex Rios has cleared waivers, paving the way for him to possibly be traded, a source told ESPNDallas.com on Thursday. The Rangers have a team option on Rios for next season and general manager Jon Daniels has said that he's open to picking it up. However, Daniels has..." August 08
Dallas Morning News "Colby Lewis didn’t throw a single pitch Wednesday afternoon at U.S. Cellular Field, and the veteran right-hander won’t pitch again until Monday in Arlington. Nick Tepesch was the Texas Rangers’ starting pitcher for the first time in 11 days. Tepesch is one of the Rangers’ young starters who..." August 07
ESPN.com "Major League Baseball officials have contacted the DEA and U.S. Attorney's office in Southern Florida in an effort to unmask the names of any players who might have violated the league's drug policy, sources told ESPN's "Outside the Lines." Federal officials are discussing how to honor the..." August 07
Dallas Morning News "The arms: RHP Colby Lewis’ shutout was the fourth individual shutout by a Ranger this season and the team’s 15 overall shutout. … Lewis’ last complete game came on June 12, 2012. It was his second shutout. The other also came against the White Sox on May 16, 2011. The bats: J.P. Arencibia had..." August 06
CBSSports.com "Rangers executive A.J. Preller has accepted a five-year deal to become general manager of the Padres, sources said. The parties are still finalizing things, but there is an agreement. Preller got the nod over Yankees assistant GM Billy Eppler. Preller's specialty is international scouting,..." August 06
USA Today "If I'm a former client of Tony Bosch's, I'm petrified. If I'm close friend of Alex Rodriguez, or, ahem, a business associate, I'm scared. If I'm Sam and Seth Levinson, who run the ACES agency, I'm worried. If I'm Major League Baseball, ooh, boy, I'm all ears. Biogenesis founder Tony..." August 06
Source: #Rangers’ Rios placed on revocable trade waivers today.
Two law enforcement sources tell me investigation revealed previously unnamed MLB players. Names will be revealed. Expect more suspensions.
Cleveland Plain Dealer "The Indians played the Texas Rangers in the finale of a three-game series Sunday. Here is a capsule look from The Plain Dealer reporter Dennis Manoloff: Game: 111. Opponent: Rangers. Location: Progressive Field, Cleveland. Time of day: Afternoon. Time elapsed: 3 hours, 58..." August 04
MLB.com "Shin-Soo Choo started at designated hitter for the second straight game on Sunday. It was also the eighth time he has started at the position in 15 games since the All-Star break. That's probably the way it will be the rest of the season as Choo deals with his sprained left ankle and the..." August 03
Cleveland Plain Dealer "On the day Jim Thome's statue was unveiled at Progressive Field, there were no booming home runs in honor of the Indians' all-time home run leader, but there was a victory. The Indians scored a pair of two-out runs in the sixth inning to beat Texas, 2-0, behind a combined five-hitter by T.J...." August 03
Cleveland Plain Dealer "The Indians desperately need some semblance of support for Corey Kluber in their rotation. Danny Salazar has been up to the task in his past three starts. Salazar allowed one unearned run in six innings as the Indians hammered the Texas Rangers, 12-2, Friday night at Progressive Field. Paid..." August 02
CBSSports.com "The Royals, Giants and Mariners, and to a lesser degree the Reds and Indians, are in on Ranger outfielder Alex Rios, one of the better hitters on the market. The Yankees do not seem to be heavily involved at this point." July 31
New York Daily News "Tuesday night was all lined up to be one of the Yankees’ best wins of the season. By the ninth inning, it looked like it might be their worst loss. The Bombers exploded for seven runs in the sixth inning, then survived a bullpen meltdown for a nail-biting 12-11 win over the Rangers. “It was..." July 30
Talks for Rios could go to end. Several of interested clubs - CLE, CIN, KC, SF - fading of late. #Rangers willing to include cash in deal.
Hardball Talk "Quality, quality quote from Yu Darvish after last night’s win over the Yankees. A win which was only blemished by two Brett Gardner home runs. Darvish: “I just blame the parents of Brett Gardner. I just blame them for creating a great hitter.”" July 29
Sources: Teams calling #Rangers on Beltre, but team has not engaged. TEX considers Beltre and Darvish virtually untouchable.
Dallas Morning News "Left-hander Derek Holland, who has been out since undergoing microfracture surgery on the left knee in January, is on the verge of beginning a 30-day minor-league injury-rehabilitation assignment. Holland rejoined the Texas Rangers on Saturday and is scheduled to throw a bullpen session on..." July 27
CSN Bay Area "For five innings Saturday, the A’s couldn’t generate anything offensively. By the sixth inning, their biggest challenge was organizing the dugout Home Run Tunnel fast enough for all those who needed it. A quiet night at the plate turned into a long-ball party for Oakland in a 5-1 victory..." July 27