Rangers Rumors & News

  • Mikolas has best start of season; Rangers defeat Yankees in NY, 4-2

    Dallas Morning News "The arms: RHP Miles Mikolas became the first Rangers pitcher since June 28 to pitch at least seven innings. The Rangers have 18 outings of at least seven innings this season; Yu Darvish has 10 of them…. When Mikolas loaded the bases with one out in the fifth, he got Derek Jeter to bounce to second..." July 22

  • The Race to Succeed Bud Selig Isn't Much of a Race

    The Wall Street Journal "As Major League Baseball commissioner Bud Selig approaches the end of his final season on the job, the task of choosing his successor remains far from finished. But there is a growing sense of inevitability among baseball officials that the job will end up going to Selig's right-hand man. Rob..." July 22

  • Yu Darvish Pushes for a Six-Man Rotation

    New York Times "Yu Darvish and Masahiro Tanaka, old friends and rivals from both the Pacific League in Japan and the American League, met in the tunnel underneath Yankee Stadium on Monday afternoon and chatted. The men have much in common. Both were highly successful in Japan, and both converted that into..." July 22

  • Choo regrets not heading to DL in April

    Fort Worth Star-Telegram "Shin-Soo Choo returned to the outfield Monday for the Texas Rangers, though in the less-taxing right field at Yankee Stadium than in his usual spot in left field. The change was to continue to take it easy on his left ankle, which was sprained in April. Choo continued to play without going on..." July 22

  • Royals considering Alex Rios, other bats to help sagging offense

    CBSSports.com "The Royals are looking for corner bats as they try to fix their offensive woes and get back into the AL Central race, and Rangers right fielder Alex Rios is one player they've considered. Kansas City is 14th in the AL with a .687 OPS and 12th with 388 runs, so it understands it needs some help." July 22

  • GM offers to get prostate exam during game

    ESPN.com "Andy Milovich has offered to go this week where no man has gone before: A prostate exam in front of a full stadium of fans. Milovich, the general manager of the Myrtle Beach Pelicans, the Single-A affiliate of the Texas Rangers, offered to have the exam while singing "Take Me Out To The..." July 21

  • Rangers OF Shin-Soo Choo 'frustrated' because 'nothing's getting better'

    Dallas Morning News "The answers come only after long, sometimes painful, pauses. That’s because Shin-Soo Choo is as lost trying to describe what’s happened to him at the plate this year as he is at trying to actually fix what has happened to him at the plate. “This has been going on two months,” Choo said after..." July 20

  • Desperate Blue Jays hold off Texas Rangers

    Toronto Sun "With apologies to the late Al Davis, the Jays motto has become “Just win, baby.” With their slip-slide in the win department and the standings, the Jays are in danger of becoming irrelevant and out of it by the time the July 31 trade deadline comes and goes. Needing another strong outing..." July 20

  • Lewis takes exception with Rasmus' bunt

    MLB.com "Colby Lewis thinks Colby Rasmus could use a lesson on proper baseball etiquette. The Rangers' starter exchanged words with the Blue Jays' center fielder during the fifth inning of Texas' 4-1 loss, and Lewis voiced his displeasure to reporters in a postgame scrum over what he deemed was a..." July 20

  • Texas will keep its biggest stars, but markets strong for Rios, Soria

    CBSSports.com "The Texas Rangers are conducting a sale of some premium players and are involved in discussions concerning very good players, such as re-emerging bullpen talent Joakim Soria and .300-hitting outfielder Alex Rios. But stars Yu Darvish and Adrian Beltre and very likely even cornerstone shortstop..." July 20

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    Texas Rangers @Rangers

    Alex Rios left today’s game with a right ankle sprain. X-rays negative; he’s day to day. #Rangers

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    Chris Toman @Chris_Toman

    Rangers manager Ron Washington said Choo (DH today) will get the day off Sunday. Wants to keep him off the turf this series. Beltre will DH

  • Yu Darvish’s, Rangers solid outing in win over Jays

    Dallas Morning News "The problem that sunk the Rangers’ season showed up in the very first game of the year. The secret to making something of the second half of the season was very evident in the first game of the second half. It’s all about the starting pitching. On Friday, Yu Darvish pitched the Rangers into..." July 19

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    Jon Morosi @jonmorosi

    Tigers are having ongoing discussions with the Rangers about reliever Joakim Soria, sources say. @FOXSports1

  • 6d
    Andy McCullough @McCulloughStar

    The Royals acquired RHP Jason Frasor from Texas for minor-league RHP Spencer Patton.

