Rangers Rumors & News

  • Rangers to give away mini on-deck circles in honor of Beltre

    Sports Day "It is the on-deck circle that will live in infamy. And now, as part of Adrian Beltre celebration weekend, you can own your own miniature version. The Rangers will officially honor Beltre for becoming the newest member of the 3,000-hit club on Sept. 8 before the game with the New York..." August 11

  • MLB players will be allowed to wear nickname jerseys Aug. 25-27

    ESPN "Major League Baseball will look anything but uniform for a newly created Players Weekend later this month. MLB, together with the MLB Players Association, announced Wednesday a group of initiatives aimed letting players express themselves while connecting with their past in youth..." August 09

  • Umpire Joe West reportedly suspended three games for Adrian Beltre comments

    CBS Sports "Umpire Joe West has worked more than 5,000 games during his lengthy career. Yet West was not on duty Tuesday night. It wasn't because West had the night off but because he was serving the first of a three-game suspension handed down by Major League Baseball. The suspension follows derogatory..." August 09

  • Rangers sell Ernesto Frieri to Mariners for $1

    Bleacher Report "The Seattle Mariners didn't exactly break the bank Tuesday when they acquired right-handed pitcher Ernesto Frieri. According to the Associated Press (h/t ESPN.com), the Texas Rangers sold him to their American League West rivals for $1. Texas previously signed him as a minor league free agent..." August 09

  • MLB releases 2017 postseason schedule

    MLB.com "Major League Baseball released the 2017 postseason schedule on Tuesday -- and it is similar to last year's, except in one important way: The 113th World Series will begin Oct. 24 on FOX at the home of the league champion with the better regular-season record. The standard playoff tiebreaker..." August 08

  • Joey Gallo has been hitting some tape measure home runs lately

    Hardball Talk "Rangers third baseman Joey Gallo hit his 30th home run of the season on Sunday afternoon against the Twins, a two-run home run off of Jose Berrios that contributed to a five-run first inning. Gallo now has five home runs in August and it’s the sixth day of the month. Sunday’s blast went really,..." August 06

  • Adrian Beltre is bound for Hall of Fame, even if some won't accept his PED-free receipts

    USA Today "Baseball’s steroid era has largely come and gone, but it continues to nag at our conscience. We’re supposed to be celebrating Adrian Beltre’s 3,000th hit in Texas, but a day later, are listening to a national radio host casting doubt on the feat's authenticity. We’re in Cooperstown, N.Y.,..." August 03

  • Rangers' Beltre not interested in rebuilding

    ESPN "On Sunday, Adrian Beltre joined an exclusive club by collecting his 3,000th major league hit. Some 24 hours later, Beltre watched the Texas Rangers trade away right-hander Yu Darvish, a telling sign for a team on the outside of the wild-card chase. Speaking Tuesday, Beltre acknowledged his..." August 02

  • Doug Gottlieb's 'questioning' whether Adrian Beltre is on steroids sparks media Twitter brawl

    Sporting News "Doug Gottlieb wonders whether Adrian Beltre is on steroids. He's just wondering, mind you. Other national media figures aren't going to let the Fox Sports Radio host skate on that. At the heart of Gottlieb's suspicion is Beltre's late-career production, which included career hit No. 3,000..." August 02

  • Yu Darvish does not anticipate returning to Rangers in free agency

    Larry Brown Sports "Yu Darvish believes his Texas Rangers chapter is officially closed for good. Speaking with reporters after he was traded by the Texas Rangers to the Los Angeles Dodgers on Monday, Darvish said that he does not see himself returning to Texas in free agency, per local sportswriter Sean..." August 01

  • Rangers' Profar unhappy after not being dealt at deadline

    ESPN "The Texas Rangers traded catcher Jonathan Lucroy, reliever Jeremy Jeffress and ace Yu Darvish ahead of Monday's deadline, but Jurickson Profar is among the players who remain with the organization. Much to his dismay, apparently. Profar, who is currently playing for Triple-A Round Rock, has..." August 01

  • Rangers trade Yu Darvish to the Dodgers

    Sportsnet "The Texas Rangers have traded Yu Darvish to the Los Angeles Dodgers, according to Ken Rosenthal of Fox Sports. " July 31

  • Rangers trade Jeremy Jeffress to Milwaukee Brewers

    Sports Day "Jeremy Jeffress is heading back to Milwaukee. The Rangers have traded the 29-year-old right-handed relief pitcher to the Brewers, the team he was acquired from at last year's deadline, SportsDay's Evan Grant has learned. ESPN's Jerry Crasnick first reported the deal. It is unclear at this..." July 31

  • How Can Any Baseball Fan Not Appreciate Adrián Beltré?

