Rangers Rumors & News

  • Tepesch survives, refocuses, helps Rangers beat A's for 4th straight win

    Dallas Morning News "The first time Nick Tepesch had a chance to back up his offense with a “shutdown inning” on Tuesday, he didn’t. But he survived well enough to get a second chance. And he didn’t repeat the same mistakes twice in a 6-3 win that extended the Rangers’ win streak to four games and pushed the A’s..." September 17

  • Rangers outfielder Shin-Soo Choo to have second surgery in last three weeks

    Dallas Morning News "Outfielder Shin-Soo Choo will undergo his second surgery in a three-week span on Wednesday when doctors look at a cartilage tear in his left ankle. Choo suffered the injury in April when he tripped over first base in Oakland, but missed only a week before returning. He aggravated the injury in..." September 17

  • Levine withdraws from Arizona GM search

    ESPN Dallas "Thad Levine, the Texas Rangers' assistant general manager, has withdrawn his name for the vacant GM job with the Arizona Diamondbacks. Levine, who has been the No. 2 man to Jon Daniels the last nine seasons, spoke with Arizona's chief baseball officer Tony La Russa about his desire to remain..." September 16

  • Rookie helps Rangers complete first sweep of opponent since April

    Dallas Morning News "The Texas Rangers completed a three-game sweep of former playoff contender Atlanta on Sunday with a 10-3 win at Globe Life Park. It was the Rangers’ first series sweep since April 21-23, at Oakland. The Braves dropped to four games behind Pittsburgh for the second wild-card spot in the National..." September 15

  • Let the “Michael Young for Rangers manager” stumping begin

    Hardball Talk "As soon as Ron Washington stepped down I thought “it’s only a matter of time until someone says Michael Young should be the next Rangers manager.” Out of respect for Wash, I assume, they gave it a week. Now Richard Justice begins the stumping: Young knows that the game is not easy, and..." September 15

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    Jeff Wilson @JeffWilson_FWST

    Miles Mikolas had some shoulder discomfort the last time he played catch. Seems doubtful that he will pitch again in 2014. #Rangers

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    Texas Rangers @Rangers

    INJURY UPDATE: @VinnyChoice left today's game with a strained left hamstring. He's scheduled to have an MRI tomorrow.

  • Rangers 3-2 win over Braves

    Dallas Morning News "One game cannot wipe away a season’s frustration for Rangers reliever Neal Cotts, but it is a start. With closer Neftali Feliz unavailable after having pitched twice in less than 44 hours, interim manager Tim Bogar used Cotts to lock up a 3-2 win over Atlanta on Saturday at Globe Life Park...." September 14

  • Rangers manufacture run in eighth inning to top Atlanta 2-1

    Dallas Morning News "In the eighth, RHP Phil Klein struck out Chris Johnson to end the inning with two runners on base. Klein got his first major-league win. The Rangers had been 0-13 in his appearances. .. LHP Derek Holland had his third consecutive start of seven innings with no walks allowed. The only other pitcher..." September 13

  • Angels Deregulate Texas Rangers, 7-3

    Halos Heaven "Texas governor Rick Perry has been trolling the entire State of California for years now—you've probably even heard his smarmy swagger on LA radio. Although it's just coincidental, there's been a special grudge between the Angels and the Rangers during the same time. The balance of power shifted;..." September 12

  • 8 Angels Runs Make Angels Magic Number 9

    Halos Heaven "Albert Pujols hit his first triple since 2010 in the first inning. He was a home run shy of the cycle on a night Efren Navarro hit a two-run triple late to put a 4-1 game out of reach and Matt Shoemaker became the first Angels rookie EVER to win 15 Games in a season. The Halos amassed 15 hits..." September 11

  • Tim Bogar gets first win as Rangers interim manager

    Dallas Morning News "LHP Derek Holland had his second consecutive strong start since returning from the disabled list, working seven innings in a 1-0 victory against Seattle on Sunday at Globe Life Park. The Rangers ended their third eight-game losing streak of the season. It was the first win in three games for..." September 08

