Rangers Rumors & News

  • Braves send Jeff Francoeur to Marlins in a three-way trade also involving the Rangers

    Hardball Talk "MLB.com’s Joe Frisaro hears Marlins minor league catcher Matt Foley is also involved in the deal, though it’s not yet known to which team he’ll go. It’s also unknown if Foley does or does not live in a van down by the river. Ken Rosenthal of FOX Sports reports that the Braves are sending..." August 25

  • Darvish homers in Rangers' victory

    The Sports Xchange "CINCINNATI -- Yu Darvish is confident in his swing. On Wednesday night in a National League ballpark, he got a chance to show what he can do. Darvish hit his first career home run while earning a no-decision and Adrian Beltre drove in the eventual winning run with a double in the..." August 24

  • Cole Hamels and the future standards for Hall of Fame pitchers

    ESPN "Is Cole Hamels the best pitcher of his generation? The easy answer is no, considering Hamels reached the majors in 2006 and Clayton Kershaw reached the majors in 2008, making them contemporaries and close enough in age -- Hamels is four years older -- to be of the same generation. It does..." August 24

  • Twenty MLB teams to attend Tim Tebow's workout on Aug. 30

    ESPN "Tim Tebow is scheduled to hold a workout for Major League Baseball teams on Aug. 30 in Los Angeles, a source told ESPN's Jerry Crasnick. More than 20 MLB teams are confirmed to attend the workout, a source told ESPN's Adam Schefter. For almost the past year, Tebow has been training in..." August 24

  • Votto's offense, Hamilton's defense push Reds past Rangers

    The Sports Xchange "CINCINNATI -- A handful of Billy Hamilton's finest defensive plays have been to the benefit of right-hander Dan Straily. Following his latest gem on Straily's behalf, Hamilton said he is expecting, at minimum, a restaurant gift card. But, Straily believes Hamilton's just reward is coming...." August 23

  • Rangers release Josh Hamilton to leave open possibility of re-signing him

    Dallas Morning News "The Rangers requested release waivers on Josh Hamilton Tuesday in a move that is designed to give him the chance to begin 2017 with the club. By releasing him before September 1, the Rangers can re-sign him to a minor league contract and have him in the majors before May 15 of next season. If..." August 23

  • MLB postseason schedule announced

    MLB.com "Major League Baseball announced its 2016 postseason schedule on Tuesday, opening with the American League Wild Card Game presented by Budweiser on TBS on Tuesday, Oct. 4, and followed by the National League equivalent on ESPN one night later. The 112th World Series on FOX will begin on Tuesday,..." August 23

  • Tim Tebow to hold workout for MLB teams Aug. 30

    SI "Former NFL quarterback Tim Tebow will hold a workout for prospective Major League Baseball teams on Aug. 30 in Los Angeles, reports ESPN.com's Jerry Crasnick. Tebow, who last played baseball in high school in 2005, announced earlier this month that he was planning on pursuing a professional..." August 23

  • Forsythe homers in return as Rays beat Rangers

    The Sports Xchange "ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. -- Logan Forsythe was happy to get back in the starting lineup after missing the past four games, and the Tampa Bay Rays were happy to get his bat back. Forsythe hit a three-run homer to cap a five-run fourth inning for the Rays in their 8-4 win against the Texas..." August 21

  • Rangers' Carlos Gomez: To serve as everyday left fielder

    CBS Sports "Gomez, who signed with the Rangers on Saturday, will be their everyday left fielder according to manager Jeff Bainster, Jeff Wilson of the Fort Worth Star-Telegram reports." August 21

  • Longoria, Rays snapped Rangers' 4-game win streak

    The Sports Xchange "ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. -- Jake Odorizzi continues to be one of the best pitchers in the majors since the All-Star break and he got a big boost from the Tampa Bay Rays' offense. Odorizzi (8-5) won his fifth consecutive decision since the break while Evan Longoria went 2-for-3 with a home run..." August 20

  • Rangers nearing deal with Carlos Gomez

    Today's Knuckleball "While one American League West hopeful has shown it has no use for outfielder Carlos Gomez, another may be taking a hard look at the now-free agent center fielder. The first-place Texas Rangers are taking a hard look at the 30-year-old former Astro. Though the Rangers currently lead the..." August 20

  • Hamels, Beltre pave way for Rangers' 6-2 win

    The Sports Xchange "ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. -- Rangers starter Cole Hamels had hit a rare rough patch with two losses in his last three starts, despite giving up seven runs total in those three games. There was no doubt he was back in form Friday night, as Hamels took a no-hitter into the sixth and a shutout into..." August 19

