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  • Bartolo Colon wants to keep pitching

    Hardball Talk "Earlier, we learned, via The Athletic’s Ken Rosenthal, that veteran outfielder Curtis Granderson wants to play another year in the majors. Rosenthal has since added that fellow veteran Bartolo Colon also wants to continue his playing career in..." January 16

  • Rangers Claim John Andreoli

    MLB Trade Rumors "The Rangers have claimed outfielder John Andreoli off waivers from the Mariners, according to club announcements. He had been designated for assignment recently. Whether this’ll be the final landing spot for Andreoli remains to be seen. He was bumped from the..." January 15

  • Hall of Fame pitcher John Wetteland arrested on child sex abuse charge

    Dallas Morning News "Texas Rangers Hall of Fame pitcher John Wetteland was arrested Monday on a child sex abuse charge. Wetteland, 52, is accused of continuously sexually abusing a child under the age of 14, according to Denton County jail records. The Trophy Club resident posted $25,000..." January 15

  • Report: Rangers in contact with Ottavino, Allen

    The Score "Add one more team to the list of clubs interested in free-agent reliever Adam Ottavino. The Texas Rangers are speaking with the 33-year-old right-hander, as well as former Cleveland Indians closer Cody Allen, sources told The Athletic's Ken..." January 15

  • Rangers must agree with Mazara, DeShields for Daniels to again duck arbritation hearing

    Fort Worth Star-Telegram "The day for the Texas Rangers and their two arbitration-eligible players to exchange 2019 salaries arrives Friday, and general manager Jon Daniels will once again put his perfect streak on the line. Never in Daniels’ long stint as Rangers GM has a player gone to a trial to..." January 11

  • Nomar Mazara, Delino DeShields agree with Texas Rangers on one year deals

    Lone Star Ball "The Texas Rangers have agreed to one year deals with outfielders Delino DeShields and Nomar Mazara, avoiding arbitration. DeShields is getting $1.4 million, and Mazara is getting $3.3 million. Both amounts are a fair amount lower than what was..." January 11

  • Inside the wild, wonky world of MLB salary arbitration

    ESPN "With $3 million at stake, the Boston Red Sox wanted to create the most compelling argument possible against Mookie Betts without alienating or insulting him. So last January, as they tried to convince a three-person arbitration panel that Betts deserved the $7.5 million..." January 11

  • Today’s arbitration deadline could mean more than it usually does

    Hardball Talk "There’s an offseason deadline today that, in the past, you may not have thought much about but which, this year, is a bit more important. It’s the deadline by which teams and arbitration-eligible players who were tendered a contract back on November 30 must exchange salary..." January 11

  • Predicting the Next 10 MLB Superstars to Top $200M Megadeals

    Bleacher Report "With the new year upon us and spring training around the corner, Bryce Harper and Manny Machado remain on the free-agent market. Both will eventually sign, and the consensus is they will land megadeals in excess of $200 million. According to The Athletic's Jim Bowden,..." January 10

  • Rangers, Michael Tonkin Agree To Minor League Deal

    MLB Trade Rumors "The Rangers have agreed to a minor league contract with right-hander Michael Tonkin, according to Gerry Fraley of the Dallas Morning News. The former Twins righty spent the 2018 season pitching for the Hokkaido Nippon-Ham Fighters in Japan. He’s represented by..." January 09

  • Rangers agree to 1-year deal with Shelby Miller

    The Score "The Texas Rangers have reportedly agreed to a one-year contract with free-agent right-hander Shelby Miller, according to Ken Rosenthal of The Athletic. Financial terms are not yet known. " January 09

  • MLB Payroll Spending Declined by $18 Million in 2018; 1st Decrease Since 2010

    Bleacher Report "With close attention being paid to the number of free agents still unsigned, Major League Baseball teams did something last season that hasn't happened since 2010.  Per the Associated Press (h/t ESPN.com), the $4,227,041,948 combined payroll for all 30 teams in 2018..." January 09

  • Why 2021 is the next big MLB free-agent class

    CBS Sports "If general managers of baseball teams still used paper calendars and magic markers, they would have circled those calendars years ago, drooling with anticipation for this winter. Bryce Harper and Manny Machado are multi-tool superstars in their mid-20s, making them the kind..." January 09

  • Mike Moustakas and the Texas Rangers a potential match?

