Rangers Rumors & News

  • MLB Rumors: Phillies, Braves among 4 teams battling for Rangers' Adrian Beltre?

    Newark Star-Ledger "And here we go. As the calendar flips to the final week of June, these two intertwined realities are about to hit contending (and non-contending) clubs in baseball: The halfway-mark of the season is rapidly approaching, and the July 31 non-waiver trade deadline is just five..." June 25

  • Angels Acquire Deck McGuire, Request Release Waivers On Juan Graterol

    MLB Trade Rumors ": The Angels have requested unconditional release waivers on Graterol, per a team announcement. His release will become official in 48 hours if he clears waivers. " June 24

  • Rangers' Beltre available on the trade market

    The Score "Adrian Beltre's days with the Texas Rangers could be coming to an end. The veteran third baseman will reportedly be available on the trade market, a source tells Evan Grant of the Dallas Morning News. The Rangers moving Beltre has been the subject of rumors in recent..." June 24

  • The strikeout epidemic ailing Major League Baseball is showing no signs of slowing down

    New York Daily News "From his office high above 245 Park Ave. in Manhattan, the commissioner of baseball, Rob Manfred, can feel and hear it: Whiffff! It is the sound of his players striking out in record numbers, sucking the action out of his game to the point where it too often feels like a funeral for..." June 22

  • Report: MLB bans transactions with Mexican League over ‘corruption’

    Larry Brown Sports "Major League Baseball has reportedly banned teams from signing any players who are affiliated with the Mexican League due to questions and concerns over how contracts have been negotiated. In a letter sent to teams on Tuesday that was obtained by Jeff Passan of Yahoo Sports, MLB..." June 22

  • Indians among teams interested in Adrian Beltre

    Sportsnaut "Boasting a 32-44 record heading into Thursday’s action, the last-place Texas Rangers will certainly look to sell off some veteran assets between now and next month’s trade deadline. Despite the team’s struggles, there are multiple veterans that could intrigue..." June 21

  • Forget Machado (for Now), Phils Reportedly Eyeing HOF Third Baseman

    NBC Philadelphia "Forget Manny Machado (for now). The Phillies are reportedly also interested in an older third baseman who can still hit but would come much cheaper. That would be Rangers 3B and future Hall-of-Famer Adrian Beltre, according to MLB's Jon Paul..." June 21

  • Rangers demote Yohander Méndez to Triple-A for violating team rules

    Hardball Talk "Stefan Stevenson of the Fort Worth Star-Telegram reports that the Rangers demoted pitcher Yohander Méndez to Triple-A Round Rock for violating team rules. Teammate Rougned Odor was also involved, apparently, and was not in Tuesday’s starting lineup. It is..." June 20

  • MLB Rumors: Rangers' Cole Hamels or Blue Jays' J.A. Happ to Yankees?

    Newark Star-Ledger "The 2018 MLB season could feature one of the most fierce pennant races between the Red Sox and Yankees in the history of these two storied franchises. Going into Tuesday's action, the clubs are tied for first place in the American League East. The..." June 19

  • Rangers Activate Elvis Andrus

    MLB Trade Rumors "The Rangers announced Monday that they’ve activated shortstop Elvis Andrus from the 60-day disabled list and recalled right-hander Ricardo Rodriguez from Triple-A Round Rock. Catcher Jose Trevino was optioned to Double-A Frisco in one corresponding move, while Ryan Rua was optioned to..." June 18

  • Rangers Designate Deck McGuire

    MLB Trade Rumors "The Rangers have designated righty Deck McGuire for assignment, per a club announcement. That’s the roster move for the activation of shortstop Elvis Andrus. McGuire was only just claimed off waivers, so the Texas organization evidently intended all along to try to sneak him..." June 18

  • Rangers Select Yovani Gallardo’s Contract

    MLB Trade Rumors "The move is official, as announced by Rangers executive VP of communications John Blake (Twitter link).  To create space on the 25-man and 40-man rosters, lefty Brandon Mann was optioned to Triple-A while Doug Fister was moved to the 60-day DL.  Fister hit the DL with a knee strain..." June 17

  • Rangers To Select Contract Of Yovani Gallardo

    MLB Trade Rumors "The Rangers will select the contract of veteran righty Yovani Gallardo, per a club announcement. He’ll join the team in time to make a start on Sunday, at which time corresponding moves will be made. Gallardo, 32, enjoyed his last run of success in the majors when he turned in..." June 15

