Rangers Rumors & News

  • Major League Baseball claims it will “redouble its efforts” on expanded netting

    Hardball Talk "Yesterday, during the Minnesota Twins-New York Yankees game at Yankee Stadium, a young girl was injured after a foul ball flew off the bat of Todd Frazier and into the stands along the third base line where she was sitting. In some parks that ball would be stopped because of netting down the..." September 21

  • Here's what the Rangers' new ballpark will look like inside and out

    CBS Sports "Although Globe Life Park in Arlington isn't even 25 years old, the Rangers have plans to move into a new state-of-the-art baseball-only facility. It's going to be called Globe Life Field, and the groundbreaking is set for next week. So what will an estimated cost of more than $1 billion get..." September 21

  • Top five Cy Young contenders in each league

    Larry Brown Sports "Both the American and National League have clear contenders for their respective Cy Young Awards this season, but the outcome of each race is still murky as we head into the final weeks of the season. There’s a lot to consider in the races for both leagues. Here’s a look at the top five..." September 20

  • MLB league-wide single season home run record set to fall Tuesday

    Hardball Talk "Giancarlo Stanton‘s smacks, Aaron Judge‘s jolts and all those dizzying long balls helped Major League Baseball move another poke closer to the inevitable. Nearly two decades after the height of the Steroids Era, the sports is on track to break its season record for home runs on Tuesday – and..." September 18

  • AL MVP: Jose Altuve is clear favorite, but race for second is star-studded

    Sporting News "Jose Altuve is putting the finishes on yet another incredible season for Houston. Remember when we were all amazed that a guy listed at 5-6 could be an impact player in the majors? Those days feel like a long, long time ago. At this point, Altuve has established himself as one of the best..." September 18

  • 2017 MLB season might not feature a 20-win pitcher for first time in nearly 10 years

    CBS Sports "With just two weeks left in the 2017 Major League Baseball season, we can start to take a look at some of the stats and have a good idea where things will end up. On that front, let's glance at the MLB leaderboard for pitcher wins. As noted by Twitter friend Matt Harvey (@halladayfan32), the..." September 18

  • Teams seeking Miguel Sano-like talent at age 13

    Minneapolis Star Tribune "The Twins, like most MLB teams, will send scouts to a showcase in the Caribbean this week for Venezuelan prospects, a chance to measure and evaluate players who will eventually sign contracts to play professionally. But this gathering of baseball talent is unusual — though it reflects the new..." September 18

  • Major League Baseball: still flailing at front office diversity

    Hardball Talk "We’ve written many times about how Major League Baseball has a diversity problem in its front office and executive ranks. General managers are almost all youngish white dudes from Ivy League institutions and they have hired people in their own image for years. That, combined with astoundingly low..." September 15

  • Rangers release Tyson Ross

    Hardball Talk "The Rangers announced that they’ve released right-hander Tyson Ross in order to make room on the roster for Willie Calhoun who, as we noted earlier, was called up today. Ross only pitched in 12 games — 10 starts — this year for Texas, posting an ugly 7.71 ERA and a K/BB ratio of 36/37 in 49..." September 12

  • 2018 will feature the earliest Opening Day in baseball history

    Hardball Talk "Major League Baseball announced its master schedule for the 2018 season. Opening Day will be Thursday, March 29. It’s the earliest Opening Day in baseball history, with the exception of special international openers like the ones in Japan and Australia. Until now, the earliest opening date for a..." September 12

  • Rangers To Promote Willie Calhoun

    MLB Trade Rumors "The Rangers have given notice to prospect Willie Calhoun that he will be called up, as his brother and girlfriend announced on Twitter and Evan Grant of the Dallas Morning News confirms in a tweet. Calhoun came to Texas as the headliner in the deadline blockbuster that sent ace Yu Darvish to the..." September 12

  • Shohei Otani is coveted by MLB teams and this filthy slider might explain why

    CBS Sports "We take you to Japan, where Shohei Otani of the Nippon Ham Fighters is about to uncork one of the nastiest slide-pieces you've ever beheld ... And the people say: Larduhmercy. If Allen Iverson's crossover were somehow made into a breaking ball, it would look like that, probably. Otani in..." September 12

  • Rangers' Gomez helped off field with ankle injury

    Bleacher Report "Texas Rangers outfielder Carlos Gomez left Saturday's game against the New York Yankees after rolling his right ankle while attempting to run out of the batter's box, according to the team's executive vice president of communications, John Blake, who added that Gomez is undergoing further..." September 09

