Rangers Rumors & News

  • Rangers to get Matt Harrison back in rotation soon

    CBSSports.com "The big-league return of Rangers starting pitcher Matt Harrison is coming soon, even if a date hasn't yet been determined. Rangers general manager Jon Daniels was on MLB Network Radio Sunday morning and said that the club expects Harrison's next start to be at the major-league level (Jim..." April 20

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    Richard Durrett @espn_durrett

    #Rangers place Jim Adduci on DL with fractured left little finger. INF Luis Sardinas recalled from AA Frisco.

  • Rangers win fifth straight by beating White Sox

    Dallas Morning News "The arms: In the sixth, RHP Jason Frasor needed one pitch to escape a bases-loaded situation. He got Alexei Ramirez to ground into an inning-ending force on a fastball. … In the seventh, LHP Neal Cotts returned from a three-day break and retired the side in order. … In the eighth, manager Ron..." April 20

  • Both Rangers' Martins shine in 12-0 win vs White Sox

    Dallas Morning News "It is spring. Leonys Martin is blossoming. For the Rangers offense, which has stagnated for most of the first three weeks of the season, no development could be more important. Not even the continued growth of Martin Perez, who pitched a complete-game 12-0 win over the Chicago White Sox on..." April 19

  • Texas Rangers designate Andy Parrino for assignment

    Fansided "The second place (9-7) Texas Rangers made a couple roster moves today that features former first round draft pick Aaron Poreda. The Rangers purchased the contract of left-handed pitcher Aaron Poreda from Triple-A Round Rock. Poreda hasn’t made a Major League appearance since the 2009 season..." April 18

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    Jeff Wilson @JeffWilson_FWST

    Tanner Scheppers to DL with muscle inflammation in right elbow. Ligament is fine, says Jon Daniels. Nick Martinez likely to start Tuesday.

  • Tanner Scheppers moving into the rotation hasn’t worked for the Rangers

    Hardball Talk "Injuries forced the Rangers to make some last-minute adjustments to their rotation and they decided to give Tanner Scheppers the Opening Day start despite the fact that he’d never started a big-league game before. It went poorly, as have his other starts, and now Scheppers may not be long for..." April 18

  • Rangers comeback again in 8-6 victory over Mariners

    Fort Worth Star-Telegram "An early four-run lead disappeared as Tanner Scheppers struggled once again to avoid the big inning. But the Texas Rangers found their way for another comeback victory with timely hitting and their bullpen pitching a shutout the final 6 2/3 innings. Mitch Moreland had his first three-RBI game..." April 18

  • Late push gives Rangers fourth walk-off win

    Fort Worth Star-Telegram "After the 15-game mark of the 2014 season, it’s apparent that the Texas Rangers are challenged at the plate. Sure, there’s 90 percent of the season left to be played. Slumping hitters are going to get hot. Injured players are going to return. But a team that currently needs contributions..." April 17

  • Rangers shut out Mariners behind strong outing from Ross and pair of home runs

    Dallas Morning News "In response to a pair starts long on pitches and short on innings, Robbie Ross said Monday he would attack hitters with a vengeance in his next start. In response to the longest home run drought of his career, Prince Fielder said Tuesday afternoon that “one must be coming soon.” It’s nice to..." April 16

  • Mariners knock off Rangers, 7-1

    Seattle Times "The Mariners hope they jettisoned their offensive struggles somewhere on their flight south to Texas. In the hitter friendly confines of Globe Life Park, a place that’s cured many a slump, the Seattle’s bats came to life on a night when it shouldn’t have been good for hitting. With..." April 15

  • Rangers add Colby Lewis, DFA Daniel McCutchen

    Lone Star Ball "The Rangers have purchased the contract of Colby Lewis, and designated Daniel McCutchen for assignment Colby Lewis is officially back. Per John Blake on Twitter, the Texas Rangers have purchased the contract of Colby Lewis from AAA Round Rock, adding him to the 25 and 40 man rosters. " April 14

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    Anthony Andro @aandro

    Rangers add Hector Noesi to roster and put Adrian Beltre on DL.

