Rangers Rumors & News

  • Rangers' Rodriguez keeps Red Sox bats quiet in 3-1 win

    Dallas Morning News "The arms: LHP Wandy Rodriguez’s 6.2 inning, one-run effort was the Rangers’ first outing of at least six innings since May 13. … In four of Rodriguez’s six starts for the Rangers, he has allowed no more than one run. … Rodriguez’s night ended at 113 pitches after he walked Brock Holt in a 10-pitch..." May 22

  • Klein is big news for Rangers in 2-1 victory over Red Sox

    Fort Worth Star-Telegram "The big baseball news Wednesday was that the Oakland A’s had hired Ron Washington, the former Texas Rangers manager and A’s assistant, as a special instructor in charge of shoring up their awful defense. While also big news for the Rangers, the bigger news was what Phil Klein did in his first..." May 21

  • Mike Napoli drives Red Sox win over Rangers

    Boston Herald "There have been many candidates, but Mike Napoli has been the most deserving poster boy of the 2015 Red Sox’ paltry offense. Until last night, that is. Napoli’s two RBI and home run, along with the same bottom line for David Ortiz, led the Sox to a 4-3 victory against the Texas Rangers at..." May 20

  • 2d
    Jeff Wilson @JeffWilson_FWST

    Josh Hamilton to return to Triple A Round Rock on Thursday, play through Saturday, be reevaluated. Looks like a Cleveland return. #Rangers

  • Matt Harrison could start a minor league rehab assignment next week

    Lone Star Ball "Matt Harrison pitched in an extended spring training game yesterday, and according to Jeff Wilson, the "tentative plan" is for Harrison to pitch in an extended spring game on Saturday, and then potentially start a rehab assignment with AA Frisco. Via Wilson, Harrison said he threw 44 pitches..." May 19

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    Evan Grant @Evan_P_Grant

    Banister very clear: There are NO roles in the bullpen at the moment

  • Rangers feel relief in 5-1 victory over Indians

    Fort Worth Star-Telegram "As Nick Martinez’s pitch count soared to 103 in the fifth inning Sunday, it became apparent that the Texas Rangers would need four quality innings from their beleaguered bullpen if they wanted to avoid a three-game sweep. Dun dun dun. That’s the same bullpen that had posted a 6.27 ERA this..." May 18

  • Hamilton says Angels denied him chance to speak to owner Moreno

    ESPN.com "Texas Rangers outfielder Josh Hamilton said the Los Angeles Angels front office prevented him from talking to owner Arte Moreno. Hamilton, who signed a five-year, $125 million deal, hit just .255 with 31 homers and 123 RBI in two seasons with the Angels before they traded him to the Rangers in..." May 18

  • 4d
    Evan Grant @Evan_P_Grant

    Daniels also says Hamilton will likely debut in NY or CLE, Rangers leaning towards CLE, but NY atmosphere has no impact on decision.

  • 5d
    Texas Rangers @Rangers

    Pitcher Ross Detwiler to DL with left shoulder inflammation. Wednesday's starter is TBD.

  • Jason Kipnis gives Cleveland Indians 10-8 victory with 2-run homer in ninth against Rangers

    Cleveland Plain Dealer "Jason Kipnis, the hottest hitter on the planet, hit a two-run, two-out homer in the ninth inning Saturday night to give the Indians a 10-8 victory over Texas at Globe Life Park. The Indians entered the ninth trailing, 8-7, with Texas closer Neftali Feliz on the mound. Lonnie Chisenhall doubled..." May 17

  • Milton Bradley to start serving 32-month jail sentence

    SI.com "In an emotional hearing inside a Los Angeles courtroom this week, former major league outfielder Milton Bradley was ordered to begin serving the 32-month jail sentence he received following his 2013 conviction on multiple counts of domestic violence and abuse. Los Angeles Superior Court Judge..." May 17

  • Adrian Beltre blasts 400th home run of career

    ESPN Dallas "Adrian Beltre hit his 400th career home run in the first inning of the Texas Rangers' 8-3 loss to the Cleveland Indians. Beltre sent a 3-0 pitch from left-hander Bruce Chen onto the berm in center field Friday night for his fifth homer this season. It was the second straight homer for the..." May 17

