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Tue, 17 Jan 2017 18:57:52 PSTJosh Hamilton walked into a room at the Texas Rangers' ballpark carrying a new first baseman's mitt and feeling the way he did 10 years ago. Hamilton, the 2010 AL MVP who has had surgery three times on his left knee since last playing in 2015, knows he has to earn a spot on the roster this spring. ''The first thing that comes to mind is 2007 spring training with the Reds.
Tue, 17 Jan 2017 18:32:38 PSTARLINGTON, Texas (AP) -- Longtime major league executive Dan O'Brien Sr. has died at 87.
Tue, 17 Jan 2017 16:54:53 PSTThe 27-year-old lefty posted a 3.20 ERA over 208 innings last season. The White Sox have shown a willingness to part with talented players in the right deal this winter, and the Astros have consistently been named as a possible partner for Quintana.
Tue, 17 Jan 2017 16:25:22 PSTOutfielder Jose Bautista is returning to the Blue Jays on a one-year deal, multiple outlets reported Tuesday. Bautista rejected that same one-year offer in November and became a free agent. The 36-year-old Bautista is a six-time All-Star but didn't draw much interest on the free-agent market after hitting just 22 homers with 69 RBIs in 2016.
Tue, 17 Jan 2017 13:13:59 PSTJosh Hamilton is still owed a lot of money. After playing in just one minor-league game in 2016, outfielder Josh Hamilton is ready to make a comeback. While that seems like a far cry from what Hamilton was making in his prime, that’s not exactly the case.
Tue, 17 Jan 2017 12:01:12 PSTTexas Rangers reliever Jake Diekman is expected to miss at least half the season after upcoming surgery to treat colitis, a digestive condition. Diekman, the top left-hander in the Texas bullpen, has battled the condition throughout his career. Rangers general manager Jon Daniels said Tuesday the team was aware of the possible surgery and absence before agreeing with Diekman last week on a $2.55 million, one-year contract to avoid salary arbitration.
Tue, 17 Jan 2017 10:29:46 PSTARLINGTON, Texas (AP) -- Slugger Josh Hamilton is getting another shot with the Texas Rangers.
Mon, 16 Jan 2017 13:15:55 PSTPHILADELPHIA (AP) -- Outfielder Michael Saunders and the Philadelphia Phillies have agreed on a $9 million, one-year contract, a person familiar with the negotiations told The Associated Press.
Sat, 14 Jan 2017 06:52:06 PSTThe Texas Rangers avoided salary arbitration with all seven of their eligible players Friday, topped by closer Sam Dyson getting a $3 million raise after making just over the major league minimum last season. Dyson agreed to a $3.52 million contract after taking over as closer for the AL West champions about a month into the season and finishing third in the AL with 38 saves. Texas also reached deals with three other relievers - left-hander Jake Diekman at $2.55 million and right-handers Jeremy Jeffress ($2.1 million) and Tanner Scheppers ($975,000).
Fri, 13 Jan 2017 22:06:45 PSTRight-hander Tyson Ross and the Texas Rangers have agreed on a $6 million, one-year contract, a person with knowledge of the deal said Friday night. Ross, who started opening day for San Diego last season but didn't pitch again because of shoulder problems, becomes a candidate for a rotation led by aces Cole Hamels and Yu Darvish and including Martin Perez. Another possible starter is another right-hander coming from the Padres: Texas native Andrew Cashner, who agreed to a deal in November.
Fri, 13 Jan 2017 14:49:15 PSTFree agent Tyson Ross has finally decided on a new home for the 2017 season. According to MLB.com’s T.R. Sullivan, the veteran right-hander reached a one-year agreement on Friday with the Texas Rangers. Yahoo Sports’ Jeff Passan reports the deal is for $6M guaranteed, and with incentives as Ross battles back from thoracic outlet surgery in October.
Thu, 12 Jan 2017 11:06:13 PSTAmong the first-time eligible Hall of Fame candidates, there’s only one with a truly great chance of getting in this year. That would be Ivan Rodriguez, who many would argue is the greatest all-around catcher baseball has even seen.
Wed, 11 Jan 2017 20:34:22 PSTTexas Rangers outfielder Carlos Gomez has his share of signature moves on the field. From his epic bat flips and home runs celebrations, to his flashy home run robberies, he’s not shy about bringing his brand of flair to the game or stirring emotions in both dugouts.
Tue, 10 Jan 2017 11:34:20 PSTWinter is terrible. The weather is cold, the days are short and baseball news is scarce. The only thing keeping us sane is the promise of spring.
Mon, 09 Jan 2017 13:25:56 PSTARLINGTON, Texas (AP) -- Former major league pitcher and pitching coach Jackie Brown has died. He was 73.
Fri, 06 Jan 2017 18:36:39 PSTMAKING MOVES: Never one to stay quiet for long, Seattle Mariners general manager Jerry Dipoto went to work on Friday with a pair of notable trades. Early in the day, Dipoto pulled off a swap with the Baltimore Orioles, acquiring veteran right-hander Yovani Gallardo in exchange for Seth Smith.