  • Jeter, Trout spark victory American League

    MLB.com "The 2014 All-Star Game at Target Field was always going to be about Derek Jeter. Jeter has been the face of baseball for nearly two decades, winning five World Series titles and being named an All-Star 14 times in a career that is set to end with his retirement after the season. So it was..." July 16

  • Selig, PA aim to end smokeless tobacco use

    ESPN.com "As the recent death of Tony Gwynn to salivary gland cancer continues to resonate in baseball circles, commissioner Bud Selig and Players Association executive director Tony Clark both want MLB to make strides toward reducing and ultimately eliminating the use of smokeless tobacco in the game. But..." July 15

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    SportsCenter @SportsCenter

    AL All-Star lineup Jeter SS Trout LF Cano 2B Cabrera 1B Bautista RF Cruz DH Jones CF Donaldson 3B Perez C Hernandez P

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    SportsCenter @SportsCenter

    NL All-Star lineup: McCutchen CF Puig RF Tulowitzki SS Goldschmidt 1B Stanton DH A. Ramirez 3B Utley 2B Lucroy C Gomez LF Wainwright P

  • Jered Weaver pitches Los Angeles Angels past Texas Rangers

    L.A. Daily News "Angels ace Jered Weaver noticed that there was no signal to the bullpen when manager Mike Scioscia was walking toward him in the seventh inning. “Usually, he kind of makes the call about halfway out to the mound, and didn’t do it this time, and I felt like he wanted to see how I was feeling,”..." July 13

  • Detroit Tigers' Ian Kinsler replaces Victor Martinez on American League All-Star roster

    Detroit Free Press "Tigers second baseman Ian Kinsler found out during batting practice on Friday afternoon that had replaced teammate Victor Martinez on the American League roster for the 85th All-Star Game. Martinez missed his sixth consecutive game Friday night with right side soreness. Martinez is still..." July 12

  • Garrett Richards, Los Angeles Angels shutout Rangers

    L.A. Daily News "Pitching with a chip on his shoulder, Garrett Richards succeeded Friday in displaying what the American League All-Star team will be missing next Tuesday in Minneapolis. The right-hander allowed five hits over seven innings to extend his personal winning streak to seven decisions as the Angels..." July 12

  • 11d
    Chris Cotillo @ChrisCotillo

    #Rangers sign Jerome Williams to minor league deal and send him to AAA. Source says he has opt-out if not on major league roster in 2 weeks.

  • 11d
    Evan Grant @Evan_P_Grant

    @ttsiaperas: @Evan_P_Grant It was Wednesday night.” Sorry, Wednesday night.

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    Jon Morosi @jonmorosi

    Angels, Blue Jays, Tigers have been in contact with Rangers regarding reliever Joakim Soria, sources tell @Ken_Rosenthal and me. @FOXSports1

  • Mike Trout, Angels start fast in 15-6 romp at Texas

    L.A. Daily News "Kole Calhoun got the Angels off to a fast start with a leadoff triple and scored after an errant relay throw bounced into the seats. All-Star center fielder Mike Trout and the rest of the Angels quickly followed his lead in a 15-6 rout over the free-falling Texas Rangers on Thursday..." July 11

  • Astros finally figure out Darvish, sweep Rangers into last place in AL West

    Houston Chronicle "It would have been a joke a year ago, the idea of the Astros sweeping the Rangers for the first time in a decade. Rangers ace Yu Darvish wouldn’t lose to the ‘Stros in the third game of the series, at home, after his team lost the first two. No chance he’d drop a game that would put the Astros..." July 10

