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Last Build Date: Thu, 14 Dec 2017 20:56:01 EDT

 



Rangers exit Meetings with boxes to check

Thu, 14 Dec 2017 13:40:36 EDT

The Rangers created ripples but no big splashes by the time the Winter Meetings ended on Thursday.



SHOP SALE: Take 25-50% off sitewide

Thu, 14 Dec 2017 00:00:48 EDT

Save big while making a serious dent in your shopping list. Take 25 to 50 percent off sitewide at the Rangers Shop through tonight at 10:59 p.m. CT in a special two-day savings event.



'Broadcaster's Dream' part of WM Auction

Thu, 14 Dec 2017 14:13:23 EDT

The Rangers are offering three outstanding Globe Life Park experiences for the annual Winter Meetings Charity Auction, which began Monday morning and runs until 9 a.m. CT on Thursday, the last day of the Winter Meetings.



Rangers swing Rule 5 deal for outfielder Tocci

Thu, 14 Dec 2017 15:27:15 EDT

The Rangers acquired outfielder Carlos Tocci from the Phillies in the Rule 5 Draft and signed reliever Kevin Jepsen to a Minor League contract with an invitation to Spring Training.



Rangers' quest for top pitchers challenging

Wed, 13 Dec 2017 19:33:28 EDT

The Rangers have engaged agent Scott Boras on right-handed pitcher Jake Arrieta, but are bracing for a high price tag. They have engaged the D-backs in trade talks on pitcher Zack Greinke but have not made sufficient progress. The Rangers came to the Winter Meetings looking for starting pitching and they have clearly set their sights high.



Sources: Rangers inquire about Greinke

Wed, 13 Dec 2017 08:44:47 EDT

The Rangers have been in discussions with the D-backs about pitching, and Zack Greinke's name has been prominent, Major League sources said on Tuesday at the Winter Meetings.



Rangers, MCA Fitness All-Stars hold rally

Wed, 13 Dec 2017 18:56:22 EDT

Wednesday afternoon, Rangers pitcher Nick Gardewine taught nearly 100 Arlington fifth-grade students how important proper nutrition and fitness is to every lifestyle, whether you're a professional athlete or an elementary school student.



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.



Rangers meet with Rodney, eye Kintzler

Tue, 12 Dec 2017 19:20:06 EDT

The Rangers have met with veteran free-agent closer Fernando Rodney here at the Winter Meetings, and they maintain a long-held interest in right-handed reliever Brandon Kintzler.



Banister wants pitchers to reduce walks

Tue, 12 Dec 2017 19:34:34 EDT

The Rangers' pitching staff averaged 3.51 walks per nine innings last season, third-highest in the American League. Acquiring pitchers who can help reduce that ratio has been a priority this winter.



Rangers, Darvish not ruling out a reunion

Mon, 11 Dec 2017 19:49:49 EDT

The Rangers -- known for their reunions with former players -- are weighing the possibility of another one with pitcher Yu Darvish.



Winter Meetings interview with Jeff Banister

Tue, 12 Dec 2017 17:06:56 EDT

Texas Rangers manager Jeff Banister speaks with the media at the 2017 Winter Meetings.



Source: Texas signs Martin to two-year deal

Mon, 11 Dec 2017 15:36:04 EDT

The Rangers have reached an agreement with right-handed reliever Chris Martin on a two-year, $4 million contract, sources said Monday.



Hamels Foundation hosts baseball clinics

Sat, 9 Dec 2017 18:04:00 EDT

The Angels held a press conference on Saturday to introduce Shoehei Ohtani while Rangers pitcher Cole Hamels and his wife Heidi were holding their own event. The Hamels Foundation held two baseball clinics Saturday morning and afternoon at Trinity High School with approximately 500 North Texas youth players in attendance. Proceeds from the clinic benefit the foundation's educational efforts in the United States and the African country of Malawi.



New Prolight 59Fifty Spring Training caps are in

Sun, 19 Nov 2017 14:13:40 EDT

New Era unveiled the new PROLIGHT 59FIFTY that players will be wearing this spring, a fitted cap featuring a new featherweight polyester material that is the lightest on-field fabric in MLB history.



Diekman honored with Hutch Award

Sat, 9 Dec 2017 11:03:41 EDT

Rangers pitcher Jake Diekman has been selected as the recipient of the 53rd Hutch Award and will be honored on Jan. 24 in Seattle. Diekman is the first Rangers player to receive the honor.



Rangers shift focus after Ohtani chooses Halos

Fri, 8 Dec 2017 17:55:07 EDT

The Rangers woke up on Friday morning looking for at least one more starting pitcher for their rotation. That is still the case after hearing the news that Japanese right-hander Shohei Ohtani intends to sign with the Angels.



'88 Meetings magical week in Rangers' history

Fri, 8 Dec 2017 14:34:41 EDT

General manager Jon Daniels is determined to do something to improve a 78-84 team at the Winter Meetings next week, and isn't opposed to the big deals, including signing another front-line starting pitcher. But he has much work to do to generate the same amount of excitement and headlines as what happened 29 years ago in Atlanta.