  • Adrian Beltre expected to miss minimum of four weeks with Grade 2 hamstring strain

    Sports Day "Adrian Beltre is expected to miss four weeks of action after MRI results revealed a Grad 2 strain in his left hamstring, Rangers officials announced Friday. That timetable could put an end to Beltre's regular season if it holds." September 01

  • White Sox trade pitcher Miguel Gonzalez to Rangers for minor leaguer

    Chicago Tribune "Rick Hahn had one more coveted asset on the White Sox roster and the general manager unloaded it just prior to the Thursday's waiver trade deadline when he dealt Miguel Gonzalez to the Rangers for minor-league infielder Ti’Quan Forbes. The 21-year-old Forbes appeared in 130 games between..." September 01

  • Montreal officials reached out to host Astros-Rangers series

    Sportsnet "Montreal officials reportedly reached out to Major League Baseball, offering to host the Houston Astros for their series against the Texas Rangers this past week, according to MLB.com’s Jon Morosi. The series was eventually moved to Tampa Bay’s Tropicana Field due to flooding in Houston caused..." August 31

  • It's only baseball: Backlash over Rangers/Astros flap is totally misguided

    USA Today "The rain won’t stop, people are dying in Houston, and thousands more are missing in one of the largest natural disasters America has ever faced. And we’re supposed to be worried about baseball? We are actually engaging in a petty feud on whether the Texas Rangers should have agreed to..." August 29

  • Rangers GM defends decision after Hurricane Harvey-related relocation controversy

    CBS Sports "Hurricane Harvey and the catastrophic flooding that resulted from it has devastated the Houston area. As a result, the Astros are unable to host the Rangers starting Tuesday as scheduled. Instead, the two teams will play their three-game series at Tropicana Field in St. Petersburg, Fla. That..." August 29

  • Astros to play Rangers, Mets at Tropicana Field

    Bleacher Report "Major League Baseball is reportedly relocating the upcoming Texas Rangers vs. Houston Astros series to Tropicana Field in St. Petersburg, Florida amid the devastating flooding in the region. The Associated Press reported the decision, adding the Astros will also play their series with the New..." August 28

  • Rangers acquire Paolo Espino from Brewers

    Hardball Talk "The Rangers acquired right-handed reliever Paolo Espino from the Brewers for cash considerations, the teams announced Saturday. Espino was designated for assignment on Wednesday to clear space on the 40-man roster for Triple-A right-hander Aaron Brooks. Espino will assume fellow right-hander..." August 27

  • Astros, Rangers to travel to Dallas instead of Houston

    Fort Worth Star-Telegram "The Texas Rangers and Houston Astros will fly from the West Coast to Dallas-Fort Worth on Sunday night rather than fly to Houston ahead of their three-game series Tuesday-Thursday, which seems increasingly like to be postponed. “Obviously the primary concern at this time is the welfare and..." August 27

  • Rangers get their Player to be Named Later from the Jonathan Lucroy trade

    Hardball Talk "The Rockies acquired catcher Jonathan Lucroy from the Rangers at the trade deadline. The return: a Player to be Named Later. He was named yesterday: it’s minor league outfielder Pedro Gonzalez. Gonzalez is not a bad Player to be Named. He’s 19 and, before the season, he was ranked as the..." August 24

  • Rangers' Gallo, Bush in concussion protocol after violent collision

    Sports Day "The Rangers could open a series at the Los Angeles Angels without slugger Joey Gallo and reliever Matt Bush. They came out of the game on Sunday after a hard collision while chasing a pop-up in the infield during the eighth inning of a 3-2 loss to the Chicago White Sox at Globe Life Park. The..." August 21

  • Rob Manfred not in favor of electronic strike zone, says technology isn’t good enough yet

    New York Daily News "Despite increasing calls to use technology to determine balls and strikes, MLB commissioner Rob Manfred isn’t in favor of such a change, according to MLB.com’s Anthony Castrovince. “The fact of the matter is they (umpires) get them right well over 90 percent of the time,” Manfred said, adding..." August 20

  • Rangers to give away mini on-deck circles in honor of Beltre

    Sports Day "It is the on-deck circle that will live in infamy. And now, as part of Adrian Beltre celebration weekend, you can own your own miniature version. The Rangers will officially honor Beltre for becoming the newest member of the 3,000-hit club on Sept. 8 before the game with the New York..." August 11

