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  • Jeff Banister fired as Texas Rangers manager

    Dallas Morning News "In the span of four years, Jeff Banister went from first to worst. He will not get a chance to reverse the club's course again. With the Rangers headed for a last-place finish and the team's second consecutive losing season, the Rangers decided to make a change, the..." September 21

  • Sources: Rangers consider parting ways with Banister. Here’s why this might happen

    Fort Worth Star-Telegram "The rebuilding plan the Texas Rangers are undertaking has reached the manager’s office. Multiple sources confirmed that the Rangers are contemplating replacing Jeff Banister after the season even though he is under contract for 2019. The Rangers exercised the..." September 20

  • Rangers hope Odor can turn things around late, carry momentum to bring back good Rougie in 2019

    Dallas Morning News "In their postseason player evaluations, the Rangers will have a tough call on second baseman Rougned Odor. Which Odor can they expect for next season? Odor has been a peaks-and-valleys offensive player this season. He is at another low point as the Rangers open the final..." September 20

  • Matt Bush (Elbow) & Austin Bibens-Dirkx (Knee) Undergo Surgery

    MLB Trade Rumors "The Rangers announced today that two of their pitchers have undergone surgery, as MLB.com’s TR Sullivan was among those to tweet. Reliever Matt Bush had a procedure to address a partial UCL tear, while fellow righty Austin Bibens-Dirkxreceived work to his knee, the..." September 19

  • Rangers Announce Affiliate Agreement With Nashville Sounds

    MLB Trade Rumors "The Rangers have agreed to a four-year player development contract with the Nashville Sounds, per a club announcement. Their top affiliate had been with Round Rock for the past eight years. This news also comes with implications for the Nationals, who were among the teams looking for..." September 18

  • MLB Must End Teams Purposely Keeping Out Baseball's Biggest Phenoms

    Bleacher Report "One of Major League Baseball's latest controversies calls to mind a bit from the 2009 Star Trek, in which Dr. McCoy offers words of wisdom to Mr. Spock. "You know, back home we have a saying: 'If you're gonna ride in the Kentucky Derby, you don't leave your..." September 14

  • Rangers likely to shore up pitching options for 2019 during free agency

    Yardbarker "With the Rangers currently thin on internal options for the 2019 rotation,  the team will likely be active in free agency this offseason, Jeff Wilson of the Fort Worth Star-Telegram reports. General manager Jon Daniels tells Wilson that the “concept of layering in a quality free..." September 13

  • How will Rangers build a starting rotation for 2019?

    Fort Worth Star-Telegram "The winning pitcher Monday night for the Texas Rangers could very well be their Opening Day starter next season. Some of that is by default, as left-hander Mike Minor is the only starting pitcher who has a contract for 2019. With 12 wins and an ERA trending nicely toward..." September 13

  • Elvis Andrus Unlikely To Exercise Opt-Out Clause

    MLB Trade Rumors "Rangers shortstop Elvis Andrus addressed the opt-out clause in his contract with reporters yesterday, strongly suggesting that he doesn’t plan on testing free agency this winter (link via Evan Grant of the Dallas Morning News). Andrus, 30, plainly stated that he is “for..." September 12

  • Elvis Andrus expected to return next season. Here’s how he could greatly impact 2019 Rangers

    Fort Worth Star-Telegram "Elvis Andrus isn’t required to decide whether he will opt out of his eight-year contract until shortly after the World Series, and he seems intent on adding a little bit of drama by taking his time before telling the Texas Rangers that he plans to return for 2019. He..." September 11

  • MLB, MLBPA announce Japan All-Star Series participants

    Hardball Talk "For over 100 years, off and on — more off than on, actually — major leaguers have traveled to Japan for all-star barnstorming series of one form or another. The tradition will continue this November and this morning MLB and the MLBPA announced many of the participants in the series,..." September 10

  • Bartolo Colon will pitch out of the bullpen for the rest of 2018

    Hardball Talk "According to Rangers manager Jeff Banister, right-hander Bartolo Colon is headed to the bullpen to finish out the remainder of the 2018 season. Reliever Adrian Sampson, whose contract was purchased from Triple-A Round Rock earlier this week, will pick up Colon’s next scheduled start..." September 08