    Lone Star Ball "MLB rumors on Mike Moustakas, free agent third baseman, continue to be scant...though MLB.com’s Mike Petriello suggests that Texas might be a good fit for the veteran. I had been wondering about a possible match between the Rangers and Moustakas earlier today, and..." January 07

  • The unfair burden Jurickson Profar carried in his time with the Texas Rangers

    Dallas Morning News "How will Jurickson Profar be remembered? And did Texas get enough for him? Fraley: Profar carried an unfair burden: top prospect in the game. He never had the tools of a Correa, Harper, Machado or Trout. Because off the top-prospect tag, more was expected of Profar than he was..." January 07

  • Texas Rangers claim Luke Farrell on waivers

    Lone Star Ball "Texas Rangers transactions: Luke Farrell has been claimed on waivers by the Rangers from the Los Angeles Angels, the team announced today. Farrell is a 27 year old righthanded pitcher who has mostly started in the majors, and has mostly relieved in the minors...." January 04

  • MLB Rumors: Yankees, Rangers, Braves talked Sonny Gray deal?

    Newark Star-Ledger "Not long ago, it would have seemed like a bag of baseballs might have been an overpay for underperforming Yankees starting pitcher Sonny Gray. But it sounds like the general manager Brian Cashman might get something useful for him — at least according to..." January 03

  • Rangers Sign Adrian Sampson To Minor League Deal

    MLB Trade Rumors "The Rangers have reunited with right-hander Adrian Sampson on a minor league contract with an invitation to big league camp, Gerry Fraley of the Dallas Morning News reports. The club temporarily cut ties with Sampson when it non-tendered him on Nov. 30. A fifth-round pick of the..." December 29

  • Angels, Brewers, Rangers reportedly interested in Dallas Keuchel

    Yardbarker "The Angels, Brewers and Rangers join the previously reported Phillies as a few of the teams with interest in free-agent left-hander Dallas Keuchel, according to Nick Cafardo of the Boston Globe. As a onetime American League Cy Young winner (2015) who ranks among the Major..." December 23

  • Rangers deal Profar to Athletics

    TSN "Jurickson Profar is on the move. Yahoo! Sports' Jeff Passan reports the Texas Rangers have dealt the 25-year-old infielder to the Oakland Athletics. The move is part of a three-way deal that also involves the Tampa Bay Rays. Profar hit .254 last season with 20 home runs,..." December 21

  • The Rangers and Derek Holland are considering a reunion

    Dallas Morning News "The Rangers have reached out to Derek Holland about a return to the organization and Holland, who still maintains his offseason home in Dallas, is intrigued. Holland on Thursday confirmed conversations with the Rangers about a return after he spent the last two years with the Chicago..." December 20

  • Rangers To Sign Jeanmar Gomez

    MLB Trade Rumors "The Rangers have reached a minor-league deal with right-hander Jeanmar Gomez, according to Evan Grant of the Dallas Morning News. The signing includes an invitation to MLB spring camp. Also joining the Texas organization on minors deals are a trio of other..." December 19

  • Brewers, Rangers nearly connected for Mike Minor trade, per report

    Brew Crew Ball "Ken Rosenthal of The Athletic (subscription required) recently wrote that the Philadelphia Phillies had been engaged in discussions with the Texas Rangers about a trade involving Mike Minor, but no deal was close. What was interesting for fans of the Brewers was a statement..." December 18

  • Rangers Sign Matt Bush, Tim Dillard, Zac Curtis, Chase d’Arnaud

    MLB Trade Rumors "The Rangers announced this morning that they’ve re-signed right-hander Matt Bushand left-hander Zac Curtis to minor league contracts with invitations to Major League Spring Training. Also joining the Rangers organization on minor league deals that include Major League..." December 17

  • Carlos Asuaje to join Lotte Giants of KBO

    Hardball Talk "Rangers second baseman Carlos Asuaje is headed to Korea Baseball Organization, according to a report from Yahoo Sports’ Jeff Passan. Following a three-year campaign with the Padres, Asuaje was placed on waivers and subsequently claimed by the Rangers, who have yet to formalize the buyout..." December 16