    The Sports Post "Are you all up for another Adrián Beltré story? Just one more, I promise. Okay, so I can’t really promise that. What I can do instead is try to remind all baseball fans—all sports fans really—of one very important lesson. And it is this: do not take greatness for granted. Appreciate the heck out..." July 31

  • Rangers confident Darvish will be traded Monday

    CBS Sports "The 2017 non-waiver trade deadline is 4pm ET on Monday (tracker, updates), and according to one report, the Texas Rangers are confident they will be able to move staff ace Yu Darvish by the end of the day. The Rangers came into Monday with a 50-54 record and they're 5 1/2 games back of the..." July 31

  • Indians have spoken to Rangers about Darvish

    TSN "After it appeared likely that Texas Rangers would move starter Yu Darvish, Gerry Fraley of the Dallas Morning News reports that the Rangers are "disappointed" in the offers they've received. The Los Angeles Dodgers and New York Yankees were thought to be the favourites to land Darvish, but..." July 31

  • Rockies Acquire Jonathan Lucroy

    MLB Trade Rumors "The Rockies have officially struck a deal to acquire Rangers catcher Jonathan Lucroy, as Ken Rosenthal of MLB Network first reported (via Twitter). A player to be named later is going to Texas in return, per ESPN.com’s Jerry Crasnick (via Twitter). (Note: the PTBNL cannot be a 2017 draft..." July 31

  • Texas zoo names newborn giraffe 'Beltre' to celebrate 3,000th hit

    New York Daily News "Adrian Beltre’s hitting prowess has earned him applause and praise — and now a giraffe. The Texas Rangers third baseman recorded his 3,000th hit Sunday afternoon with a double off of Wade Miley, making him just the 31st player in the history of baseball to reach that threshold. And while..." July 31

  • Adrian Beltre joins the 3,000 hit club

    Hardball Talk "Rangers third baseman Adrian Beltre became the 31st member of the 3,000 hit club on Sunday while facing the Orioles. With his team trailing 4-0 in the bottom of the fourth inning, he hit a 3-0 fastball off of Wade Miley for a double, putting runners on second and third with one out. He’s the first..." July 30

  • Dodgers still favorites to land Darvish

    Yardbarker "The Los Angeles Dodgers are still chasing starting pitchers and are viewed as the likely favorite to land Yu Darvish, according to a report. According to Jon Heyman of FanRag Sports, the Dodgers are engaged in talks with the Texas Rangers about Darvish and may well be the favorites to get a..." July 30

  • Rockies still eyeing Rangers' Jonathan Lucroy

    CBS Sports "The Colorado Rockies are in a good position to make the postseason. They entered Sunday with six fewer losses than the next-closest competitor for a wild-card spot. The Rockies, though, don't appear to be taking anything for granted. To wit, Colorado is showing serious interest in Texas Rangers..." July 30

  • Cole Hamels Trade Reportedly Not Being Seriously Discussed by Rangers

    Bleacher Report "The Texas Rangers are "not engaged in serious trade talks" regarding ace Cole Hamels with two days remaining until the non-waiver trade deadline, according to MLB Network's Jon Morosi. That echoes a report from FanRag Sports' Jon Heyman on July 19 that stated the Rangers had "no thought" of..." July 30

  • Yu Darvish trade reportedly growing more likely

    Yardbarker "The Texas Rangers are reportedly growing more open to the idea of trading ace pitcher Yu Darvish. According to Jon Heyman of FanRag Sports, negotiations surrounding the pitcher have intensified in recent days, and interested teams are taking this as a sign that the Rangers are getting ready to..." July 29

  • Dodgers prefer Darvish but price could be prohibitive

    Fanrag Sports "The Dodgers’ preferred pitching target remains Yu Darvish, according to sources — though word is they aren’t likely to surrender their very top prospects in any deal. Sonny Gray appears to be more of a fallback candidate for L.A., according to people with ties to the Dodgers. Dodgers GM..." July 29

  • Current, former MLB players discuss the sport’s cocaine problem

    New York Daily News "It's been 10 months since Marlins ace Jose Fernandez died late at night while accidentally driving a boat into a jetty off the coast of Miami. He had alcohol and cocaine in his system at the time, according to the toxicology report. Two other passengers were killed, too. While baseball has been..." July 28