  • Rangers Outright Drew Hutchison

    MLB Trade Rumors "The Rangers have outrighted right-hander Drew Hutchison, per a club announcement. He has already cleared waivers and been assigned to Triple-A. Having created two 40-man roster openings, the Rangers will purchase the contracts of righty Adrian Sampson and lefty C.D. Pelham. Also..." September 03

  • 10 MLB managers who may not return for 2019

    Larry Brown Sports "As the playoff race heads to the final stretdch, teams on the other end of things are facing other concerns. A number of managers must be feeling their seats getting warmer, be it because their contracts are coming to an end with no guarantee of renewal or because their struggling teams have..." September 03

  • A’s acquire former Giants right-hander Cory Gearrin from Rangers

    Houston Chronicle "Just when you thought the A’s bullpen was filled to the brim — particularly with right-handers — Oakland has added another right-handed reliever. On Friday, the A’s acquired ex-Giant Cory Gearrin from Texas for two minor-league pitchers. The Giants traded..." August 31

  • Rangers Move Martin Perez To Bullpen

    MLB Trade Rumors "The Rangers have moved left-hander Martin Perez to the bullpen for the remainder of the season and have informed his camp that the team is not currently planning on picking up his $7.5MM club option for the 2019 season (Twitter links via Evan Grant of the Dallas Morning News). MLB.com’s..." August 30

  • Backlash rightfully growing over service time manipulation by MLB teams

    CBS Sports "The subject of service time manipulation is one we've been talking about for years. The biggest case in recent memory was Kris Bryant with the Cubs in 2015. Remember? Bryant was sent to Triple-A Iowa to start the 2015 season, despite all the evidence in the..." August 30

  • Matt Bush will not return In 2018

    MLB Trade Rumors "Rangers right-hander Matt Bush is not going to make it back to the MLB roster this season, Evan Grant of the Dallas Morning News reports on Twitter. Elbow issues forced him to the disabled list in the middle of June. Though Bush is said to be working through a throwing..." August 29

  • ‘I’m, obviously, not a center fielder.’ So, what is Gallo’s future position?

    Fort Worth Star-Telegram "That one was pretty messy for the Texas Rangers. Their starting pitcher couldn’t get out of the third, their long man du jour didn’t keep the game close, their defense committed three errors, and their offense went silent after losing within one run in the third..." August 29

  • After long winter, slow starts, MLB's frozen-out free agents still mad: 'It was ridiculous'

    USA Today "Alex Cobb and Lance Lynn are well-paid Major League Baseball players, a group that prides itself on accountability and generally loathes excuse-making. Yet the two right-handed starting pitchers also are unwilling members of a fraternity formed last winter, when baseball’s free..." August 28

  • MLB power shift has managers' salaries in free fall

    USA Today "Joe Maddon helped lead the Chicago Cubs to the Holy Grail of sports, with a consistent level of success they haven’t seen in a century, but there are whispers his job could be in jeopardy if they don’t play deep into October.  Houston..." August 27

  • Rangers Select Carlos Perez

    MLB Trade Rumors "The Rangers have selected the contract of catcher Carlos Perez after placing Hanser Alberto on the disabled list with a hamstring injury (first report: Evan Grant of the Dallas Morning News). In order to make room on the 40-man roster, they’ve recalled right-hander Nick Gardewine and..." August 25

  • Bartolo Colon headed for disabled list with back strain

    Hardball Talk "Rangers veteran hurler Bartolo Colon has landed on the 10-day disabled list for the first time this season, according to a team announcement on Friday. Colon has been suffering from a bout of back stiffness since mid-August and was officially diagnosed with a lower back strain, which..." August 24

  • Adrian Beltre: A’s Matt Chapman might be game’s best 3rd baseman

    San Francisco Gate "Adrian Beltre, who knows something about playing third base, counts himself among Matt Chapman’s growing legion of fans. Beltre, a four-time All-Star and five-time Gold Glove winner, offered a ringing endorsement of Chapman, the A’s third baseman, before Monday..." August 21

  • Rangers, Diamondbacks Complete Jake Diekman Trade

    MLB Trade Rumors "The Rangers annnounced today that they have acquired minor-league lefty Joshua Javier from the Diamondbacks. He’ll represent the player to be named later from the agreement that sent veteran southpaw Jake Diekman to Arizona at the trade deadline. Javier, 19, showed well last..." August 17

