Rangers Rumors & News

  • Rangers telling teams Darvish is not available

    Yardbarker "The Texas Rangers are coming off a sweep of the Tampa Bay Rays, and they are not yet ready to commit to being sellers with the MLB trade deadline only a week away. Bob Nightengale of USA Today reported on Monday that the Rangers have been telling interested teams Yu Darvish is not available —..." July 24

  • Pudge emphatically denies using steroids in new book

    Fort Worth Star-Telegram "Pudge Rodriguez, who will be inducted into the Baseball Hall of Fame on Sunday, unequivocally denies ever using steroids in his new book, “They Call Me Pudge.” “I never took steroids,” Rodriguez writes in the first chapter titled Hall of Fame and Clearing the Air. “Let’s make that as crystal..." July 24

  • Dodgers chasing Yu Darvish

    CBS Sports "The Dodgers have been baseball's best team lately. Yet that isn't stopping the front office from pursing some impact talent. While most of the names connected to the Dodgers have been relievers, Jon Morosi introduced a new one on Sunday: Rangers ace Yu Darvish. Darvish is a free agent at..." July 23

  • Texas mulls what to do with Yu Darvish at the trade deadline

    ESPN "After the Texas Rangers beat the Kansas City Royals eight days ago, FanGraphs pegged their chances of making the playoffs at a solid 29.5 percent, an encouraging number for a team that long ago saw the Astros run away with first place and lap the rest of the AL West. With Cole Hamels back from..." July 23

  • Chi Chi Gonzalez to undergo Tommy John surgery

    Hardball Talk "Rangers’ right-hander Chi Chi Gonzalez is slated for Tommy John surgery, according to a report by Evan Grant of the Dallas Morning News. Gonzalez was placed on the 60-day disabled list back in early April with a partial UCL tear and was working towards a throwing program before getting sidelined..." July 23

  • Cubs interested in Rangers catcher Jonathan Lucroy

    Sportsnaut "There’s been talk around the water cooler that the Chicago Cubs are interested in Texas Rangers pitcher Yu Darvish. While that might still very well be the case, at least one report suggests Chicago is more interested in Rangers catcher Jonathan Lucroy. “According to a source, a key Rangers..." July 22

  • Yu Darvish on the Yankees’ radar

    New York Post "With Yu Darvish starting for the Rangers against the Rays on Friday night, the speculation at Tropicana Field was that with Yankees scout Brandon Duckworth on hand the Bombers were interested Darvish. The Yankees’ rotation could use help with Michael Pineda finished for the season, Luis Cessa..." July 22

  • Cubs reach out to Rangers about Yu Darvish

    Sporting News "The most valuable rental player on the MLB trade market will be Yu Darvish if he becomes available. Period. There may be no more valuable player at all, rental or controllable, than Darvish if the Rangers decide to sell. And, according to Yahoo Sports, the Rangers are gauging interest from..." July 21

  • The Rangers are shopping Yu Darvish

    Hardball Talk "Jeff Passan of Yahoo reports that the Rangers “have started reaching out to teams potentially interested in acquiring” Yu Darvish. Texas is only 4.5 games out of the second Wild Card slot, but there are five teams ahead of them and they’ve really never had any traction this year. Such is not..." July 21

  • Blue Jays have tried to acquire Rangers’ Odor before

    Sportsnet "The Toronto Blue Jays have tried to acquire Rougned Odor at some points in the past, according to Jon Heyman of FanRag Sports. It’s unclear whether the team pursued the Texas Rangers second baseman before or after his famous punch. Odor was the key figure in the infamous May 2016 brawl with the..." July 20

  • Likely destinations for all the top stars on the block

    USA Today "The Cleveland Indians witnessed it first-hand over the weekend, and would love to stuff him in their overhead compartment Wednesday afternoon when they fly home from the Bay Area after a week-long stay. The Houston Astros and Los Angeles Dodgers can line up their playoff rotations now, with a..." July 18

  • Chris Carter likely to land with either Rangers or Athletics

    Fanrag Sports "Although he is less than one full season removed from blasting a National League-leading 41 home runs for the Milwaukee Brewers, veteran first baseman Chris Carter now finds himself on the open market as a free agent. However, a source close to the situation has informed FanRag Sports that there..." July 16

  • Former Georgia QB Lambert signs minor-league deal with Texas Rangers

    Sports Day "Tim Tebow is not the only former SEC quarterback trying to make it in baseball after a long layoff from the game. The Texas Rangers have signed former Georgia quarterback Greyson Lambert to a minor league deal. Lambert played at Georgia in the last two seasons after transferring from..." July 16

  • Braves among several teams interested in Profar

    Fanrag Sports "The Atlanta Braves are among a handful of teams considering Texas Rangers infielder/outfielder Jurickson Profar in trade, sources say. Profar seems to be available, and word is Atlanta – along with a few others — are taking a look. Profar, formerly the top prospect in the game, still is only..." July 16

  • 'Happy is what you make it': An inside look at Prince Fielder's life after Rangers

    Sports Day "Your dad brought you, and your precious Tiger-striped Zubaz pants, into a baseball clubhouse when you were eight. You have lived virtually your entire life since inside one. You grew up there, both figuratively and literally. You belonged there. You were entrenched there. What do you do when..." July 14

  • Rangers could be open to trading Yu Darvish, Cole Hamels

    Larry Brown Sports "The Texas Rangers entered the All-Star break with a 43-45 record, and they happen to play in the division with the best team in baseball. Because of the incredible season the Houston Astros are having, the Rangers are a whopping 16.5 games out of first place. Could that inspire them to become..." July 13

