Rangers Rumors & News

  • Ninth-inning passed ball leads to Yankees' 2-1 win

    The Sports Xchange "NEW YORK -- Recent ninth innings have seen wild momentum swings for the New York Yankees. On Monday, the Yankees allowed four runs with virtually nobody in the ballpark after 2 a.m. following a 3 1/2-hour rain delay. Two games later, they used a pair of home run swings to rally from a..." June 30

  • Rangers are showing interest in Matt Moore

    Tampa Bay Times "Matt Moore gave the Rays the kind of start in Wednesday's 4-0 win over the Red Sox that they have been so desperately seeking. He pitched well enough, most vital of all, to win the game, just their second in the past 14 tries. A no-hitter through five, a jam created by his only three hits..." June 30

  • Rangers Claim Eric Surkamp Off Waivers

    MLB Trade Rumors "The Rangers announced today that they’ve claimed left-hander Eric Surkamp off waivers from the division-rival Athletics. To clear room for Surkamp on the 40-man roster, Texas has transferred Drew Stubbs from the 15-day DL to the 60-day DL. Surkamp has been optioned to Triple-A Round Rock. In..." June 29

  • McCann sparks Yanks' comeback win over Rangers

    The Sports Xchange "NEW YORK -- Brian McCann rounded first base and grabbed at his knee after hitting what seemed like a meaningless home run in the eighth inning. An inning later, McCann hit an even more significant home run and a few moments later he was participating in a wild celebration at home plate...." June 29

  • New bill aims to make minor leaguers exempt from OT pay

    The Comeback "Congress has introduced a bill which aims to make life a lot tougher for Minor League Baseball players. The Save America’s Pastime Act would amend the Fair Labor Standard Act to make MiLB players not subject to laws that protect hourly-rated employees. Basically, they don’t want Minor League..." June 29

  • Rangers survive long delays in 9-6 win over Yankees

    The Sports Xchange "NEW YORK -- The Texas Rangers were annoyed with one out in the top of the ninth inning when the New York Yankees asked for the tarp to be put on the field because Aroldis Chapman could not grip the ball. Nearly four hours later, the dugout erupted in jubilation. Adrian Beltre and Elvis..." June 28

  • Hamels, Rangers shut down Yankees

    The Sports Xchange "NEW YORK -- The Texas Rangers are confident about winning every time they take the field. Give Cole Hamels any kind of lead, their optimism increases significantly. Hamels pitched seven shutout innings, Adrian Beltre hit a two-run homer in the first inning and the Texas Rangers rolled to a..." June 28

  • Rangers rough up Wright in 10-3 victory

    The Sports Xchange "ARLINGTON, Texas -- The Texas Rangers made short work of American League ERA leader Steven Wright and the Boston Red Sox Saturday night. Texas tagged Wright (8-5) for a career high eight runs as the Rangers knocked off the Red Sox 10-3. Wright was gone in the fifth inning as the..." June 26

  • Yu Darvish, Keone Kela throwing bullpens tomorrow

    Lone Star Ball "Texas Rangers pitchers Yu Darvish and Keone Kela are both scheduled to throw bullpen sessions tomorrow, according to the beat guys on Twitter. For Kela, who has been on the disabled list for the bulk of the season, this will be his second bullpen session, and he's slated to throw a simulated..." June 26

  • Rangers jump out early in win vs. Red Sox

    The Sports Xchange "ARLINGTON, Texas -- The Texas Rangers made sure starter Martin Perez had an easy path to winning his sixth-straight decision Sunday. The Rangers scored three runs off Boston's Clay Buchholz before he retired a batter as they eased their way to a 6-2 victory over the Red Sox. The win..." June 26

  • Rangers’ Colby Lewis out two months with strained lat

    MLB Daily Dish "Rangers right-hander Colby Lewis will miss at least two months with a strained lat muscle, as reported by Jeff Wilson of the Fort Worth Star-Telegram. Lewis is the third Rangers’ starter to be lost in the last two weeks, joining Yu Darvish and Derek Holland on the disabled list. Lewis has been..." June 24

  • Hamels dominates Reds again in Rangers' win

    The Sports Xchange "ARLINGTON, Texas -- The Texas Rangers needed some good pitching news Wednesday night. Cole Hamels delivered in more ways than one. The ace of the staff continued his mastery of the Cincinnati Reds and the Texas Rangers bounced back to win 6-4 Wednesday night at Globe Life Park...." June 23