  • Rangers win second 1-0 game of series against Astros

    Fort Worth Star-Telegram "A 1-0 game isn’t too common in baseball and hasn’t been over the years for the Texas Rangers, a franchise long known for its power hitters and home-park jet stream. That perception is beginning to change. Look no further than this past weekend series against the Houston Astros. The Rangers..." April 14

  • Colby Lewis to pitch for Rangers Monday

    Fansided "After not being on a major league mound for a year and a half, Colby Lewis is probably rather antsy to get back into a game. If the Astros at Rangers game is not rained out Sunday (it’s pretty rainy right now in D/FW, with the game in two hours), then Martin Perez will pitch that game and Colby..." April 13

  • Rangers ‘leaning towards’ placing Adrian Beltre on DL

    Fort Worth Star-Telegram "The strained left quad that has kept Adrian Beltre out of the lineup the past three games is likely going to land him on the disabled list. Texas Rangers general manager Jon Daniels said the team is leaning towards putting their star third baseman on the DL, going with a more cautious route..." April 13

  • Astros top Rangers in 10th inning

    Houston Chronicle "Maybe this is a penance for all the lousy games these two teams played last year. For a second straight night at Globe Life Park, the Astros and Rangers went to extra innings Saturday night. Jose Altuve’s deep fly to right brought home pinch-runner Marwin Gonzalez with the tie-breaking run in..." April 13

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    Jon Heyman @JonHeymanCBS

    #rangers gave cash to #mariners for hector noesi

  • Rangers finally muster clutch hit to beat Astros

    Dallas Morning News "It’s clear by now: When Yu Darvish starts, everybody gets extra anxious. Especially the Rangers offense. Darvish again flirted with a no-hitter against Houston. He again held an opponent scoreless and hitless with runners in scoring position. And for the second time this season in as many..." April 12

  • Quadriceps injury will not force Texas Rangers Adrian Beltre to the disabled list for now

    Dallas Morning News "After a pensive day waiting for results of an MRI exam on third baseman Adrian Beltre’s sore quadriceps muscle, the Rangers decided they were willing to wait a little longer for him. The Rangers decided to hold off on placing Beltre on the disabled list. Instead the Rangers will push back..." April 10

  • David Ortiz three-run homer rallies Red Sox past Rangers, 4-2

    Boston Globe "David Ortiz came through big when it mattered and the Red Sox came away with a win over the Rangers 4-2 in the rubber game of the three game series at Fenway. Ortiz crushed a three-run homer on a 1-1 pitch off Rangers lefty reliever Neal Cotts into the right field seats to give the Red Sox a..." April 10

  • Rangers defeat Red Sox, 10-7

    Dallas Morning News "Tuesday should have been about Martin Perez’s weird affection for putting the leadoff man on base and then eliminating him with a double play. Or about Robinson Chirinos providing a little bit of offense from catcher. Or springtime in Boston, for that matter. Instead, it once again became about..." April 09

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    TR Sullivan @Sullivan_Ranger

    Adrian Beltre coming out of game with left quad tightness

  • Jackie Bradley Jr. stars, John Lackey sharp again as Red Sox beat Rangers, 5-1

    Boston Globe "Jackie Bradley Jr. had himself a major league night and the Red Sox won their first game at Fenway Park in 2014, beating the Texas Rangers 5-1 behind the second solid start by John Lackey. Bradley did it all against the Rangers tonight: driving in two runs and scoring one to go along with three..." April 08

  • Saunders heads to DL with bruised left foot

    MLB.com "The Rangers have put pitcher Joe Saunders on the disabled list with a bruised left foot, and the club has recalled pitcher Daniel McCutchen from Double-A Frisco. Saunders was hit by a line drive in his last start, Friday against the Rays at Tropicana Field. The Rangers have not announced who..." April 07

