Rangers Rumors & News

Rangers Forum Top 3

  1. Remember when..?
  • MRI comes back clean for Rangers' Darvish

    Fox Sports Southwest "The Texas Rangers got expected but good news on right-hander Yu Darvish Tuesday as the MRI on his right elbow came back clean. The right-hander is now free to begin his regular offseason workouts after getting the clean bill of health from Rangers team doctor Keith Meister. One change in..." November 26

  • Source: Rangers inquire about J. Upton trade

    ESPN Dallas "The Texas Rangers have inquired about trading for Atlanta Braves left fielder Justin Upton, according to a source. The Rangers tried to acquire Upton in previous seasons but couldn't finalize a deal. With the Rangers planning on moving left fielder Shin-Soo Choo to right field, they need..." November 25

  • 3d
    Jerry Crasnick @jcrasnick

    #Rangers looking for an OF, have checked in w/ #mariners on Michael Saunders. Mild interest from Texas' end.

  • 4d
    Ken Rosenthal @Ken_Rosenthal

    #Rangers remain open to trading any SS in right deal, but Andrus now least likely to move. Team believes he is headed for big year.

  • 4d
    Ken Rosenthal @Ken_Rosenthal

    #Rangers have spoken with #Braves about Justin Upton, as @Joelsherman1 said. Also have liked Upton in past. Pitching is more current focus.

  • Angels acquire Daniel Robertson from Rangers

    Hardball Talk "Speedy outfielder Daniel Robertson, who made his debut for Texas this season at age 28, has been traded from the Rangers to the Angels for a player to be named later or cash consideration." November 22

  • Rangers change MRI date on Yu Darvish, change plans for Alexi Ogando

    Dallas Morning News "Right-hander Yu Darvish pushed back an MRI on his right elbow to next week. The Rangers still expect a normal result, which will allow Darvish to begin off-season work. He missed the final seven weeks this season because of elbow soreness. Right-hander Alexi Ogando, who did not pitch after the..." November 21

  • Report: Rangers, Royals eyeing Kennedy

    San Diego Union-Tribune "Of the three pitchers the Padres may move for a bat, Ian Kennedy’s proximity to free agency makes him a natural asset to dangle on the trade market. As such, two teams – the Rangers and the Royals – have emerged as early options, Fox Sports’ Ken Rosenthal is reporting. In the final year of..." November 19

  • Sources: Texas interested in Padres' Kennedy

    ESPN Dallas "Multiple sources say that the Texas Rangers are interested in several pitchers from the San Diego Padres, particularly right-hander Ian Kennedy. Kennedy made $6.1 million last season after going 13-13 with a 3.63 ERA. Kennedy won his final three starts of 2014 and pitched 201 innings, the..." November 18

  • Jose Canseco is putting his gun and his severed finger up for sale

    Hardball Talk "If you haven’t been following former major leaguer Jose Canseco on Twitter, you’re really missing out. Recently, he tweeted about how his finger — surgically reattached after he had accidentally shot it off — fell off during a poker tournament. Now, Canseco tweets, he’s selling both the severed..." November 18

  • 11d
    Jim Bowden @JimBowden_ESPN

    Jon Daniels said that they will “listen” on Elvis Andrus because of their depth including Luis Sardines, Jurrickson Profar and Odor XM 89

  • Rangers give top execs Daniels and Levine contract extensions

    CBSSports.com "Rangers general manager Jon Daniels, whose nine-year tenure was marked by Texas' first two World Series appearances, quietly received a multi-year contract extension sometime in the past few weeks, league sources said. Thad Levine, the Rangers' top assistant GM and Daniels' right-hand man, also..." November 13

  • Joe Torre: Skippers no longer can use stall tactics for MLB replays

    New York Post "Rest in peace, Awkward Manager Ambling From The Dugout to the Field So a Team Can Decide Whether To Challenge a Call. You won’t be missed. Phase Two of Major League Baseball’s extended instant-replay rollout hasn’t yet been finalized, MLB executive vice president of baseball operations Joe..." November 13

  • How Yankees’ lasting interest in Andrus may be costing them now

    New York Post "The Rangers signed Elvis Andrus to an eight-year, $120 million contract extension two seasons ago because, yes, they liked him, but also because they saw the Yankees lurking. Texas had received enough inquiries over the years from the Yankees to know how much they liked the Ranger shortstop. In..." November 12

  • Yankees intrigued by Elvis Andrus in search for Jeter’s heir

    New York Post "One shortstop that at least has the Yankees intrigued as they rev up their efforts to find Derek Jeter’s successor is Texas’ Elvis Andrus. The Yankees would have to feel Andrus is a buy-low candidate whose downturn on both sides of the ball in 2014 was reversible and that, at 26, his best years..." November 10

  • MLB Gold Glove awards 2014

    Sporting News "Major League Baseball's Rawlings Gold Glove Award winners for 2014 were announced Tuesday night. Voting was done by MLB managers and coaches before the end of the regular season. Three American League squad was dominated by the Royals and Orioles, who met in the ALCS. Kansas City placed Alex..." November 05