  • Rob Manfred wants a pitch clock in MLB in 2017

    The Comeback "In an effort to find ways to speed up the game of baseball, Commissioner Rob Manfred has openly discussed the possibility of adding a pitch clock to Major League Baseball. Manfred is no stranger to discussing innovative ways to improve the game he now sees over. Manfred has brought on the idea..." August 18

  • Carlos Beltran says in Texas, as opposed to New York, it’s “more about baseball”

    Hardball Talk "Carlos Beltran was traded from the Yankees to the Rangers recently. He was asked what the biggest difference was between playing for the Rangers and playing for the Yankees. His answer was about the media environment surrounding each team: "Playing in Texas … it’s relaxing, man. Being here, for..." August 18

  • Rangers score winning run on hit batter

    The Sports Xchange "ARLINGTON, Texas -- The Texas Rangers needed a little help on offense and the Oakland pitching staff provided it Tuesday night. Three walks set the stage for a Texas rally in the 10th inning and a bases-loaded hit by pitch ended the game as the Rangers rallied for three runs in the 10th to..." August 17

  • The honeymoon phase is over for the new-school general managers

    MLB Daily Dish "Every year at certain points of the season, Mike Bates runs a GM confidence poll in which fans of every major league team are asked—in very simple terms—how confident they are in their favorite team’s front office. The 2016 midseason results just went up, and finding trends has become the new..." August 17

  • Rob Manfred: Baseball is changing quicker than ever

    ESPN "Baseball is the greatest game in the world. If you need proof, look no further than the fact that baseball, like no other sport, has an amazing capacity to spark genuine and even heated debate. Baseball fans and media like nothing more than to talk about what is good and bad about the game. The..." August 17

  • Beltre, Rangers slam A's

    The Sports Xchange "ARLINGTON, Texas -- Adrian Beltre gave the Texas Rangers offense the boost it needed Monday night. Beltre's fifth-inning grand slam turned around a game for a Texas team that was coming off consecutive shutout losses as they rallied for a 5-2 victory over Oakland. Texas, which came..." August 16

  • Tigers halt five-game skid behind Boyd

    The Sports Xchange "ARLINGTON, Texas -- Detroit Tigers starter Matt Boyd faced quite a challenge Saturday night. Not only was he pitching opposite a Cy Young candidate, but he had to deal with the potent Texas Rangers' offense. Boyd bested both. The left-hander outdueled Cole Hamels and the Tigers snapped..." August 14

  • Rangers ready to end rough stretch of weather, time zones

    Fort Worth Star-Telegram "The Texas Rangers were supposed to be past the rough part of their schedule. The weather and a couple of day games after night games the past week have made them long for those relaxing days playing 29 of 39 games on the road. OK, not exactly, but the Rangers have been put through a scheduling..." August 14

  • Fulmer tosses first shutout as Tigers rout Rangers

    The Sports Xchange "ARLINGTON, Texas -- Detroit Tigers rookie Michael Fulmer came into the dugout after the eighth inning and didn't alter his routine with a possible complete-game shutout on the table. Perhaps more importantly, Tigers manager Brad Ausmus didn't think twice about sending Fulmer back out..." August 14

  • Lucroy's two HRs power Rangers' 8-5 win

    The Sports Xchange "ARLINGTON, Texas -- Jonathan Lucroy sure feels at home in his new one. Lucroy drilled two home runs, Yu Darvish won his first game since June 3 and the Texas Rangers outslugged the Detroit Tigers 8-5 on Friday night at Globe Life Park. "Just go out and play hard," Lucroy said after his..." August 13

  • Adjustment to big leagues was quick for Rangers relief pitcher

    Fort Worth Star-Telegram "Few have been tougher to score against in the majors of late than Rangers reliever Tony Barnette. Opponents haven’t scored on Barnette in his past 17 1/3 innings. Only the Orioles’ Zach Britton can match Barnette’s current run. Barnette’s ERA has dropped to 1.93 since June 19. He’s allowed..." August 12

  • Rangers come back to beat Rockies

    The Sports Xchange "ARLINGTON, Texas -- The Texas Rangers figured out a way to win again in their last at-bat on Wednesday, this time by making the Colorado Rockies choose between two equally undesirable options. Pitch to Carlos Beltran or Adrian Beltre with the tying run on third base and winning run on second..." August 11