  • Yu Darvish comes off DL, becomes fastest to 500 K in MLB history

    CBSSports.com "A stiff neck sent Rangers ace Yu Darvish to the DL to start the season, but he was activated on Sunday and is making his first start of the year this afternoon. In the very first inning, he made some history by striking out reigning AL Rookie of the Year Wil Myers: As that moment, Darvish..." April 07

  • Yu Darvish dominant as Texas Rangers beat Tampa Bay 3-0

    Dallas Morning News "Texas Rangers right-hander Yu Darvish didn’t flirt with a perfect game in his first start of the 2014 season, but he sure looked pretty perfect. After spending most of the first week on the DL due to a spring training stiff neck, Darvish shut out Tampa Bay for seven innings in a 3-0 Rangers..." April 07

  • Rays stage comeback to top Texas 5-4

    Tampa Tribune "The Tampa Bay Rays gave their fans a final four they could cheer about Saturday. That would be the final four runs of the night, all scored by the Rays to produce a 5-4 victory against the Texas Rangers in front of 30,364 at Tropicana Field. James Loney’s two-run double to left field in the..." April 06

  • Joe Saunders exits early with bruised left ankle; Rangers remain snakebitten

    Hardball Talk "In early March, the Rangers made an emergency signing of Joe Saunders to patch up their injury-ravaged rotation, having lost Derek Holland and Matt Harrison. The Rangers had another scare when Yu Darvish was forced to miss his Opening Day start due to a neck injury, though he didn’t require a..." April 05

  • Yu Darvish not worried before debut

    ESPN.com "Yu Darvish said he has no concerns with his neck entering Sunday's start against the Tampa Bay Rays. The Texas Rangers' right-hander spoke with the media following a light throwing session prior to Friday's contest at Tropicana Field, and said his strength and power "felt really..." April 05

  • Rays 8, Rangers 1: Odorizzi, Rodriguez Lead Attack Against Texas

    D-Rays Bay "Spring training was filled with uncertainty for Jake Odorizzi. The 24-year-old right hander battled for the fifth starter position until the last few days of camp, ultimately winning the job. His winning the position seemingly hinged on his ability to master a new pitch, a sort of..." April 05

  • Derek Holland throws off mound for first time since January microfracture knee surgery

    Hardball Talk "From Richard Durrett of ESPN Dallas comes word that Rangers left-hander Derek Holland threw a 25-pitch bullpen session on Wednesday afternoon at Globe Life Park in Arlington, Texas — his first time atop a mound since he underwent microfracture surgery on his left knee back on January 10. It was..." April 03

  • Choo’s walk lifts Rangers to another walk-off win over Phils

    Fort Worth Star-Telegram "A night after scoring the game-winning run, Shin-Soo Choo drove it in the best way he could — by getting on base. Choo worked a bases-loaded walk against Phillies closer Jonathan Papelbon to bring in the game-winning run in the ninth and send the Rangers to a 4-3 walk-off victory for the second..." April 03

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    Richard Durrett @espn_durrett

    #Rangers Yu Darvish will start Sunday in Tampa.

  • Adrian Beltre, replay send Rangers to victory over Phillies

    Fort Worth Star-Telegram "Instant replay still has its opponents, and probably always will. There were voters, after all, who thought Greg Maddux shouldn’t have been a unanimous selection to the Hall of Fame. And if every challenge this season is going to take more than two minutes, not to mention the time it takes for..." April 02

  • Rangers clear Matt Harrison for rehab assignment

    Hardball Talk "On the disabled list as he tries to return from multiple back surgeries last season, Rangers left-hander Matt Harrison has been cleared to make a minor-league rehab start Thursday at Double-A. Richard Durrett of ESPN Dallas reports that Harrison is scheduled to throw four innings and “likely..." April 01

  • Yu Darvish feels 'strong' during 86-pitch bullpen session

    CBSSports.com "Rangers ace Yu Darvish began the season on the disabled list with a neck injury and Tuesday came through a bullpen session with what has to be considered pretty great news. Via a Rangers press release, here's the low down: Pitcher Yu Darvish continued his throwing program on Tuesdaywith an..." April 01