  • Report: Taxpayers getting shafted on new Rangers stadium

    Sportsnaut "It’s no secret that publicly funded sports stadiums are bad deals for taxpayers, but the new AT&T Stadium being built for the Texas Rangers is the worst. An investigative report by Brett Shipp and Mark Smith of WFAA-TV sheds some extremely disturbing light on the raw deal Arlington taxpayers..." June 23

  • The Rangers rotation is suddenly an injured mess

    SB Nation "The Rangers lost two starters, and maybe for a considerable time, on Wednesday. First, Derek Holland landed on the disabled list with inflammation in his throwing shoulder — that might explain why he’s having an underwhelming season, but a shoulder injury is also potentially bad news when it..." June 23

  • Jurickson Profar, once baseball's best prospect, is now baseball's best comeback story

    Sporting News "Baseball’s best comeback story can’t help but smile a lot these days. “The last two years, I’ve been working very hard to be back in the big leagues,” Jurickson Profar says as a grin appears, “and when I finally got the call, it was a very good moment.” Profar spent all of 2014 on the..." June 23

  • Rob Manfred said he “would not disqualify” Las Vegas to one day have a MLB team

    Hardball Talk "The NHL will soon bring an expansion team in Las Vegas, while the NFL and NBA have continued interest in the city. Major League Baseball is no different. Commissioner Rob Manfred said he “would not disqualify” Vegas one day having a major league team. In the past, Major League Baseball has been..." June 23

  • DeSclafani, Reds top Rangers

    The Sports Xchange "ARLINGTON, Texas -- There was no rally this time for the Texas Rangers. Jay Bruce and Zack Cozart provided the offensive muscle for Anthony DeSclafani in the Cincinnati Reds' 8-2 victory over the streaking Texas Rangers on Tuesday night at Globe Life Park. Bruce and Cozart each went..." June 21

  • Rangers acquire Kyle Kubitza from the Angels for cash considerations

    Hardball Talk "A small intra-division trade perks up our Tuesday evening. The Angels announced the club has received cash considerations from the Rangers in exchange for utilityman Kyle Kubitza. Kubitza, 25, was drafted by the Braves in the third round of the 2011 draft. The Braves then sent him to the Angels..." June 21

  • Ivan Rodriguez working with Trojan on Zika prevention awareness

    Sportress of Blogitude "Former Major League Baseball great Ivan Rodriguez is teaming up with a condom company to raise awareness about preventing the transmission of the Zika virus in his native Puerto Rico, according to a Dallas Morning News report. Rodriguez reportedly was “shocked” to hear about the potential..." June 21

  • The AL has a big problem to solve for its All-Star Game roster

    Fox Sports "Week 11 of the MLB season is complete and Pete Rose is still The Hit King. Let's go Whip ... Less is more for C-Mart Cardinals pitcher Carlos Martinez is maturing and he is doing it at just 24 years old. In 2014, Martinez had the second-highest average fastball velocity among all..." June 20

  • Keone Kela hoping to rejoin Rangers by All-Star break

    Fort Worth Star-Telegram "Keone Kela has been watching his teammates from afar the past two months after undergoing surgery to remove a bone spur in his right elbow April 22. He’ll throw a bullpen session Friday and begin a minor league rehab assignment soon thereafter. “I just want to get back,” said Kela, who had..." June 19

  • Rangers complete sweep of Cardinals

    The Sports Xchange "ST. LOUIS -- The St. Louis Blues play just down the street from Busch Stadium at Scottrade Center. The Texas Rangers came into town this weekend and made St. Louis' other major sports franchise sing the blues. Jurickson Profar lined a two-run, two-out single in the top of the eighth..." June 19

  • Rangers GM Jon Daniels says team may look to improve bullpen

    MLB.com "The Rangers are targeting relief pitching in their trade discussions with other clubs, general manager Jon Daniels said Friday. "The bullpen is the area we'll look at," Daniels said. "Other areas, it would have to be a pretty unique situation, because we feel good about our ballclub. You always..." June 19

  • Odor, Chirinos homers help Rangers rally past A's

    The Sports Xchange "OAKLAND, Calif. -- The Texas Rangers continued their power assault on the Oakland Athletics on Wednesday. The Rangers struck for four home runs -- two each by Rougned Odor and catcher Robinson Chirinos -- to rally from a 5-0 deficit and to a 7-5 win. "It's a huge, huge win for us..." June 16

  • Report: Rangers considering Kyle Lohse as bullpen option

    The Score "The Texas Rangers are thinking about calling up Kyle Lohse - as a reliever. Instead of reaching out to other teams for help, the club appears to be seriously considering Lohse, who is in Triple-A, as a bullpen option, according to the Dallas Morning News' Evan Grant. Entering Thursday, the..." June 16