  • Mike Minor trade discussed by Phillies and Rangers

    Lone Star Ball "The Philadelphia Phillies and Texas Rangers have “engaged” on the subject of Mike Minor, the lefthanded pitcher who the Rangers signed to a 3 year, $28 million deal last offseason, according to Jeff Passan on Twitter. Passan notes that the Phillies have also been pursuing Andrew..." December 15

  • Report: Brewers to acquire Alex Claudio from Rangers

    Hardball Talk "Ken Rosenthal of The Athletic reports that the Brewers will be acquiring pitcher Alex Claudio from the Rangers. The Rangers will receive the Brewers’ competitive balance pick, No. 39 overall. Claudio, 26, is entering his first of three years of..." December 13

  • Report: Rangers sign Lance Lynn to three-year deal

    Larry Brown Sports "The starting pitching market continues to move some at the MLB Winter Meetings, with another name coming off the board late Wednesday. According to Mark Feinsand of MLB.com, the Texas Rangers have signed pitcher Lance Lynn to a three-year, $30 million deal. Lynn figures to..." December 13

  • MLB Rumors: Texas Rangers, Oakland A’s talking Jurickson Profar

    Lone Star Ball "The Oakland A’s and Texas Rangers have talked about infielder Jurickson Profar, according to Ken Rosenthal. Profar, who has two seasons left prior to hitting the free agent market, is currently slated to be the Rangers’ third baseman in 2019, though his best..." December 12

  • MLB Rumors: Lance Lynn, Charlie Morton in play for Texas Rangers

    Lone Star Ball "MLB Rumors: The Texas Rangers are in on Lance Lynn and Charlie Morton, according to T.R. Sullivan, while J.A. Happ is apparently off the board now. Happ has, per multiple reports, agreed to a three year deal with the New York..." December 12

  • Cards trade Patrick Wisdom to Rangers for lefty utility player Drew Robinson

    Fox Sports Midwest "The Cardinals picked up left-handed hitting help on Tuesday, acquiring utility player Drew Robinson from the Texas Rangers in exchange for third baseman Patrick Wisdom. Robinson, 26, batted .183 with three home runs and 20 runs scored over 47 games for the Rangers last season...." December 11

  • Brandon McCarthy is back with the Texas Rangers

    Lone Star Ball "Brandon McCarthy announced his retirement from baseball a few months ago, but the retirement is apparently just from playing, as Andy McCullough tweets that McCarthy has joined the Texas Rangers baseball operations. McCarthy was acquired by Jon Daniels in one of his first moves as..." December 11

  • Carlos Asuaje claimed by Texas Rangers on waivers

    Lone Star Ball "Texas Rangers transactions: Carlos Asuaje has been claimed on waivers from the San Diego Padres by the Texas Rangers, the team announced today. Asuaje was designated for assignment by the Padres last week. Asuaje, 27, was originally an 11th round..." December 10

  • Could the Rangers' Jurickson Profar be somebody's consolation prize for missing on Manny Machado?

    Dallas Morning News "The pursuit of Manny Machado is one of the marquee stories of MLB's winter meetings, and the Rangers won't be among the pursuers. That said, it could still be of interest to them. While Machado is the prize for teams seeking somebody for the left side of the infield,..." December 10

  • Will Rangers keep young core players in tact until best pitching prospects blossom?

    Fort Worth Star-Telegram "Here’s something to chew on while chewing on the Texas Rangers’ rebuild: The club likes its core group of position players, many of whom are 26 or younger. Everyone should know their names by now – Joey Gallo, Nomar Mazara, Jurickson..." December 10

  • Texas Rangers finalize 2019 coaching staff

    Lone Star Ball "The Texas Rangers major league coaching staff for 2019 is now in place, as the team has announced that Callix Crabbe has been hired as the team’s assistant hitting coach, and Oscar Marin has been hired as the team’s bullpen coach. They are joining..." December 05

  • MLB, commissioner Rob Manfred gaining support to limit defensive shifts, report says

    CBS Sports "Changes to the way teams line up -- and are allowed to line up -- defensively could be coming to Major League Baseball. MLB commissioner Rob Manfred has received "strong" backing from baseball's competition committee to try to "put something in place" to limit..." December 05

