Rangers Rumors & News

  • Report: Odor's suspension reduced to 7 games

    The Score "Rougned Odor's eight game suspension has been cut down to seven after appealing the discipline for his role in a melee between the Texas Rangers and Toronto Blue Jays, according to MLB Network's Jon Heyman. Odor will begin his suspension Friday, and the club is expected to recall Jurickson..." May 26

  • Mazara mashes monster HR as Rangers top Angels

    The Sports Xchange "ARLINGTON, Texas -- With sluggers such as Josh Hamilton, Juan Gonzalez and Jose Canseco making their home there, Globe Life Park has seen many a majestic home run in its 22 seasons. Texas Rangers rookie Nomar Mazara may have topped them all with a 491-foot shot Wednesday. The home run,..." May 25

  • Mazara's homer helps guide Rangers past Angels

    The Sports Xchange "ARLINGTON, Texas -- Nomar Mazara reached base four times and went 3-for-3 with a two-run homer in the Texas Rangers' 4-1 victory over the Los Angeles Angels on Tuesday. Mazara's seventh home run of the season, a sixth-inning shot, was insurance and much-needed run support for Texas..." May 25

  • Yu Darvish remaining calm -- for now -- as his return to the mound for Rangers nears

    Sports Day "Yu Darvish completed preparations for his return to the Texas Rangers' rotation with an uneventful bullpen session on Wednesday. Darvish will start on Saturday against Pittsburgh at Globe Life Park. It will be his first major-league start since Aug. 9, 2014. He underwent Tommy John surgery on..." May 25

  • Rangers capping Darvish at 90 pitches in return

    The Score "The Texas Rangers are going to ease Yu Darvish back into the bigs. Pitching coach Doug Brocail told reporters Tuesday that upon Darvish's much-anticipated return on Saturday against the Pirates, the Rangers will limit him to 85-90 pitches. "That would be a good pitch count," Brocail said...." May 25

  • Pujols hits 569th career HR as Angels blank Rangers

    The Sports Xchange "ARLINGTON, Texas -- Albert Pujols' creep up baseball's ladder of history hasn't been done silently, especially recently. Pujols tied Rafael Palmeiro for 12th all-time with his 569th career home run, a two-run shot with two outs in the third inning that accounted for the only runs in the Los..." May 24

  • Rangers recall power-hitting prospect

    Sporting News "The Rangers promoted slugger Joey Gallo on Monday after watching two of their starting outfielders (Shin-Soo Choo and Drew Stubbs) land on the disabled list. Texas is looking for an offensive spark, and Gallo could see regular playing time through a combination of starts in left field, third, and..." May 24

  • Rangers' Josh Hamilton to have season-ending knee surgery

    Sports Day "Rangers outfielder Josh Hamilton, who has been struggling to recover following offseason knee surgeries, will undergo another operation on his knee, ending his season. " May 24

  • Rougned Odor will have his appeal hearing on Tuesday, should start suspension on Friday

    Sports Day "Rougned Odor's appeal hearing on his eight-game suspension for punching Jose Bautista will be held Tuesday, three major league sources confirmed Sunday. Odor's original suspension was handed out Tuesday. He appealed and the punishment was held in abeyance until such time that a hearing could be..." May 23

  • Choo out at least till Monday

    MLB.com "Outfielder Shin-Soo Choo was not in the Rangers' starting lineup on Saturday because of tightness in his left hamstring and he is not expected to play in Sunday's series finale against the Astros at Minute Maid Park. Choo reported some improvement after leaving Friday's game in the third..." May 22

  • Yu Darvish set to make season debut next week

    Sporting News "Rangers ace Yu Darvish is close to starting his first regular season game since 2014. After undergoing Tommy John surgery 14 months ago, Darvish is set to make his season debut next Saturday, according to Fox Sports." May 22

  • Ramos pitches Rangers past Astros

    The Sports Xchange "HOUSTON -- There was a certain amount of pleasure taken by Texas Rangers manager Jeff Banister in his ability to start finesse left-hander Cesar Ramos on Saturday night -- only to feature a trio of fire-balling relievers once Ramos delivered a lead to the bullpen in the seventh inning. Ramos..." May 21

  • Correa lines ball off Lewis' head that's caught for out

    The Score "Colby Lewis has an iron dome. The Texas Rangers right-hander took a Carlos Correa liner off the back of his noggin, and didn't even flinch. He just shook it off and walked around the mound like nothing happened, appearing completely unfazed by the whole thing. Lewis was helped out by second..." May 21