  • Yu Darvish Trade Rumors: Rangers Have Informed Teams They Will Move Star

    Bleacher Report "The Texas Rangers have let potential trade suitors know they plan to deal Yu Darvish, Fox's Ken Rosenthal reported Thursday. Rosenthal also wrote the Rangers are "actively exchanging names" in possible trades. The timing isn't ideal for Texas. Darvish allowed 10 earned runs in 3.2 innings in..." July 28

  • Rangers Shopping Jeremy Jeffress

    MLB Trade Rumors "The Rangers are shopping right-handed reliever Jeremy Jeffress, ESPN’s Jerry Crasnick reports (via Twitter). It’s unclear at this point just where interest may lie, but it’s certainly plausible to imagine a number of organizations taking a look at the veteran hurler. Jeffress, the former..." July 27

  • Dodgers confident they will land Darvish, Gray or Verlander

    CBS Sports "Coming into Thursday, the Dodgers have baseball's best record (71-31) and best staff ERA (3.12), both by comfortable margins. The Astros have the second best record (67-34) and the Diamondbacks have the second best staff ERA (3.52). Despite their record and strong pitching staff, the Dodgers..." July 27

  • Umpire ejects Adrian Beltre for moving on-deck circle

    Hardball Talk "As far as ejections go, this is one of the stranger ones you’ll hear about. Rangers third baseman Adrian Beltre was ejected in the bottom of the eighth inning of a game his team trailed at the time 18-6. Beltre was a few feet away from the circle towards home plate and was asked by Marlins pitcher..." July 27

  • The details of Rangers' Yu Darvish's 10-team no-trade list

    MLB Trade Rumors "At some point within the next five days the Rangers will make the franchise-altering decision whether to trade staff ace Yu Darvish. Texas is 49-51 this season and 3 1/2 games back of the second AL wild card spot. There are four teams ahead of them in the standings. FanGraphs put their postseason..." July 26

  • Sources: Rockies interested in Lucroy

    MLB.com "The Rockies have expressed interest in Rangers catcher Jonathan Lucroy, according to Major League sources. A trade is not imminent, but the Rockies are looking to upgrade their catching as Monday's non-waiver Trade Deadline approaches. MLB.com's Thomas Harding is also reporting the Rockies have..." July 26

  • Rangers ready to move ace Yu Darvish in 'right deal'

    ESPN "The Texas Rangers are ready to move ace pitcher Yu Darvish. All it's going to take is someone to meet their asking price. Sources told ESPN.com that Rangers general manager Jon Daniels began calling potential suitors Monday and telling them the team is open to trading Darvish for the "right..." July 25

  • Some GMs like to deal with each other -- and some don't

    ESPN "Every baseball executive understood by mid-June that Washington general manager Mike Rizzo needed bullpen help -- again -- to help plug the gap at closer. But Rizzo’s choices were far less than perfect, certainly less attractive than in 2016 when he talked about deals involving Aroldis Chapman and..." July 25

  • Rangers telling teams Darvish is not available

    Yardbarker "The Texas Rangers are coming off a sweep of the Tampa Bay Rays, and they are not yet ready to commit to being sellers with the MLB trade deadline only a week away. Bob Nightengale of USA Today reported on Monday that the Rangers have been telling interested teams Yu Darvish is not available —..." July 24

  • Pudge emphatically denies using steroids in new book

    Fort Worth Star-Telegram "Pudge Rodriguez, who will be inducted into the Baseball Hall of Fame on Sunday, unequivocally denies ever using steroids in his new book, “They Call Me Pudge.” “I never took steroids,” Rodriguez writes in the first chapter titled Hall of Fame and Clearing the Air. “Let’s make that as crystal..." July 24

  • Dodgers chasing Yu Darvish

    CBS Sports "The Dodgers have been baseball's best team lately. Yet that isn't stopping the front office from pursing some impact talent. While most of the names connected to the Dodgers have been relievers, Jon Morosi introduced a new one on Sunday: Rangers ace Yu Darvish. Darvish is a free agent at..." July 23

  • Texas mulls what to do with Yu Darvish at the trade deadline

    ESPN "After the Texas Rangers beat the Kansas City Royals eight days ago, FanGraphs pegged their chances of making the playoffs at a solid 29.5 percent, an encouraging number for a team that long ago saw the Astros run away with first place and lap the rest of the AL West. With Cole Hamels back from..." July 23

