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Ryan's FA signing changed Rangers' destiny

Mon, 23 Jan 2017 20:00:17 EDT

Who is the best free-agent signing in Rangers history? There have been some good ones, but one stands above the rest even if it was originally for one year and an option. Hall of Fame pitcher Nolan Ryan.



Ibanez makes MLB Pipeline's Top 10 2B Prospects list

Mon, 23 Jan 2017 01:04:22 EDT

Leading up to the release of the 2017 Top 100 Prospects list, MLBPipeline.com looks at baseball's top 10 prospects at each position. Here are baseball's 10 best second-base prospects.



Rangers pitching in to benefit homeless teens

Mon, 23 Jan 2017 18:20:53 EDT

Rangers radio broadcaster Eric Nadel is hosting a benefit concert on Saturday for Dallas-based Focus on Teens.



Rangers considering options at first base/DH

Sat, 21 Jan 2017 14:05:03 EDT

Rangers general manager Jon Daniels, who will turn 40 later this year, no longer gets asked about his age. The biggest question coming at him this offseason is what is the club going to do about first base/designated hitter.



Rangers to retire Pudge's uniform number

Fri, 20 Jan 2017 23:01:46 EDT

The Rangers have made it official: No. 7 is being retired. The Rangers brought their 2017 Awards Banquet to an end on Friday night by announcing they are retiring Ivan Rodriguez's number this season.



Hot Stove Tracker: Free agents and trades

Sun, 1 Jan 2017 11:57:19 EDT

Stay on top of all the offseason moves with the MLB.com Hot Stove Tracker, which updates with the latest free-agent signings and trades.



Baseball world mourns Ventura, Marte

Sun, 22 Jan 2017 17:28:46 EDT

The baseball world mourned the unexpected deaths of Royals pitcher Yordano Ventura and third baseman Andy Marte on Sunday. Ventura, 25, died in a car crash in the Dominican Republic on Sunday. Marte, 33, also died in a separate car crash Sunday in the Dominican Republic.



Beltre admits Andrus is a 'kid on the field'

Sat, 21 Jan 2017 17:16:09 EDT

Beltre admits Andrus is a 'kid on the field'



Rangers' Top 30 Prospects list

Sun, 1 Jan 2017 12:30:00 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.



Beltre likes Rangers squad, wouldn't mind more

Fri, 20 Jan 2017 20:51:13 EDT

Adrian Beltre said he likes the team the Rangers have right now. But Beltre also knows which free agents are still available. He didn't mention names, but former teammate Mike Napoli is at the top of Texas' list. Beltre made it clear he hopes the Rangers aren't done when it comes to putting their team together.



Rangers give Loney Minors deal, spring invite

Fri, 20 Jan 2017 21:25:55 EDT

The Rangers have signed first baseman James Loney to a Minor League contract with an invitation to Spring Training, according to Major League sources. The club has not confirmed the deal.



Yu focused on elbow, not contract

Fri, 20 Jan 2017 21:05:55 EDT

Rangers pitcher Yu Darvish is approaching free agency, but he doesn't seem too worried about it. General manager Jon Daniels said he has had a couple of conversations with Darvish's agent about the right-hander's contract, but nothing serious.



Cancer-free, Beasley back in action for Rangers

Fri, 20 Jan 2017 11:00:00 EDT

Third-base coach Tony Beasley was back on the field for the Rangers this week, hitting fungoes, teaching the game of baseball and doing all things he loves to do. His year-long battle with rectal cancer is over.



Rangers prepare for 2017 Fan Fest

Fri, 20 Jan 2017 14:10:00 EDT

The 2017 Texas Rangers Fan Fest presented by AT&T will take place Saturday from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. at Globe Life Park in Arlington.



Watch Class of '17 learn they're headed to the HOF

Fri, 20 Jan 2017 18:36:24 EDT

Watch Class of '17 learn they're headed to the HOF



Patient Rangers announce deal with righty Ross

Thu, 19 Jan 2017 19:15:33 EDT

The Rangers feel they have signed an elite starting pitcher in free-agent right-hander Tyson Ross, even if it's not an immediate impact. Texas admits Ross is not expected to be ready for Opening Day while finishing his recovery from thoracic outlet syndrome surgery. Instead the goal is to get him back 100 percent healthy and in position to finish the 2017 season strong.



