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Chirinos ready for busy camp as No. 1 catcher

Fri, 23 Feb 2018 16:38:18 EDT

Robinson Chirinos has worked his way back to being the Rangers' No. 1 catcher. Now he has a bigger job.



Profar eager to impress Rangers this spring

Fri, 23 Feb 2018 15:17:26 EDT

Elvis Andrus will not be making the trip to Mesa on Saturday, when the Rangers open their Cactus League schedule against the Cubs. Instead, Jurickson Profar will be the starting shortstop for the first game of the spring as he tries to earn a spot as the Rangers' utility infielder. He is off to a good start, according to manager Jeff Banister.



High-risk, high-reward prospects dot Top 30 list

Fri, 23 Feb 2018 11:50:23 EDT

The Rangers still adhere to their philosophy of targeting high-risk, high-reward prospects and have several on hand. However, several of their young talents still need time to develop.



Glove Day brings new leather for Profar

Fri, 23 Feb 2018 18:59:41 EDT

Infielder Jurickson Profar received a new glove when the Wilson SUV rolled into camp on Thursday. It was so he can play third base if needed.



Rangers emerge as favorites to sign Martinez

Thu, 22 Feb 2018 21:18:19 EDT

The Rangers traded Minor League pitcher Miguel Medrano to the Reds on Wednesday for international bonus pool money. The transaction comes one day after Major League Baseball declared Cuban outfielder Julio Pablo Martinez a free agent and made him eligible to sign with a team.



Rangers add Chavez to pitching mix

Fri, 23 Feb 2018 10:25:25 EDT

The Rangers added flexibility and depth to their pitching staff by signing free-agent right-handed pitcher Jesse Chavez to a one-year contract. The club made the announcement official on Friday, and it also made room on the 40-man roster by putting left-hander Joe Palumbo on the 60-day disabled list.



'18 Player Preview: Dominate your fantasy draft

Wed, 7 Feb 2018 17:21:30 EDT

From baseball's brightest stars to the next great fantasy steal lurking on the Rangers depth chart, everything you need to know is one click away.



Rangers' Top 30 Prospects list

Fri, 17 Feb 2017 21:58:45 EDT

Who do the Rangers have in the pipeline? Get scouting reports, video, stats, projected ETAs and more for Texas' Top 30 Prospects on MLBPipeline.com's Prospect Watch.



Tocci among Rangers' dark-horse candidates

Thu, 22 Feb 2018 14:22:24 EDT

Carlos Tocci is a Rule 5 Draft pick, taken by the White Sox from the Phillies' organization and then traded to the Rangers for cash considerations. Tocci has to make the Rangers Opening Day roster or be offered back to the Phillies.



Halos' Scioscia praises Rangers reliever Jepsen

Thu, 22 Feb 2018 16:49:56 EDT

Right-hander Kevin Jepsen had some outstanding years for the Angels as a setup reliever. Now he's in Rangers camp as a non-roster invitee, and Halos manager Mike Scioscia said Jepsen could end up being a good signing for Texas.



Mazara MVP worthy? Rangers, pundits weigh in

Wed, 21 Feb 2018 15:37:21 EDT

Bill James, Red Sox executive and one of the pioneers in baseball statistical analysis, sent out the tweet back in November. "I say Nomar Mazara is a top-5 MVP candidate for 2018," James tweeted. "Agree or disagree?"



Back spasms have Andrus out as precaution

Wed, 21 Feb 2018 16:40:24 EDT

Rangers shortstop Elvis Andrus sat out of Wednesday's workout while dealing with back spasms. The Rangers said it was more precautionary than anything because it is early in Spring Training. If this were the regular season, Andrus would have been in the lineup. He usually is.



Gallo ready to be anchored at first base

Tue, 20 Feb 2018 15:22:46 EDT

The Rangers' third baseman of the future is now their first baseman of the present, and Joey Gallo loves the idea.



Banister, Rangers embracing underdog role

Tue, 20 Feb 2018 16:21:50 EDT

Rangers manager Jeff Banister recognizes that his team isn't the favorite in its division, but he expects that to motivate his players.



All clubs to don Douglas caps for ST openers

Tue, 20 Feb 2018 19:46:29 EDT

All 30 Major League teams will wear Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School baseball caps before their Spring Training games this weekend to show support for the Parkland, Fla., community and the Stoneman Douglas student body after the tragic shooting at the school on Feb. 14.



Beltre reports to camp, details urge to win

Mon, 19 Feb 2018 11:55:08 EDT

Third baseman Adrian Beltre went right to the point when asked about the Rangers' offseason moves on Monday morning.