  • Michael Young officially returns to Texas Rangers

    Dallas Morning News "The Texas Rangers made official on Wednesday what has been known for some time: Michael Young has returned to the organization. Young will serve as a special assistant to general manager Jon Daniels. Young started in the role last month when he participated in interviews with managerial..." November 05

  • 27d
    Jeff Wilson @JeffWilson_FWST

    Jon Daniels says Colby Lewis will test the free-agent market after not reaching agreement. Door remains open for return. #Rangers

  • 27d
    Jeff Wilson @JeffWilson_FWST

    Jon Daniels says Colby Lewis will test the free-agent market after not reaching agreement. Door remains open for return. #Rangers

  • Rangers GM: MRI on Profar's shoulder came back '95 percent clean'

    The Score "Texas Rangers infielder Jurickson Profar's ailing shoulder still isn't completely healed, but general manager Jon Daniels remains optimistic he'll be ready to resume baseball activities within the next few months, reports Evan Grant of the Dallas Morning News. Profar missed the entire 2014..." October 30

  • Mike Maddux says talks with Rangers are positive

    ESPN.com "Texas Rangers pitching coach Mike Maddux's contract ends Friday and his status beyond that is uncertain. Maddux has termed his conversations with new manager Jeff Banister as positive and is hopeful for a return. "Jeff and I have had positive talks," Maddux said briefly. The Rangers need..." October 27

  • 35d
    Susan Slusser @susanslusser

    Cross Dave Magadan off the #Athletics' hitting coach list, he says he is sticking with #Rangers.

  • MLB will try to implement a policy on domestic violence

    Los Angeles Times "On the day after the NHL suspended Kings defenseman Slaya Voynov after his arrest for alleged domestic violence, the incoming commissioner of Major League Baseball said his league hopes to have a policy in place to cover such incidents next year. Rob Manfred, who replaces the retiring Bud Selig..." October 23

  • Who is Yasmany Tomas, and who will sign him?

    New York Daily News "Spending on Cuban talent has become the trendy way for a baseball team to try to improve quickly. We all know about Yasiel Puig, the most interesting man in baseball, and Jose Abreu is about to win a rookie of the year award for the White Sox. Boston’s effort to engineer another fast turnaround..." October 22

  • Manager hired, Jon Daniels sets sights re-signing pitcher Colby Lewis

    Dallas Morning News "The completion of the managerial search will allow general manager Jon Daniels to focus on putting together a roster for next season. He had tabled that while focusing on getting a manager. Daniels said his first duty is to resume communication with Alan Nero, who represents potential..." October 19

  • 41d
    Evan Grant @Evan_P_Grant

    BTW, Elvis Andrus was at presser. Looked slim. Told @gfraley he's already lost 10 pounds and has 10 to go. Fraley will have more later on.

  • Rangers eye Daniels deal by spring

    ESPN Dallas "Texas Rangers co-chairman Ray Davis said he would like to extend the contract of general manager Jon Daniels by the time spring training starts. Daniels has one year remaining on his contract and was given the lead role in hiring the franchise's 18th full-time manager over the past two months...." October 18

  • Rangers hire Jeff Banister as manager

    Fort Worth Star-Telegram "Jeff Banister will be introduced Friday morning as the Texas Rangers’ manager after edging out front-runner Tim Bogar and Kevin Cash for the full-time duty of replacing Ron Washington. Banister, a longtime Texas resident, joins the Rangers after spending four seasons as the Pittsburgh Pirates’..." October 17

  • 42d
    Texas Rangers @Rangers

    OFFICIAL: Jeff Banister is the new full-time Manager of the Rangers. Welcome to Texas, @Bannyrooster28. #NewSkipper pic.twitter.com/RaVB2t4msQ

  • Source: Texas Rangers to name Jeff Banister manager

    Dallas Morning News "The Rangers will hire Pittsburgh Pirates bench coach Jeff Banister as their new manager, a major league source confirmed Thursday. Banister, who lives outside of Houston, brings the Rangers a touch of Clint Hurdle, their one-year hitting coach who left an indelible mark on the franchise during..." October 16

  • Rangers decline $14 million option on outfielder Alex Rios

    CBSSports.com "The Rangers are declining outfielder Alex Rios' $14 million option, as expected. The club chose instead to pay the $2 million buyout on the veteran outfielder, who now becomes a free agent. Word is, the team has informed Rios of its decision, which would not come as a surprise to him following..." October 15

  • Rangers name 3 finalists for manager's job

    ESPN Dallas "The Texas Rangers have three finalists for their vacant managerial position. They are Pittsburgh Pirates bench coach Jeff Banister, Rangers interim manager Tim Bogar and Cleveland Indians bullpen coach Kevin Cash. Rangers GM Jon Daniels said before the ending of the regular season he wanted..." October 14

  • 48d
    Evan Grant @Evan_P_Grant

    #Rangers receive INF Ed Lucas from Miami on a waiver claim.

  • 49d
    Jesse Sanchez @JesseSanchezMLB

    It's early & Yasmany Tomas field is still developing but sources say TX, PHI, SDP, SFG, SEA, & Dodgers have already shown strong interest.

