Rangers Rumors & News

  • Rangers place Andrew Cashner on 10-day disabled list with oblique strain

    Hardball Talk "The Rangers placed right-hander Andrew Cashner on the 10-day disabled list with a strained left oblique muscle, the team announced Saturday. The move is retroactive to June 15. Cashner told reporters that he first experienced some discomfort during his start on Wednesday and was officially..." June 18

  • Rangers sign three draft picks

    Hardball Talk "The Rangers officially confirmed the signings of their top three draft picks prior to Friday’s game against the Mariners. First-round draft pick Chris Seise reportedly received a signing bonus of $2 million, per MLB.com’s Jim Callis, while the bonuses for fellow first-rounder Bubba Thompson and..." June 17

  • Rangers' Cole Hamels strikes out 3 in 1st rehab start at Double-A

    ESPN "Texas Rangers left-hander Cole Hamels made his first rehab start Friday at Double-A Frisco, striking out three batters in as many innings. Hamels has been nursing a right oblique strain since early last month. He was placed on the disabled list on May 2 for the first time since joining Texas at..." June 17

  • Carlos Gomez discusses issues players face while learning English

    Sportress of Blogitude "Carlos Gomez knows all too well the myriad issues ballplayers from other countries face when trying to adapt to new surroundings while simultaneously dealing with the daunting task of learning a new language. The Texas Rangers outfielder recently weighed in on the many obstacles players like him..." June 16

  • Baseball is experiencing a home run spike because the balls are juiced

    Hardball Talk "The home run rate in Major League Baseball spiked dramatically in the second half of the 2015 season and has remained on an upward trajectory every since. As a result, we are on pace to shatter the all-time single season home run record in 2017 by over 300 homers. Many people have asked why the..." June 14

  • Phillies trade Joely Rodriguez to Rangers

    CSN Philly "The Phillies on Tuesday afternoon traded left-handed pitcher Joely Rodriguez to the Texas Rangers in exchange for a player to be named later or cash considerations. Rodriguez, 25, was designated for assignment last Tuesday. The Phillies had 10 days to either trade, release, outright him to the..." June 13

  • Rangers' Bibens-Dirkx credits wife's pep talk for win over Scherzer

    Sports Day "Austin Bibens-Dirkx, ABD for short, found out Saturday afternoon that he would make his second major league start Sunday. Then his wife, Leah, informed him he'd be pitching against Washington Nationals ace Max Scherzer. The conversation went like this: "Oh, I have to face Max Scherzer,"..." June 12

  • Ross doesn’t help clear Rangers’ rotation picture

    Fort Worth Star-Telegram "Tyson Ross made his fourth rehab start Friday night, and it didn’t do much to clear up the mess at the back of the Texas Rangers’ rotation. The right-hander allowed eight runs in five innings for Triple A Round Rock, and three of the 10 hits he allowed came on back-to-back-to-back home runs in..." June 10

  • Adrian Beltre to go back on DL, Jurickson Profar to be promoted

    Hardball Talk "Jon Heyman of FanRag Sports reports that Rangers third baseman Adrian Beltre is expected to go back on the 10-day disabled list and utilityman Jurickson Profar will be called up from Triple-A Round Rock. Beltre, 38, left Tuesday’s game against the Mets with a jammed left ankle suffered stepping..." June 08

  • Joe Maddon’s shifts are causing fantasy baseball controversy

    New York Post "Winning a fantasy baseball championship requires a tremendous amount of work. In addition to the countless hours you spend scouting players and doing research for your draft, the in-season management it takes to keep your roster competitive requires your constant attention. You are required to..." June 07

  • Giants acquire former Rangers closer

    CSN Bay Area "With a bullpen in need of another contributor, the Giants are taking a flyer on a huge arm. They acquired right-hander Sam Dyson from the Texas Rangers on Tuesday in exchange for cash considerations and a player to be named later. The Giants also received undisclosed cash considerations from..." June 07

  • Rangers Sign Ernesto Frieri To Minors Deal

    MLB Trade Rumors "The Rangers announced that they’ve signed right-hander Ernesto Frieri to a minor league contract and assigned him to Triple-A Round Rock. The former Angels closer had been pitching with the Yankees’ Triple-A affiliate until last week, when he opted out of his minor league deal with New..." June 06

  • Rangers on verge of trading Dyson

    TSN "The Texas Rangers and former closer Sam Dyson appear to be on the brink of splitting up. According to Jamey Newberg of The Newberg Report, general manager Jon Daniel was on Texas radio Monday and said that he would likely move the 29-year-old in the next couple days as he's narrowed the..." June 06