  • Rougned Odor paid autograph session gets called off

    ESPN "A memorabilia store manager had to cancel an autograph signing by Texas Rangers second baseman Rougned Odor after "it got too big, too fast." Store manager Brett Kravitz told ESPN on Saturday afternoon that the June 4 event, in which Odor would sign photos of his punch to Jose Bautista's face..." May 21

  • Texas Rangers’ Rougned Odor Earns Free BBQ For Life For Punching Jose Bautista

    Dallas Eater "During Sunday’s game between the Texas Rangers and the Toronto Blue Jays, Rangers second baseman Rougned Odor lobbed the punch heard ‘round the world at Blue Jays slugger Jose Bautista. The punch, which earned Odor an eight game suspension from Major League Baseball, also scored him a pretty..." May 20

  • Here's the reason why Major League Baseball decided not to suspend Matt Bush

    Fox Sports "On Thursday, I wrote about why baseball fined Texas Rangers right-hander Matt Bush rather than suspend him for "intentionally" throwing at the Blue Jays' Jose Bautista. The decision warrants a more detailed explanation. My initial report stemmed from a source with knowledge of baseball’s..." May 20

  • Sources: Rangers, City of Arlington will announce plans for new retractable-roof stadium

    Dallas Morning News "The Rangers appear destined for a new stadium. And sooner than you think. According to two major league sources, the Rangers and City of Arlington are about to announce plans for a new retractable-roof stadium that is expected to come on line earlier than the current lease expires following..." May 20

  • Davis homers again as A's sweep Rangers

    The Sports Xchange "OAKLAND, Calif. -- Khris Davis is getting used to his new home, and the Oakland A's are the beneficiaries. Davis homered for the fourth time in two days Wednesday, and the A's completed their first home sweep of the season with an 8-1 victory over the Texas Rangers to cap a three-game series..." May 18

  • Davis' walk-off grand slam lifts A's past Rangers

    The Sports Xchange "OAKLAND, Calif. -- Oakland A's left fielder Khris Davis already had two solo home runs on the night when he came to the plate with the bases loaded and two outs in the bottom of the ninth inning Tuesday. The A's trailed the Texas Rangers 5-4, but Davis turned his two-homer night into a..." May 18

  • Shawn Tolleson is not the Rangers closer

    Lone Star Ball "Shawn Tolleson is no longer the Rangers closer, having been told today that he is being moved out of that role. Via Jared Sandler, Jeff Banister says the are going to "wrap our arms around Tolly and figure out what's going on." This move appeared likely after last night's loss, when Tolleson..." May 18

  • Rangers GM Jon Daniels doesn’t want Rougned Odor to change

    Sportress of Blogitude "Major League Baseball on Tuesday brought down the hammer on Rougned Odor, suspending the Texas Rangers shortstop eight games for his role in Sunday’s brawl with the Toronto Blue Jays, an ugly skirmish highlighted by Odor landing a vicious punch on Jose Bautista. Despite the punishment,..." May 18

  • Rangers Affiliate To Sell Alcoholic Drink In Honor Of Rougned Odor’s Punch

    NESN "Baseball suspended Rougned Odor eight games for rearranging Jose Bautista’s face with his fist, but that’s not going to stop one Texas Rangers minor league affiliate from capitalizing on the punch. The Double-A Frisco RoughRiders introduced an alcoholic energy drink in honor of the Rangers second..." May 18

  • MLB players confronting realities of smokeless tobacco laws in major cities

    The Comeback "Cities like Boston, Chicago, New York, Los Angeles and San Francisco have all passed bans on the use of smokeless tobacco at ticketed sporting events, leaving teams like the Washington Nationals are beginning to confront a new reality and some big time issues. Player now have to decide whether..." May 18

  • Manaea collects first win as A's down Rangers

    The Sports Xchange "OAKLAND, Calif. -- After giving up eight runs and lasting only 2 2/3 innings in a blowout loss at Boston on May 10, Oakland A's rookie left-hander Sean Manaea decided it was time for a new look and a fresh start. Manaea got his first hair cut in a year, going from wild man to clean-cut,..." May 17

  • Commissioner Rob Manfred unhappy with length of games

    ESPN "The average time of a nine-inning baseball game is up nearly seven minutes compared with this point last season, and MLB commissioner Rob Manfred isn't happy about it. "We think the single biggest thing we had going for us early in the year [last season] was player focus on the topic," Manfred..." May 17

