Martin out, DeShields in.
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
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
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
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
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
Rangers Josh Hamilton slated to play three innings in extended-spring game Monday. Just at-bats. Not in field.
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
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
Dallas Morning News "Two workouts completed by Josh Hamilton, and one question answered for the Rangers. Hamilton did not spend his time away from the game lounging on a couch, gorging on junk food. The Rangers and Hamilton are pleased with his response to two days of baseball activity. Despite undergoing..." May 02
Seattle Times "Logan Morrison has put on a good face through the first 20 games of the season. He came into Wednesday’s game hitting an anemic .149 with just one extra-base hit. Admittedly, he’s had his struggles and has refused to make excuses. But he’s also been a victim of bad luck, which manager Lloyd..." April 30
CBSSports.com "The Dodgers were in the middle of the Josh Hamilton trade talks before the cross-town Angels traded him to his preferred Rangers, according to sources familiar with the discussions. The Dodgers are believed to have discussed both straight deals and three-way scenarios that would have sent..." April 30
Seattle Times "The Mariners will have the chance to do something Wednesday that they’ve failed to do on three separate occasions this season — win a third consecutive game. That failure has typified some of the team’s overall inconsistency the first 20 games. When the Mariners hit, they don’t pitch. When they..." April 29
#Rangers DL Mitch Moreland, purchase Kyle Blanks, DFA Alex Hassan.
Fort Worth Star-Telegram "Rangers outfielder Mitch Moreland woke up with a locked up left elbow again and was out of the lineup against the Mariners Tuesday night. It’s the same injury he had 10 days ago. He’s been able to grind through it but Tuesday’s setback may require Moreland to have a procedure to clean out..." April 28
Fox Sports Southwest "Struggling outfielder Shin-Soo Choo was out of the Texas lineup Tuesday one day after his batting average dropped to .096 on the season. Manager Jeff Banister said the plan was for Choo to sit today and possibly another game. If that is the case then he'd also have the Thursday off day before..." April 28
Seattle Times "There were plenty of pitches that Taijuan Walker executed with great precision in the Mariners’ 3-1 win over the Texas Rangers on Monday night. Of the 62 strikes he threw in seven innings, some were good, some were bad, some were missed, some were lucky not to be hit harder and others were just..." April 28
Larry Brown Sports "Before the Los Angeles Angels decided to eat $68 million to basically give Josh Hamilton back to his old team, owner Arte Moreno explored ways to void the 33-year-old’s contract. Instead of getting into a legal battle over the matter, the frustrated Angels just decided to trade the..." April 28
ESPN.com "Josh Hamilton is back with the Texas Rangers after two troubled years with the Los Angeles Angels. Less than halfway through a five-year, $125 million contract, Hamilton was traded to American League West rival Texas on Monday for a player to be named or cash. "I had a lot of good memories..." April 28
USA Today "It's official: Josh Hamilton is heading back to the Texas Rangers. Hamilton, the Los Angeles Angels and Rangers on Monday finalized a trade that will send the troubled slugger and 2010 American League MVP back to Arlington, where he enjoyed five All-Star seasons and steered nearly clear of the..." April 28
Fort Worth Star-Telegram "A three-game sweep was just a strike away — two times, no less — but suddenly the team that couldn’t string together hits or deliver when needed actually started doing those things. And, boy, did the Texas Rangers need it. After watching the bullpen blow another lead, the Rangers staged a..." April 27
Hardball Talk "A source familiar with the Josh Hamilton trade negotiations tells HardballTalk that, prior to the deal to send him to the Rangers, the Angels had put together a trade that would’ve sent Hamilton to a National League team. Hamilton rejected the deal, however, because he waned to return to..." April 27
Deadspin.com "Rangers third baseman Adrian Beltre got worked over pretty good by Angels starter Garrett Richards on Friday night. Beltre faced Richards three times in six innings, and ended up with nothing more than three broken bats to show for it. Richards really fucked those bats up! As you can see in the..." April 27
Adrian Beltre sent Garrett Richards a $300 invoice for the three bats he broke yesterday. Richards loved it. He sent him back a bat.
Orange County Register "Vinnie Pestano had just thrown the self-described worst game of his career Wednesday night. And now, here the Angels reliever was, down to 3-0 count with the bases loaded in a one-run game on Saturday night. Pestano bore down and fired three consecutive on-the-corner fastballs to the Rangers’..." April 26
Word is Hamilton trade is expected to happen this afternoon... stay tuned
Dallas Morning News "The Rangers total investment in Josh Hamilton will come to less than $7 million – and could be far less than that, according to sources with knowledge of the talks. Hamilton entered the season with about $80.2 million remaining on his contract. The Angels, according to reports, are willing to..." April 26
Fox Sports West "Garrett Richards didn't just make a quality start Friday night against the Texas Rangers; he was good enough to get the win. The Angels' starting pitcher was back on the Angel Stadium mound for the first time since last August. There were some control issues as Richards walked three in the..." April 25
Sources say Rangers will NOT send any players to #Angels and take on LESS than $15M. Hamilton will relinquish some money; amount not known.