  • MLB players will be allowed to wear nickname jerseys Aug. 25-27

    ESPN "Major League Baseball will look anything but uniform for a newly created Players Weekend later this month. MLB, together with the MLB Players Association, announced Wednesday a group of initiatives aimed letting players express themselves while connecting with their past in youth..." August 09

  • Umpire Joe West reportedly suspended three games for Adrian Beltre comments

    CBS Sports "Umpire Joe West has worked more than 5,000 games during his lengthy career. Yet West was not on duty Tuesday night. It wasn't because West had the night off but because he was serving the first of a three-game suspension handed down by Major League Baseball. The suspension follows derogatory..." August 09

  • Rangers sell Ernesto Frieri to Mariners for $1

    Bleacher Report "The Seattle Mariners didn't exactly break the bank Tuesday when they acquired right-handed pitcher Ernesto Frieri. According to the Associated Press (h/t ESPN.com), the Texas Rangers sold him to their American League West rivals for $1. Texas previously signed him as a minor league free agent..." August 09

  • MLB releases 2017 postseason schedule

    MLB.com "Major League Baseball released the 2017 postseason schedule on Tuesday -- and it is similar to last year's, except in one important way: The 113th World Series will begin Oct. 24 on FOX at the home of the league champion with the better regular-season record. The standard playoff tiebreaker..." August 08

  • Joey Gallo has been hitting some tape measure home runs lately

    Hardball Talk "Rangers third baseman Joey Gallo hit his 30th home run of the season on Sunday afternoon against the Twins, a two-run home run off of Jose Berrios that contributed to a five-run first inning. Gallo now has five home runs in August and it’s the sixth day of the month. Sunday’s blast went really,..." August 06

  • Adrian Beltre is bound for Hall of Fame, even if some won't accept his PED-free receipts

    USA Today "Baseball’s steroid era has largely come and gone, but it continues to nag at our conscience. We’re supposed to be celebrating Adrian Beltre’s 3,000th hit in Texas, but a day later, are listening to a national radio host casting doubt on the feat's authenticity. We’re in Cooperstown, N.Y.,..." August 03

  • Rangers' Beltre not interested in rebuilding

    ESPN "On Sunday, Adrian Beltre joined an exclusive club by collecting his 3,000th major league hit. Some 24 hours later, Beltre watched the Texas Rangers trade away right-hander Yu Darvish, a telling sign for a team on the outside of the wild-card chase. Speaking Tuesday, Beltre acknowledged his..." August 02

  • Doug Gottlieb's 'questioning' whether Adrian Beltre is on steroids sparks media Twitter brawl

    Sporting News "Doug Gottlieb wonders whether Adrian Beltre is on steroids. He's just wondering, mind you. Other national media figures aren't going to let the Fox Sports Radio host skate on that. At the heart of Gottlieb's suspicion is Beltre's late-career production, which included career hit No. 3,000..." August 02

  • Yu Darvish does not anticipate returning to Rangers in free agency

    Larry Brown Sports "Yu Darvish believes his Texas Rangers chapter is officially closed for good. Speaking with reporters after he was traded by the Texas Rangers to the Los Angeles Dodgers on Monday, Darvish said that he does not see himself returning to Texas in free agency, per local sportswriter Sean..." August 01

  • Rangers' Profar unhappy after not being dealt at deadline

    ESPN "The Texas Rangers traded catcher Jonathan Lucroy, reliever Jeremy Jeffress and ace Yu Darvish ahead of Monday's deadline, but Jurickson Profar is among the players who remain with the organization. Much to his dismay, apparently. Profar, who is currently playing for Triple-A Round Rock, has..." August 01

  • Rangers trade Yu Darvish to the Dodgers

    Sportsnet "The Texas Rangers have traded Yu Darvish to the Los Angeles Dodgers, according to Ken Rosenthal of Fox Sports. " July 31

  • Rangers trade Jeremy Jeffress to Milwaukee Brewers

    Sports Day "Jeremy Jeffress is heading back to Milwaukee. The Rangers have traded the 29-year-old right-handed relief pitcher to the Brewers, the team he was acquired from at last year's deadline, SportsDay's Evan Grant has learned. ESPN's Jerry Crasnick first reported the deal. It is unclear at this..." July 31

  • How Can Any Baseball Fan Not Appreciate Adrián Beltré?

