Houston Chronicle "Jose Altuve was initially stumped Thursday when asked what it would mean to finally reclaim the Silver Boot from their Lone Star Series rivals. Truth be told, the memories of last year’s bitter struggles against the Rangers are more than enough incentive for the Astros to regain the upper hand in..." August 29
ESPN.com "The old baseball adage is that you can't tell the players without a program. For the Texas Rangers, there may be a little truth to it, as Ryan Rua will become the team's 59th player this season, tying a major league record. Rua, a rookie first baseman/outfielder, was promoted when outfielder..." August 29
Dallas Morning News "Alex Rios is out of the Texas Rangers’ lineup for the second consecutive game because of soreness in the right thumb. Rios said he wanted to play, but manager Ron Washington decided to be prudent and hold him out of the lineup for one more game. Washington expects to have Rios in the lineup on..." August 28
Dallas Morning News "The arms: RHP Colby Lewis picked up his second complete game of the season. … The win was Lewis’ first against Seattle since Sept. 17, 2011. … The two homers allowed by Lewis raised his total to 19 in 137.1 innings this season, a rate of 1.24 per nine innings. It ranks fifth highest among AL..." August 28
Dallas Morning News "The match would seem to be pretty perfect. The Rangers need starting pitchers for 2015. By trade, Colby Lewis just happens to be one of those. He also happens to want to return. And, on Wednesday, he authored his second complete game in a month in a 12-4 win over Seattle. There is one slight..." August 28
Seattle Times "All was right in the Mariners’ world again on Tuesday night. A night after manager Lloyd McClendon joked that people would think “the world’s caving in right now” and promising his team would be “OK tomorrow” following Monday’s frustrating 2-0 loss, the Mariners responded with a win requisite..." August 27
SI.com "Former Atlanta Braves relief pitcher John Rocker will appear on the next season of the reality TV show "Survivor," according to an exclusive report from Entertainment Weekly. The new season is called "Survivor: San Juan del Sur — Blood vs. Water" and will pit pairs instead of single contestants..." August 27
Dallas Morning News "Texas Rangers general manager Jon Daniels in a radio interview with KRLD-FM/105.3 “The Fan” on Monday indicated that it is unlikely Yu Darvish will pitch again for the club this season. Answering a question seeking to clarify Darvish’s status following his placement on the DL on August 13 with..." August 26
Shin-Soo Choo has a bone spur in his left elbow and is done for the season. Michael Choice coming up. #Rangers
Fox Sports Kansas City "One pitch, one run. And then it was smooth sailing for Jeremy Guthrie. Guthrie gave up a leadoff home run by Shin-Soo Choo, but didn't allow another run over eight innings as the Kansas City Royals beat the Texas Rangers 6-3 Saturday night for their 24th win in 30 games. Alex Gordon had two..." August 24
Rangers trade Chris Gimenez to Cleveland Indians for future considerations.
ESPN.com "Texas Rangers ace Yu Darvish will remain on the disabled list after he's eligible to return next week. Darvish, who can return Aug. 25, has missed two starts because of inflammation in his right elbow. Manager Ron Washington said there is no timetable for when Darvish will begin a throwing..." August 23
Derek Holland scratched from Sunday rehab start with back spasms.
Kansas City Star "The follow-through of Yordano Ventura can resemble a combination of beauty and chaos. His right leg rises to his waist and whip-saws his body toward first base. His right arm resembles a windmill. His limbs flail as his body absorbs the energy created by the velocity of his fastball. At times..." August 23
Fort Worth Star-Telegram "Adrian Beltre, he has been told, really should consider talking more often to the media. For one, his English is far better than he gives himself credit, better than some of his English-speaking teammates. But he is insightful, and his words make an impact. As a veteran in his 17th season,..." August 21
Lone Star Ball "Celebrating a split in Miami Rangers 5, Marlins 4 The Rangers split their 2 game set in Miami. Yay? The Rangers actually have more wins on the road now than at home -- they are 26-39 on the road, 23-38 at home. Good job, Nick Martinez. Nick picked up his third win of the season with..." August 21
neal cotts was claimed on revocable waivers. not a surprise. useful lefty could have helped a half-dozen playoff teams.