  • Gonzalez, Rockies outslug Rangers

    The Sports Xchange "ARLINGTON, Texas -- The Colorado Rockies' finale with the Texas Rangers turned out to be a four-hour mini-series featuring 29 hits and 402 pitches. And it came down to a guy the Rockies have sorely missed while in the midst of a four-game losing streak, including three to Texas. Carlos..." August 11

  • Fielder: 'I can't play Major League Baseball anymore'

    The Score "Prince Fielder, the Rangers' veteran slugger who's undergone two major neck surgeries in three years, officially announced his playing career is over during an emotional press conference Wednesday in Texas. "The doctors told me that with two spinal fusions, I can't play anymore," Fielder told..." August 10

  • Banister devastated as Fielder's career faces abrupt end

    The Score "Having spent the first two years of his managerial career penciling Prince Fielder's name into the lineup virtually every day until his neck gave out, Texas Rangers manager Jeff Banister said it's "devastating" to lose the six-time All-Star. On Wednesday, not two weeks after Fielder underwent..." August 10

  • Prince Fielder’s health fails him in MLB career full of personality and power

    SI "In baseball, success comes in all shapes and sizes, and for the better part of a decade, Prince Fielder—listed at 5' 11", 275 pounds—ranked not only among the game’s top sluggers, but also as its most durable player. Since being traded to the Texas Rangers in November 2013, however, his body began..." August 10

  • Prince Fielder to retire after second neck injury in 27 months

    Sports Day "Prince Fielder's latest neck injury is forcing him to give up baseball. SportsDay's Evan Grant confirmed Tuesday that Fielder is retiring. Fielder had his second neck surgery in 27 months last month. Fielder required a cervical fusion to repair a herniated disk. Fielder had the..." August 10

  • Rangers rally in ninth to defeat Rockies

    The Sports Xchange "DENVER -- Rougned Odor and Jurickson Profar spoke in the Texas Rangers' dugout before the ninth inning began Monday about the possibility of a double steal if the opportunity arose. The duo accomplished the feat, and it helped the Rangers produce a three-run rally that resulted in a 4-3 win..." August 09

  • Carlos Beltran leaves game with "quad contusion"

    Lone Star Ball "Texas Rangers right fielder Carlos Beltran was lifted from tonight's game due to a "quad contusion," according to the Rangers. Beltran was replaced by Delino DeShields in the bottom of the seventh inning. " August 07

  • Rangers regroup after blowing lead for 11-inning win

    The Sports Xchange "HOUSTON -- With opportunities abounding at seemingly every turn, Ian Desmond and Rougned Odor picked an opportune time to cash in and supply the Texas Rangers one last thrust toward a decisive series win. Desmond and Odor produced RBI hits in the 11th inning and Texas rebounded from a..." August 07

  • Lucroy homers twice as Rangers edge Astros

    The Sports Xchange "HOUSTON -- It seemed inevitable that the investment the Rangers made at the non-waiver trading deadline would pay huge dividends at some point. That all three cashed in on Saturday night proved beneficial. New catcher Jonathan Lucroy belted two home runs to support a relief corps that..." August 06

  • Astros throttle Rangers 5-0 behind Keuchel's 3-hitter

    The Sports Xchange "HOUSTON -- Left-hander Dallas Keuchel earned the 2015 American League Cy Young Award in part because of his uncanny ability to deliver exceptional starts when the Astros sorely needed them. He reprised that role on Friday night, uplifting a slumping team against a division rival. Keuchel..." August 05

  • Jonathan Lucroy found out about Rangers trade from Twitter

    Larry Brown Sports "Jonathan Lucroy is just the latest player to find out about his trade through social media. Lucroy wrote about his trade deadline for ESPN, detailing his emotions, his reasons for rejecting a trade to Cleveland, and his reaction to being dealt to Texas. It turns out that Lucroy found out about..." August 05

  • Jonathan Lucroy talks vetoing Cleveland; says he was "traded to a winner"

    ABC News "When you're traded, you're never sure what to expect. I'd never been dealt before, so this was a new experience for me. After our game on Saturday, against the Pirates, I was called into an office. Something was going down. The general manager, David Stearns, told me I'd been traded. David said..." August 05

  • Lucroy homers as Rangers dump Orioles

    The Sports Xchange "BALTIMORE -- The Rangers got a little help from a lot of places Thursday night, as nine players posted hits and five pitchers combined to help Texas snap a two-game losing streak. Jonathan Lucroy hit a solo homer, and Ian Desmond added two RBIs as the Rangers earned a 5-3 victory over the..." August 04