New Hall of Famers reflect on highest honor

Thu, 19 Jan 2017 21:04:49 EDT

It doesn't matter when a player is elected to the National Baseball Hall of Fame once he gets in. Jeff Bagwell, Tim Raines and Ivan Rodriguez are the latest members, and they all shared the same sentiment on Thursday: They are just grateful to be there.



Choo ready for spring, 'not ready for full-time DH'

Thu, 19 Jan 2017 14:40:41 EDT

Rangers outfielder Shin-Soo Choo, after a Thursday morning workout at a local high school, was asked if all his body parts were working. It's a fair question to ask both Choo and shortstop Elvis Andrus, who was also working out at the high school as part of a minicamp for younger players.



Puerto Rico shaped Pudge's HOF career

Thu, 19 Jan 2017 22:32:11 EDT

There are four players in the Hall of Fame from Puerto Rico. Pudge Rodriguez just became the fourth -- and the first one elected on the first ballot. Clemente was, of course, the first in; he was elected on a special ballot after his tragic death. Orlando Cepeda was elected by the Veteran's Committee in 1999. Roberto Alomar was elected in five years ago.



Guzman makes MLB Pipeline's Top 10 1B Prospects list

Fri, 20 Jan 2017 00:01:28 EDT

Leading up to the release of the 2017 Top 100 Prospects list, MLBPipeline.com looks at baseball's top 10 prospects at each position. Here are baseball's best 10 first base prospects.



Dyson keeps same approach despite new status

Thu, 19 Jan 2017 20:57:35 EDT

The resume Rangers right-hander Sam Dyson brings into the 2017 season is a lot different than the one he had a year ago at this time. The demeanor? That hasn't changed at all.



Rangers' Andrus soon to become a father

Thu, 19 Jan 2017 21:41:22 EDT

Elvis Andrus announced earlier this winter that he is engaged to Cori Febles. On Thursday, Andrus announced on Twitter that he is going to be a father as well.



No nudge needed: Pudge to Hall in first try

Wed, 18 Jan 2017 21:44:32 EDT

Former Rangers catcher Ivan Rodriguez is on his way to the Hall of Fame.



Vlad comes up just short in first Hall vote

Wed, 18 Jan 2017 18:55:12 EDT

Ivan Rodriguez is going to the Hall of Fame, but two other notable former Rangers are still on the outside waiting their turn.



Pudge's batch of batterymates a who's who

Thu, 19 Jan 2017 01:29:03 EDT

Ivan Rodriguez received 76 percent of the Hall of Fame vote in large part because of his prowess behind the plate, where he caught nearly 2,500 games, led his league in caught-stealing percentage nine times and won 13 Gold Glove Awards. Here is a look at just some of the most memorable and accomplished batterymates Rodriguez had through the years.



Trevino makes MLB Pipeline's Top 10 C Prospects list

Thu, 19 Jan 2017 00:00:08 EDT

Leading up to the release of the 2017 Top 100 Prospects list, MLBPipeline.com looks at baseball's top 10 prospects at each position. Here are baseball's best 10 catching prospects.



Gallo focused on taking next step in 2017

Wed, 18 Jan 2017 21:01:39 EDT

Joey Gallo knows he didn't hit well in his limited opportunities for the Rangers in 2016.



Texas signs Gee to compete for rotation spot

Tue, 17 Jan 2017 17:20:59 EDT

The Rangers, while waiting on free-agent right-hander Tyson Ross to undergo his physical, added another veteran candidate to their rotation by signing righty Dillon Gee on Tuesday to a Minor League contract with an invitation to Spring Training.



Mendez named fifth-best LHP prospect in MLB

Wed, 18 Jan 2017 08:42:53 EDT

Leading up to the release of the 2017 Top 100 Prospects list, MLBPipeline.com looks at baseball's top 10 prospects at each position. Here are baseball's best 10 southpaw pitching prospects.



Diekman to miss time after stomach surgery

Tue, 17 Jan 2017 16:40:26 EDT

The Rangers will be without left-handed reliever Jake Diekman for at least the first half of the 2017 season while he recovers from upcoming stomach surgery.