  • Rangers Claim Deck McGuire, Place Matt Bush On 10-Day DL

    MLB Trade Rumors "The Rangers have claimed righty Deck McGuire off waivers from the Blue Jays, per a club announcement. He’ll be optioned to Triple-A. The Texas organization has also shifted righty Matt Bush to the 10-day DL with what is being called a right elbow strain. Southpaws Yohander..." June 15

  • MLB suspends Matt Kemp, Robinson Chirinos for on-field skirmish

    USA Today "  Major League Baseball on Friday suspended Los Angeles Dodgers outfielder Matt Kemp and Texas Rangers catcher Robinson Chirinos one game apiece for their involvement in Wednesday's bench-clearing incident. Kemp, who is having a breakout season since returning..." June 15

  • Major League Baseball attendance continues to fall

    Hardball Talk "The owners meetings wrapped up today and, while there wasn’t much in the way of actual decisions and high-level news to speak of, Eric Fisher of Sports Business Journal saysthat, according to Rob Manfred, attendance is down 7% this year compared to last year. While..." June 15

  • MLB Rumors: League Concerned Home Run Derby Won’t Be ‘Star-Studded’

    NESN "The Home Run Derby is just over a month away and Major League Baseball fans already know a few players who won’t be participating. Boston Red Sox right fielder Mookie Betts voiced a strong “hell no” when asked if he had any interest in the event, while J.D...." June 15

  • Rangers pitcher Chris Martin hurt his hamstring charging in from bullpen during brawl

    Larry Brown Sports "Texas Rangers reliever Chris Martin paid the price for his show of team unity on Wednesday night. The Rangers and the Los Angeles Dodgers had a fight during their series finale when Dodgers outfielder Matt Kemp collided with Rangers catcher Robinson Chirinos on a play at the plate in..." June 14

  • Adrian Beltre passes Ichiro for most hits by foreign-born player

    Sporting News "Adrian Beltre doubled off Dodgers right-hander Kenta Maeda in the fourth inning Wednesday night for his 3,090th career hit, pushing the Rangers third baseman past Ichiro Suzuki for the most hits by a foreign-born player. Interestingly, MLB.com noted, the milestone hit..." June 14

  • Rangers Move Matt Moore To Bullpen

    MLB Trade Rumors "The Rangers are moving veteran left-hander Matt Moore from the starting rotation to the bullpen, tweets Jeff Wilson of the Fort Worth Star-Telegram. Fellow left-hander Yohander Mendez will start for Texas in Moore’s place on Friday. It’s a disappointing outcome for both..." June 13

  • Another problem with these baseballs? Evidently some are warped

    WEEI Boston "Baseballs have been a huge topic of late. The actual piece of equipment used by Major League Baseball has come under intense scrutiny since the rise in home runs over the past two years. MLB implemented its own independent investigation, finding a change in aerodynamic..." June 13

  • Bartolo Colon ties record for most wins by a pitcher from the Dominican Republic

    Hardball Talk "Bartolo Colon of the Texas Rangers made some history last night. His win was his 243rd and that ties him with Hall of Famer Juan Marichal for the most wins ever by a pitcher from the Dominican Republic. He could make some more history soon, too: he is two wins shy of Dennis..." June 07

  • Rangers Extend Jon Daniels

    MLB Trade Rumors "The Rangers have agreed to an extension of GM and president of baseball operations Jon Daniels, as Evan Grant of the Dallas Morning News was among those to tweet. Details are not yet known. A new contract for the club’s top baseball operations executive has long been..." June 07

  • MLB Buys Rawlings From Newell Brands for $395 Million

    Wall Street Journal "Rawlings, a more than century-old company that produces the official ball and helmet of Major League Baseball, will be changing hands in a $395 million deal that adds the professional league as a key investor. Under the terms of the deal announced Tuesday, consumer-goods..." June 06

  • Rangers Release Tim Lincecum As 30-Day Rehab Assignment Comes to an End

    SI "The Rangers announced Tuesday that they have granted Tim Lincecum his outright release from the team. Lincecum was on the 60-day disabled list because of a blister on his right middle finger and Tuesday was the last day of his 30-day rehab assignment. He pitched 12.2 innings..." June 05