  • Mariners wait out a long rain delay to beat Texas 4-2 for fifth consecutive victory

    Seattle Times "It took a little while for them to get going. A 3-hour, 13-minute rain delay of sitting around and waiting can make even the most energetic of players lethargic. But with most people in bed or wishing they were, the Mariners did what they were supposed to do — beat a bad Texas team and add to..." September 07

  • Rangers have begun discussing long-term extension for Jon Daniels

    Dallas Morning News "You start with a simple statement: The Rangers are about to lose 100 games. Then you proceed to the next step, a not-so-simple question: How do you begin the rebuilding process following a 100-loss season? If you are Rangers ownership, you probably start by committing to the architect who..." September 07

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    TR Sullivan @Sullivan_Ranger

    Darvish shut down for year...won't pitch again

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    Jeff Wilson @JeffWilson_FWST

    Alex Rios has an infection in his right thumb. He won't play for one week. #Rangers

  • Kendrys Morales goes deep twice as Mariners take care of Texas, 7-5

    Seattle Times "The Mariners patiently have waited for Kendrys Morales to come around. Looking to bolster a sagging offense and add a presence to the middle of the order, Seattle reacquired Morales on July 24 in trade with the Twins. Only the Morales they got back has yet to produce quite like the Morales..." September 06

  • Ron Washington resigns as Rangers manager

    CBSSports.com "Ron Washington has resigned as manager of the Rangers for personal reasons, both he and the team have announced. Bench coach Tim Bogar will take over as interim manager for the remainder of the season. Here is Washington's statement: “Today, I have submitted my resignation from the job I..." September 06

  • Royals complete sweep of Rangers, win 4-1

    Royals Review "In a night where Justin Verlander continues his season-long slow burn back from whatever planet he occupied all by himself, catalyzing a 7-0 Detroit Tigers loss, the Kansas City Royals stepped ahead. Kansas City won 4-1 against the Texas Rangers, finishing a sweep that was so desperately needed..." September 04

  • Yu Darvish to be examined Thursday; club leaning towards ‘not taking any chances’

    Dallas Morning News "While acknowledging that ace right-hander Yu Darvish has seen significant improvement in the symptoms related to his elbow inflammation, Texas Rangers general manager Jon Daniels on Wednesday gave every indication that the pitcher’s season is over. Daniels said Darvish would be examined by team..." September 03

  • Jose Altuve’s four-hit day paces Astros’ comeback win over Rangers

    Houston Chronicle "Jose Altuve should be the one to send the Astros into September with a four-hit game and a 3-2 win over the Rangers. The season’s final month will see Chris Carter chase 40 home runs and the Astros grasp for 70 wins, but neither mark would match the buzz of a batting title for Altuve, or his..." September 01

  • Feldman’s gem locks up Silver Boot for Astros over Rangers

    Houston Chronicle "The second shutout of Scott Feldman’s career guaranteed that the Astros, for roughly a year’s time, have in-state supremacy in the baseball realm. The veteran allowed three hits in a 2-0 win over the Rangers at Minute Maid Park, returning the Silver Boot to the Astros. The Astros are 10-5..." August 31

  • Rangers activate Derek Holland

    CBSSports.com "The Rangers on Saturday announced that left-hander Derek Holland has been activated from the 60-day disabled list. Holland will make his first start of the 2014 season on Tuesday against the Royals. Holland has been sidelined after undergoing knee surgery in January." August 30

  • Pair of 3-run homers help keep Rangers' Silver Boot ambitions alive with 13-6 win over Astros

    Dallas Morning News "RHP Scott Baker worked 6 1/3 innings to win his second consecutive start. In his last eight appearances overall, Baker has a 2.37 ERA for 19 innings. … Baker continued to work high in the zone and get outs on balls hit in the air. He had eight outs on pop-ups or fly balls. … Chris Carter, tied..." August 30