  • 50d
    Chris Cotillo @ChrisCotillo

    Though no official decision yet, #Rangers expected to decline $13.5M option on Alex Rios for next season.

  • 51d
    Anthony Andro @aandro

    J.P Arencibia and Kevin Kouzmanoff have opted to take free agency from Rangers.

  • 55d
    Nick Piecoro @nickpiecoro

    Dbacks confirm @JonHeymanCBS's report on being granted permission to speak with Tim Bogar.

  • MLB To Test Pace-Of-Game Initiatives In AFL

    Baseball America "Major League Baseball on Wednesday said it would begin testing some ideas aimed at quickening the pace of game at the Arizona Fall League. AFL games begin Oct. 7 and run through the championship game on Nov. 15. Among the experimental rules are: • Batter’s Box Rule: The batter shall keep..." October 01

  • Michael Young joining Rangers' front office

    The Score "After a 14-year playing career with the Texas Rangers, Michael Young appears to be transitioning into a decision-making role within the organization. Young, who retired after the 2013 season, is joining the Rangers' front office, according to CBS's Jon Heyman. Young has reportedly already..." October 01

  • Rangers GM Jon Daniels: Looking back, Ron Washington's departure 'may be for the best'

    Dallas Morning News "Rangers GM Jon Daniels joined The Afternoon Show with Cowlishaw and Mosley on KESN-FM 103.3 on Monday. Here are some highlights from the interview: On if a new voice in the dugout is what the organization needs: Daniels: “In part, I do. And I say that with a lot of respect for the success..." September 30

  • Mariners, Felix Hernandez win finale over Rangers, but eliminated from playoff contention

    Seattle Times "The Mariners’ postseason dreams ended Sunday, but not by their own doing. Seattle was in the middle of polishing off what would eventually be a 4-1 victory over the Angels before a crowd of 40,823 at Safeco Field when A’s pitcher Sonny Gray closed out his 4-0 shutout over the Rangers in..." September 29

  • 60d
    Jeff Wilson @JeffWilson_FWST

    Jon Daniels says that Tim Bogar, Mike Maddux and Steve Buechele will interview for #Rangers managers job, plus a few external candidates.

  • 61d
    Shannon Drayer @shannondrayer

    Word from Texas, mgr Bogar said Holland will pitch tomorrow if the game is meaningful and he is feeling better. The game is now meaningful.

  • Rangers’ win against Oakland, Seattle win creating wild-card drama in AL

    Dallas Morning News "The Rangers will finish their regular season on Sunday with a meaningful game. Oakland needs a win over the Rangers or a Seattle loss to the Los Angeles Angels to get into the American League playoffs as the second wild card. The Rangers helped set up this scenario with a bullpen-driven 5-4..." September 28

  • Donaldson’s toughness helps spark A’s offense in 6-2 win over Rangers

    San Francisco Chronicle "He went down in a heap near third base and stayed down long enough to make his manager and teammates anxious, but All-Star Josh Donaldson showed how just hard the A’s are fighting, toughing out an injury to help his team inch right to the verge of a postseason berth. The All-Star third baseman..." September 27

  • Rangers win gives first draft pick to Arizona

    Dallas Morning News "By defeating Oakland on Thursday night, the Texas Rangers guaranteed Arizona will have the first pick in next June’s draft. With three games remaining, the Rangers are 66-93, and Arizona is 63-96. If the clubs finish with the same record, Arizona would get the first pick by virtue of the..." September 26

  • Adrian Beltre's walk-off homer against Oakland keeps Seattle in the playoff hunt

    Dallas Morning News "Beltre’s homer, off Luke Gregerson, kept Seattle’s playoff hopes alive. The Mariners won at Toronto and trail Oakland by two games in the race for a wild-card spot in the American League playoffs. Bogar would rather not see the Athletics celebrate a playoff spot on the Rangers’ field. If..." September 26

  • Rookie-dominated lineup produces four of five Ranger runs, six shutout innings in 5-1 win over Astros

    Dallas Morning News "The Rangers staged their second “Rookie Dress Up Night” of the season Wednesday. The first time, they were all stuffed into silly costumes for a road trip. On Wednesday, they all wore Rangers uniforms. With seven rookies in the starting lineup and another who came on to pitch in relief, the..." September 25

  • Rangers staying positive despite lower attendance, still crack top-10 in MLB

    Dallas Morning News "There are two ways to look at the crowds at Globe Life Park in Arlington these days. You can see the park half empty; or you can see the glass half full. The Rangers take the latter approach. Though attendance will be down for the second straight season — by more than 400,000 for 2014..." September 25

  • Don’t look now but Tim Bogar has hottest team in baseball

    Fort Worth Star-Telegram "Finishing 2014 on a positive note was all well and good for the Texas Rangers. But this is getting ridiculous. The Rangers, the hottest team in baseball, won for the 10th time in their last 11 games Tuesday night at Globe Life Park. A two-run fourth inning, which included Robinson Chirinos’..." September 24

Rangers Forum Top 5

  1. Remember when..?
    Last post: BigDFan85