  • Joe Torre goes to Albany to help MLB get a cut of New York gambling revenue

    Hardball Talk "We’ve been following baseball’s efforts to get a cut of what is soon to be legalized sports gambling proceeds in most states around the country. Major League Baseball has been characterizing that cut as an “integrity fee,” which it says it needs in order to keep the..." June 04

  • Odor surprised by Simmons' reaction: 'I made a good slide'

    The Score "At the end of Friday's game between the Texas Rangers and Los Angeles Angels, tempers flared when Rougned Odor made an aggressive slide that resulted in his cleats catching Andrelton Simmons in the shin while the shortstop was attempting to turn a double play for the final..." June 02

  • Hard slide by Rougned Odor results in benches clearing, differing views

    ESPN "After the game had ended and the benches had cleared, Texas Rangers baserunner Rougned Odor and Los Angeles Angels shortstop Andrelton Simmons had differing views of a slide into second base that left a "nasty gash" on Simmons' left leg. The game-ending double play..." June 02

  • Cameron Rupp Opts out of Rangers deal

    Yardbarker "Catcher Cameron Rupp has exercised his opt-out clause with the Rangers, as T.R. Sullivan of MLB.com reported  (Twitter link) and the team has since announced. The Texas organization passed on adding Rupp to its MLB roster and has instead given him his release. Rupp ought to..." June 02

  • How 'hybrid' pitchers prepare for dual roles in rotation and bullpen

    Sporting News "Mike Minor used to get up in the bullpen and start stretching as early as the third inning last year. His bullpen-mates would give him some lighthearted heckling for it, but Minor was in unfamiliar territory. Minor spent four years as a starter in Atlanta, from 2010 to 2014. Injuries..." June 01

  • Joey Gallo becomes Rangers' backup plan in center field

    Fort Worth Star-Telegram "Joey Gallo moves around really well for a big man. At 6-foot-5 and 250 pounds, it has become apparent to anyone who has watch the Texas Rangers the past two seasons that he's not just some big donkey, as he likes to say. He moves so well that the Rangers coaches are..." June 01

  • Adrian Beltre activated off 10-day DL for Rangers

    ESPN "The Texas Rangers activated third baseman Adrian Beltre off the 10-day disabled list before Thursday's series finale against Seattle. He will be the designated hitter in his return to the lineup Thursday against the Mariners. Ryan Rua was..." May 31

  • Lincecum struggling in minors, might fall short of comeback with Rangers

    MLB.com "The recent resurgence of the Rangers' bullpen may end up blocking right-hander Tim Lincecum from returning to the Major Leagues. Lincecum, who is on the 60-day disabled list, has a 7.45 ERA in eight appearances with Triple-A Round Rock and has averaged 12.1 hits allowed, 6.5 walks..." May 31

  • Rob Manfred talks pace of play, expansion, gambling, realignment and a reduced schedule

    Hardball Talk "Ken Rosenthal of The Athletic sat down for an exclusive interview with Commissioner Rob Manfred. They talked on most of the hot-button issues of the day. As it’s an Athletic story it is behind a paywall, but as we’ve noted around here many times lately, there’s a lot of good..." May 30

  • Adrian Beltre could be off DL by Thursday. Here's how Rangers will get creative to keep him healthy

    Fort Worth Star-Telegram "Adrian Beltre must have been feeling pretty good late Tuesday afternoon, because he still had enough energy after a busy pregame on the field to toy with the Texas Rangers beat writers. Manager Jeff Banister had just spilled the goods on Beltre, that his early work on the field..." May 30

  • Rangers Designate Eliezer Alvarez

    MLB Trade Rumors "The Rangers have designated infielder/outfielder Eliezer Alvarez for assignment, per a team announcement. His 40-man spot will go to righty Ricardo Rodriguez, who was activated from the 60-day DL. Alvarez, 23, has mostly played at second base in the minors but has also shown up at..." May 29

  • Willie Calhoun benched in Triple-A for not running out a ground ball

    Hardball Talk "Willie Calhoun is the Texas Rangers’ top prospect and one of the more well-regarded hitting prospects in baseball. It would seem, however, that we still have some time before we’ll see him in the big leagues on a permanent basis. At least based on what happened over the..." May 29

  • Will Tim Lincecum ever throw a pitch for Rangers?