Rangers announce Minors coaching staffs

Thu, 7 Dec 2017 16:18:22 EDT

A promotion for Spike Owen is prominent among the shifting and settling of Minor League personnel in the Rangers' farm system for 2018.



Texas won't pivot from offseason pitching plan

Fri, 8 Dec 2017 14:29:31 EDT

The Rangers are all about pitching this offseason and to this point have shown little inclination to address any perceived concerns in their lineup. That may bode well for Delino DeShields being the starting center fielder and Willie Calhoun getting a real chance to play left field.



School kids receive gloves from Rangers

Thu, 7 Dec 2017 17:58:23 EDT

Rangers players Nomar Mazara, Willie Calhoun, Jose Leclerc and Ricardo Rodriguez and TV broadcaster Dave Raymond joined the Texas Rangers Baseball Foundation and State Farm on Thursday to distribute over 300 baseball gloves to students at C.F. Carr Elementary School in Dallas.



Rangers add Minor to join starting rotation

Fri, 8 Dec 2017 14:38:03 EDT

The Rangers identified left-hander Mike Minor as one of their top free-agent targets this offseason, and on Wednesday, they signed him to a three-year, $28 million contract to join their starting rotation.



Barnette re-signs with Texas on 1-year deal

Wed, 6 Dec 2017 16:38:31 EDT

The Rangers re-signed right-handed reliever Tony Barnette to a one-year contract, the club recently announced. The Rangers made Barnette a free agent when they declined to pick up his option on Nov. 6, but he was re-signed to a $1.5 million contract for 2018.



Minor unexpectedly dominant in '17

Wed, 6 Dec 2017 13:44:55 EDT

Mike Minor had only six wins and six saves in 2017, but he was a dominant reliever for the Royals. Statcast's quality of contact metrics had him as one of the 10 best relievers in baseball, and now he heads to Texas to reinforce the Rangers' staff.



How rest of AL West can catch up to Astros

Tue, 5 Dec 2017 20:55:00 EDT

If you're an American League West team other than the Houston Astros, what's the plan for 2018? Who makes up a 21-game deficit in one offseason? Even in the land of competitive balance, that kind of thing almost never happens.



MLB Pipeline's Top 50 Draft prospects for 2018

Tue, 5 Dec 2017 12:08:54 EDT

For the first time in three years, the top spot on MLBPipeline.com's early Draft Top 50 list is not topped by a high school pitcher. It should come as no surprise that the top guy is still a pitcher, and one from the 2017 College World Series champion Florida Gators. Right-hander Brady Singer, who helped pitch them to that title as a sophomore, is the clear choice as the best overall talent in the 2018 Draft class.



Martinez, Griffin become free agents

Mon, 4 Dec 2017 19:58:15 EDT

The Rangers' pitching purge continued on Friday night when the club announced that right-handers A.J. Griffin and Nick Martinez have not been tendered contracts for 2018.



Claudio chosen as Rangers Pitcher of the Year

Fri, 1 Dec 2017 15:18:58 EDT

Left-handed reliever Alex Claudio has been selected as the Rangers Pitcher of the Year, the club announced on Friday.



Inbox: Is Young a future Hall of Famer?

Thu, 30 Nov 2017 14:17:55 EDT

What are Michael Young's chances of eventually being inducted into the Hall of Fame? Beat reporter T.R. Sullivan addresses this and more in the latest Inbox.



Rangers, Fister ink 1-year, $3.5 million deal

Tue, 28 Nov 2017 19:32:17 EDT

The Rangers announced Monday the signing of free-agent pitcher Doug Fister to a one-year deal with an option for 2019.



Rangers claim catcher Centeno from Astros

Mon, 27 Nov 2017 16:43:09 EDT

The Rangers added to their depth behind the plate by claiming catcher Juan Centeno off waivers from the Astros on Monday. The Rangers now have 38 players on their Major League roster.



Celebrate Ivan Rodriguez's birthday with GIFs

Mon, 27 Nov 2017 08:11:50 EDT

Celebrate Ivan Rodriguez's birthday with GIFs



Hello, spring: Schedules are out

Sat, 18 Nov 2017 16:03:18 EDT

For the first time since moving to Arizona in 2003, the Rangers will not be opening their Cactus League schedule against the Royals. Instead the Rangers' first game will be on Saturday, Feb. 24 against the Cubs in Mesa. The Rangers' first game in Surprise will be Feb. 25 against the Rockies. The Rangers will have a day/night doubleheader against the Royals on March 17. The Rangers will finish their Spring Training schedule with two games against the Reds on March 26-27 in Arlington.



Pudge giving back with hurricane relief efforts

Sat, 25 Nov 2017 00:48:45 EDT

What does a guy do after he gets inducted into the National Baseball Hall of Fame? In the case of former Rangers catcher Ivan Rodriguez, he gets involved in hurricane relief efforts and, this year especially, much has been done and there's still more to do. The work continues through the holiday season.