  • Chi Chi Gonzalez to undergo Tommy John surgery

    Hardball Talk "Rangers’ right-hander Chi Chi Gonzalez is slated for Tommy John surgery, according to a report by Evan Grant of the Dallas Morning News. Gonzalez was placed on the 60-day disabled list back in early April with a partial UCL tear and was working towards a throwing program before getting sidelined..." July 23

  • Cubs interested in Rangers catcher Jonathan Lucroy

    Sportsnaut "There’s been talk around the water cooler that the Chicago Cubs are interested in Texas Rangers pitcher Yu Darvish. While that might still very well be the case, at least one report suggests Chicago is more interested in Rangers catcher Jonathan Lucroy. “According to a source, a key Rangers..." July 22

  • Yu Darvish on the Yankees’ radar

    New York Post "With Yu Darvish starting for the Rangers against the Rays on Friday night, the speculation at Tropicana Field was that with Yankees scout Brandon Duckworth on hand the Bombers were interested Darvish. The Yankees’ rotation could use help with Michael Pineda finished for the season, Luis Cessa..." July 22

  • Cubs reach out to Rangers about Yu Darvish

    Sporting News "The most valuable rental player on the MLB trade market will be Yu Darvish if he becomes available. Period. There may be no more valuable player at all, rental or controllable, than Darvish if the Rangers decide to sell. And, according to Yahoo Sports, the Rangers are gauging interest from..." July 21

  • The Rangers are shopping Yu Darvish

    Hardball Talk "Jeff Passan of Yahoo reports that the Rangers “have started reaching out to teams potentially interested in acquiring” Yu Darvish. Texas is only 4.5 games out of the second Wild Card slot, but there are five teams ahead of them and they’ve really never had any traction this year. Such is not..." July 21

  • Blue Jays have tried to acquire Rangers’ Odor before

    Sportsnet "The Toronto Blue Jays have tried to acquire Rougned Odor at some points in the past, according to Jon Heyman of FanRag Sports. It’s unclear whether the team pursued the Texas Rangers second baseman before or after his famous punch. Odor was the key figure in the infamous May 2016 brawl with the..." July 20

  • Likely destinations for all the top stars on the block

    USA Today "The Cleveland Indians witnessed it first-hand over the weekend, and would love to stuff him in their overhead compartment Wednesday afternoon when they fly home from the Bay Area after a week-long stay. The Houston Astros and Los Angeles Dodgers can line up their playoff rotations now, with a..." July 18

  • Chris Carter likely to land with either Rangers or Athletics

    Fanrag Sports "Although he is less than one full season removed from blasting a National League-leading 41 home runs for the Milwaukee Brewers, veteran first baseman Chris Carter now finds himself on the open market as a free agent. However, a source close to the situation has informed FanRag Sports that there..." July 16

  • Former Georgia QB Lambert signs minor-league deal with Texas Rangers

    Sports Day "Tim Tebow is not the only former SEC quarterback trying to make it in baseball after a long layoff from the game. The Texas Rangers have signed former Georgia quarterback Greyson Lambert to a minor league deal. Lambert played at Georgia in the last two seasons after transferring from..." July 16

  • Braves among several teams interested in Profar

    Fanrag Sports "The Atlanta Braves are among a handful of teams considering Texas Rangers infielder/outfielder Jurickson Profar in trade, sources say. Profar seems to be available, and word is Atlanta – along with a few others — are taking a look. Profar, formerly the top prospect in the game, still is only..." July 16

  • 'Happy is what you make it': An inside look at Prince Fielder's life after Rangers

    Sports Day "Your dad brought you, and your precious Tiger-striped Zubaz pants, into a baseball clubhouse when you were eight. You have lived virtually your entire life since inside one. You grew up there, both figuratively and literally. You belonged there. You were entrenched there. What do you do when..." July 14

  • Rangers could be open to trading Yu Darvish, Cole Hamels

    Larry Brown Sports "The Texas Rangers entered the All-Star break with a 43-45 record, and they happen to play in the division with the best team in baseball. Because of the incredible season the Houston Astros are having, the Rangers are a whopping 16.5 games out of first place. Could that inspire them to become..." July 13

  • 2017 World Series Odds for Every MLB Team at the All-Star Break

    Bleacher Report "As MLB takes an All-Star-break breather, a clear crop of World Series contenders has surfaced above a crowd of playoff candidates. Even if the entire American League stays alive well past the July 31 non-waiver trade deadline, one distinct favorite hovers a step over three other potent title..." July 12