    Fort Worth Star-Telegram "Someone on my Facebook page — which if you're not following or liking, you really should be — commented how old he feels now that Ivan Rodriguez's oldest son, Dereck, is a major leaguer. The San Francisco Giants purchased his Triple A contract Monday and..." May 29

  • MLB criticized for lack of transparency regarding military-themed uniforms

    New York Daily News "The backlash last May was quick and harsh. Players, fans, veterans and Gold Star families saw the advertising for baseball's special Memorial Day military-themed uniforms and called the league out for looking like it was trying to cash in on a day set aside to honor those who had died for..." May 28

  • Yankees may be interested in Cole Hamels

    Yardbarker "The Rangers may trade left-hander Cole Hamels in the next couple months, and “it looks like the Yankees could be interested,” Nick Cafardo of the Boston Globe writes. Although the Yankees are among 20 teams on Hamels’ no-trade list, the 34-year-old suggested earlier this week..." May 27

  • Shin-Soo Choo becomes MLB's all-time home run leader among Asian players with walk-off dinger

    CBS Sports "Two of the worst teams in baseball met in Arlington on Saturday as the Texas Rangers hosted the Kansas City Royals. Going into the game the Royals had the second-worst record in baseball at 17-34, while the Rangers had the sixth-worst record at 21-32. It took 10 innings, but the..." May 27

  • Rangers Acquire Michael Roth; Kevin Jepsen Elects Free Agency

    MLB Trade Rumors "The Rangers have acquired lefty Michael Roth from the Cubs, according to a club announcement. He had been pitching on a minor-league deal. In other Ranger reliever news, the club announced that righty Kevin Jepsen has elected free agency rather than accepting an outright assignment...." May 26

  • Could Bibens-Dirkx unseat Moore in starting rotation?

    Fort Worth Star-Telegram "Man, that Texas Rangers victory over the New York Yankees sure created a lot of buzz, didn't it? In fairness, it was a really good win. Shoot, Jurickson Profar even went so far as to call the Rangers "great." Recall also that, in the lead-in to the Wednesday..." May 25

  • Beltre won't play six more years to catch Colon. What about five more months?

    Fort Worth Star-Telegram "The oldest player in the major leagues turned a year older Thursday, though Bartolo Colon doesn't look a day over his 45 years when he's on the mound. He is one of two MLB players who are in their 21st season. The other is his Texas Rangers teammate Adrian Beltre,..." May 25

  • Report: Nike Steals 2020 MLB Uniform Contract From Under Armour

    12 Up "The Nike swoosh is coming to Major League Baseball. All it took was another company's financial ruin to get there. ​Back in 2016, Major League Baseball announced that ​Under Armour was going to be the official on-field uniform provider for all 30 teams come the..." May 24

  • MLB Releases Study On Home Run Rate

    MLB Trade Rumors "Major League Baseball has released a scientific study that was designed to examine “possible causes of the surge in home run rate in Major League Baseball in the past several years,” as its abstract puts it. The study itself is available at this link. Per the report,..." May 24

  • Rangers To Select Austin Bibens-Dirkx

    MLB Trade Rumors "The Rangers announced tonight that they’ll select the contract of right-hander Austin Bibens-Dirkx from Triple-A Round Rock, and he’ll start Thursday’s game against the Royals. Texas has an open spot on the 40-man roster, so they’ll only need to make a 25-man..." May 24

  • Rangers GM puts onus on players, not coaches, for early struggles

    ESPN "As the Texas Rangers continue to fall off the pace in the American League West, president and general manager Jon Daniels isn't looking to place the blame on his coaching staff. "When we took the approach we took this offseason -- and on top of that you've got the number..." May 22

  • Cole Hamels or Michael Fulmer: Who is a better fit for Yankees?

    SNY TV "The Yankees continue to roll, but it remains clear that a rotation upgrade could be the difference between dominating the regular season and passing the Houston Astros to win the American League pennant. Two of the their most appealing options, Texas' Cole Hamels and..." May 22

  • Cole Hamels, potential Yankees trade target, just wants to pitch in the playoffs again

    New York Daily News "Cole Hamels gets it. The Yankees are in need of a starting pitching upgrade, and if a bunch of stars were to align, Hamels could be that guy, a former World Series MVP that could potentially impact the Bombers the way veteran Justin Verlander did for the Astros last..." May 22

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