  • Betting 101: How to safely bet early-season MLB action

    Covers.com "Baseball is here, firing the starting gun on what is a marathon for bettors that stretches the spring, summer and fall. The MLB season is filled with peaks and valleys, however, if those valleys come too soon into the schedule, you won’t even have a shot at hitting those peaks. Navigating the..." April 01

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    Jeff Wilson @JeffWilson_FWST

    #Rangers lineup: Choo, lf; Andrus, ss; Fielder, 1b; Beltre, 3b; Rios, rf; Moreland, dh; Arencibia, 2; Martin, 8; Wilson, 2b; Scheppers, p.

  • Rangers 'very encouraged' by Yu Darvish's bullpen session

    CBSSports.com "According to Richard Durrett of ESPN Dallas, Rangers manager Ron Washington was "very encouraged" by Yu Darvish's bullpen session on Sunday. The team's ace is starting the season on the DL with a neck issue. "The report I got was that it was just as good as it was before he got hurt," said..." March 31

  • Yu Darvish throws off flat ground

    ESPN.com "Texas Rangers ace Yu Darvish threw off flat ground up to 100 feet on Saturday at Globe Life Park in Arlington and also threw 30 pitches off flat ground. He's scheduled to throw on Sunday, but it's unclear exactly what that will entail. Darvish will officially go on the disabled list on Sunday...." March 30

  • Ryan: Hicks didn't properly prep GM

    ESPN.com "Nolan Ryan said Friday he probably should have asked former Rangers owner Tom Hicks to help facilitate his relationship with Jon Daniels, when Ryan joined the organization in 2008 as club president. Daniels' first year as general manager of the Rangers was 2007, when he was just 28. Ryan..." March 29

  • Report: Drug policy changes will bar players from postseason, even if they’ve served their suspensions

    Hardball Talk "Yesterday, when looking at reports of the changes to the Joint Drug Agreement, I said that the increased penalties and testing protocols didn’t seem draconian. The latest report on the changes could change my mind about that. Christine Brennan reports that the policy — not yet finalized – will..." March 29

  • Texas' infield takes shape with Andrus' return, addition of Donnie Murphy

    Dallas Morning News "By Friday night, the Rangers could be halfway toward putting together a middle-infield combination for opening day. That would leave them with one more day to fill in the missing link of second base. Shortstop Elvis Andrus went through full infield drills Thursday at Globe Life Park and will..." March 28

  • Rangers being extra careful with injured pitcher Colby Lewis

    Dallas Morning News "The Rangers will not make a hasty decision on right-hander Colby Lewis, manager Ron Washington said. Lewis is trying to become the first major league pitcher to return from hip-resurfacing surgery. Because so little data is available regarding this surgery for athletes, the Rangers are being..." March 28

  • Tony Clark officially voted in as Executive Director of the MLBPA

    Hardball Talk "Back in December the Executive Board of the Major League Baseball Player’s Association appointed Tony Clark as the head of the MLBPA. It was announced via press release today that the players have ”overwhelmingly confirmed” the appointment. This comes as no surprise, of course, even if it is now..." March 27

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    Richard Durrett @espn_durrett

    #Rangers Elvis Andrus said he took relay throws and did full workout. Wants to play Friday in San Antonio. Says he'll be ready for Monday.

  • Tanner Scheppers atop unexpected Rangers rotation

    Fort Worth Star-Telegram "Not even general manager Jon Daniels could announce the Texas Rangers’ season-opening rotation without having a little fun, offering a whole dollar to the media member who could correctly guess the No. 5 starter. But even the first four Daniels named Wednesday, the club’s last day at the..." March 27

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    Jon Heyman @JonHeymanCBS

    scott baker has deal with @rangers. @Evan_P_Grant and @ChrisCotillo 1st on it.

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    Jeff Wilson @JeffWilson_FWST

    #Rangers get good news on Yu Darvish. No structural damage in neck. Will play catch Saturday before a plan going forward is devised.