  • Cleveland Indians overcome rocky start by Bruce Chen for 8-3 win over Texas Rangers

    Cleveland Plain Dealer "Bruce Chen turned in a short night's work Friday, but the Indians' feast-or-famine offense and inconsistent bullpen earned some overtime against Texas at Globe Life Park in Arlington. Chen didn't make it through the third inning, but Jason Kipnis, Michael Brantley and Nick Swisher combined for..." May 16

  • Jeremy Guthrie, Eric Hosmer lead Royals to 6-3 victory over Rangers

    Kansas City Star "Outside the Royals’ clubhouse, less than an hour after their 6-3 victory over the Rangers, stadium attendants shuttled equipment bags and luggage into a white moving truck. Inside the room, players slipped into shirts and ties, ready to come back to Kauffman Stadium owning a better record than the..." May 15

  • Judge Grants Class-Action Status To Sports TV Blackout Antitrust Case

    Deadspin.com "U.S. District Court judge Shira Scheindlin yesterday granted plaintiffs’ motion to certify class action status in an antitrust lawsuit against MLB and the NHL, a case that threatens to demolish the decades-old blackout system in sports media. Scheindlin’s decision, which you can read here,..." May 15

  • The 2015 MLB All-Star Game caps have apparently been leaked

    Hardball Talk "Via Phil Hecken of Uni Watch, the caps for the 2015 MLB All-Star Game have apparently been leaked. Check them out below: This year’s All-Star Game is set to take place in Cincinnati. Just in case it wasn’t obvious, these caps were inspired by the pillbox hat of Reds mascot Mr. Redlegs. The..." May 15

  • MLB's culture clash, or why baseball is boring

    Vice Sports "Emilio Bonifacio of the Chicago White Sox cracked a home run Saturday against the Cincinnati Reds and made a big show of flipping his bat. He saluted the gods, rounded the bases with his arms out as if he were an airplane, and when he crossed home? He leaped into the crowd, giving fans a chance to..." May 15

  • Gallardo rights Rangers' ship in win over Royals

    Fox Sports Southwest "Coming off a frustrating, mistake-filled loss the night before, the Rangers turned to a pitcher who has some experience at restoring a team's mojo. Only this time, Yovani Gallardo also turned around a negative trend for him-self in a 5-3 win over Kansas City. Gallardo gave up just two runs..." May 14

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    Jeff Wilson @JeffWilson_FWST

    #Rangers say Josh Hamilton will go to Double A beginning Saturday. To play Saturday, Sunday, off Monday. Back to Triple A Tuesday, Wednesday

  • Mitch Moreland activated, Jake Smolinski optioned

    Lone Star Ball "The Texas Rangers have activated first baseman Mitch Moreland from the disabled list, and he is in the starting lineup tonight for the Rangers (assuming that the game isn't rained out). Jake Smolinski has been optioned to AAA Round Rock to make room for Moreland on the active roster." May 14

  • 9d
    Stefan Stevenson @StevensonFWST

    #Rangers lineup tonight: Choo 9, Andrus 6, Fielder dh, Beltre 5, Moreland 3, Peguero 7, Chirinos 2, Field 4, DeShields 8, Gallardo 1.

  • Royals ride defense and long balls to win 7-6 in extras at Texas

    Royals Review "Tonight the Rangers and Royals seemed intent playing a back-and-forth game--taking leads and giving them away like they were handing out sub-prime mortgages that were sure to default in mere months--with even the Royals vaunted bullpen getting into the mix. Edinson Volquez was relatively..." May 13

  • Hamilton feels good about his Tuesday performance

    Fox Sports Southwest "Tuesday night was a good one for Texas Rangers outfielder Josh Hamilton. Not only did Hamilton go 1-for-2 with a two-run single in his rehab appearance for Triple A Round Rock but he felt more comfortable than he has during the rehab process. "Tonight I was able to stay back and do what I..." May 13

  • Early walks and trio of homers help Lewis’ start stand

    Fort Worth Star-Telegram "Colby Lewis continued to defy logic on Monday night. The 35-year-old right-hander made another quality start, this time holding the Royals to one run on three hits over seven innings as the Rangers won the first of a four-game series 8-2 at Globe Life Park. Pitching: Colby Lewis went at least..." May 12