  • Odor suspended 8 games, Gibby 3

    Bluebird Banter "Jon Heyman tells us that Roughed Odor gets 8 games for, you know, everything. I imagine it won't be his last suspension. I thought he deserved 10 games, figured he would get 5-6 so, all in all likely fair. Of course he is appealing. Also, John Gibbons gets 3 games. There will likely be more..." May 17

  • Rangers’ Odor on Bautista punch: ‘I was just trying to protect myself’

    Fort Worth Star-Telegram "Rougned Odor said that he expects to be suspended by Major League Baseball, but the Texas Rangers’ second baseman said that he doesn’t regret punching Jose Bautista on Sunday because he felt he needed to defend himself. Odor spoke to the media Monday afternoon before the Rangers opened a..." May 17

  • How long will Rougned Odor be suspended for punching Jose Bautista?

    MLB Daily Dish "Twitter was abuzz Sunday as fans on both sides of the border argued about the fallout from the Jose Bautista-Rougned Odor brawl in Arlington. While I won't dive into my personal feelings on the incident in this space, I thought it would be useful to try to predict the length of the suspension..." May 16

  • Toronto writer on Rangers-Blue Jays brawl: 'Matt Bush is an idiot. Rougned Odor is a punk'

    Sports Day "Add Toronto Star writer Richard Griffin to the list of people not pulling punches this weekend. In a column looking at the Rangers-Blue Jays brawl, including Rougned Odor's movie-like punch of Jose Bautista, Griffin calls Rangers pitcher Matt Bush an "idiot" and Odor a "punk." And that's just..." May 16

  • Canseco: Bautista should beat Odor 'prison style'

    The Score "From one Jose to another, Canseco has Bautista's back. The former Toronto Blue Jays outfielder piped in on Twitter after Rougned Odor's right hook to Bautista triggered two bench-clearings in Sunday afternoon's game, calling the punch a "cheap shot." As far as we know, Canseco's only..." May 16

  • Blue Jays' John Gibbons: Rangers 'gutless' for throwing at Jose Bautista, starting melee

    Sporting News "The Rangers' plunking of Blue Jays star Jose Bautista was revenge eight months in the making, Toronto manager John Gibbons said Sunday from the clubhouse after tensions ran high and benches cleared twice during Texas' 7-6 win. "It was gutless," said Gibbons (via MLB.com), who was one of eight..." May 16

  • Rangers out of line in brawl with Blue Jays

    ESPN "If you want to keep a scorecard of the bad blood between the Toronto Blue Jays and Texas Rangers and where everything fits into the nebulous world of the baseball code, it goes something like this: Jose Bautista: Excessive bat flip and stare-down after mammoth, series-turning home run off Sam..." May 16

  • Rangers, Blue Jays brawl; Texas wins

    The Sports Xchange "ARLINGTON, Texas -- Texas Rangers third baseman Adrian Beltre said Sunday's 7-6 victory over Toronto was "a good win overall." Beltre could have been talking about the comeback the Rangers had in the seventh inning, when Ian Desmond capped a four-run frame with a three-run homer. He also..." May 15

  • Rangers agree to deal with free-agent pitcher Kyle Lohse

    Lone Star Ball "Texas Rangers rumors: Kyle Lohse, free agent starting pitcher, is generating interest from the Texas Rangers, according to Jon Heyman on Twitter. Lohse, 37, just finished up a three year deal with the Milwaukee Brewers last season, and put up a 5.85 ERA and a 5.12 FIP in 152 IP, splitting time..." May 13

  • Former No. 1 pick Matt Bush called up to relieve Rangers bullpen

    Sports Day "Bush, 30, who spent more than three years in prison for driving under the influence with serious bodily injury in Florida accident in 2012, signed a minor league deal with the Rangers in December after being released from the Hamilton Correctional Institute. " May 13

  • Profar understands future might not be with Rangers

    Fort Worth Star-Telegram "Jurickson Profar feels good in his first regular-season action since 2013, his shoulder is stronger than ever since having surgery in February 2015, and all that’s keeping him from being ready for the major leagues is shoring up his hitting. He wants to return to the majors with the Texas..." May 13

  • White Sox acquire Anthony Ranaudo from Rangers

    MLB Daily Dish "The White Sox have acquired right-hander Anthony Ranaudo from the Rangers for minor-league righty Matt Ball, according to team announcements. Ranaudo was immediately optioned to Triple-A Charlotte. Ranaudo, 26, will provide back-end rotation depth for a White Sox club that recently cut ties..." May 12

