Rangers Rumors & News

  • Royals, Giants Mariners, Reds, Indians looking at Alex Rios

    CBSSports.com "The Royals, Giants and Mariners, and to a lesser degree the Reds and Indians, are in on Ranger outfielder Alex Rios, one of the better hitters on the market. The Yankees do not seem to be heavily involved at this point." July 31

  • Yankees offense provides big cushion and David Robertson, bullpen use every bit of it in 12-11 win over Texas

    New York Daily News "Tuesday night was all lined up to be one of the Yankees’ best wins of the season. By the ninth inning, it looked like it might be their worst loss. The Bombers exploded for seven runs in the sixth inning, then survived a bullpen meltdown for a nail-biting 12-11 win over the Rangers. “It was..." July 30

  • 2d
    Ken Rosenthal @Ken_Rosenthal

    Talks for Rios could go to end. Several of interested clubs - CLE, CIN, KC, SF - fading of late. #Rangers willing to include cash in deal.

  • Yu Darvish: “I just blame the parents of Brett Gardner”

    Hardball Talk "Quality, quality quote from Yu Darvish after last night’s win over the Yankees. A win which was only blemished by two Brett Gardner home runs. Darvish: “I just blame the parents of Brett Gardner. I just blame them for creating a great hitter.”" July 29

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    Ken Rosenthal @Ken_Rosenthal

    Sources: Teams calling #Rangers on Beltre, but team has not engaged. TEX considers Beltre and Darvish virtually untouchable.

  • 5d
    Ken Rosenthal @Ken_Rosenthal

    Among teams that have checked in on #Rangers’ Rios, from my sources and @jonmorosi’s: #Mariners, #SFGiants, #Yankees, #Reds.

  • 5d
    Ken Rosenthal @Ken_Rosenthal

    Whatever interest #BlueJays had in Rios was fleeting, sources say. Jays monitoring market; #Indians’ Cabrera an option.

  • 5d
    Ken Rosenthal @Ken_Rosenthal

    Rios’ six-team no-trade list, per @MDGonzales: #Yankees, #DBacks, #Rockies, #Royals, #Astros, #Athletics.

  • Holland nears start of rehab assignment

    Dallas Morning News "Left-hander Derek Holland, who has been out since undergoing microfracture surgery on the left knee in January, is on the verge of beginning a 30-day minor-league injury-rehabilitation assignment. Holland rejoined the Texas Rangers on Saturday and is scheduled to throw a bullpen session on..." July 27

  • A's go homer happy, beat Rangers 5-1

    CSN Bay Area "For five innings Saturday, the A’s couldn’t generate anything offensively. By the sixth inning, their biggest challenge was organizing the dugout Home Run Tunnel fast enough for all those who needed it. A quiet night at the plate turned into a long-ball party for Oakland in a 5-1 victory..." July 27

  • Rangers beat A's as Feliz records first save since 2011

    Fox Sports "A new starter and a not-so-new closer combined to lead the Rangers to a 4-1 win over the team with the best record in the majors Friday. Jerome Williams, released by the Astros earlier this month, held the potent Oakland Athletics to one run over six innings in his Rangers debut. Williams'..." July 26

  • Teams are lining up to scout Cuban OF prospect Castillo in Miami

    CBSSports.com "There's buzz around the game regarding a new Cuban prospect. Scouts from around MLB are flocking to Miami to watch free agent outfielder Rusnay Castillo, who has been said to be like "Brett Gardner with power." Castillo is said to be multi-talented, but his stock is likely up due to his..." July 25

  • 8d
    Jeff Wilson @JeffWilson_FWST

    Jerome Williams will start for #Rangers on Friday.

  • Rangers deal pitcher Soria in significant surrender move, Neftali Feliz to close

    Dallas Morning News "In a story that could only happen to the 2014 woebegone Rangers, on Wednesday they lost a game to the grounds crew and got a head start on next year. Just as umpires were trying to rush the ineffective New York Yankees grounds crew into action as a hard shower hit in the fifth inning, Rangers..." July 24

  • Grounds crew struggles in rain-shortened game as Yankees beat Rangers, 2-1

    New York Daily News "The Yankees needed only five innings to beat the Rangers Wednesday night. The grounds crew must have felt like it worked much longer – and harder – than the players. A storm rocked the Bronx during the fifth inning, bringing the game to a grinding halt with the Yankees clinging to a one-run..." July 24

  • Tigers acquire Joakim Soria from Rangers

    SB Nation "The Tigers have acquired closer Joakim Soria from the Rangers in exchange for right-handed pitching prospects Jake Thompson and Corey Knebel, Detroit announced on Wednesday night. The deal was first reported by Kyle Bogenschutz of Scout.com and Jon Morosi of FOXSports.com. Soria will likely..." July 24

  • Rangers’ Ron Washington: Tarp mishap not intentional, but …

    New York Post "Ron Washington didn’t quite accuse the Yankees of any wrongdoing, but the Texas manager admitted he never had seen anything like what he witnessed Wednesday night in The Bronx. With the Yankees up by a run in the bottom of the fifth, a torrential downpour began faster than predicted, and what..." July 24

  • Alex Rios (ankle) returns to lineup

    ESPN.com "Texas Rangers outfielder Alex Rios returned to the lineup Wednesday after missing the last three games with a sprained right ankle suffered in his first at-bat last Saturday in Toronto against the Blue Jays. Rios, who had his ankle wrapped Wednesday, is in right field and batting third against..." July 23

  • Chase Headley drives in winning run in debut as Yankees walk off with win over Rangers

    New York Daily News "Welcome to New York, Chase Headley. Less than 12 hours after being traded, the newest Yankee made his presence felt immediately, lifting the Bombers to a 2-1 walk-off victory over the Rangers with a single in the 14th inning. “There’s a lot of nerves there,” Headley said. “But I kind of..." July 23

  • 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 23

  • 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

  • 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

  • 13d
    Texas Rangers @Rangers

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

  • 13d
    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

  • 14d
    Jon Morosi @jonmorosi

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

  • 16d
    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

  • 18d
    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

  • 18d
    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

  • 21d
    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.

  • 21d
    Evan Grant @Evan_P_Grant

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

  • 21d
    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