  • Setting odds for Ryan Braun's possible landing spots

    The Comeback "Two years ago, the idea of the Milwaukee Brewers trading Ryan Braun was ludicrous. Hell, even a year ago, trading Braun seemed like a pipe dream for Milwaukee, even as they started unloading every player with any positive value. That was mainly due to his declining production and unwieldy..." June 16

  • Odor: 'Perhaps he was wrong, and perhaps I was also wrong'

    ESPN "Rangers second baseman Rougned Odor has been a regular starter in the Texas infield for three seasons, but he didn't become a household name until last month, when he threw the punch heard 'round the world. Odor was suspended for eight games for punching Toronto's Jose Bautista after the Blue Jays..." June 16

  • Rangers snap slide against Athletics

    The Sports Xchange "OAKLAND, Calif. -- It took them five tries, but the Texas Rangers finally came up with a formula to beat the Oakland Athletics this season. Robinson Chirinos, Ryan Rua and Elvis Andrus hit home runs, and left-hander Martin Perez won his fifth straight start as the Rangers beat Oakland 10-6 on..." June 15

  • Ranking the 30 teams from least likely to most likely to acquire Jose Reyes

    CBS Sports "Earlier on Wednesday, the Rockies officially cut ties with shortstop Jose Reyes by designating him for assignment. The team now has 10 days to trade, release, or waive him. Reyes has finished serving his 51-game suspension under the league's domestic violence policy, but with rookie Trevor..." June 15

  • Are You Ready For Unbearable Trade Rumor Season?

    Deadspin "Listen, can you hear it? A faint whisper grows louder. “The Cubbies could use another bat on the bench.” it says. “Why not trade for Andrew McCutchen?” That’s right, my friends, it is almost Unbearable Trade Rumor season, the time of year when baseball fans, radio callers, and hometown..." June 15

  • Jose Canseco: I'm Fighting Michael Lohan ... For Real.

    TMZ "Wanna see Jose Canseco beat up Lindsey Lohan's dad? Well, your wish may finally come true ... because the Bash Brother is signed on to fight Michael Lohan in a celebrity boxing match ... TMZ Sports has learned. It's being hailed as the "Battle of the Hollywood Bad Boys" -- and celeb fight..." June 15

  • Ranking All 30 MLB Farm Systems, Post 2016 MLB Draft

    Bleacher Report "The 2016 MLB draft is in the books, with 1,216 players selected over the course of the 40-round, three-day event. With no clear-cut No. 1 talent in this year's class, the first round was as unpredictable as any in recent memory and a number of highly regarded prospects wound up slipping below..." June 15

  • Manaea injury sours A's blowout of Rangers

    The Sports Xchange "OAKLAND -- The Oakland A's had three-run homers from Khris Davis and Josh Phegley in a 14-5 victory against the Texas Rangers at the Oakland Coliseum on Monday night, but they left the game with their fingers crossed. That's because rookie left-hander Sean Manaea exited after 4 1/3 innings..." June 14

  • Rangers activate Shin-Soo Choo from the disabled list

    Hardball Talk "The Rangers have activated outfielder Shin-Soo Choo from the 15-day disabled list in time for Monday night’s game in Oakland against the Athletics, Jeff Wilson of the Fort Worth Star-Telegram reports. Choo is leading off and playing right field. Outfielder Jared Hoying has been optioned to..." June 14

  • Rangers Sign Top Picks Ragans, Speas, Enright

    MLB Trade Rumors "Second-rounder Alex Speas and third-rounder Kole Enright are also under contract, Jeff Wilson of the Fort Worth Star-Telegram tweets. Speas gets an at-slot bonus of $1,024,900, while Enright lands just over his pick’s allocation at $675K. " June 14

  • Rangers Place Yu Darvish On 15-Day DL

    MLB Trade Rumors "The Rangers have placed star righty Yu Darvish on the 15-day DL with ongoing shoulder and neck issues, per a team announcement (via Evan Grant of the Dallas Morning News, on Twitter). Reliever Alex Claudio will take his place on the active roster. Darvish had only just returned from a Tommy..." June 14

  • Hamels punches out Martin to join 2,000 strikeout club

    The Score "Texas Rangers left-hander Cole Hamels is the latest member of the 2,000 strikeout club. Hamels achieved the mark when he struck out Seattle Mariners outfielder Leonys Martin in the third inning Sunday. He became the 77th player in major league history to accomplish the feat." June 13