  • 2017 World Series Odds for Every MLB Team at the All-Star Break

    Bleacher Report "As MLB takes an All-Star-break breather, a clear crop of World Series contenders has surfaced above a crowd of playoff candidates. Even if the entire American League stays alive well past the July 31 non-waiver trade deadline, one distinct favorite hovers a step over three other potent title..." July 12

  • MLB commissioner Rob Manfred reveals the league may expand to these three cities

    New York Daily News "Major League Baseball commissioner Rob Manfred is considering making the big leagues even bigger. While taking questions at Monday's FanFest, Manfred discussed the idea of possible expansion in the league's future. He mentioned three cities that could someday find themselves with an MLB..." July 11

  • Rangers' Beltre becomes 21st player with 5,000 total bases

    MLB.com "Rangers manager Jeff Banister, who was 1-for-1 with a single in his Major League career, had a pretty good perspective on Adrian Beltre reaching 5,000 total bases on Friday night. "Yeah, he's got 4,999 more than me," Banister said. Actually, he has more than that. Beltre logged a single and..." July 08

  • Rangers Activate Jeremy Jeffress, Designate Ernesto Frieri

    MLB Trade Rumors "The Rangers have activated righty Jeremy Jeffress from the 10-day DL, per an announcement from executive VP of communications John Blake. Texas designated veteran righty Ernesto Frieri to create roster space. Jeffress, 29, has struggled to a 5.46 ERA through 29 2/3 innings on the year. While..." July 04

  • Dan Shulman leaving ESPN 'Sunday Night Baseball' broadcast, staying at network

    USA Today "Dan Shulman will step away as voice of ESPN’s "Sunday Night Baseball" at season’s end, the network confirmed late Monday night. Shulman, who has served as the play-by-play commentator for ESPN’s weekly featured MLB broadcast since 2011, broke news of his departure to Sports Illustrated in an..." July 04

  • Umpire Angel Hernandez sues MLB over discrimination, treatment by Joe Torre

    ESPN "MLB umpire Angel Hernandez is suing the league and the commissioner's office, alleging that a long-simmering personal vendetta between him and Joe Torre, as well as racial discrimination, has hindered his career advancement. In the suit filed Monday in Ohio, Hernandez claims that Torre, MLB's..." July 04

  • Jonathan Lucroy blames pitchers for bad framing: 'You're only as good as the pitches'

    Fangraphs "At a table in the center of the visiting clubhouse last week, in the depths of Cleveland’s Progressive Field, Jonathan Lucroy was seated holding his catcher’s glove in his left hand and a flat-head screwdriver in his right. He used the tool to loosen and tighten different laces in the glove. He..." July 03

  • Rangers open to trading Lucroy

    MLB Trade Rumors "The Rangers are open to trading catcher Jonathan Lucroy, FOX Sports’ Ken Rosenthal reports (Twitter links). Lucroy is a free agent this winter and Texas is “highly unlikely” to make a qualifying offer to the catcher, Rosenthal writes, so the team could use Lucroy as a trade chip to address its..." July 02

  • Rangers acquire P Grilli from Blue Jays

    TSN "Jason Grilli will continue his career with the Texas Rangers as the Toronto Blue Jays have dealt him along with cash considerations for outfielder Eduard Pinto." July 02

  • Rangers' Joey Gallo uses the Home Run Derby to impress by declining his invitation

    Sports Day "Joey Gallo has declined an opportunity to participate in the All-Star Game Home Run Derby, the young slugger said Saturday. Gallo, tied for fifth in the AL in home runs with 21, said he did not think he was as deserving of the opportunity as others. Gallo is known for hitting some jaw-dropping..." July 01

  • Matt Bush loses closer role, Rangers will use committee

    Yardbarker "The Texas Rangers continue to be unsettled by a struggling bullpen, and they’re once again making a change at closer. Manager Jeff Banister said Saturday that the team was removing Matt Bush from the closer’s role and going with a “no roles bullpen” for the foreseeable future. Sam Dyson..." July 01

  • Andrew Cashner leaves game after being hit with a broken bat

    Hardball Talk "A scary moment in the bottom of the sixth inning in Cleveland this afternoon as Rangers starter Andrew Cashner, making his first appearance after two weeks on the disabled, list sawed off Edwin Encarnacion with a fastball. Unfortunately, the part of the bat that got sawed off went flying straight..." June 29

  • Rangers ace Cole Hamels to return from DL Monday

    Sporting News "Texas Rangers fans and fantasy owners alike can breathe a little easier now, Cole Hamels is back. The Rangers announced Saturday the 33-year-old starting pitcher will be making his return to the rotation Monday when Texas takes on the Indians in Cleveland. Hamels (oblique) has been on the..." June 24

  • Martin Perez's next start in jeopardy due to freak accident with hotel door

    Sports Day "The latest Rangers' pitching injury comes courtesy of a hotel room door. On Friday, the club said left-hander Martin Perez tore the nail off his right (non-pitching) thumb and also suffered a small fracture at the tip of the bone in his thumb after catching it in a door in his hotel room...." June 24

  • Tanaka poised for long-awaited 1st U.S. duel with Darvish

    New York Daily News "The last time Masahiro Tanaka and Yu Darvish pitched against one another was in 2011 in Japan. The winner of that duel? "Darvish," Tanaka said flatly. The two Japanese righthanders will go toe to toe Friday night in the Bronx, their first meeting since each made the move to MLB; Darvish's..." June 23

  • 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