  • Nolan Ryan’s transition hurt Texas Rangers more than it has helped Houston

    Fort Worth Star-Telegram "Credit Houston Astros manager A.J. Hinch for recognizing his elders, and for being a polite guest. “The division goes through Arlington,” Hinch said before the Astros’ game against the Rangers on Saturday. “They’ve won it the last two years and we have tremendous respect for them. Unless they..." June 04

  • Tyson Ross likely to join Rangers’ rotation against Nationals in DC

    Fort Worth Star-Telegram "The Rangers hope Tyson Ross’s next start is next weekend against the Nationals in Washington. Ross made another rehab start Saturday night for Triple A Round Rock and is expected to join the Rangers’ rotation if his body responds well. Ross has been recovering from October surgery to correct..." June 04

  • Rays, Twins looking into Sam Dyson

    MLB Trade Rumors "The Rangers anticipate being able to find a trade partner for just-designated reliever Sam Dyson, Evan Grant of the Dallas Morning News writes. The alternative, of course, would be to place Dyson on waivers and wait to see if he clears. There are at least two teams said to be looking into the..." June 03

  • Elvis Andrus utilizes Rangers’ day off Thursday to get married

    Sportress of Blogitude "The Texas Rangers enjoyed a rare day off Thursday and have only three more days off the entire month of June. To say Elvis Andrus took advantage of the free time to tie up one very loose end in his personal life would be an understatement: He got married. The Rangers shortstop took to social..." June 02

  • Sam Dyson goes from closing to reportedly DFA'd by Rangers, who expect to trade him

    MLB Trade Rumors "The Rangers will designate struggling former closer Sam Dyson for assignment, reports Ken Rosenthal of FOX Sports (Twitter links). Texas expects to trade Dyson after informing other clubs of its plans and receiving interest from more than one team, Rosenthal adds. Jose Leclerc will be activated..." June 02

  • Close races abound in AL All-Star voting

    MLB.com "The All-Stars are beginning to be aligned. On Tuesday, fans were treated to the first Esurance MLB All-Star Game Ballot updates for the National League for the 88th All-Star Game presented by MasterCard, set for Marlins Park in Miami on July 11. And on Wednesday, the opening American League..." May 31

  • Rangers' A.J. Griffin (muscle strain) goes on DL; Dillon Gee recalled

    ESPN "Texas Rangers starter A.J. Griffin was forced to leave in the second inning of Friday's 7-6 loss to the Toronto Blue Jays after suffering a strained left intercostal muscle. The Rangers put Griffin on the 10-day disabled list and recalled right-hander Dillon Gee from Triple-A Round Rock...." May 27

  • Banister: Rangers aren't thinking about feud with Blue Jays

    Sports Day "As far as Jeff Banister is concerned, all of the hullabaloo concerning last year's benches-clearing brawl between the Rangers and Toronto is over with as the teams prepare for their first regular-season meeting since then. You may recall that Jose Bautista was hit in his final at-bat of the..." May 26

  • Rangers' Adrian Beltre runs bases, close to making '17 debut

    ESPN "Texas Rangers third baseman Adrian Beltre, who has yet to play this season because of a strained right calf, is making progress and could be back by the beginning of June, manager Jeff Banister said Tuesday. Beltre ran the bases before Tuesday's game. His next evaluation will be Thursday, after..." May 24

  • Miguel Cabrera, Sam Dyson at odds over sign stealing accusation

    Yardbarker "Miguel Cabrera and Sam Dyson were at odds on Sunday night over some sign stealing accusations. The Detroit Tigers slugger was on second base after doubling in the bottom of the seventh with one out. While on second, Miggy seemed to motion about Dyson throwing a changeup. Dyson was not happy..." May 22

  • The 15 best MLB players who could be traded this summer

    Fox Sports "The MLB trade deadline is a ways away — it's not until July 31. But a quarter of the way through the MLB season, it's clear that some teams are evaluating their options to buy or sell this summer. Selling is not a decision that comes easy and no team already finds itself in a position to..." May 20

  • 2017-18 MLB Free Agent Power Rankings

    MLB Trade Rumors "About 24% of the MLB regular season is in the books. The Astros, Yankees, and Nationals currently reign supreme. Familiar names Mike Trout, Bryce Harper, and Chris Sale top the WAR leaderboards. Though we’re only in mid-May, there’s a subset of players who can’t help but look ahead: those..." May 18