Mazara, Gallo to play one primary position in '18

Mon, 19 Feb 2018 16:29:33 EDT

Rangers manager Jeff Banister wants to anchor Nomar Mazara in right field this season and stop the shuttle between there and left field. That may mean more time at designated hitter for Shin-Soo Choo.



MLB announces pace of play initiatives for '18

Mon, 19 Feb 2018 13:41:47 EDT

Major League Baseball will implement new pace of play rules for the 2018 season, Commissioner Rob Manfred announced Monday, but there will be no pitch clock this season.



Bullpen questions early focus for Rangers

Sun, 18 Feb 2018 15:13:48 EDT

Given the Rangers financial austerity in pursuit of starting pitching, their best chance of competing for postseason would be combining a lockdown bullpen with an explosive offense.



Minor jumped at chance to join Rangers

Sun, 18 Feb 2018 15:53:34 EDT

Most of the teams interested in Minor wanted him for their bullpen. But he was a starter for the Braves in 2010-14, and the Rangers were the only team willing to give him at least a chance to start.



Hamels finds inspiration in Bartolo's drive

Sat, 17 Feb 2018 14:23:59 EDT

Cole Hamels, who learned his craft from some savvy veterans like Jamie Moyer, Roy Halladay and others when Hamels was pitching in Philadelphia, has a new inspiration in Rangers camp.



Sources: Rangers' deal with Oh called off

Sat, 17 Feb 2018 14:42:20 EDT

A potential deal between the Rangers and reliever Seung Hwan Oh has fallen through, sources said Saturday.



Rangers want Bush to refine changeup

Sat, 17 Feb 2018 16:06:47 EDT

The Rangers want Matt Bush to develop his changeup if he ends up being in the starting rotation.



Resilient Tolleson returns to Rangers

Fri, 16 Feb 2018 14:49:04 EDT

Rangers pitcher Shawn Tolleson was his usual self on Wednesday morning, which means he was friendly, pleasant and had a smile on his face.



Profar confident in ability entering camp

Fri, 16 Feb 2018 15:44:01 EDT

Rangers infielder Jurickson Profar has never lacked for confidence, and nothing that has happened over the past four years is going change that.



Rangers checked on Cashner, still seek pitching

Fri, 16 Feb 2018 16:23:55 EDT

General manager Jon Daniels reinforced that on Friday, when he said the Rangers did try to sign free-agent pitcher Andrew Cashner before he accepted a two-year deal with the Orioles.



Volquez inks 2-year Minors deal with Texas

Fri, 16 Feb 2018 15:51:23 EDT

Free agent Edinson Volquez, who pitched for the Rangers from 2005-07, is returning to the club on a two-year Minor League contract while he recovers from Tommy John elbow reconstruction surgery.



Podcast: How far can Calhoun's bat carry him?

Fri, 16 Feb 2018 16:41:01 EDT

The following is an excerpt from this week's Pipeline Podcast, in which Jonathan Mayo and Jim Callis are joined by Jordan Shusterman and Jake Mintz of Cespedes Family BBQ. To listen to the show in its entirety, visit the MLB Pipeline Podcast page.



Colon ready to fight for Rangers' rotation

Thu, 15 Feb 2018 18:25:27 EDT

This would be Colon's 21st Major League season, and he would be the oldest player in the Major Leagues for the third straight year. But first, he has to make the team.



Confident Bush at camp to win rotation spot

Wed, 14 Feb 2018 13:58:24 EDT

There is still some debate if Matt Bush can handle the increased workload after two years as a short reliever. Bush has no doubts.



Perez eager to avoid opening season on DL

Wed, 14 Feb 2018 15:33:35 EDT

Rangers pitcher Martin Perez threw a bullpen session on Tuesday, the fourth one he has thrown in his preparation for Spring Training.



S. Robinson shares dad's legacy with youth

Wed, 14 Feb 2018 21:42:08 EDT

Jackie Robinson's daughter visited the sparkling new Texas Rangers MLB Youth Academy and shared some of the lessons that helped her father overcome so many barriers in his life and career.



Brocail, Warthen set out to improve pitching staff

Tue, 13 Feb 2018 16:27:25 EDT

Rangers pitching coach Doug Brocail was out on the back fields Tuesday morning, watching his pitchers throw their bullpen sessions. New assistant pitching coach Dan Warthen was right there with him.



Washington reflects on Texas' 2011 Series loss

Wed, 14 Feb 2018 17:22:29 EDT

It's been almost seven years since Ron Washington managed the Texas Rangers to the cusp of a World Series title. Washington, now the third-base coach in Atlanta, still ponders how things might have turned out differently in Game 6 of the 2011 Fall Classic.