  • Rangers To Sign Rafael Montero

    MLB Trade Rumors "The Rangers have reportedly agreed to a minor-league pact with right-hander Rafael Montero. The Roster Roundup site indicated a deal was in place, with Evan Grant of the Dallas Morning News citing a source who indicated Montero had indeed signed. Once a top..." December 05

  • Astros and catcher Robinson Chirinos close to a deal, per report

    MLB Daily Dish "There are few rosters that are as complete as the Houston Astros. They have a loaded pitching staff and a lineup that is loaded from top to bottom. One can quibble over certain guys on the roster as to whether upgrades exist out there there in the world, but in the reality where money..." December 04

  • Texas Rangers non-tender four, including Matt Bush

    Lone Star Ball "The Texas Rangers non-tendered pitchers Matt Bush, Ricky Rodriguez, Adrian Sampson and Zac Curtis today. Normally, teams non-tender players because they don’t want to pay them what they anticipate they would receive in arbitration. However, all four of these players are..." December 01

  • Rangers sign Edinson Volquez to one-year, $2 million deal

    Hardball Talk "Fancred’s Jon Heyman reports that the Rangers have inked veteran pitcher Edinson Volquez to a one-year, $2 million contract that includes $5 million in performance bonuses. Volquez, 35, signed a two-year minor league contract with the Rangers in February as he worked his way..." November 29

  • Jesse Chavez returning to Texas?

    Lone Star Ball "Texas Rangers rumors: Jesse Chavez, free agent righthanded pitcher, and the Texas Rangers are close on a deal, with Jeff Passan saying it is a two year deal for around $8 million. Chavez, 35, was originally a Rangers draft pick (42nd round in 2002), was traded..." November 27

  • Rangers reportedly sign free agent Jesse Chavez to two-year, $8 million deal

    Bleacher Nation "*grumble* *louder grumble* Here’s the report: November 27

  • Matt Moore to the Detroit Tigers, per report

    Lone Star Ball "The Detroit Tigers and pitcher Matt Moore have agreed on a one year deal for $2-3 million, per Jeff Passan on Twitter. Moore, of course, spent the 2018 season pitching very poorly for the Texas Rangers after the Rangers acquired him and international..." November 27

  • Braves, Twins, Rangers, and Padres are in on Sonny Gray

    Hardball Talk "Yankees right-hander Sonny Gray is reportedly up for grabs this season after a disappointing performance in the Bronx, and there appears to be no shortage of suitors vying for the starter’s services. In addition to the Reds, who were linked to the team by Jon Heyman earlier this month,..." November 25

  • The Rangers are Elvis Andrus' team now. As clubhouse leader, here's the best first step he can take

    Dallas Morning News "It is Elvis Andrus' team now. With Adrian Beltre retired and on the Hall of Fame clock and Andrus beginning his second decade with the team, the logical conclusion is that it is time for the apprentice (or, as was often case, the foil) to take over for the mentor as the team's..." November 21

  • Rangers Claim Jack Reinheimer; Outright Eddie Butler, Ronald Herrera

    MLB Trade Rumors "The Rangers announced Tuesday that they’ve claimed infielder Jack Reinheimer off waivers from the Cubs and also outrighted Eddie Butler and Ronald Herrera to Triple-A Nashville after the pair of righties cleared waivers. Reinheimer, 26, has just 40..." November 20

  • Jeff Mathis deal with Rangers 2 years, $6.25 million, per reports

    Lone Star Ball "The Texas Rangers deal with catcher Jeff Mathis is two years, $6.25 million, per the National guys on Twitter. Mathis is reportedly getting $3.25 million in 2019 and $3 million in 2020. At that price, with Mathis likely slated for backup duty,..." November 20

  • Adrian Beltre Announces Retirement from MLB After 21-Year Career

    Bleacher Report "Third baseman Adrian Beltre is calling it a career after 21 memorable seasons in Major League Baseball.  The Texas Rangers tweeted the following statement from Beltre regarding his decision to hang up the cleats: November 20

  • Mariano Rivera, Roy Halladay lead newcomers on the 2019 Hall of Fame ballot

    Hardball Talk "The Baseball Hall of Fame has released its ballot for 2019. The newcomers to the ballot, two of whom I presume will be first-ballot inductees, include Mariano Rivera and Roy Halladay: Roy Halladay Todd Helton Andy Pettitte Mariano..." November 19