  • Rangers top Phillies for 7th straight win

    The Sports Xchange "ARLINGTON, Texas -- There is an old saying that the definition of momentum in baseball is the next day's starter. The Texas Rangers had momentum going on Tuesday with Yu Darvish on the mound. The right-hander struck out nine over seven strong innings, and Texas reached .500 for the..." May 17

  • Adrian Beltre injury update: Rangers 3B only weeks away from return

    Sporting News "It was good news for the Rangers on Tuesday — even better than their seventh consecutive victory, according to the Fort Worth Star-Telegram — that third baseman Adrian Beltre took a significant step by jogging on the field as he continues his recovery from a strained right calf. It marked the..." May 17

  • Rangers Sign Drew Stubbs

    MLB Trade Rumors "The Rangers have reached a minor-league deal with outfielder Drew Stubbs, per a cub announcement. The 32-year-old will report to Triple-A Round Rock. Stubbs was recently cut loose by the Giants after a ten-game run. He has seen a variety of similarly short stints over the past two seasons —..." May 16

  • Rougned Odor never wants to think about Bautista punch again

    Sports Day "A year later and here is what you need to know about Rougned Odor and “The Punch:” He says he hasn’t autographed a single image of him rattling Jose Bautista’s jaw with a right cross. He says he never will. In the days after the punch, an autograph session was initially scheduled at which a..." May 16

  • Rangers lose Carlos Gomez for 4-6 weeks with hamstring strain

    Dallas Morning News "Just as the Rangers offense was starting to heat up, it has lost one of its hottest hitters. The club announced Monday that center fielder Carlos Gomez will head to the 10-day disabled list Tuesday with a strained right hamstring. He will miss 4-6 weeks, according to the club. Gomez left..." May 16

  • Injuries to Gomez, Choo darken bright stretch for Rangers

    Fort Worth Star-Telegram "Injuries to Shin-Soo Choo and Carlos Gomez on Sunday put a potential pall on an otherwise fun time in the Rangers clubhouse. Choo was scratched from the lineup after reporting lower back spasms Sunday morning and was unavailable even as a pinch-hitter. Gomez strained his right hamstring..." May 15

  • Another comeback sends Rangers to fifth straight win

    The Sports Xchange "ARLINGTON, Texas -- Nomar Mazara felt something like this was coming -- for himself and the Texas Rangers. Mazara delivered a go-ahead two-run double and the Rangers rallied to beat Oakland 6-5 on Saturday night at Globe Life Park. Texas (18-20) has won a season high five in a row...." May 14

  • Gallo walk-off blast powers Rangers past A's

    The Sports Xchange "ARLINGTON, Texas -- For the second time in as many nights, the Texas Rangers entered the bottom of the ninth trailing by one run. For the second time in as many nights, the Rangers emerged victorious with a 5-2 win over the Oakland Athletics on Friday on a three-run walk-off home run, this time by..." May 13

  • Rangers GM travels to Japan to see Otani in person

    MLB.com "Rangers general manager Jon Daniels is in Japan on a scouting trip to watch Hokkaido Nippon-Ham Fighters pitcher Shohei Ohtani. It is similar to a scouting trip Daniels took in 2011 that eventually led the Rangers to signing pitcher Yu Darvish. Daniels was seen with assistant general manager..." May 13

  • Napoli powers Rangers' comeback vs. Padres

    The Sports Xchange "ARLINGTON, Texas -- Jonathan Lucroy told Mike Napoli before the game that he was due for a big night. Napoli made good on that prediction. Napoli crushed a three-run homer in the ninth to lift the Texas Rangers to a 5-2 comeback win over the San Diego Padres on Thursday night at Globe..." May 12

  • Rangers capitalize on Padres' mistakes in 4-3 win

    The Sports Xchange "ARLINGTON, Texas -- The scuffling Texas Rangers need all the help they can get. Fortunately for the Rangers, the San Diego Padres were accommodating Wednesday night. Texas took advantage of San Diego miscues to rally for a 4-3 victory. The Rangers had just one RBI, with their..." May 11

  • Juice the ball. Or don't juice it. Just tell us!

