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  • Rangers calling up top prospect Willie Calhoun

    Larry Brown Sports "Willie Calhoun is finally set to make his long-awaited 2018 debut. TR Sullivan of MLB.com reports that the Texas Rangers will be calling up the top outfield prospect for Friday’s game against the Cleveland Indians. " July 20

  • Cubs acquire pitcher Jesse Chavez, and Joe Maddon predicts more deals are coming

    Chicago Tribune "After using seven pitchers Thursday night in their 9-6 victory over the Cardinals, the Cubs acquired another. They obtained right-hander Jesse Chavez from the Rangers, giving up lefty Tyler Thomas, who was 3-5 with a 2.88 ERA at low Class A South Bend. Chavez, 34, has..." July 20

  • Rob Manfred Wants MLB Expansion, Lists Six Potential Cities

    Deadspin "Commissioner Rob Manfred’s all-star break wasn’t only spent sandbagging his sport’s best player. He also took some time to throw his support behind expanding MLB to two more cities. “I hope I’m around long enough to see us expand,” Manfred told..." July 19

  • Price dropping for Yankees, Phillies on Rangers' Cole Hamels?

    Newark Star-Ledger "Cole Hamels isn't what he's been advertised to be. The former World Series MVP and top-of-the-rotation lefty has been talked about as a midseason veteran arm that could propel a contender into bigger things down the stretch and in October. But the..." July 19

  • Rangers Outright Carlos Perez

    MLB Trade Rumors "The Rangers announced Monday that they’ve activated catcher Carlos Perez from the 10-day disabled list and sent him outright to Triple-A Round Rock. In doing so, they’re creating a roster spot that’ll go to lefty Joe Palumbo who has been activated from the 60-day DL and..." July 16

  • Cole Hamels is focused on the Rangers, but a trade to Phillies would be a 'blessing'

    Philly.com "Cole Hamels stays in touch with enough of his former teammates to know that the Phillies will honor the 2008 World Series champions before the Aug. 5 game at Citizens Bank Park. He also knows there’s only one way he would be able to attend the ceremony. And don’t think for..." July 16

  • Sizing up the sluggers and betting odds for the 2018 MLB Home Run Derby

    Covers.com "Major League Baseball's annual slugfest goes Monday night at Nationals Park in Washington, D.C. If you're one of those people that simply can't take a night off from betting sports - and the WNBA doesn't appeal to you (wait...there are no WNBA games Monday either?!?! Jeez.) -..." July 15

  • Rangers Shin-Soo Choo reaches base for a whopping 50th consecutive game

    Sportsnaut "While it has been a season to forget for the Texas Rangers, 2018 has provided Shin-Soo Choo with a performance he won’t ever want to forget. In his first at-bat of Saturday’s game against the Baltimore Orioles, Choo drew a walk. It wasn’t an ordinary walk. The free..." July 15

  • Rangers Activate Martin Perez, Release Austin Jackson

    MLB Trade Rumors "The Rangers announced that they’ve activated left-hander Martin Perez from the 60-day DL and released outfielder Austin Jackson. Additionally, they placed reliever Alex Claudio on the 10-day DL because of a left ankle sprain. Perez will start against the..." July 14

  • MLB, KBO Reportedly Agree To New Posting System

    MLB Trade Rumors "Major League Baseball and the Korea Baseball Organization have agreed to a revised version of the posting system that allows players who are not yet free-agent eligible to move from the KBO to MLB, according to a report from South Korea’s Yonhap News Agency. The new agreement runs..." July 13

  • DeShields exits game as precaution after fall

    MLB.com "Center fielder Delino DeShields exited during the sixth inning of the Rangers' 4-2 loss to the Red Sox on Wednesday night, but he appears to have avoided an injury to the neck and shoulder area. Eduardo Nunez hit a short fly to the outfield that DeShields and left fielder Joey..." July 12

  • Adrian Beltre Would Waive No-Trade Clause for Contender

    Bleacher Report "Texas Rangers third baseman Adrian Beltre is reportedly willing to waive his no-trade clause if it means moving to a contender. "If it's the right situation I would consider going with the chance that I could win a championship," Beltre said, per Nick Cafardo of the..." July 12

  • Rangers Designate Austin Jackson

    MLB Trade Rumors "The Rangers have designated outfielder Austin Jackson for assignment, per a club announcement. He had been acquired recently from the Giants but never reported to his new team, at its request. As Gerry Fraley of the Dallas Morning News explained at the time, the..." July 11

  • Guzman looking for permanent stay as Rangers' first baseman

    Fort Worth Star-Telegram "The current Texas Rangers road trip started with a weekend in Detroit, continues in Boston through Wednesday and ends Sunday after a three-game series in Baltimore. The stops shouldn't be lost on those keenly aware of the Rangers' attempts to fill Mark Teixeira's void at..." July 11

  • Rangers continue to talk trades, but are they getting anywhere?