  • Rangers, Pirates Complete Keone Kela Trade

    MLB Trade Rumors "The Rangers will acquire prospect Sherten Apostel from the Pirates, as first reported by John Dreker of PiratesProspects.com (via Twitter) and as has since been announced. Apostel was chosen as the player to be named later in the deadline-day swap that sent reliever Keone Kela to the..." August 17

  • It sounds like Adrián Beltré is mulling retirement

    Hardball Talk "Rangers third baseman Adrián Beltré is dealing with a Grade 2 strain of his left hamstring, marking the third time this season the 39-year-old has dealt with a hamstring issue. The injuries are weighing on Beltré, who sounds like he is mulling..." August 17

  • Why Mookie Betts deserves the AL MVP amidst a crowded field packed with deserving

    CBS Sports "We here at CBS Sports have spent the week analyzing all of baseball's award races. Today, we'll conclude our series by dissecting the American League Most Valuable Player Award. As you probably know, there a a lot of capable candidates. Let's get to it. Mookie..." August 17

  • Royals Acquire International Bonus Pool Space From Rangers

    MLB Trade Rumors "The Royals announced on Thursday that they’ve traded minor league right-hander Kelvin Gonzalez to the Rangers in exchange for international bonus pool allotments. The 20-year-old Gonzalez — not to be confused with third baseman Kelvin Gutierrez, who was acquired from the..." August 16

  • Rangers Acquire Alexander Ovalles From Cubs As PTBNL In Cole Hamels Trade

    MLB Trade Rumors "The Rangers announced Tuesday that they’ve acquired minor league outfielder Alexander Ovalles as the player to be named later in last month’s Cole Hamels trade. Ovalles joins right-hander Eddie Butler and minor league right-hander Rollie Lacy in the package sent from Chicago to..." August 14

  • Again? Beltre could be headed to DL for third time in 2018

    Fort Worth Star-Telegram "Third baseman Adrian Beltre is staring at a third trip to the 10-day disabled list this season after straining his left hamstring late Monday in the Texas Rangers’ 5-3 victory over the Arizona Diamondbacks. Beltre singled to start the eighth inning, moved to second on a wild..." August 14

  • Doug Fister Shut Down For Remainder Of Season

    MLB Trade Rumors "The knee strain that has kept Rangers right-hander Doug Fister on the disabled list since mid-June will prove to be season-ending, reports Gerry Fraley of the Dallas Morning News (Twitter link). Fister’s knee hasn’t responded well to the rehab efforts, and he won’t pitch again..." August 13

  • Bartolo Colon wants to pitch in 2019

    Hardball Talk "The other night Bartolo became the all-time winningest pitcher from Latin America, passing Dennis Martinez on the all-time list. Given that he’s 45 and that other milestones like 300 wins are not in the cards for him, one might think that there are no more realistic worlds left to conquer..." August 09

  • Colon's 246th win most by Latin-born pitcher

    MLB.com "Rangers right-hander Bartolo Colon battled through seven innings to make Major League history on Tuesday night at Globe Life Park. The 45-year-old Dominican limited the damage to earn win No. 246 of his career, moving past Nicaragua's Dennis Martinez for the most victories all..." August 08

  • Rangers agree to terms with free agent RHP Drew Hutchison on Major League contract

    MLB.com "The Texas Rangers announced Saturday that the club has agreed to terms with free agent right-handed pitcher Drew Hutchison on a Major League contract. Texas will make a roster move on Sunday when he formally signs with the team. Hutchison (#48) is the Rangers' scheduled starting pitcher for..." August 05

  • Here's how out of character Rougned Odor's walk-filled night was

    The Sports Daily "Throughout most of Rougned Odor‘s big-league career with the Texas Rangers, there have been two constants: lots of home runs and barely any walks. That’s why what happened Thursday against the Baltimore Orioles was so mind-blowing. Between 2014 and 2017, the 24-year-old..." August 03

  • Rougned Odor made history by drawing five walks and hitting a home run in a game

    MLB.com "When you think of players whose offense revolves around walks and home runs, an image of a hulking slugger -- like Adam Dunn -- likely pops to mind. You probably didn't see Rougned Odor flash before your mind's eye. Odor stepped to the plate six times Thursday during the..." August 03

  • Beltre open to joining contender via August trade

    The Score "Adrian Beltre hasn't given up on winning a World Series this season. The veteran third baseman remained a member of the Texas Rangers past the July 31 non-waiver trade deadline, but he's open to joining a contender in August if he has a shot at playing in the..." August 02

