Seattle Times "Sunday’s series finale between the Mariners and Rangers at Safeco Field clocked in at three hours and 45 minutes. The teams combined for 21 runs on 30 hits, and churned through a total of nine pitching changes. There was ample opportunity, in other words, for Seattle slugger Nelson Cruz to..." April 20
CBSSports.com "The Dodgers are said to have been the most aggressive team to date in trying to land top Cuban teenaged pitcher Yadier Alvarez, but they have considerable company in the pursuit, with the Blue Jays, Nationals, Rangers, Diamondbacks among teams involved with the right-hander. Alvarez, who just..." April 20
The Score "Baseball is proving, yet again, that it's not a dying sport. The first chunk of the 2015 season provided concrete evidence that America's pastime is alive and well. Major League Baseball games across the sport's 30 parks drew 1.5 million fans during each of the first two weekends for the..." April 20
SI.com "Specifically to baseball, I would make players more accessible. There is no way networks can be able to talk to NASCAR drivers before they stuff themselves into the driver's seat of a race car to go over 200 miles per hour while we are all forbidden to talk to the starting pitcher of that night's..." April 20
Seattle Times "Of all the responsibilities associated with being a team’s ace pitcher, the duty of putting an end to a losing streak is one that Felix Hernandez holds in the highest regard. When everything else is going wrong, the ace is supposed to be the one to make it right when it’s his turn in the..." April 19
Mitch Moreland may need minor surgery on his left elbow... could sideline him 2-3 weeks... Rangers will know more in next few days
Moreland has sore elbow. Getting checked. Not a major concern at this point
Dallas Morning News "Their offense struggling badly against left-handed starters this season, the Rangers finally found an answer on Friday. It was provided by their pitcher. While the offense continued to sputter, Yovani Gallardo, in his first-ever start in Seattle, pitched six scoreless innings to allow the..." April 18
Halos Heaven "On a bright and beautiful day in Arlington Texas, the Angels soaked up the sunshine on the way to taking two-of-three from the Rangers. The Halos used a variety of methods to score their 10 runs; they manufactured them using small-ball, they took advantage of sloppy play by the Rangers' defense,..." April 16
Dallas Morning News "Now that the Rangers and Angels have finished playing each other, they should take the next step. And that’s talking to each other. About Josh Hamilton. It's not out of the question. It's not crazy. Certain aspects of a Hamilton-back-to-Texas deal make a lot of sense. There are three..." April 16
Adrian Beltre is the recipient of the 2015 Lou Gehrig Memorial Award which goes annually to MLB Player who exemplifies character of Gehrig.
Fort Worth Star-Telegram "Texas Rangers manager Jeff Banister is a firm believer in letting players know where they stand, where they’re playing and where they’re hitting in the lineup. As a former player he knows surprises aren’t typically a player’s friend. But he also believes in doing what it takes to win. And it..." April 15
Sporting News "By tradition, major league players who are sent to play in the minors on rehab assignments usually make a magnanimous gesture like springing for a better postgame meal than the usual steam-table spread. Tanner Scheppers took it a bit further over the weekend, and the law is coming for..." April 15
L.A. Daily News "Collin Cowgill and David Freese each hit two-run homers in the fifth inning for the Los Angeles Angels, who rallied from an early deficit to beat the Texas Rangers 6-3 Monday night. Matt Shoemaker (2-0) was down 3-0 after the first, but pitched into the seventh without allowing another run. He..." April 14
Washington Post "Fans attending Major League Baseball games are being greeted in a new way this year: with metal detectors at the ballparks. Touted as a counterterrorism measure, they’re nothing of the sort. They’re pure security theater: They look good without doing anything to make us safer. We’re stuck with..." April 14
Fox Sports Southwest "Texas left fielder Ryan Rua's stint on the disabled list will be longer than two weeks. Rua, who hurt right ankle in the home opener against Houston last Friday, has a small non-displaced fracture in his ankle and will be in a walking boot for three weeks. He'll then get the ankle rescanned and..." April 13
Tanner Scheppers could be a Wednesday activation from the DL. #Rangers could give him two days off after pitching three of past four days.
Houston Chronicle "Dinner, Tony Sipp said, would be the least he could do for his right fielder. There’s probably no limit on the number of high-end Nolan Ryan Beef cuts that Sipp would trade for the grand-slam robbing catch George Springer made in Sunday’s 10th inning. “Just all smiles,” Sipp said. “Like I..." April 13
Japan Times "The Hiroshima Carp said Friday they have agreed on a one-year contract with left-hitting outfielder Nate Schierholtz, who had stints with the Chicago Cubs and Washington Nationals in 2014. Schierholtz, 31, is expected to be paid an estimated $1.16 million (about ¥139 million). The Reno, Nevada..." April 13
Dallas Morning News "The arms: RHP Yovani Gallardo ran his career record against Houston to 14-3. … Gallardo allowed an 0-2 double to Colby Rasmus, a career .155 hitter on or after 0-2 counts. It put runners on second and third with one out, but Gallardo escaped the jam. … RHP Jon Edwards, in his first appearance of..." April 12
Congrats to my boy Stolmy Pimentel !!!! Picked from waiver by the Texas Rangers pic.twitter.com/tcOPHtUVBH
Houston Chronicle "Winning Astros pitcher Collin McHugh was asked about the dozen groundouts he had in a 5-1 victory over the Rangers on Friday, an unusually high number for the righty. Closer Luke Gregerson, who pitched the ninth inning at Globe Life Park in a non-save situation, was getting dressed nearby in..." April 11
Derek Holland has a subscapular strain in left shoulder. Won't throw for 4-6 weeks. #Rangers
Jon Daniels expects Ryan Rua to land on DL.#Rangers
Larry Brown Sports "Former MLB outfielder Milton Bradley is a twisted individual. We have seen him blow up on fans, umpires and managers and heard disturbing stories about his history of domestic abuse with the late Monique Bradley, but apparently most people don’t know the half of it. A lengthy Sports Illustrated..." April 11
ESPN.com "Major League Baseball and the players' association have agreed to a deal that forbids players from playing in daily fantasy baseball games that involve a prize, but still allows them to endorse these companies. Earlier this week, at the IMG World Congress in California, commissioner Rob Manfred..." April 11
Anthony Bass indeed entering game for #Rangers. No word on what's wrong with Derek Holland, but he had shoulder soreness in spring.