  • Astros play long ball in win over Rangers

    Houston Chronicle "Tuesday’s 8-3 Astros win over the Rangers wasn’t smooth or particularly fine baseball, a condition neither of these teams should care about given their respective states. Jose Altuve collected a pair of hits, both hard, and notched two steals to bring his season total to 41, but he was also..." July 09

  • Rangers starter Yu Darvish hit by glancing blow in the head

    Dallas Morning News "Yes, the injury thing really is becoming surreal for the Texas Rangers. On Tuesday, RHP Yu Darvish was hit in the head by a line drive while throwing in the outfield. Darvish was doing some flat ground work when Leonys Martin hit a ball in batting practice that tipped off Derek Holland’s glove..." July 09

  • Astros end skid with offensive eruption against Rangers

    Houston Chronicle "Astros owner Jim Crane sees what everyone else does in his ballclub: a bullpen that needs to be better. For a second straight start, starter Jarred Cosart was subpar Monday, but the major league’s worst bullpen held it together with the boss watching in a 12-7 win over the Rangers. The Astros’..." July 08

  • Mets hold off Rangers after first-inning outburst

    New York Post "ven after Sunday’s 8-4 win over the Rangers, the Mets are 10 games under .500 and no longer the beneficiaries of playing in a subpar division. Instead, NL East front-runners Atlanta and Washington have distanced themselves from the pack. Still, the Mets insist they have a second-half run in..." July 07

  • D’Arnaud’s late boom powers Mets past Rangers

    New York Post "As a precursor to Friday night’s Citi Field fireworks, Travis d’Arnaud lowered the boom. With the Mets stuck in familiar territory, having scored a few runs early and then failing to add on, d’Arnaud delivered a go-ahead, two-run double in the eighth inning that sparked a 6-5 victory over the..." July 05

  • Rangers call up Neftali Feliz from Triple-A

    Hardball Talk "Neftali Feliz has spent all season at Triple-A due to struggles coming back from Tommy John elbow surgery, but the Rangers feel he’s ready for the majors and called up the once-dominant closer. Feliz racked up 31 strikeouts in 28 innings at Triple-A, but he also walked eight batters and served..." July 04

  • Steve Pearce gets 4 hits as Orioles beat the Rangers, 5-2, to complete 4-game sweep

    Baltimore Sun "Life has been so charmed for the Orioles in the past few days that on Thursday, they chased one of baseball’s best pitchers with a weather report. They followed that up with a 5-2 win over the Texas Rangers without hitting one long ball — the Orioles’ only homerless victory since April 26 — to..." July 04

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    Evan Grant @Evan_P_Grant

    Scott Baker will start for Texas. Darvish pitches Friday

  • Orioles hit 3 HRs, T.J. McFarland pitches five innings in 8-3 win over Rangers

    Baltimore Sun "As the temperature rises every summer in Baltimore, so does the number of balls that carry out of Camden Yards. Hits similar to ones that landed at the warning track two weeks ago are now finding their way into the seats. And the Orioles lineup is built to take full advantage of such a summer..." July 02

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    Jeff Wilson @JeffWilson_FWST

    Joe Saunders is DFA'd. Miles Mikolas recalled and will start Wednesday. Rest of rotation, in order, Darvish, Tepesh, Lewis, Martinez.

  • Ubaldo Jimenez pitches eight innings as Orioles cruise to 7-1 win over Rangers

    Baltimore Sun "As Ubaldo Jimenez walked off the mound in the middle of the eighth inning of the Orioles' 7-1 win over the Texas Rangers on Monday night, he was greeted by the home crowd at Camden Yards with a standing ovation. The reception hasn't always been as warm for Jimenez, who was signed to a..." July 01

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    Jeff Wilson @JeffWilson_FWST

    Geovany Soto expects to start a rehab assignment Friday with Triple A Round Rock and be ready for July 18 game at Toronto.