Miami Herald "Giancarlo Stanton started his day at Marlins Park by getting doused by a fan with ice water to raise money for charity. He ended it Tuesday night by receiving a celebratory shower from his teammates. Stanton’s two-out line drive single to right field in the bottom of the 10th inning off..." August 20
Fort Worth Star-Telegram "The Texas Rangers have listed TBA as their starting pitcher for Sunday against Kansas City, though right-hander Miles Mikolas is the front-runner to get the start on normal rest. They will also need a starter at some point during the three-game series at Seattle next week, Tuesday if Mikolas..." August 20
Dallas Morning News "Apparently, RHP Yu Darvish won’t miss just the minimum two weeks required by his recent placement on the DL with elbow inflammation. Darvish, who did not travel with the club to Miami, has not thrown in the week since he complained of the elbow soreness and manager Ron Washington on Tuesday..." August 20
Dallas Morning News "Left-hander Derek Holland, recovering from off-season micro-fracture surgery on the left knee, pitched into the sixth inning of an injury-rehabilitation start with Triple-A Round Rock against Tacoma of the Seattle organization on Tuesday night. Ron Washington might order no full swings from..." August 20
Hardball Talk "Carlos Pena accepted a demotion to Triple-A after being designated for assignment by the Rangers last month, but now Texas has released the veteran first baseman. Pena played pretty well at Triple-A, batting .297 with four homers and an .850 OPS in 20 games, but he hit just .136 in 18 games for..." August 18
Rangers Engel Beltre exited his rehab game in Arizona League last night with soreness in leg.
Los Angeles Times "KEY MOMENT: The Rangers trimmed a 5-2 deficit to 5-4 in the seventh inning when Robinson Chirinos doubled off Mike Morin, Shin-Soo Choo was hit by a pitch, Elvis Andrus singled off Jason Grilli to load the bases, and Alex Rios lined a two-run single to center. But Grilli got cleanup batter Adrian..." August 17
Hardball Talk "Rangers manager Ron Washington expects starter Yu Darvish to rejoin the Rangers’ rotation when he’s first eligible on August 25, Evan Grant of the Dallas Morning News reports. Darvish went on the disabled list on Thursday retroactive to August 11 with inflammation in his right elbow. There was..." August 16
Los Angeles Times "KEY MOMENT: The Rangers trimmed a 5-1 deficit to 5-4 in the eighth inning on singles by Shin-Soo Choo, Elvis Andrus, Mike Carp (RBI) and Adrian Beltre (RBI), then an RBI fielder's-choice grounder by Alex Rios, who took second on an error by Howie Kendrick. But after Leonys Martin was walked..." August 16
Hardball Talk "Rangers executive vice president of communications John Blake tweets that the club has traded pitcher Justin Germano to the Dodgers for “future considerations”. Germano will report to Triple-A Albuquerque. Germano, 32, made two relief appearances in the majors for the Rangers this season,..." August 16
ESPN.com "Texas Rangers ace Yu Darvish has mild inflammation in his right elbow, an MRI revealed, and there is no timetable for his return despite his place on the 15-day disabled list. Rangers team doctor Keith Meister told Darvish his injury wasn't a long-term problem and once the symptoms subside he..." August 15
Tampa Tribune "The Rays flew home early this morning from the heart of Texas still hopeful of chasing someone down for a postseason spot, thanks to a winning road trip that took them cross country and through three time zones. Thursday’s 6-3 win against the Rangers at Globe Life Park was the Rays’ sixth of..." August 15
D-Rays Bay "If last night was another in a long season of frustrating, tough losses then tonight was the exact opposite. There's virtually nothing negative to say about the way the Rays performed tonight. Every starter either knocked in and/or scored a run. Chris Archer was dominant, and Brandon Gomes..." August 14
MLB.com "Pitcher Yu Darvish has mild inflammation in right elbow. The Rangers don’t think it is a long-term concern. He will resume throwing with the discomfort subsides. He said he could pitch if he had to but does not want to risk his future." August 14
Dallas Morning News "At the All-Star Game, Yu Darvish delivered a dissertation on preventing the epidemic of arm injuries around the majors. He lobbied for a six-man rotation, just like he was used to in Japan. “I think that’s the way to go,” he said during a session with only Japanese media when the subject..." August 14
MLB Daily Dish "While not as strong as year's past, this winter's free agent class is shaking up to be particularly deep. With the July 31st non-waiver trade deadline now past us, barring an unlikely late-August blockbuster, it seems that all the major in-season transactions are now passed us. With less than..." August 14
Hardball Talk "J.P. Arencibia has proven to be not much of a hitter with a career .208 batting average and .662 OPS, but last night the 28-year-old catcher/first baseman made his pitching debut for the Rangers and looked pretty decent." August 14
#Rangers have placed RHP Yu Darvish on the 15-day disabled list with right elbow inflammation.