  • Odor's 11th-inning HR salvages win for Rangers

    The Sports Xchange "SEATTLE -- Texas Rangers manager Jeff Banister went from happy to frustrated in a matter of seconds late Saturday night. In the moments after a dramatic 2-1 comeback win over the Seattle Mariners, Banister was eager to talk about the game but kept getting asked about hobbled starter Yu..." June 12

  • Hamels pitches Rangers past Mariners

    The Sports Xchange "SEATTLE -- The two top teams in the American League West have already seen a lot of each other this season, and now they'll have to wait 11 weeks to play again. If the first nine games were any indication, the Texas Rangers are the clear favorite to win the division. The Rangers won..." June 12

  • Texas Rangers release Ike Davis

    Lone Star Ball "The Texas Rangers have released first baseman Ike Davis, according to the beat guys on Twitter. Davis, 29, had been signed to a minor league deal by the Rangers this past offfseason, and had been playing 1B and DH at AAA Round Rock. He had a .268/.350/.437 slash line in 39 games." June 12

  • Now it's getting serious; Yu Darvish to miss scheduled start Monday due to shoulder tightness

    Sports Day "Now it's getting serious. Yu Darvish will miss at least one start because of a shoulder tightness issue that cropped up in his last outing. The Rangers are hopeful that is it. He will leave the team on Sunday to return to Dallas for an MRI on the area and will be examined again by team..." June 12

  • Lee's two homers power Mariners past Rangers

    The Sports Xchange "SEATTLE -- The power-hitting Seattle Mariners didn't need any good-luck charms going into Friday night's series opener with the division-leading Texas Rangers, but rookie first baseman Dae-Ho Lee brought one anyway. The Korean slugger sported a new necklace, designed to improve blood..." June 11

  • Why Adrian Beltre is not on the DL and how his absence creates a messy roster situation for Rangers

    Sports Day "Were the Rangers certain Adrian Beltre was merely human, there wouldn't be any question: He'd be on the disabled list, and that would be that. A 37-year-old with a hamstring strain? See you in two or three weeks. In five years with the Rangers, though, they've seen him leave a hospital..." June 11

  • Texas Rangers No. 30 draft picks goes to pitcher Cole Ragans

    Sports Day "With the No. 30 overall pick of the MLB draft, the Texas Rangers selected North Florida Christian High School pitcher Cole Ragans. Here's five things to know about the prospect..." June 10

  • Altuve helps Astros end skid in Arlington

    The Sports Xchange "ARLINGTON, Texas -- It's been a long time coming for the Houston Astros. Jose Altuve's two-run double helped snap a season-long losing streak to the Texas Rangers as Houston claimed a 3-1 victory on Wednesday night at Globe Life Park. The Astros (29-32) lost their previous eight games..." June 09

  • Rangers rack up another win over Astros

    The Sports Xchange "ARLINGTON, Texas -- After a one-day hiccup, the Texas Rangers were back to beating the Houston Astros. Martin Perez cruised, Prince Fielder homered and the Rangers picked up a 5-3 victory over the Astros on Thursday afternoon at Globe Life Park. The American West-leading Rangers..." June 09

  • 2016 MLB Draft: How to watch, stream, and everything else you need to know in one place

    MLB Daily Dish "There is no greater thrill in sports than sitting quietly while a man in a suit slowly reads off a list of names over the course of several days. Fortunately for baseball fans, that time of the year has once again arrived. It will be MLB commissioner Rob Manfred in his second year at the podium..." June 09

  • Yu Darvish exits Wednesday’s start with right shoulder tightness

    Hardball Talk "Rangers starter Yu Darvish had to exit Wednesday’s start against the Astros after five innings due to tightness in his right shoulder, per Jeff Wilson of the Fort Worth Star-Telegram. It was a precautionary move on the Rangers’ part, and an exam showed no structural issues. Darvish walked four..." June 09

  • Desmond's blast lifts Rangers over Astros

    The Sports Xchange "ARLINGTON, Texas -- The Rangers haven't needed any extra motivation in racing to the American League's best record in the first part of 2016. And neither did Ian Desmond. But together they both got a little extra inspiration on Tuesday and cashed in on yet another victory over the..." June 08

  • Odor's double gives Rangers a win over Astros

    The Sports Xchange "ARLINGTON, Texas -- Rougned Odor said he felt a little different in his role Monday as the Texas Rangers' designated hitter. When all was said and done, he felt great. Odor's walk-off double scored Adrian Beltre from first base in the ninth inning, giving the Rangers a 6-5 victory over..." June 07

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