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  • Elvis Andrus on getting over disastrous Game 5: 'I have nothing to be ashamed about;' 'That's baseball'

    Dallas Morning News "Texas Rangers shortstop Elvis Andrus insisted on Monday that he will not allow a disastrous Game 5 of the American League Division Series crush him. Andrus mishandled a grounder and dropped a throw for two errors in the fateful seventh inning, helping Toronto score four runs and rally for a 6-3..." November 24

  • Look for second-tier pitcher to sign before Price, Greinke

    Fox Sports "Monday, multiple team executives in search of pitching told me they expect at least one second- or third-tier free-agent starter — think Wei-Yin Chen, Yovani Gallardo, Mike Leake or Jeff Samardzija — to sign before David Price or Zack Greinke agree to their market-setting deals. The thinking..." November 23

  • Rangers Not Expected To Go After Cespedes

    Real GM Baseball "The Texas Rangers inquired about Yoenis Cespedes more than once when he was a member of the Oakland Athletics, but they are unlikely to chase him in free agency. Texas already has nearly $120 million committed for 2016, not including arbitration-eligible players." November 23

  • MLB moving toward a “Chase Utley Rule” for slides into second

    Hardball Talk "Ken Davidoff of the New York Post reports from the Owners’ Meetings in Dallas that “momentum continues to build toward” a rule change that he correctly notes will likely be referred to as “The Chase Utley Rule.” Specifically, a change in the rules which would be aimed at eliminating the sorts..." November 20

  • Cubs acquire reliever Spencer Patton from Rangers

    Chicago Tribune "The Chicago Cubs continued to load up on relievers Friday by acquiring Spencer Patton from the Texas Rangers in exchange for minor league infielder Frandy De La Rosa. Patton, 27, a former pitcher at Southern Illinois, is 2-1 with a 6.75 ERA in 36 games over parts of the past two seasons. Patton..." November 20

  • MLB minimum salary set to remain $507,500 in 2016

    True Blue L.A. "The major league minimum salary will remain at $507,500 in 2016, the same as in 2015, because of the Consumer Price Index released on Tuesday morning. Major League Baseball has not yet made the announcement. Next year is the final year of the collective bargaining agreement, which covers the..." November 18

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    The 2015 AL Manager of the Year is the @Rangers' Jeff Banister! pic.twitter.com/dhkm3gfDJw

  • Rangers’ Banister named AL Manager of the Year

    Fort Worth Star-Telegram "Jeff Banister is the American League Manager of the Year after leading the Texas Rangers to the AL West title in his rookie season. Banister received 17 first-place votes to beat Houston manager A.J. Hinch and Minnesota manager Paul Molitor in voting by the Baseball Writers Association of..." November 17

  • Tigers expressing interest in Rangers starter Yovani Gallardo

    Bless You Boys "The Detroit Tigers and their general manager, Al Avila, have not been shy about the direction they are taking this offseason. They were linked to anyone and everyone at the general manager meetings last week, a stark contrast from years past when former president Dave Dombrowski took a cloak and..." November 17

  • Mariners Acquire Leonys Martin From Rangers For Tom Wilhelmsen

    MLB Trade Rumors "In exchange for Wilhelmsen, Jones, and a PTBNL, the Rangers will send Martin and righty Anthony Bass to Seattle, per an announcement from Rangers executive VP of communications John Blake. 4:57pm: Outfielder James Jones is one of the players going from Seattle to Texas, Sullivan..." November 16

  • Rangers GM Jon Daniels still trying to find a front-line starting catcher

    Dallas Morning News "In 10 years on the job, Jon Daniels has tried every which way to find that one true starting catcher. He's traded for guys, spent draft picks on them, signed them as free agents, claimed them off waivers and spent big-time international bonus dollars on them. And you know what: He enters decade..." November 16

  • Yovani Gallardo will reject $15.8 million qualifying offer from Rangers

    Hardball Talk "Jon Heyman of CBSSports.com reports that right-hander Yovani Gallardo will turn down the Rangers’ one-year, $15.8 million qualifying offer and become a free agent. Players rejecting the qualifying offer is never a surprise, but Gallardo’s market will suffer with draft pick compensation attached..." November 13