Fort Worth Star-Telegram "Nick Martinez dazzled in his season debut, allowing only four singles in seven scoreless innings to a lineup that had scored 10 runs a night earlier. After Oakland put runners at first and second with one out in the seventh, Martinez quickly got two flyouts to end his day. ... The A’s scored in..." April 10
Dallas Morning News "UPDATE: The injury that forced Derek Holland to leave Friday’s home opener will keep him from throwing for at least a month. Left-hander Derek Holland, who missed the first five months of the 2014 season recovering from knee surgery, left his first start of the season Friday after just one..." April 10
CSN Bay Area "The A’s threw a welcome party Wednesday night, and the newcomers to their lineup made themselves right at home. Four players in the lineup were playing their first games in an A’s uniform, and all contributed to the fun in a 10-0 throttling of the Texas Rangers at the Coliseum. First baseman..." April 09
Deadspin.com "This offseason, MLB instituted a handful of new rules aimed at speeding up games. Less than a week into the season, the league seems to be making an effort to stay on top of the enforcement of these new rules. The new rules require batters to keep at least one foot in the batter’s box..." April 09
#Rangers lineup: CF Martin SS Andrus DH Beltre 1B Fielder LF Rua RF Smolinski 3B Rosales 2B Odor C Chirinos & LHP Detwiler
Dallas Morning News "The arms: RHP Colby Lewis, who induced only seven ground balls in all of 2014, got two in the first five innings Tuesday. … Lewis has gone at least six innings in 11 of his 14 starts since last year’s All-Star break. … Lewis has a career 2.78 ERA in 14 games (13 starts) as an opponent in Oakland...." April 08
San Francisco Chronicle "Oakland’s string of stinker openers ended Monday in eye-popping fashion, with Sonny Gray holding Texas hitless through seven innings. Gray’s bid to join Hall of Famer Bob Feller as the only men to throw no-hitters on Opening Day ended in the eighth, when Ryan Rua led off the inning with a..." April 07
Sporting News "More than 4 million people attended MLB spring training games this year, the league announced Tuesday. The attendance total of 4,034,708 over 481 games breaks down to an average 8,388 per game. The total and average are new records for MLB; the previous marks were an 8,078 average last year and..." April 07
Yahoo Politics "One of the top sluggers in Cuban baseball says it is his “dream” to come to the United States and play in the major leagues for his favorite team, the New York Yankees. But Yulieski Gourriel, star third basemen for the powerhouse Havana Industriales and for years a highly regarded prospect by..." April 06
#Rangers agree to terms with LHP Wandy Rodriguez on a Triple A contract. He will open in Round Rock. Had been released by Braves.
#Rangers can't find a deal for a lefty reliever, so righty Anthony Bass is on the roster to open the season.
Tanner Scheppers (ankle) slated to pitch in exhibition for Frisco Sunday and then in back-to-back games next weekend for Frisco.
Rangers inform Delino DeShields Jr. he has made roster.
Kela has been told he has made the team
Fort Worth Star-Telegram "The Rangers top prospect Joey Gallo had surgery on his left heel Friday morning to remove an OS Trigonum bone. Rangers general manager Jon Daniels said Gallo is expected to be back in three weeks. It’s the same procedure Geovany Soto had last spring. Soto played in a game 16 days later. " April 04
Lisalverto Bonilla will open season on DL for Rangers. Got shot for elbow discomfort.
#Rangers Shawn Tolleson is pitching tonight and has been given a clean bill of health. Should be on Opening Day roster if all goes well.
Covers.com "The average Major League Baseball salary will cross the $4 million threshold when the regular season begins next week. According to an analysis by The Associated Press, the average salary is projected to be about $4.25 million in 2015, depending on transaction before the start of the season on..." April 01
Hardball Talk "Yesterday we learned what the annual salary was in Major League Baseball. Now we know what the meal money situation is. I’m curious why the 50 cents is on there. Or what leads to the decision to raise it $1.50 from last year. I’m sure there are some accountants at MLB who have this all down..." April 01
True Blue L.A. "The Dodgers on Tuesday acquired utility man Elliot Johnson from the Rangers for cash considerations, adding to their minor league depth. Johnson was a non-roster invitee with Texas this spring, and hit .194/.350/.290 in 19 games, and led the Rangers with eight walks in 40 plate appearances. The..." March 31
New York Times "When Jose Pirela, a 25-year-old Venezuelan utility player for the Yankees, sat on a dugout bench last Tuesday to speak with more than a dozen reporters about the concussion he sustained two days earlier from crashing into an outfield wall, he did not feel comfortable speaking in English to a..." March 31
Hardball Talk "Texas’ pitching staff certainly needs plenty of help, but apparently not enough to keep 40-year-old Jamey Wright around after a rough spring in which he allowed 11 runs in eight appearances. Wright’s late-career resurrgence has been remarkable considering he wasn’t all that good in his..." March 31
OF Ryan Ludwick has been released from his minor league contract.