  • Texas Rangers tie MLB record

    ESPN.com "The old baseball adage is that you can't tell the players without a program. For the Texas Rangers, there may be a little truth to it, as Ryan Rua will become the team's 59th player this season, tying a major league record. Rua, a rookie first baseman/outfielder, was promoted when outfielder..." August 30

  • Castro’s grand slam lifts Astros past Rangers

    Houston Chronicle "Jose Altuve was initially stumped Thursday when asked what it would mean to finally reclaim the Silver Boot from their Lone Star Series rivals. Truth be told, the memories of last year’s bitter struggles against the Rangers are more than enough incentive for the Astros to regain the upper hand in..." August 29

  • Alex Rios out of Texas Rangers lineup again

    Dallas Morning News "Alex Rios is out of the Texas Rangers’ lineup for the second consecutive game because of soreness in the right thumb. Rios said he wanted to play, but manager Ron Washington decided to be prudent and hold him out of the lineup for one more game. Washington expects to have Rios in the lineup on..." August 28

  • Rougned Odor, Colby Lewis go deep in different ways in Rangers' 12-4 win

    Dallas Morning News "The arms: RHP Colby Lewis picked up his second complete game of the season. … The win was Lewis’ first against Seattle since Sept. 17, 2011. … The two homers allowed by Lewis raised his total to 19 in 137.1 innings this season, a rate of 1.24 per nine innings. It ranks fifth highest among AL..." August 28

  • Colby Lewis could be no-brainer for 2015 rotation, but one issue stands in the way

    Dallas Morning News "The match would seem to be pretty perfect. The Rangers need starting pitchers for 2015. By trade, Colby Lewis just happens to be one of those. He also happens to want to return. And, on Wednesday, he authored his second complete game in a month in a 12-4 win over Seattle. There is one slight..." August 28

  • Mariners shut out Texas, 5-0

    Seattle Times "All was right in the Mariners’ world again on Tuesday night. A night after manager Lloyd McClendon joked that people would think “the world’s caving in right now” and promising his team would be “OK tomorrow” following Monday’s frustrating 2-0 loss, the Mariners responded with a win requisite..." August 27

  • EW: John Rocker to be on 29th season of Survivor

    SI.com "Former Atlanta Braves relief pitcher John Rocker will appear on the next season of the reality TV show "Survivor," according to an exclusive report from Entertainment Weekly. The new season is called "Survivor: San Juan del Sur — Blood vs. Water" and will pit pairs instead of single contestants..." August 27

  • Rangers GM: ‘Don’t know that’ injury will allow Yu Darvish to pitch again this season

    Dallas Morning News "Texas Rangers general manager Jon Daniels in a radio interview with KRLD-FM/105.3 “The Fan” on Monday indicated that it is unlikely Yu Darvish will pitch again for the club this season. Answering a question seeking to clarify Darvish’s status following his placement on the DL on August 13 with..." August 26

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    Jeff Wilson @JeffWilson_FWST

    Shin-Soo Choo has a bone spur in his left elbow and is done for the season. Michael Choice coming up. #Rangers

  • Guthrie overcomes first pitch HR, Royals beat Texas 6-3

    Fox Sports Kansas City "One pitch, one run. And then it was smooth sailing for Jeremy Guthrie. Guthrie gave up a leadoff home run by Shin-Soo Choo, but didn't allow another run over eight innings as the Kansas City Royals beat the Texas Rangers 6-3 Saturday night for their 24th win in 30 games. Alex Gordon had two..." August 24

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    Chris Cotillo @ChrisCotillo

    Source: #Athletics acquire Geovany Soto from #Rangers.

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    Anthony Andro @aandro

    Rangers trade Chris Gimenez to Cleveland Indians for future considerations.

  • Yu Darvish to stay on DL

    ESPN.com "Texas Rangers ace Yu Darvish will remain on the disabled list after he's eligible to return next week. Darvish, who can return Aug. 25, has missed two starts because of inflammation in his right elbow. Manager Ron Washington said there is no timetable for when Darvish will begin a throwing..." August 23

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    Anthony Andro @aandro

    Derek Holland scratched from Sunday rehab start with back spasms.