  • Yu Darvish says he shook off Jonathan Lucroy on three home runs

    Larry Brown Sports "Jonathan Lucroy was perhaps the best acquisition to emerge from this year’s trade deadline, but he obviously still has some chemistry to build with his new Texas Rangers teammates. Rangers righty Yu Darvish worked with Lucroy for the first time on Tuesday night in a 5-1 loss to the Baltimore..." August 04

  • Orioles, Gausman outduel Rangers, Hamels

    The Sports Xchange "BALTIMORE -- Baltimore's Kevin Gausman has taken some hard-luck losses when the Orioles' hitters simply could not provide enough run support. Gausman, however, has never appeared frustrated and has focused on getting better with each outing. The strategy paid off as the former first-round..." August 03

  • Yu Darvish says he shook off Jonathan Lucroy on three home runs

    Larry Brown Sports "Jonathan Lucroy was perhaps the best acquisition to emerge from this year’s trade deadline, but he obviously still has some chemistry to build with his new Texas Rangers teammates. Rangers righty Yu Darvish worked with Lucroy for the first time on Tuesday night in a 5-1 loss to the Baltimore..." August 03

  • Orioles back Bundy with four homers

    The Sports Xchange "BALTIMORE -- Rookie Dylan Bundy certainly did not look like a pitcher making only his fourth major league start. Pedro Alvarez homered twice, and Adam Jones and Matt Wieters each added home run to support Bundy's seven scoreless, one-hit innings as the Baltimore Orioles posted a 5-1 victory..." August 02

  • Trades by Cubs, Nationals, Indians, Rangers show they're all in to end droughts

    SI "The minimum speed limit on the road to nirvana is 95 mph. Such is the lesson from trade deadline season, when the four teams and cities with the longest World Series droughts continued to spin off bits of their future to grab as much velocity as possible at the end of postseason games. The Cubs..." August 02

  • Aggressive Rangers biggest winners at MLB trade deadline

    USA Today "The Rangers did a Texas two-step. The Chicago White Sox decided to hang onto their valuables. The San Francisco Giants and Los Angeles Dodgers took their rivalry to the streets. And the Yankee Stadium World Series banners were lowered to half-mast. It was a topsy-turvy frantic non-waiver trade..." August 02

  • Jonathan Lucroy headed for the Texas Rangers

    Fox 6 Now "MLB on FOX reporter Ken Rosenthal says a source has indicated Milwaukee Brewers catcher Jonathan Lucroy is headed to the Texas Rangers." August 01

  • Brewers reportedly trade Jonathan Lucroy and Jeremy Jeffress to Rangers

    SB Nation "For the second time in three days, the Milwaukee Brewers have a reported agreement to trade All-Star catcher Jonathan Lucroy. This time it's with the Texas Rangers, according to Fox Sports' Ken Rosenthal. The deal reportedly does not include a contract extension. The Rangers are also getting..." August 01

  • Yankees trading Carlos Beltran to Rangers for prospect Dillon Tate

    SI "The Yankees will trade outfielder Carlos Beltran to the Rangers in exchange for a package headed by pitching prospect Dillon Tate, Yahoo! Sports’ Jeff Passan reports. Beltran, 39, is the latest Yankee to be traded as the deadline approaches, after general manager Brian Cashman dealt relievers..." August 01

  • Jim Johnson drawing interest from Texas Rangers

    Talking Chop "Jim Johnson is perhaps the quintessential picture of a player that should be involved in trade rumors, and we can add another team to the list of potential suitors for the veteran right-hander. First, the New York Mets were reportedly linked to a pursuit of Johnson. " August 01

  • Rangers, Dodgers, Red Sox in mysterious Chris Sale derby

    Today's Knuckleball "Going into the deadline, one of the great curiosities is whether the White Sox will really trade ace pitcher Chris Sale. Word is that the Rangers, Dodgers and Red Sox are three of the teams talking to the White Sox and three of the potential landing spots, maybe the main three potential landing..." August 01

  • Rangers, Mets Back In Mix For Jonathan Lucroy

    MLB Trade Rumors "Jonathan Lucroy stunned fans and many in the industry when he exercised his no-trade clause and vetoed a trade from the Brewers to the Indians. There are varying reports on the reasons behind Lucroy’s decision (which are examined in further detail here), but suffice it to say, talks between the..." July 31

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