    The Sports Post "Are you all up for another Adrián Beltré story? Just one more, I promise. Okay, so I can’t really promise that. What I can do instead is try to remind all baseball fans—all sports fans really—of one very important lesson. And it is this: do not take greatness for granted. Appreciate the heck out..." July 31

  • Rangers confident Darvish will be traded Monday

    CBS Sports "The 2017 non-waiver trade deadline is 4pm ET on Monday (tracker, updates), and according to one report, the Texas Rangers are confident they will be able to move staff ace Yu Darvish by the end of the day. The Rangers came into Monday with a 50-54 record and they're 5 1/2 games back of the..." July 31

  • Indians have spoken to Rangers about Darvish

    TSN "After it appeared likely that Texas Rangers would move starter Yu Darvish, Gerry Fraley of the Dallas Morning News reports that the Rangers are "disappointed" in the offers they've received. The Los Angeles Dodgers and New York Yankees were thought to be the favourites to land Darvish, but..." July 31

  • Rockies Acquire Jonathan Lucroy

    MLB Trade Rumors "The Rockies have officially struck a deal to acquire Rangers catcher Jonathan Lucroy, as Ken Rosenthal of MLB Network first reported (via Twitter). A player to be named later is going to Texas in return, per ESPN.com’s Jerry Crasnick (via Twitter). (Note: the PTBNL cannot be a 2017 draft..." July 31

  • Texas zoo names newborn giraffe 'Beltre' to celebrate 3,000th hit

    New York Daily News "Adrian Beltre’s hitting prowess has earned him applause and praise — and now a giraffe. The Texas Rangers third baseman recorded his 3,000th hit Sunday afternoon with a double off of Wade Miley, making him just the 31st player in the history of baseball to reach that threshold. And while..." July 31

  • Adrian Beltre joins the 3,000 hit club

    Hardball Talk "Rangers third baseman Adrian Beltre became the 31st member of the 3,000 hit club on Sunday while facing the Orioles. With his team trailing 4-0 in the bottom of the fourth inning, he hit a 3-0 fastball off of Wade Miley for a double, putting runners on second and third with one out. He’s the first..." July 30

  • Dodgers still favorites to land Darvish

    Yardbarker "The Los Angeles Dodgers are still chasing starting pitchers and are viewed as the likely favorite to land Yu Darvish, according to a report. According to Jon Heyman of FanRag Sports, the Dodgers are engaged in talks with the Texas Rangers about Darvish and may well be the favorites to get a..." July 30

  • Rockies still eyeing Rangers' Jonathan Lucroy

    CBS Sports "The Colorado Rockies are in a good position to make the postseason. They entered Sunday with six fewer losses than the next-closest competitor for a wild-card spot. The Rockies, though, don't appear to be taking anything for granted. To wit, Colorado is showing serious interest in Texas Rangers..." July 30

  • Cole Hamels Trade Reportedly Not Being Seriously Discussed by Rangers

    Bleacher Report "The Texas Rangers are "not engaged in serious trade talks" regarding ace Cole Hamels with two days remaining until the non-waiver trade deadline, according to MLB Network's Jon Morosi. That echoes a report from FanRag Sports' Jon Heyman on July 19 that stated the Rangers had "no thought" of..." July 30

  • Yu Darvish trade reportedly growing more likely

    Yardbarker "The Texas Rangers are reportedly growing more open to the idea of trading ace pitcher Yu Darvish. According to Jon Heyman of FanRag Sports, negotiations surrounding the pitcher have intensified in recent days, and interested teams are taking this as a sign that the Rangers are getting ready to..." July 29

  • Dodgers prefer Darvish but price could be prohibitive

    Fanrag Sports "The Dodgers’ preferred pitching target remains Yu Darvish, according to sources — though word is they aren’t likely to surrender their very top prospects in any deal. Sonny Gray appears to be more of a fallback candidate for L.A., according to people with ties to the Dodgers. Dodgers GM..." July 29

  • Current, former MLB players discuss the sport’s cocaine problem

    New York Daily News "It's been 10 months since Marlins ace Jose Fernandez died late at night while accidentally driving a boat into a jetty off the coast of Miami. He had alcohol and cocaine in his system at the time, according to the toxicology report. Two other passengers were killed, too. While baseball has been..." July 28

  • Yu Darvish Trade Rumors: Rangers Have Informed Teams They Will Move Star

    Bleacher Report "The Texas Rangers have let potential trade suitors know they plan to deal Yu Darvish, Fox's Ken Rosenthal reported Thursday. Rosenthal also wrote the Rangers are "actively exchanging names" in possible trades. The timing isn't ideal for Texas. Darvish allowed 10 earned runs in 3.2 innings in..." July 28