Dallas Morning News "s usual, the sixth inning of a start was a disaster for Nick Tepesch. What was different: This time he didn’t let it sink him. And as a result, the Rangers ended up with a spirit-lifting 14-inning walkoff 3-2 win on Adam Rosales’ four-pitch walk. It ended a streak of four consecutive..." August 13
SB Nation "Some MLB teams will likely be headed to Amsterdam for meaningful games as early as 2015. Outgoing Major League Baseball commissioner Bud Selig hopes to announce plans for regular season games in Europe before he leaves office, according to multiple reports. The league has its eye on London..." August 13
Jon Daniels just told us that we'll see Joey Gallo next year not this September #FrontOffice Sirius 209 XM 89
Houston Chronicle "Practically everybody smothered the Astros last year as they finished with the worst record in baseball for the third consecutive year. Yu Darvish and the Rangers, however, took the biggest bites to push their Lone Star Series rivals to a franchise record 111 losses in 2013. On Saturday night,..." August 10
Hearing C Chris Gimenez has cleared waivers, so now he is free to sign with any team. #Rays expected to be among those interested.
Houston Chronicle "Although he was born in San Diego, Robbie Grossman was brought to Houston early enough to buy into the rivalry against Dallas. The Cy-Fair graduate has spent most of his life here, and he shares the Bayou City’s dislike for that other major Texas city up north. Grossman doesn’t hide his disdain..." August 09
ESPN.com "Texas Rangers outfielder Alex Rios has cleared waivers, paving the way for him to possibly be traded, a source told ESPNDallas.com on Thursday. The Rangers have a team option on Rios for next season and general manager Jon Daniels has said that he's open to picking it up. However, Daniels has..." August 08
Dallas Morning News "Colby Lewis didn’t throw a single pitch Wednesday afternoon at U.S. Cellular Field, and the veteran right-hander won’t pitch again until Monday in Arlington. Nick Tepesch was the Texas Rangers’ starting pitcher for the first time in 11 days. Tepesch is one of the Rangers’ young starters who..." August 07
ESPN.com "Major League Baseball officials have contacted the DEA and U.S. Attorney's office in Southern Florida in an effort to unmask the names of any players who might have violated the league's drug policy, sources told ESPN's "Outside the Lines." Federal officials are discussing how to honor the..." August 07
Dallas Morning News "The arms: RHP Colby Lewis’ shutout was the fourth individual shutout by a Ranger this season and the team’s 15 overall shutout. … Lewis’ last complete game came on June 12, 2012. It was his second shutout. The other also came against the White Sox on May 16, 2011. The bats: J.P. Arencibia had..." August 06
CBSSports.com "Rangers executive A.J. Preller has accepted a five-year deal to become general manager of the Padres, sources said. The parties are still finalizing things, but there is an agreement. Preller got the nod over Yankees assistant GM Billy Eppler. Preller's specialty is international scouting,..." August 06
USA Today "If I'm a former client of Tony Bosch's, I'm petrified. If I'm close friend of Alex Rodriguez, or, ahem, a business associate, I'm scared. If I'm Sam and Seth Levinson, who run the ACES agency, I'm worried. If I'm Major League Baseball, ooh, boy, I'm all ears. Biogenesis founder Tony..." August 06
Source: #Rangers’ Rios placed on revocable trade waivers today.