Rangers Rumors & News

  • 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

  • Albert Pujols mocks Rangers pitcher after beef

    Larry Brown Sports "Albert Pujols mocked Texas Rangers pitcher Chi Chi Gonzalez after Saturday’s 6-3 loss in Arlington. During the top of the 4th inning, Pujols was facing Yu Darvish with an 0-1 count when the Rangers pitcher buzzed him with a pitch up and in. Pujols ducked out of the way but had words with some..." April 30

  • Pujols' homer lifts Angels past Rangers

    The Sports Xchange "ARLINGTON, Texas -- The Texas Rangers had an answer the first two times the Los Angeles Angels stuck their nose out in front of them Friday night. But not the third. As Albert Pujols has done so many times since he began the second leg of his career with the Angels in 2012, he knocked in the..." April 29

  • Gomez hits for cycle as Rangers topple Angels

    The Sports Xchange "ARLINGTON, Texas -- Texas outfielder Carlos Gomez has spent most of April trying to get his batting average over the .200 mark. Saturday night should help in a big way. Gomez hit for the cycle for the second time in his career, going 4-for-4 and sparking the Rangers past the Los..." April 29

  • Yu Darvish, pitching ace, saver of dogs

    Fort Worth Star-Telegram "Yu Darvish, pitching ace, Japanese icon and dog saver. After seeing a tweet Thursday night about a female blue pit bull named Sage a day from heading to the pound, Darvish adopted her. He now has six dogs, including one he adopted in 2014 when teammate Tanner Scheppers found a stray. “She’s..." April 29

  • Adrian Beltre may not return to the Rangers until June

    Hardball Talk "Rangers third baseman Adrian Beltre is nursing a calf injury, an issue that plagued him starting early in spring training. At first, the hope was that he’d be ready by the regular season, then at some point in April, then at some point in May. According to MLB.com’s T.R. Sullivan, however, even a..." April 28

  • Rangers slam Twins, 14-3

    The Sports Xchange "ARLINGTON, Texas -- The Texas Rangers were wondering where their slumbering offense had gone. For one night, at least, the bats were back in a big way. Ryan Rua clubbed his first career grand slam, Shin-Soo Choo belted a three-run bomb in the same inning, and the Rangers blasted the..." April 27

  • Report: Adrian Beltre not close to return to Rangers

    Yardbarker "Texas Rangers third baseman Adrian Beltre does not sound close to a return to the field. According to Evan Grant of the Dallas Morning News and T.R. Sullivan of MLB.com, Beltre is still not working out on the field and is not progressing in his recovery from a calf injury." April 27

  • Big inning leads Twins over Rangers

    The Sports Xchange "ARLINGTON, Texas -- The Minnesota Twins may want to play the Texas Rangers every night. Minnesota used its biggest inning of the year, a seven-run fifth, to roll past the Rangers 8-1 Tuesday night. Minnesota has now won four straight games against Texas and seven out of eight dating back to..." April 26

  • Dozier's three-run double provides Twins with 3-2 win

    The Sports Xchange "ARLINGTON, Texas -- Phil Hughes danced out of trouble early Monday night, keeping the Minnesota Twins close. That made one swing from Brian Dozier hold up. Hughes remained undefeated on the road, and Dozier delivered a three-run double in the Twins' 3-2 win over the Texas Rangers on..." April 25

  • Ejected for clapping? It happened to Jeff Banister during a frustrating night for the Rangers

    Sports Day "Martin Perez took over the major league lead in an esoteric, but nonetheless thoroughly frustrating, statistical category Monday night. He has thrown more pitches with three balls in the count to a hitter than anybody else. In a 3-2 loss to Minnesota that was fueled by three walks in a..." April 25

  • Andrus's walk-off hit lifts Rangers past Royals

    The Sports Xchange "ARLINGTON, Texas -- The Texas Rangers still aren't hitting on all cylinders offensively. However, they are hitting at the right time. Elvis Andrus lined an RBI single to left field in the bottom of the ninth inning to lift the Rangers to a 2-1 victory over Kansas City. It was the third..." April 23

  • Five MLB GM’s who failed to address key needs

    Sportsnaut "Is it really fair to boo a player? If he’s not giving it his all, sure. But more often than not, a player getting booed is really the result of a front office failure. A player may not be any good, but the front office is responsible for putting him in that position. Plenty of MLB general..." April 23

  • Gallo, Chirinos power Rangers past Royals

    The Sports Xchange "ARLINGTON, Texas -- The Texas Rangers flexed their power muscles in a big way, getting two-homer games from Joey Gallo and Robinson Chirinos on their way to a 6-2 victory over Kansas City on Friday night. Gallo's first two-homer game of his career included a tape-measure shot that bounced..." April 22

  • Gallo's home run farthest, hardest-hit of 2017

    MLB.com "Joey Gallo blasted two early home runs in a 6-2 victory Friday over the Royals, and his first blast, a two-run home run in the second inning, was the farthest and hardest-hit homer in the Major Leagues this season. Gallo finished 2-for-3 with three RBIs. The second-inning blast went 462 feet..." April 22

  • Rangers lose A.J. Griffin to DL due to gout in ankle

    Fort Worth Star-Telegram "Rangers right-hander A.J. Griffin has been placed on the 10-day disabled list with inflammation in his left ankle. Griffin was scheduled to start Saturday’s game against the Royals. The Rangers did not make a corresponding roster move prior to Friday’s game. Griffin (2-0) is eligible to come..." April 22

  • DeShields' single in 13th propels Rangers past Royals

    The Sports Xchange "ARLINGTON, Texas -- Delino DeShields Jr. couldn't have picked a better time for his first RBI of the season. The Texas outfielder drilled a one-out single to left field in the bottom of the 13th inning to lift the Rangers to a 1-0 victory over the Kansas City Royals on Thursday night...." April 21

  • Rangers release Josh Hamilton after another knee injury

    Sports Day "It appears the baseball career of Josh Hamilton is, once and for all, done. Hamilton, rehabbing from a left knee surgery, injured his right knee during rehab and will undergo surgery to repair it. The Rangers on Friday released him from his minor league contract. Hamilton did not say he..." April 21

  • Major League Baseball in Las Vegas? Commissioner says it's an option

    Chicago Tribune "Major League Baseball would be open to having a team in Las Vegas, Commissioner Rob Manfred said Thursday. With two existing franchises — the Oakland A’s and the Tampa Bay Rays — struggling to secure financing for new stadiums, the option of relocating a team to Las Vegas is very much on the..." April 20

  • Athletics defeat Rangers behind Triggs

    The Sports Xchange "OAKLAND, Calif -- The Texas Rangers had their ace, and for five innings Yu Darvish pitched exactly as everyone, including his manager, knew he could. The problem for the Rangers is they were facing X-factor, Andrew Triggs, who nobody suspected would win this pitchers' duel. Triggs was up and..." April 19