  • 5 pitchers next in line for Stephen Strasburg-esque extensions

    MLB Daily Dish "Stephen Strasburg's 7-year, $175 million contract extension has caused quite the conversation, from how big of risk it can be for the Nationals to its impact on the rest of baseball. That impact goes to a number of young pitchers that are looking to cash in on their early success in the majors,..." May 12

  • Beltre's RBI helps Rangers beat White Sox

    The Sports Xchange "ARLINGTON, Texas -- The expected pitchers' duel did not materialize; however, the Texas Rangers' series-clinching victory over the owners of the American League's best record was as significant as imagined to the home team. Adrian Beltre's go-ahead RBI single in the sixth turned out to be..." May 11

  • Rua blast pushes Rangers over White Sox

    The Sports Xchange "ARLINGTON, Texas -- Trailing by five runs against the best bullpen in the majors is not usually a formula for success, but the Texas Rangers made it work by scoring seven runs in the eighth inning Tuesday for a 13-11 win over the Chicago White Sox. Ryan Rua delivered the final blow with a..." May 11

  • Why MLB’s domestic violence policy does not require a criminal conviction

    Hardball Talk "When Aroldis Chapman was suspended under Major League Baseball’s domestic violence policy, a good number of people — some of them commenters at this site — took issue with it because “hey, he wasn’t charged with a crime.” The same has been said about Jose Reyes and will be said about him again..." May 11

  • MRI shows no significant damage to Rangers’ Griffin

    Fort Worth Star-Telegram "A.J. Griffin and the Texas Rangers received good news Wednesday morning after his MRI exam, and the right-hander could be ready to pitch again by the end of the month. The MRI showed no structural damage in his shoulder, and Griffin can resume throwing as soon as he is free of symptoms. He said..." May 11

  • Frazier's 12th-inning slam lifts White Sox

    The Sports Xchange "ARLINGTON, Texas -- Todd Frazier knew it was only a matter of time. Mired in a 3-for-35 slump coming into Monday night, Frazier put the finishing touches on a grand outing with a grand slam in the 12th inning to give the Chicago White Sox a dramatic 8-4 win over Texas Rangers. "It felt..." May 10

  • Justine Siegal will be first woman to manage independent minor league game

    The Comeback "Justine Siegal continues to break down baseball barriers. The San Rafael Pacifics Baseball Club has announced that Siegal will be the first ever woman to coach at the independent minor league level when she’ll manage the team in late June. The specific event “Women Run the Show” was created..." May 10

  • Wilson's grand slam lifts Rangers past Tigers

    The Sports Xchange "DETROIT -- Bobby Wilson brought a little knowledge of Detroit with him on his journey back to Texas. Wilson knew Tigers’ reliever Mark Lowe likes to throw his slider and was hunting it Sunday with the bases loaded in the ninth inning. “I was looking for a slider,” the Rangers’ catcher..." May 08

  • Rangers RHP A.J. Griffin leaves start with stiff shoulder

    Lone Star Ball "Texas Rangers starter A.J. Griffin was lifted from his start today in Detroit with two outs in the third inning due to stiffness in his right shoulder. Griffin is pitching in the majors this year again after missing the past two seasons recovering from Tommy John surgery. " May 08

  • Angels, Rangers showing interest in Lohse

    Scout "If the Anaheim Angels were able to find a few strong arms for their rotation, would it end speculation the franchise would trade Mike Trout? The news about Trout has coincided with the news of Garrett Richards, the team’s pitching staff ace, will be lost for the remainder of the year with Tommy..." May 08

  • Beltre leads leads Rangers' HR barrage

    The Sports Xchange "DETROIT -- Adrian Beltre regained his power stroke right when the Texas Rangers needed an explosion from their veteran slugger. Beltre hit a pair of two-run home runs and the Rangers belted five homers to overpower the slumping Detroit Tigers 10-5 on Saturday at Comerica Park. Beltre..." May 07

  • Rangers bring back Drew Stubbs; Josh Hamilton moved to 60-day DL and can't return until June 3

    Sports Day "The Texas Rangers on Saturday pushed back a return date for ailing outfielder Josh Hamilton. The club signed veteran Drew Stubbs, released by Atlanta on Tuesday. Stubbs was to join the club for the day game against Detroit. To get Stubbs onto the 40-man major-league roster, the Rangers moved..." May 07

  • Wilson instrumental in Rangers win over Tigers

    The Sports Xchange "DETROIT -- Bobby Wilson is one of those guys who spend most of their career in the shadows. But Friday night, backup catcher Wilson found a bit of sunshine and spent some time soaking up the rays. Sure, it was lefty Cole Hamels and tough Rougned Odor who took most of the spotlight in..." May 06