  • Rangers send Rougned Odor to the minors

    Hardball Talk "Last season the Rangers rushed top prospect Rougned Odor to the majors as a 20-year-old and now they’re sending him back to the minors after he hit just .237 with 10 homers and a .658 OPS in 143 games. Odor actually held his own for the most part last season despite making the jump from..." May 11

  • Rodriguez, Beltre deliver for Rangers in win over Rays

    Fort Worth Star-Telegram "Wandy Rodriguez allowed one run in six innings Sunday after being perfect through five, and Adrian Beltre drove in both Texas Rangers runs as they salvaged a split of their four-game series against Tampa Bay with a 2-1 victory. Rodriguez established the Rangers’ franchise record for consecutive..." May 11

  • Rougned Odor optioned, Thomas Field called up and starting at second base

    Lone Star Ball "Rougned Odor has been optioned to AAA Round Rock, in a move that has been anticipated for several days now. To take his place on the 25 man roster, the Rangers have purchased the contract of infielder Thomas Field, who is starting at second base today. The Rangers had an open spot on the 40..." May 11

  • Josh Hamilton goes 1-3 with 2 K's in "jumpy" 1st rehab start at Triple-A Round Rock

    The Score "Josh Hamilton's oft-traveled road back to the big leagues began with a bloop single and ended with two strikeouts, but it was still a step in the right direction. The Texas Rangers' Triple-A affiliate Round Rock Express were downed 7-0 by Nashville, the Oakland Athletics Triple-A squad, with..." May 11

  • 12d
    Jeff Wilson @JeffWilson_FWST

    #Rangers-#Rays lineups for Sunday. pic.twitter.com/FPyQf49rt7

  • Rays bats come through in 7-2 win over Rangers

    Tampa Tribune "Their pitching may be in disarray, but the power bats of the Tampa Bay Rays are on a serious roll. With veteran Evan Longoria and rookie Steven Souza each hitting a three-run homer, the Rays downed Texas 7-2 Saturday night before an announced crowd of 20,943 that saw Tampa Bay even its..." May 10

  • 13d
    Jeff Wilson @JeffWilson_FWST

    #Rangers lineup: Choo, rf; Andrus, ss; Fielder, dh; Beltre, 3b; Blanks, 1b; Peguero, lf; Martin, cf; Chirinos, c; Rosales, 2b.

  • Karns pitches deep into Rays win over Texas

    Tampa Tribune "This time, they let Nathan Karns pitch ... and pitch ... and pitch. The Tampa Bay Rays rookie went deep into Friday’s start, deeper than any start of his big league career and set career highs for pitches thrown and strikeouts. The offense showed up and the Rays beat the Texas Rangers 8-2 in..." May 09

  • Rangers ready to send Josh Hamilton to Triple-A

    Hardball Talk "After spending some time in Arizona at the Rangers’ extended spring training complex Josh Hamilton is ready to start playing at Triple-A. Jeff Wilson of the Forth Worth Star Telegram reports that Hamilton could join Triple-A Round Rock as soon as Sunday, beginning what figures to be a..." May 09

  • Rangers get off to fast start, hold off Rays for fourth-straight win

    Dallas Morning News "BREAKDOWN The arms: LHP Alex Claudio retired all four hitters faced, including two left-handed hitters, in the fifth and sixth innings to earn his first major-league win. Left-handed hitters are 1-for-8 against Claudio. … RHPs Shawn Tolleson and Neftali Feliz struck out four of the last five..." May 08

  • Rangers win third straight behind Colby Lewis’ pitching, Carlos Peguero homers

    Dallas Morning News "The Rangers ran their winning streak to three games on Wednesday with an 11-1 clubbing of Houston that completed a sweep of the Astros. The game report card and highlights: The arms: RHP Colby Lewis did not allow a run until the eighth, ending a streak of 13 scoreless innings. The only runs..." May 07

  • MLB commissioner remains open to 154-game schedule

    Sporting News "In his first year as commissioner, Rob Manfred already has overseen an improvement in pace of play on the field. Might he be up for shortening the length of the season, too? Manfred certainly appears open to the possibility. At a news conference Wednesday night in Houston, Manfred indicated..." May 07