  • Rangers' unorthodox switch works out as young players show development in win over Twins

    Dallas Morning News "This says a lot about the state of the Rangers’ offense: Struggling, slumping Donnie Murphy hit fifth on Saturday because Alex Rios was in a pitched slump of his own. This says even more: With the game on the line, the Rangers pinch hit for Murphy with a 21-year-old who is even smaller and..." June 29

  • Derek Holland throws simulated game

    ESPN.com "Rangers left-hander Derek Holland, sidelined following microfracture knee surgery in January, completed a simulated game early Saturday but isn't scheduled to be sent out for a rehab assignment. Rangers manager Ron Washington said Holland did what he was asked to do during the 67-pitch session,..." June 28

  • Choo clicks first as Rangers hang on to end skid with win over Twins

    Fort Worth Star-Telegram "Shin-Soo Choo was back in the leadoff spot Friday night for the Texas Rangers, who signed him to a seven-year, $130 million contract to get on base like no one in club history ever has. Of course, just like everything else this season, that hasn’t gone according to plan. It did, for about two..." June 28

  • Rangers must hang on to Adrian Beltre

    Fort Worth Star-Telegram "The numbers keep piling up for Adrian Beltre. A significant one was reached Tuesday, when the Texas Rangers’ third baseman singled in the first inning for the 2,500th hit of his career. Only five others since 1900 to play third base as their primary position have reached that plateau, and..." June 27

  • Tigers heap on extra mash to win sixth straight

    Detroit News "For the Tigers, winning has suddenly become as easy as 1-2-3. 1) Arrive at ballpark 2) Wait for storms to end. 3) Bash ball. With their sixth consecutive victory, the Tigers downed the Texas Rangers 8-6 on Wednesday night. Coupled with another loss for Kansas City, their lead in the..." June 26

  • Kinsler haunts ex-teammates as Tigers win fifth straight

    Detroit News "Ready to say the ship won’t rock again? Didn’t think so. Because, even though the Tigers lead the American League Central by three games a week after falling into second place, that can’t be said with any degree of certainty. Ready to say, however, that the ship is a lot steadier than it..." June 25

  • Angels' Matt Shoemaker outduels Rangers' Yu Darvish

    Los Angeles Times "So what if five of his seven starts this season have come against former All-Stars, two of them Cy Young Award winners. Angels right-hander Matt Shoemaker counters those aces with a wild card of his own, the mound bravado of baseball's all-time strikeout king. "When he's out there, he feels..." June 23

  • Howie Kendrick’s walk-off double in 10th lifts Los Angeles Angels past Rangers

    L.A. Daily News "At first, Angels veteran Howie Kendrick tried to lay down a bunt. Then came a hit and run. Finally, on a full-count pitch, Kendrick stroked the ball into the left-center field gap to score Josh Hamilton with the winning run in the 10th inning to punctuate a wild 3-2 victory Saturday over the..." June 22

  • Angels rebound from tough loss to beat Texas behind Garrett Richards

    L.A. Daily News "There are tough losses, and there are really tough losses like the one the Angels took Thursday in Cleveland when a two-out grand slam beat them by two runs in the bottom of the 10th inning. That gave the Angels a 2-4 record on the road trip. On the heels of a 5-1 homestand, it was not..." June 21

  • Power Hitting prospect Yasmani Tomas defects from Cuba

    Baseball America "Yasmani Tomas, one of the top young power hitters in Cuba and a member of the national team, has left the island to pursue a contract with a major league team, Baseball America has learned. The Cuban newspaper Granma also confirmed that Tomas had left the country. Tomas is 23 and has played..." June 20

  • The union does not plan on pushing for or agreeing to a smokeless tobacco ban

    Hardball Talk "Ken Rosenthal spoke to Tony Clark, head of the MLBPA. The topic: smokeless tobacco. Tony Gwynn was a personal hero of Clark’s, and Rosenthal asked him if Gwynn’s death — almost certainly caused by smokeless tobacco use — was enough to get the union to either push for or agree to a ban on smokeless..." June 20