Los Angeles Times "On the day after the NHL suspended Kings defenseman Slaya Voynov after his arrest for alleged domestic violence, the incoming commissioner of Major League Baseball said his league hopes to have a policy in place to cover such incidents next year. Rob Manfred, who replaces the retiring Bud Selig..." October 23
New York Daily News "Spending on Cuban talent has become the trendy way for a baseball team to try to improve quickly. We all know about Yasiel Puig, the most interesting man in baseball, and Jose Abreu is about to win a rookie of the year award for the White Sox. Boston’s effort to engineer another fast turnaround..." October 22
Dallas Morning News "The completion of the managerial search will allow general manager Jon Daniels to focus on putting together a roster for next season. He had tabled that while focusing on getting a manager. Daniels said his first duty is to resume communication with Alan Nero, who represents potential..." October 19
BTW, Elvis Andrus was at presser. Looked slim. Told @gfraley he's already lost 10 pounds and has 10 to go. Fraley will have more later on.
ESPN Dallas "Texas Rangers co-chairman Ray Davis said he would like to extend the contract of general manager Jon Daniels by the time spring training starts. Daniels has one year remaining on his contract and was given the lead role in hiring the franchise's 18th full-time manager over the past two months...." October 18
Fort Worth Star-Telegram "Jeff Banister will be introduced Friday morning as the Texas Rangers’ manager after edging out front-runner Tim Bogar and Kevin Cash for the full-time duty of replacing Ron Washington. Banister, a longtime Texas resident, joins the Rangers after spending four seasons as the Pittsburgh Pirates’..." October 17
Dallas Morning News "The Rangers will hire Pittsburgh Pirates bench coach Jeff Banister as their new manager, a major league source confirmed Thursday. Banister, who lives outside of Houston, brings the Rangers a touch of Clint Hurdle, their one-year hitting coach who left an indelible mark on the franchise during..." October 16
CBSSports.com "The Rangers are declining outfielder Alex Rios' $14 million option, as expected. The club chose instead to pay the $2 million buyout on the veteran outfielder, who now becomes a free agent. Word is, the team has informed Rios of its decision, which would not come as a surprise to him following..." October 15
ESPN Dallas "The Texas Rangers have three finalists for their vacant managerial position. They are Pittsburgh Pirates bench coach Jeff Banister, Rangers interim manager Tim Bogar and Cleveland Indians bullpen coach Kevin Cash. Rangers GM Jon Daniels said before the ending of the regular season he wanted..." October 14
#Rangers receive INF Ed Lucas from Miami on a waiver claim.
It's early & Yasmany Tomas field is still developing but sources say TX, PHI, SDP, SFG, SEA, & Dodgers have already shown strong interest.
Though no official decision yet, #Rangers expected to decline $13.5M option on Alex Rios for next season.
J.P Arencibia and Kevin Kouzmanoff have opted to take free agency from Rangers.
Dbacks confirm @JonHeymanCBS's report on being granted permission to speak with Tim Bogar.
Baseball America "Major League Baseball on Wednesday said it would begin testing some ideas aimed at quickening the pace of game at the Arizona Fall League. AFL games begin Oct. 7 and run through the championship game on Nov. 15. Among the experimental rules are: • Batter’s Box Rule: The batter shall keep..." October 01
TheScore.com "After a 14-year playing career with the Texas Rangers, Michael Young appears to be transitioning into a decision-making role within the organization. Young, who retired after the 2013 season, is joining the Rangers' front office, according to CBS's Jon Heyman. Young has reportedly already..." October 01
Dallas Morning News "Rangers GM Jon Daniels joined The Afternoon Show with Cowlishaw and Mosley on KESN-FM 103.3 on Monday. Here are some highlights from the interview: On if a new voice in the dugout is what the organization needs: Daniels: “In part, I do. And I say that with a lot of respect for the success..." September 30
Seattle Times "The Mariners’ postseason dreams ended Sunday, but not by their own doing. Seattle was in the middle of polishing off what would eventually be a 4-1 victory over the Angels before a crowd of 40,823 at Safeco Field when A’s pitcher Sonny Gray closed out his 4-0 shutout over the Rangers in..." September 29
Jon Daniels says that Tim Bogar, Mike Maddux and Steve Buechele will interview for #Rangers managers job, plus a few external candidates.