  • Korean left fielder Hyun-soo Kim plans on signing with MLB team

    Yahoo! Sports "Hyun-soo Kim, one of the most consistent hitters in Korea for the past decade, plans on signing with a major league team this offseason and continuing the influx of top Korean players into the big leagues, sources told Yahoo Sports. Kim, a 27-year-old left fielder, is an international free..." November 13

  • MLB assessing legality of daily fantasy sites

    Houston Chronicle "New York Attorney General Eric Schneiderman’s declaration Tuesday that daily fantasy sports constitute illegal gambling in that state is being monitored by Major League Baseball, the league’s top lawyer said Wednesday at the general managers’ meetings. DraftKings and FanDuel — the former is..." November 12

  • Diamondbacks among teams with interest in free agent starter Yovani Gallardo

    Hardball Talk "Yovani Gallardo had a very good 2015 season for the Texas Rangers, posting a 3.42 ERA (124 ERA+) in 184 1/3 innings and then starting Game 1 of the American League Division Series against the Blue Jays. And now he’s set to cash in on the free agent market — even one that is stacked with..." November 12

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    Jon Heyman @JonHeymanCBS

    Dbacks are one of many teams to express interest in yovani gallardo

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    Nick Cafardo @nickcafardo

    Mike Napoli starting to get attention in free-agent market after a strong performance with the Rangers.

  • Jurickson Profar, Leonys Martin drawing trade interest

    Fort Worth Star-Telegram "Texas Rangers general manager Jon Daniels understands the interest other clubs have shown in infielder Jurickson Profar and, to a lesser extent, center fielder Leonys Martin. “He’s the guy we would ask about,” Daniels said of Profar. “He looks really good and feels really good.” The Rangers..." November 11

  • Defensive standouts nab Gold Glove Awards

    MLB.com "The 18 winners of the 2015 Rawlings Gold Glove Awards were announced on Tuesday night, and the Platinum Glove winners for the best overall defensive player in each league will be unveiled on Friday following a fan vote. Only MLB managers and coaches can vote, and they can't vote for their own..." November 11

  • Superstars among finalists for BBWAA honors

    MLB.com "Finalists for each of the four Baseball Writers' Association of America awards were unveiled during an hour-long MLB Network special on Tuesday night. Each league's winner of the Most Valuable Player Award, the Cy Young Award, the Rookie of the Year Award and the Manager of the Year Award will..." November 11

  • 2015 BBWAA Awards finalists announced on MLB Network

    MLB.com "The Baseball Writers Association of America is revealing the top three finalists for American League and National League Rookie of the Year, Manager of the Year, Cy Young, and Most Valuable Player during a one-hour special starting at 6:00 p.m. ET on MLB Network. We’ll post the names here as they..." November 10

  • MLB considering rule change to prevent takeout slides

    Larry Brown Sports "Major League Baseball is considering a rule change that would force runners to slide directly into second base, ostensibly eliminating takeout slides. While there are still hurdles, namely union approval, the proposal has apparently been discussed, according to FOX Sports’s Jon Morosi. The..." November 10

  • Yankees pry on former No. 1 prospect amid Rangers renewal

    New York Post "Teams have inquired with Texas about Jurickson Profar — the Yankees included — but the Rangers likely will try to get baseball’s one-time top prospect back to full value by deploying him in the field before trying to trade him. Profar was the consensus No. 1 prospect in the majors going into..." November 10

  • Donaldson takes top prize from peers at Players Choice Awards

    The Score "Toronto Blue Jays third baseman Josh Donaldson continues to collect the accolades coming off the best season of his five-year career. After being named the American League Hank Aaron Award winner last month, Donaldson was named the 2015 Player of the Year at the Players Choice Awards on Monday..." November 10

  • Free agent Mike Napoli might catch again

    Hardball Talk "In his Sunday column for the Boston Globe, Nick Cafardo mentions that free agent first baseman Mike Napoli rose his free agent stock by performing well in the second half and playing a little left field. He also mentions that he could go back to catching, though not on a full-time (and ostensibly..." November 09

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    Jon Heyman @JonHeymanCBS

    Japanese 3B-2B Nobu Matsuda, 32, has declared for free agency with hopes of MLB deal. Hit 35 HR for softbank.