    Fort Worth Star-Telegram "Austin Jackson, the home-grown outfielder the Texas Rangers acquired Sunday and then told to not report to his new team, was expected to fly to his home in the Metroplex on Monday to await word of his baseball future. It won't be with the Rangers, barring an extraordinary wave of..." July 10

  • Rangers' Shin-Soo Choo first Korean-born position player to earn All-Star nod

    Fort Worth Star-Telegram "Shin-Soo Choo found out he was an All-Star for the first time in his career before Sunday's series finale against the Tigers. The 14-year MLB veteran who turns 36 on Friday will represent the Texas Rangers at the All-Star Game in Washington DC on July 17. He'll..." July 09

  • Choo reaches base again to set new Rangers record

    The Score "It took him until the ninth inning, but Texas Rangers outfielder Shin-Soo Choo extended his on-base streak to 47 games with an infield single against the Detroit Tigers on Sunday, setting a new franchise record in the process. Choo passed previous record-holder Julio Franco, who set..." July 08

  • Texas acquires OF Jackson, 2 RHPs from Giants

    MLB.com "The Texas Rangers today announced that the club has acquired right-handed pitchers Cory Gearrin and Jason Bahr and outfielder Austin Jackson from the San Francisco Giants for a player to be named later or cash considerations. To make room for Gearrin and Jackson on the 40-man roster,..." July 08

  • Rangers’ Gallo scratched after batting practice mishap

    Yardbarker "Texas Rangers slugger Joey Gallo was not in the lineup for Friday’s game against the Detroit Tigers after a bizarre mishap during batting practice. Rangers executive vice president of communications John Blake tweeted that Gallo was scratched after colliding with teammate Delino..." July 07

  • Shin-Soo Choo isn't interested in trade, but does it make sense for the Rangers?

    Fort Worth Star-Telegram "Shin-Soo Choo continues to get on base every night. That’s something every team has a desire for. And that’s why Choo is becoming more of a trade commodity for the Texas Rangers. The reasons for trading him are starting to stack up after he extended his on-base streak to..." July 05

  • What a Phillies trade for Cole Hamels might mean for their rotation

    Philly.com "The Phillies could get Cole Hamels, but then what? Cole Hamels will almost certainly be traded this month by the Texas Rangers, who could be selling off most of their players as they sink deeper and deeper in the standings. And the Phillies will almost certainly be in the mix. You can..." July 05

  • Rangers Option Chris Martin

    MLB Trade Rumors "In a rather surprising decision, the Rangers have optioned righty Chris Martin. The move was made, manager Jeff Banister suggested (via Evan Grant of the Dallas Morning News), to “protect” the team’s rights to other members of the roster. The Texas organization..." July 03

  • Phillies eyeing Cole Hamels reunion?

    Larry Brown Sports "As he enters the twilight of his MLB career, Cole Hamels could be headed back to where it all began. Jon Heyman of FanRag Sports reported on Tuesday that he has heard chatter about a possible reunion between Hamels and the Philadelphia Phillies. While Heyman does say that it is..." July 03

  • MLB Rumors: Yankees see Rangers' Cole Hamels' price dropping?

    Newark Star-Ledger "Texas Rangers southpaw Cole Hamels could be moving to the discount rack before the July 31st non-waiver trade deadline. The Chicago White Sox pounded Hamels on Sunday, to the tune of seven runs on nine hits in five innings of work. That's the second straight..." July 03

  • If Beltre returns he wants to remain a Ranger

    Yardbarker "Ranger's third baseman Adrian Beltre spoke about his future Saturday, telling Evan Grant of the Dallas Morning News and other reporters that he’s unsure if he’ll return in 2019. But if Beltre does come back for what would be his age-40 season, the impending free agent only wants..." July 01

  • Yankees, Dodgers among teams who have called on Cole Hamels

    SNY TV "With just over a month remaining before the July 31 non-waiver trade deadline, the Yankees and Dodgers are two teams who have checked in with Texas about trading for lefty Cole Hamels, according to major league sources. To put that in context: Yanks GM Brian Cashman has called..." June 29

  • Report: Mariners and Rangers Discussing Potential Cole Hamels Trade

    12 Up "?Cole Hamels, the 34-year-old, 13-year vet who is still looking solid for the Texas Rangers, ?could find himself traded before the All-Star game. Reportedly, ?the Seattle Mariners are interested in Hamels and have begun talks with Texas about acquiring him. June 29

  • Rangers could reportedly deal Cole Hamels before All-Star Game

    CBS Sports "With about a month to go until the 2018 trade deadline, it's time for an uptick in rumors. To wit, consider this from Jon Paul Morosi of MLB Network, which suggests the Texas Rangers have surveyed the market well enough that a Cole Hamels deal could..." June 29

  • Report: MLB working on relaxing shoe restrictions

    Larry Brown Sports "MLB is working on a more relaxed shoe policy after encountering criticism the past few years. Yahoo Sports’ Jeff Passan reports that MLB and the MLBPA are working on changing the league’s footwear policy to allow players the ability to wear cleats with more..." June 28

  • Shin-Soo Choo has reached base in 38 straight games

    Hardball Talk "People celebrate hitting streaks — and they are a lot of fun — but on-base streaks are just as good a measure of someone helping their team day-in, day-out. And not many guys have been helping their team as much lately as Shin-Soo Choo has been helping the..." June 26

  • 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

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