  • Chris Tillman signs minor league deal with Rangers

    Baltimore Sun "Former Orioles right-hander Chris Tillman has latched on with the Texas Rangers, signing a minor league deal with the club, the team announced Thursday. Tillman, who was released and became a free agent last month after declining an outright assignment to pitch at Triple-A Norfolk,..." August 02

  • Adrian Beltre says he will finish career with Rangers

    Larry Brown Sports "Adrian Beltre is one of the names that has come up as a potential trade piece prior to Tuesday’s deadline, but the veteran third baseman is apparently not going anywhere — this year or for the remainder of his career. Beltre, who has a full no-trade clause, told Bob..." July 31

  • Diamondbacks acquire LHP Jake Diekman from Rangers

    Arizona Sports "The Athletic’s Ken Rosenthal also reported the move. Huang was the team’s No. 22 prospect, per MLB Pipeline. The right-hander spent time with both Double-A Jackson and Class A-Advanced Visalia. With Jackson, Huang tossed a 2.00 ERA in 10 games played. He went 2-1, made one..." July 31

  • Pirates give bullpen big boost, trade for Rangers closer Keone Kela

    Pittsburgh Tribune Review "The Pirates added a big piece to their bullpen early Tuesday morning by acquiring Texas Rangers closer Keone Kela for two players to be named. Kela, a 25-year-old right-hander, has converted 24 of 25 saves this season. He has a 3.44 ERA and 1.15 WHIP in 38 games, striking out 44 in 36..." July 31

  • Braves, Rangers have discussed Beltre deal

    MLB.com "The Braves and Rangers have discussed a trade that would send Adrian Beltre to Atlanta, sources said on Monday, but it's unclear if there's enough momentum to complete a deal before Tuesday's 4 p.m. ET non-waiver Trade Deadline. Beltre, 39, has full no-trade protection,..." July 30

  • Rangers interested in Luiz Gohara

    Hardball Talk "Joel Sherman of the New York Post reports that the Rangers have sent several scouts to observe Braves pitching prospect Luiz Gohara. The Braves appear to have similar interest in relievers Keone Kela and Jake Diekman (and, to a lesser extent, Adrian Beltre), though a deal doesn’t appear..." July 29

  • Adrian Beltre will only accept trade if given ‘real’ chance to win, contribute

    Larry Brown Sports "Adrian Beltre will need a very specific set of circumstances in order to waive his no-trade clause with the Texas Rangers. The veteran third baseman said on Saturday that he will only approve a trade if given a “real” chance to win and the ability to make a..." July 29

  • Keone Kela drawing attention from multiple teams

    Yardbarker "There were five teams on hand Saturday to scout Rangers closer Keone Kela, Jeff Wilson of the Star-Telegram reports. The Diamondbacks and Pirates – both of whom have had previously reported interested in Kela – as well as the Red Sox, Indians and Giants were in attendance, according..." July 29

  • Indians, Phillies Showing Interest In Joey Gallo

    MLB Trade Rumors "Multiple teams have inquired about Rangers outfielder Joey Gallo, reports Evan Grant of The Dallas Morning News, with the Indians and Phillies being among the “most aggressive” in doing so. For his part, Gallo will become arbitration-eligible after the 2019 season, and is..." July 28

  • Sources: Cubs acquire lefty Cole Hamels in trade with Rangers

    ESPN "The Chicago Cubs have acquired left-hander Cole Hamels from the Texas Rangers for several low minor-league prospects, sources told ESPN's Jesse Rogers and Jerry Crasnick, confirming a report by the Dallas Morning News. The teams agreed to the trade..." July 27

  • Cubs, Rangers Reportedly Discussing Cole Hamels

    MLB Trade Rumors "The Cubs have recently scouted Rangers lefty Cole Hamels, and Joel Sherman of the New York Post reports (via Twitter) that Chicago appears to be “making inroads” to try to acquire Hamels from Texas. While Hamels has a 20-team no-trade clause, the Cubs are not on that..." July 26

  • Report: Yankees evaluating, showing interest in Hamels

    The Score "Even after acquiring Zach Britton from the Baltimore Orioles on Tuesday, the New York Yankees are still on the hunt for pitching. And with rumors already linking them to J.A. Happ of the Toronto Blue Jays, they might have their eyes set on another..." July 26