Top prospect Mendez likely to open '17 at Triple-A

Mon, 16 Jan 2017 19:36:00 EDT

The Rangers are holding a minicamp for many of their young players this week in Arlington. It could be a significant week for some of them. Left-hander Yohander Mendez said it was significant for him last year, and he'll be honored at the Rangers' awards banquet Friday night in Dallas as the club's Minor League Pitcher of the Year.



Former Rangers GM O'Brien dies at 87

Tue, 17 Jan 2017 02:20:58 EDT

Dan O'Brien Sr., a baseball lifer who was president and general manager of the Mariners as well as general manager for the Rangers and Angels, passed away in Dallas on Tuesday. He was 87.



Rangers avoid arbitration with Dyson, 6 others

Sat, 14 Jan 2017 00:02:57 EDT

The Rangers reached agreements with all seven of their arbitration-eligible players on Friday.



Harrison enjoying retirement ahead of award

Fri, 13 Jan 2017 15:27:00 EDT

Matt and Meghan Harrison spend one day a week volunteering at a North Carolina animal rescue shelter.



Tyson Ross has the smoothest possible delivery

Fri, 13 Jan 2017 20:10:35 EDT

Tyson Ross has the smoothest possible delivery



Mintz spends offseason coaching Down Under

Thu, 12 Jan 2017 13:09:01 EDT

The Adelaide Bite are in good position to make another strong run at the Claxton Shield, but they still have three big series left with Perth, Melbourne and Sydney.



Rangers sign Cuban infielder La O

Wed, 11 Jan 2017 13:32:28 EDT

The Rangers have signed Cuban infielder Luis Y. La O to a Minor League contract, according to MLB.com's Jesse Sanchez.



Meet the Rangers' newest farm team: The Wood Ducks

Wed, 11 Jan 2017 19:05:56 EDT

Meet the Rangers' newest farm team: The Wood Ducks



Watch Rangers' new wonderfully named prospect La O

Wed, 11 Jan 2017 16:25:29 EDT

Watch Rangers' new wonderfully named prospect La O



Beloved Rangers press box attendant Beaton dies

Tue, 10 Jan 2017 13:34:55 EDT

Bob Beaton, who served as the beloved press box attendant at Arlington Stadium and the Ballpark in Arlington, passed away on Dec. 24. He was 86.



Spring is in the air: First workout dates announced

Wed, 11 Jan 2017 08:27:47 EDT

Despite the frigid temperatures throughout many big league cities, Major League Baseball's announcement Tuesday of the first workout dates of Spring Training should be enough to warm the hearts of baseball fans everywhere.



Gomez's dad tried to mimic his son's bat-breaking powers

Tue, 10 Jan 2017 21:09:07 EDT

Carlos Gomez's dad tried to break a bat over his knee



Harrison receiving Rangers' Alumni Award

Tue, 10 Jan 2017 16:12:44 EDT

Former Rangers pitcher Matt Harrison will be honored as the 2017 winner of the Mark Holtz Alumni Award at the club's awards banquet on Jan. 20 at Gilley's Dallas.



Look for Rangers to roll dice on low-risk deal

Mon, 9 Jan 2017 19:00:00 EDT

The Rangers are going to sign one true superstar before the winter is over. They are going to sign one player with a glittering resume that includes trophies, All-Star Game appearances and knee-buckling statistics. The caveat is it has been a few years or more since this superstar did all of those wonderful things and it's a longshot that he will do it again.



Former Rangers pitcher, coach Brown dies at 73

Mon, 9 Jan 2017 12:04:25 EDT

Former Rangers pitcher Jackie Brown, who was known as the "Oklahoma Curveballer" and later became a Major League pitching coach for three organizations, has passed away after a long illness. He was 73.



Q&A: Former scout Johnson on discovering Pudge

Sat, 7 Jan 2017 09:49:30 EDT

During his days as a scouting director with the Padres and the Rangers, Sandy Johnson made an impact, particularly with his success in signing and developing players out of Latin America.



Pudge's impact on teams was Hall-worthy

Thu, 5 Jan 2017 13:57:25 EDT

Quick study? No question. In the decade he was in his prime, everything about Ivan Rodriguez was quick.