  • Yordano Ventura tames Texas Rangers as KC Royals win 6-3

    Kansas City Star "The follow-through of Yordano Ventura can resemble a combination of beauty and chaos. His right leg rises to his waist and whip-saws his body toward first base. His right arm resembles a windmill. His limbs flail as his body absorbs the energy created by the velocity of his fastball. At times..." August 23

  • Adrian Beltre backs Rangers’ coaching staff for 2015

    Fort Worth Star-Telegram "Adrian Beltre, he has been told, really should consider talking more often to the media. For one, his English is far better than he gives himself credit, better than some of his English-speaking teammates. But he is insightful, and his words make an impact. As a veteran in his 17th season,..." August 21

  • Rangers ride early lead to win over Marlins

    Lone Star Ball "Celebrating a split in Miami Rangers 5, Marlins 4 The Rangers split their 2 game set in Miami. Yay? The Rangers actually have more wins on the road now than at home -- they are 26-39 on the road, 23-38 at home. Good job, Nick Martinez. Nick picked up his third win of the season with..." August 21

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    Jon Heyman @JonHeymanCBS

    neal cotts was claimed on revocable waivers. not a surprise. useful lefty could have helped a half-dozen playoff teams.

  • Stanton’s walk-off single leads Marlins to victory over Rangers

    Miami Herald "Giancarlo Stanton started his day at Marlins Park by getting doused by a fan with ice water to raise money for charity. He ended it Tuesday night by receiving a celebratory shower from his teammates. Stanton’s two-out line drive single to right field in the bottom of the 10th inning off..." August 20

  • Derek Holland: “I feel like I’m ready”

    Fort Worth Star-Telegram "The Texas Rangers have listed TBA as their starting pitcher for Sunday against Kansas City, though right-hander Miles Mikolas is the front-runner to get the start on normal rest. They will also need a starter at some point during the three-game series at Seattle next week, Tuesday if Mikolas..." August 20

  • Ron Washington: ‘I’m backing off’ idea of Yu Darvish returning on August 25

    Dallas Morning News "Apparently, RHP Yu Darvish won’t miss just the minimum two weeks required by his recent placement on the DL with elbow inflammation. Darvish, who did not travel with the club to Miami, has not thrown in the week since he complained of the elbow soreness and manager Ron Washington on Tuesday..." August 20

  • Derek Holland making slow progress on return to Texas Rangers

    Dallas Morning News "Left-hander Derek Holland, recovering from off-season micro-fracture surgery on the left knee, pitched into the sixth inning of an injury-rehabilitation start with Triple-A Round Rock against Tacoma of the Seattle organization on Tuesday night. Ron Washington might order no full swings from..." August 20

  • Rangers release Carlos Pena

    Hardball Talk "Carlos Pena accepted a demotion to Triple-A after being designated for assignment by the Rangers last month, but now Texas has released the veteran first baseman. Pena played pretty well at Triple-A, batting .297 with four homers and an .850 OPS in 20 games, but he hit just .136 in 18 games for..." August 18

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    Anthony Andro @aandro

    Rangers Engel Beltre exited his rehab game in Arizona League last night with soreness in leg.

  • Angels drop Rangers, 5-4, for fourth win in a row

    Los Angeles Times "KEY MOMENT: The Rangers trimmed a 5-2 deficit to 5-4 in the seventh inning when Robinson Chirinos doubled off Mike Morin, Shin-Soo Choo was hit by a pitch, Elvis Andrus singled off Jason Grilli to load the bases, and Alex Rios lined a two-run single to center. But Grilli got cleanup batter Adrian..." August 17

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    MyrtleBeachPelicans @Pelicanbaseball

    ROSTER MOVE: OF Nick Williams @NickWilliams409 promoted to @RidersBaseball, Pelicans receive OF Ryan Cordell from @HickoryCrawdads