Fri, 06 Jan 2017 13:29:20 PSTARLINGTON, Texas (AP) -- Free agent outfielder Travis Snider has agreed to a minor league contract with the Texas Rangers and will attend big league spring training.
Thu, 05 Jan 2017 21:19:00 PSTNate Grimm touches on the Brandon Phillips saga and looks at Tyson Ross' suitors in Friday's edition of the Offseason Lowdown.
Thu, 05 Jan 2017 17:27:43 PSTHOT RUMOR OF THE DAY: Free-agent pitcher Tyson Ross, who was surprisingly cut loose by the San Diego Padres, has a number of teams interested, but most notably, he met with the Chicago Cubs and Texas Rangers on Wednesday, according to our own Jeff Passan. Source: Before visiting the Texas Rangers today, Tyson Ross met with the Chicago Cubs. They are the two favorites to sign the right-hander.
Thu, 05 Jan 2017 14:12:14 PSTKnown as baseball’s best bad ball hitter, Vladimir Guerrero is ready to state his case for Hall of Fame consideration. The former Montreal Expos and Los Angeles Angels great — who also spent time with the Baltimore Orioles and Texas Rangers — is on the ballot for the first time after playing his final game in 2011, and he’s immediately become one of the more fascinating names on a loaded ballot. For most of Guerrero’s 16-year career, he was a true five-tool player with very strong numbers to back it up.
Wed, 04 Jan 2017 18:52:48 PSTHOTTEST RUMOR OF THE DAY: If it feels like there’s been a lot of stops and starts to the Brian Dozier trade rumors, that’s because there have been. Now though, it appears the Twins are seriously serious about reaching a decision after requesting best offers from interested teams over the weekend. The Brian Dozier sweepstakes could have a winner very soon.
Sat, 31 Dec 2016 13:15:41 PSTJose Bautista took a punch to the jaw, Alex Rodriguez road off into the sunset and Dee Gordon provided fans with one of the most emotional and dramatic home runs of all-time. Oh yeah, and some team broke a century-long curse and won the World Series. Given all the circumstances surrounding the Chicago Cubs’ historic World Series win, it should come as no surprise that they top our list of the top-10 moments from the 2016 season.
Fri, 30 Dec 2016 20:07:08 PSTThe Brian Dozier sweepstakes could have a winner very soon. HOTTEST RUMOR OF THE DAY: It appears the Minnesota Twins are getting anxious as it pertains to trade negotiations surrounding All-Star second baseman Brian Dozier. For weeks we’ve heard speculation about his availability, who might be interested and what the Twins are seeking in return.
Thu, 29 Dec 2016 14:18:45 PSTThe end of 2016 is upon us, which means it’s a great time to look back at the best things baseball gave us in the past year. As The Stew begins a series of year-end retrospectives, we start with our favorite baseball people.
Wed, 28 Dec 2016 19:43:54 PSTSome expected the market for free agent first baseman/designated hitter types to develop quickly after Edwin Encarnacion signed with the Indians on Dec. 22. Napoli will be a good fit for any team seeking a power bat in the middle of the order, and he’ll provide that without requiring the same long term commitment or money as Encarnacion. Mike Napoli may have a new home soon.
Mon, 26 Dec 2016 10:51:36 PSTLITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) -- Police and family members say former Texas Rangers pitcher John Barfield has died in a shooting in Little Rock. He was 52.
Mon, 26 Dec 2016 06:06:36 PSTIf it’s possible for the Red Sox to un-retire David Ortiz, they’d probably do that. MLB teams also got a number of questionable, uh, “gifts” throughout the year, and there’s no question they want to return them. It cannot be overstated how much the Diamondbacks keep making their future more difficult with every move they make.
Sun, 25 Dec 2016 06:31:51 PSTFor the second straight season, we’ve obtained every single Major League Baseball team’s Christmas wish lists to Santa. Remember that one year when everyone desperately needed to have Furby, and was willing to physically injure others in order to get one? Consider this list every MLB team’s Furby. The Red Sox are going to boast a tremendous staff in 2017.
Fri, 23 Dec 2016 17:31:29 PSTFree agent Ben Revere is headed to the now crowded Angels outfield. ANGEL IN THE OUTFIELD: The Angels have agreed to a one-year, $4M contract with free-agent outfielder Ben Revere, according to ESPN.com’s Buster Olney. Revere joins an outfield mix that already includes Mike Trout, Kole Calhoun and Cameron Maybin.
Fri, 23 Dec 2016 14:13:47 PSTLeft-hander David Rollins has changed teams for the fifth time in just over a month on a waiver claim by the Chicago Cubs from the Texas Rangers, who also reclaimed right-hander Brady Dragmire from Pittsburgh for the second time this offseason. Dragmire had been designated for assignment earlier this week by Pittsburgh, who three weeks earlier had received him on a waiver claim from Texas.