Word from Texas, mgr Bogar said Holland will pitch tomorrow if the game is meaningful and he is feeling better. The game is now meaningful.
Dallas Morning News "The Rangers will finish their regular season on Sunday with a meaningful game. Oakland needs a win over the Rangers or a Seattle loss to the Los Angeles Angels to get into the American League playoffs as the second wild card. The Rangers helped set up this scenario with a bullpen-driven 5-4..." September 28
San Francisco Chronicle "He went down in a heap near third base and stayed down long enough to make his manager and teammates anxious, but All-Star Josh Donaldson showed how just hard the A’s are fighting, toughing out an injury to help his team inch right to the verge of a postseason berth. The All-Star third baseman..." September 27
Dallas Morning News "By defeating Oakland on Thursday night, the Texas Rangers guaranteed Arizona will have the first pick in next June’s draft. With three games remaining, the Rangers are 66-93, and Arizona is 63-96. If the clubs finish with the same record, Arizona would get the first pick by virtue of the..." September 26
Dallas Morning News "Beltre’s homer, off Luke Gregerson, kept Seattle’s playoff hopes alive. The Mariners won at Toronto and trail Oakland by two games in the race for a wild-card spot in the American League playoffs. Bogar would rather not see the Athletics celebrate a playoff spot on the Rangers’ field. If..." September 26
Dallas Morning News "The Rangers staged their second “Rookie Dress Up Night” of the season Wednesday. The first time, they were all stuffed into silly costumes for a road trip. On Wednesday, they all wore Rangers uniforms. With seven rookies in the starting lineup and another who came on to pitch in relief, the..." September 25
Dallas Morning News "There are two ways to look at the crowds at Globe Life Park in Arlington these days. You can see the park half empty; or you can see the glass half full. The Rangers take the latter approach. Though attendance will be down for the second straight season — by more than 400,000 for 2014..." September 25
Fort Worth Star-Telegram "Finishing 2014 on a positive note was all well and good for the Texas Rangers. But this is getting ridiculous. The Rangers, the hottest team in baseball, won for the 10th time in their last 11 games Tuesday night at Globe Life Park. A two-run fourth inning, which included Robinson Chirinos’..." September 24
Fox Sports Southwest "The Texas Rangers are going down a similar path to one they've taken with infielder Jurickson Profar before. They are just hoping for better results this time. Profar, who has missed the entire season with tear in his teres muscle in his right shoulder, will be shut down for approximately..." September 23
Hardball Talk "Rangers outfielder Alex Rios hasn’t appeared in a game since September 4 due to a nagging right thumb injury, and he’s not going to be rushed back for the final week. Jeff Wilson of the Fort Worth Star-Telegram reports that Rios has officially been shut down for the remainder of the season,..." September 21
Tim Bogar is now the clear runaway favorite to be hired as the next #Rangers manager.
Dallas Morning News "The arms: RHP Lisalverto Bonilla did not allow a hit for the first four innings before David Freese led off the fifth with a double. … Bonilla walked a pair of Angels with two outs in the first, but came back to get Erick Aybar to bounce to third. … The bats: CF Leonys Martin had his AL-leading..." September 20
Sporting News "Making his first public statement since resigning as Rangers manager on Sept. 5, Ron Washington said, "I was not true to my wife after 42 years. I broke her trust." Washington offered no further details and declined to take questions at a press conference at a Dallas-area hotel. "I'm..." September 20
Adrian Beltre's hit in the first was No. 2591 of his career, passing Vladimir Guerrero for most ever by a native of the Dominican Republic.