    ESPN "I was at a sabermetric conference in Cambridge last August watching a physics professor, Alan Nathan, give a presentation on the possibility of a juiced ball in major league baseball, when around Slide 16, I found myself in a near-frenzy of intrigue and excitement. Nathan, perhaps the world's..." May 11

  • Padres beat Rangers to halt four-game skid

    The Sports Xchange "SAN DIEGO - San Diego Padres manager Andy Green has known right-hander Trevor Cahill since his days as a coach with the Arizona Diamondbacks. But Green had never seen Cahill's pitches any sharper than they were Monday night against the Texas Rangers. "That's the stuff of shutout..." May 09

  • Rangers' Griffin shuts out Padres

    The Sports Xchange "SAN DIEGO -- Tuesday afternoon's game at Petco Park was more like the Tale of Two Pitchers. Right-hander A.J. Griffin of the Texas Rangers was brilliant. The San Diego County native allowed four hits and a walk in the second complete-game shutout of his career. Griffin needed only 104..." May 09

  • Seven-run seventh propels Mariners past Rangers

    The Sports Xchange "SEATTLE -- The Seattle bats finally came alive in Saturday night's seventh inning, when the Mariners broke through for the elusive clutch hit and just kept delivering them. The Mariners used a seven-run seventh inning to turn a tie into a blowout pulling away for an 8-2 win over the Texas..." May 07

  • Seager blast lifts Mariners over Rangers

    The Sports Xchange "In 2016, Kyle Seager hit 30 home runs. He didn't hit his first one in 2017 until April 29. On Sunday, Seager hit his second to complete the Seattle Mariners' 4-3, come-from-behind win over the Texas Rangers at Safeco Field in Seattle. "I've been feeling good the last couple days and..." May 07

  • Odor homer leads Rangers over M's in 5-plus hour marathon

    The Sports Xchange "SEATTLE -- The Texas Rangers were hoping to follow their longest nine-inning game of the season and a long flight from Houston with a relatively stress-free opener in Seattle on Friday night. By the early minutes of Saturday morning, the Rangers were finally able to get some needed rest...." May 06

  • Correa, Gonzalez help Astros rout Rangers

    The Sports Xchange "HOUSTON -- Right fielder Josh Reddick revealed on Wednesday afternoon a Houston Astros-themed championship belt that would be bestowed upon the player of the game pending a victory. The first recipient of the hardware was an easy pick. Shortstop Carlos Correa went 4-for-5, including a solo..." May 04

  • Gallo's homer helps Rangers hold off Astros

    The Sports Xchange "HOUSTON -- With the wind wreaking havoc on batted balls to center and left field, Texas Rangers third baseman Joe Gallo did what any perceptive power hitter would do given the circumstances and conditions: He went deep to right-center. Gallo crushed a two-run home run in the eighth inning to..." May 04

  • For the same two minutes every game, Yu Darvish is an awful pitcher

    ESPN "In the first inning Saturday night, Angels leadoff man Yunel Escobar dug into the batter's box and stared out at a starting pitcher who has been, in his career, one of the worst in the game. Escobar took a fastball far outside, fouled off a center-cut fastball, then took three more balls. He..." May 04

  • Gonzalez grand slam lifts Astros over Rangers

    The Sports Xchange "HOUSTON -- While Astros left fielder Marwin Gonzalez struck a decisive blow with his first career grand slam with two outs in the eighth inning, it was his tenacious at-bat that yielded a solo homer in the fifth that was most emblematic of the Astros' steely resolve to make the most of every..." May 03

  • Rangers reportedly lose Cole Hamels for eight weeks with oblique strain

    ESPN "Texas Rangers pitcher Cole Hamels is expected to miss eight weeks with a right oblique strain, the Rangers announced on Wednesday. Rangers executive vice president John Blake tweeted Wednesday afternoon that Hamels has been placed on the 10-day disabled list but is expected to miss nearly two..." May 03

  • Astros' five-run inning buries Rangers

    The Sports Xchange "HOUSTON -- Given how thoroughly the Texas Rangers dominated their Lone Star State rivals recently, it seemed inevitable that emotions would boil over and spill out of the dugouts on Monday night. All it took to light the fuse was one tweet and one errant pitch. After bulletin-board material..." May 02

  • Rangers claim of infielder Pete Kozma might lead to demotion of Jurickson Profar

    Dallas Morning News "It appears that in the space of a week, Jurickson Profar has gone from losing a role to losing a job. On Sunday, the Rangers claimed infielder Pete Kozma off waivers from the New York Yankees and announced he will go on the 25-man roster when he reports. A corresponding move will have to made..." April 30

  • Angels take series with 5-2 win over Rangers

    The Sports Xchange "ARLINGTON, Texas -- Jefry Marte drove in three runs with a home run and a single to lead a 10-hit attack as the Los Angeles Angels beat the Texas Rangers 5-2 on Sunday to take the rubber match of a three-game series. Marte snapped a 1-1 tie with a two-run single in the fifth. Marte's homer..." April 30