  • Rangers release Kevin Matthews

    MLB.com "The Rangers have released LHP Kevin Matthews, their 33rd overall pick from the 2011 draft. Matthews was charged with one misdemeanor count of driving while impaired on Wednesday morning in Hickory. The Rangers released a statement saying, “The Texas Rangers are very disappointed in the..." May 07

  • Wandy Rodriguez goes eight innings, retires final 19 batters in Rangers' 7-1 win over Astros

    Dallas Morning News "The arms: LHP Wandy Rodriguez retired the final 19 batters he faced and went eight innings. It was his longest start since May 13, 2012. … It was Rodriguez’s first win since May 26, 2013. … It was the 47 career win for Rodriguez in Minute Maid Park, which is the second highest for any pitcher. Roy..." May 06

  • Texas Rangers snap Astros’ 10-game winning streak with 2-1 victory

    Dallas Morning News "The game report card and highlights from the Rangers’ 2-1 win over Houston on Monday: The arms: LHP Ross Detwiler walked two of the first three hitters he faced in the game, leading to a 26-pitch, one-run inning. … Detwiler, however, worked through the seventh inning. It was his first start of..." May 05

  • 17d
    Jon Heyman @JonHeymanCBS

    rougned odor (.146) is a candidate for demotion. was called up at age 20 last year. a bit of seasoning may be in order.

  • 18d
    Evan Grant @Evan_P_Grant

    Martin out, DeShields in.

  • Sonny Gray leads Oakland A’s to win during day

    San Francisco Chronicle "All it took was Sonny Gray, with his slick winning percentage and his tiny ERA at Texas, for the A’s to snap their winless streak during the day. Oakland got a “W” in the sunshine for the first time in eight tries, beating the Rangers 7-1 on the strength of Gray’s continued mastery of the..." May 04

  • Report: Hamilton could begin rehab assignment next weekend

    The Score "Josh Hamilton is inching closer to making his season debut with the Texas Rangers. Hamilton faced live pitching Saturday at the team's spring facility in Arizona and is slated to play his first extended spring training game Monday. He could begin a rehab assignment with Triple-A Round Rock as..." May 04

  • Agent Scott Boras wants more leeway to trade draft picks

    Arizona Republic "Major League Baseball informed clubs last week of a rules change regarding trading recently drafted players, an adjustment that allows teams to deal players the day after the end of the World Series rather than having to wait until a year after they sign. Agent Scott Boras welcomes the change,..." May 04

  • Rehab going better than English for Rangers' Darvish

    Fox Sports Southwest "The right elbow surgery that's costing Texas Rangers right-hander Yu Darvish the entire 2015 season has had another impact on him. His English has regressed. "Problem for me is when the team is on the road I'm not with my teammates so I'm not really speaking English which is getting worse,"..." May 03

  • Rangers not firing blanks in 8-7 walk-off win over A's

    Lone Star Ball "That was a pretty wild game and, for once, the Rangers were on the winning end of one of these things. It was a pretty mundane post-steroid era 3-1 ballgame that the Rangers were winning heading into the 7th -- with staff ace Nick Martinez humming along -- when the A's scored six runs. It was..." May 03

  • 20d
    Anthony Andro @aandro

    Rangers Josh Hamilton slated to play three innings in extended-spring game Monday. Just at-bats. Not in field.

  • A's score seven in 8th, beat Rangers 7-5

    CSN Bay Area "This isn’t the recommended road map to victory, but it sure is entertaining to watch. The A’s, down five runs after seven innings, struck for a seven-run eighth that paved the way to a 7-5 victory over the Texas Rangers at Globe Life Park. It was the most improbable of ways to begin this..." May 02

  • Rangers impressed by Josh Hamilton workouts

    ESPN.com "The Texas Rangers have been impressed by Josh Hamilton after two workouts at the team's spring training facility in Surprise, Arizona. "I like what I see from him, especially the eagerness to play," outfield instructor Dwayne Murphy told the Dallas Morning News on Wednesday. "I have to put the..." May 02