  • Mike Maddux goes to Nationals, takes high road with Texas Rangers

    Fort Worth Star-Telegram "When Mike Maddux was fired in Arlington a little more than a week ago, it took him, oh, about five minutes to land a high-profile pitching coach job. Or maybe it was under three minutes. “Disappointed? Yes. Surprised? Yes. Bruised ego? Yes,” Maddux said Friday, describing his initial reaction..." November 08

  • Rangers GM: 'We did a lot of our heavy lifting in July'

    Dallas Morning News "Free agent shopping season officially began in earnest on Saturday. The Rangers did most of theirs, however, at the exclusive pre-sale. Though the defending AL West champions do have some remaining needs - a right-handed bat, a starting pitcher, potentially a catcher and some extra bullpen..." November 08

  • Rangers extend qualifying offer to Yovani Gallardo

    Fort Worth Star-Telegram "The Texas Rangers made a qualifying 2016 contract offer to right-handed pitcher Yovani Gallardo. This year the qualifying offer for free agents who spent the entire season with their team is $15.8 million. Gallardo has until 4 p.m. Nov. 13 to accept or decline the offer. If he declines and..." November 06

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    Texas Rangers @Rangers

    Former Rangers pitcher Doug Brocail named as the new Rangers Pitching Coach. pic.twitter.com/ISZfRdr0Gs

  • Prince Fielder named AL Comeback Player of the Year by MLB.com writers

    Dallas Morning News "Prince Fielder's comeback season continues to be recognized. The Rangers designated hitter/first baseman picked up on Thursday his second AL Comeback Player of the Year Award of the offseason, this one from Major League Baseball. Fielder, who also took the award from the Sporting News last..." November 05

  • Lance Berkman Believes Tolerance Is ‘Killing This Country’

    Uproxx "Lance Berkman used to play baseball for the Houston Astros. You’ve probably heard of him. He was quite good at what he did. In fact, for awhile there in the early to mid-2000s, he was among the best in Major League Baseball. But this post isn’t about Lance Berkman, the formerly wildly talented..." November 05

  • MLB free agents 2015: Predicting top targets for each American League team

    Sporting News "Like a phoenix rising from its ashes, the end of one major league season sparks the life of the next. Baseball, like any sport, is predicated on its players. Each team comes with a rabid fan base anxiously awaiting what moves will be made during the offseason. This year, there are plenty of..." November 04

  • Sources: Doug Brocail offered Rangers pitching coach job and Brad Holman bullpen coach

    Dallas Morning News "Doug Brocail, who spent two seasons as a member of the Rangers bullpen, is expected to take over as pitching coach for Mike Maddux, major league sources said Wednesday. Brocail, 48, interviewed with the Rangers over the last week for the spot after the club decided to part ways with Maddux..." November 04

  • 2015-16 MLB Offseason: 10 trade and free agent predictions

    CBS Sports "The 2015-16 offseason is officially upon us. The Royals clinched the 2015 World Series title with their win over the Mets Sunday night, and, at 9am ET Monday morning, a total of 139 players became free agents. Here's the list. As always, the 2015-16 offseason promises to be action packed, with..." November 03

  • Count on a busy time for free agents and a whole lot more this offseason

    ESPN "One of the great misnomers in baseball is the offseason -- because there is no such thing. The fall and winter will bring signings and trades and rule changes, with barely a pause for Christmas. The baseball season ended late this year, which means slightly less time to get everything done. But..." November 03

  • MLB free agent class highlighted by David Price, Johnny Cueto and Jordan Zimmermann

    SB Nation "The World Series is over and Major League Baseball officially shifts into the hot stove season on Monday, beginning with dozens of players hitting free agency the morning after the World Series ends. It's a loaded free agent class highlighted by ace starting pitchers and a few impact position..." November 02

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    Jeff Wilson @JeffWilson_FWST

    Sources: Pitching coach Mike Maddux won't return to #Rangers in 2016. Developing ...