Ron Washington: “I was not true to my wife after 42 years. I broke her trust. I’m here today to own that mistake and to apologize to her.”
SB Nation "Former Texas Rangers manager Ron Washington will explain why he suddenly resigned from the position during a 1:30 p.m. CT press conference on Thursday. Washington stepped down on Sept. 5, with no official word released as to why he left. We have been told why he didn't leave, at least...." September 18
Dallas Morning News "In a season full of embarrassment, the Rangers on Wednesday saved themselves from one final humiliation. And got a little bit of long overdue revenge in the act. With a big ninth inning, the Rangers beat Oakland 6-1, eliminated the A’s from a threepeat as AL West champs and removed the..." September 18
Dallas Morning News "The first time Nick Tepesch had a chance to back up his offense with a “shutdown inning” on Tuesday, he didn’t. But he survived well enough to get a second chance. And he didn’t repeat the same mistakes twice in a 6-3 win that extended the Rangers’ win streak to four games and pushed the A’s..." September 17
Dallas Morning News "Outfielder Shin-Soo Choo will undergo his second surgery in a three-week span on Wednesday when doctors look at a cartilage tear in his left ankle. Choo suffered the injury in April when he tripped over first base in Oakland, but missed only a week before returning. He aggravated the injury in..." September 17
ESPN Dallas "Thad Levine, the Texas Rangers' assistant general manager, has withdrawn his name for the vacant GM job with the Arizona Diamondbacks. Levine, who has been the No. 2 man to Jon Daniels the last nine seasons, spoke with Arizona's chief baseball officer Tony La Russa about his desire to remain..." September 16
Dallas Morning News "The Texas Rangers completed a three-game sweep of former playoff contender Atlanta on Sunday with a 10-3 win at Globe Life Park. It was the Rangers’ first series sweep since April 21-23, at Oakland. The Braves dropped to four games behind Pittsburgh for the second wild-card spot in the National..." September 15
Hardball Talk "As soon as Ron Washington stepped down I thought “it’s only a matter of time until someone says Michael Young should be the next Rangers manager.” Out of respect for Wash, I assume, they gave it a week. Now Richard Justice begins the stumping: Young knows that the game is not easy, and..." September 15
Miles Mikolas had some shoulder discomfort the last time he played catch. Seems doubtful that he will pitch again in 2014. #Rangers
INJURY UPDATE: @VinnyChoice left today's game with a strained left hamstring. He's scheduled to have an MRI tomorrow.
Dallas Morning News "One game cannot wipe away a season’s frustration for Rangers reliever Neal Cotts, but it is a start. With closer Neftali Feliz unavailable after having pitched twice in less than 44 hours, interim manager Tim Bogar used Cotts to lock up a 3-2 win over Atlanta on Saturday at Globe Life Park...." September 14
Dallas Morning News "In the eighth, RHP Phil Klein struck out Chris Johnson to end the inning with two runners on base. Klein got his first major-league win. The Rangers had been 0-13 in his appearances. .. LHP Derek Holland had his third consecutive start of seven innings with no walks allowed. The only other pitcher..." September 13
Halos Heaven "Texas governor Rick Perry has been trolling the entire State of California for years now—you've probably even heard his smarmy swagger on LA radio. Although it's just coincidental, there's been a special grudge between the Angels and the Rangers during the same time. The balance of power shifted;..." September 12
Halos Heaven "Albert Pujols hit his first triple since 2010 in the first inning. He was a home run shy of the cycle on a night Efren Navarro hit a two-run triple late to put a 4-1 game out of reach and Matt Shoemaker became the first Angels rookie EVER to win 15 Games in a season. The Halos amassed 15 hits..." September 11
Dallas Morning News "LHP Derek Holland had his second consecutive strong start since returning from the disabled list, working seven innings in a 1-0 victory against Seattle on Sunday at Globe Life Park. The Rangers ended their third eight-game losing streak of the season. It was the first win in three games for..." September 08