The Score "Josh Hamilton's tumultuous tenure with the Los Angeles Angels is reportedly coming to an end. Though Hamilton still has three years and $90 million remaining on his contract, the Angels are reportedly close to trading Hamilton back to the Texas Rangers, according to MLB.com's T.R...." April 25
Arizona Sports "By his own admission, Archie Bradley wasn't his sharpest Wednesday night. He walked home a run in the first inning and, at one point, had issued walks to four of the previous six Texas Rangers hitters he faced -- hitting one of the others with an errant 93-mph fastball. He needed 37 pitches to..." April 23
Dallas Morning News "The game report card and game highlights from the Rangers’ 7-1 win over Arizona on Tuesday night. RHP Nick Martinez pitched another strong six innings, but the new development was that the offense functioned as designed. CF Leonys Martin reached base regularly and 1B Prince Fielder delivered his..." April 22
Wandy Rodriguez will start on Friday for Rangers. Ross Detwiler not moving to bullpen but will get some extra throwing sessions
CBSSports.com "The Dodgers are said to have been the most aggressive team to date in trying to land top Cuban teenaged pitcher Yadier Alvarez, but they have considerable company in the pursuit, with the Blue Jays, Nationals, Rangers, Diamondbacks among teams involved with the right-hander. Alvarez, who just..." April 21
Seattle Times "Sunday’s series finale between the Mariners and Rangers at Safeco Field clocked in at three hours and 45 minutes. The teams combined for 21 runs on 30 hits, and churned through a total of nine pitching changes. There was ample opportunity, in other words, for Seattle slugger Nelson Cruz to..." April 20
The Score "Baseball is proving, yet again, that it's not a dying sport. The first chunk of the 2015 season provided concrete evidence that America's pastime is alive and well. Major League Baseball games across the sport's 30 parks drew 1.5 million fans during each of the first two weekends for the..." April 20
SI.com "Specifically to baseball, I would make players more accessible. There is no way networks can be able to talk to NASCAR drivers before they stuff themselves into the driver's seat of a race car to go over 200 miles per hour while we are all forbidden to talk to the starting pitcher of that night's..." April 20
Seattle Times "Of all the responsibilities associated with being a team’s ace pitcher, the duty of putting an end to a losing streak is one that Felix Hernandez holds in the highest regard. When everything else is going wrong, the ace is supposed to be the one to make it right when it’s his turn in the..." April 19
Mitch Moreland may need minor surgery on his left elbow... could sideline him 2-3 weeks... Rangers will know more in next few days
Moreland has sore elbow. Getting checked. Not a major concern at this point
Dallas Morning News "Their offense struggling badly against left-handed starters this season, the Rangers finally found an answer on Friday. It was provided by their pitcher. While the offense continued to sputter, Yovani Gallardo, in his first-ever start in Seattle, pitched six scoreless innings to allow the..." April 18
Halos Heaven "On a bright and beautiful day in Arlington Texas, the Angels soaked up the sunshine on the way to taking two-of-three from the Rangers. The Halos used a variety of methods to score their 10 runs; they manufactured them using small-ball, they took advantage of sloppy play by the Rangers' defense,..." April 16
Dallas Morning News "Now that the Rangers and Angels have finished playing each other, they should take the next step. And that’s talking to each other. About Josh Hamilton. It's not out of the question. It's not crazy. Certain aspects of a Hamilton-back-to-Texas deal make a lot of sense. There are three..." April 16
Adrian Beltre is the recipient of the 2015 Lou Gehrig Memorial Award which goes annually to MLB Player who exemplifies character of Gehrig.
Fort Worth Star-Telegram "Texas Rangers manager Jeff Banister is a firm believer in letting players know where they stand, where they’re playing and where they’re hitting in the lineup. As a former player he knows surprises aren’t typically a player’s friend. But he also believes in doing what it takes to win. And it..." April 15
Sporting News "By tradition, major league players who are sent to play in the minors on rehab assignments usually make a magnanimous gesture like springing for a better postgame meal than the usual steam-table spread. Tanner Scheppers took it a bit further over the weekend, and the law is coming for..." April 15
L.A. Daily News "Collin Cowgill and David Freese each hit two-run homers in the fifth inning for the Los Angeles Angels, who rallied from an early deficit to beat the Texas Rangers 6-3 Monday night. Matt Shoemaker (2-0) was down 3-0 after the first, but pitched into the seventh without allowing another run. He..." April 14
Washington Post "Fans attending Major League Baseball games are being greeted in a new way this year: with metal detectors at the ballparks. Touted as a counterterrorism measure, they’re nothing of the sort. They’re pure security theater: They look good without doing anything to make us safer. We’re stuck with..." April 14
Fox Sports Southwest "Texas left fielder Ryan Rua's stint on the disabled list will be longer than two weeks. Rua, who hurt right ankle in the home opener against Houston last Friday, has a small non-displaced fracture in his ankle and will be in a walking boot for three weeks. He'll then get the ankle rescanned and..." April 13
Tanner Scheppers could be a Wednesday activation from the DL. #Rangers could give him two days off after pitching three of past four days.