  • Rangers to discuss extension with Rougned Odor

    Hardball Talk "Included in the latest Inside Baseball column from Jon Heyman at CBS Sports is this little nugget … The Rangers are expected to sit down with Rougned Odor after the World Series to see if something long-term can be worked out. Odor isn’t even eligible for salary arbitration yet — and..." October 28

  • Yu Darvish's brother arrested in Japan, accused of role in gambling ring

    Sporting News "The brother of Rangers pitcher Yu Darvish was arrested in Japan, and charged with participating in an illegal betting ring that included gambling on MLB games. Sho Darvish is accused by authorities of placing bets on American and Japanese sports, Kyodo News reported. The 26-year-old and..." October 27

  • MLB commissioner Rob Manfred defends DraftKings partnership, says fantasy sports ‘not gambling’

    New York Daily News "Rob Manfred isn't a participant in daily fantasy leagues, but Major League Baseball's commissioner reiterated his support for the industry and the league's partnership with DraftKings. "I really don't have regrets about our involvement with fantasy," Manfred said. "I think that fantasy is an..." October 27

  • Commissioner Rob Manfred wants MLB to hire more minority managers

    SI "MLB commissioner Rob Manfred wants the league to hire more minority managers and coaches, the Associated Press reports. “We have had a year where our numbers are down in terms of the diversity that we have in some of our key positions,” Manfred said “I think it’s incumbent upon us to come up..." October 27

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    Jeff Wilson @JeffWilson_FWST

    C Carlos Corporan and OF Antoan Richardson refuse outright assignment, will take free agency. #Rangers

  • Sporting News MLB awards: Prince Fielder voted AL Comeback Player of the Year

    Sporting News "Rangers DH/1B Prince Fielder was the overwhelming choice for Sporting News’ 2015 American League Comeback Player of the Year, as selected by a panel of 156 AL players. SN has given out the award since 1965. The veteran slugger, who had long been one of baseball's most durable players, was..." October 26

  • What would Jackie Robinson say about lack of minority managers in MLB?

    Sporting News "One. Forty-three years after Jackie Robinson made what would be his last public appearance at Riverfront Stadium during the 1972 World Series, there is just one manager Latino or African-American or manager in MLB: Atlanta's Fredi Gonzalez, who was born in Cuba and raised in Miami. Is this..." October 26

  • Profar confident he’s going to ‘make it work’ for Rangers

    Fort Worth Star-Telegram "Jurickson Profar looked like a ballplayer Thursday morning before his Arizona Fall League debut, or a hitter at least. “Almost a ballplayer,” he said at Salt River Fields, the temporary home of the Surprise Saguaros. Despite his best lobbying, Profar will serve only as a designated hitter..." October 22

  • Dodgers claim Lisalverto Bonilla from Rangers

    Hardball Talk "25-year-old right-hander Lisalverto Bonilla is headed from the Rangers to the Dodgers on a waiver claim, per the Dodgers’ official team Twitter feed. Bonilla underwent Tommy John reconstructive elbow surgery in mid-April and did not throw a pitch at any level of meaningful baseball in 2015, but..." October 22

  • MLB considering disciplining playoff teams over on-field champagne celebrations

    Sporting News "MLB has message to teams that carry their postseason champagne celebrations onto the field to spray fans: Put a cork in it. According to ESPN, there could even be disciplinary action involved. First, there's the image of players, manager and coaches consuming alcohol on the field (never mind..." October 22

  • Derek Holland calls Jose Bautista “a tired act”

    Hardball Talk "Rangers starter Derek Holland was on KRLD-FM 105.3 in Dallas and was asked about Jose Bautista. He calls Bautista “a tired act.” He also says “I’m not a big fan of him,” saying “he complains about every single thing,” and saying, in response to his famous bat flip, “trust me, nobody likes it.”..." October 21

  • Adrian Beltre played through torn thumb ligament in second half of season

    Larry Brown Sports "Thanks to one of the biggest postseason meltdowns on this side of Clippers-Rockets, the Texas Rangers failed to advance to the American League Championship Series this season. But one Ranger that certainly can’t be faulted for not leaving it all out on the baseball diamond is third baseman Adrian..." October 18