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RANGERS RUMORS & GOSSIP

Rangers Injury Update: Yu Darvish to start throwing in early December

Like many on his team, Texas Rangers ace Yu Darvish had his 2014 season cut short due to injury. Darvish, though did manage to play most of the season before inflammation in his right elbow forced him to call it quits on August 10. Now, though, Darvish has recovered, and he will begin his offseason throwing program soon after Thanksgiving. Darvish cleared to throw http://t.co/QnL94NPflP—...
Via Sports Injury Alert
2 hours ago  |  Discuss

Helping others part of game for Rangers Holland

Derek Holland has the same goals just about every big league pitcher has. The Texas left-hander would like to be part of a World Series winner. He'd also like to win a Cy Young Award. And then there's this. "I'd like to win the Marvin Miller Man of the Year award," Holland said. That honor goes to a player for their play as well as their contributions to the community. As busy as...
Via Fox Sports Southwest
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Darvish cleared for offseason throwing program

ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) Rangers ace Yu Darvish has been cleared to start his offseason throwing program. Darvish, who missed the last seven weeks of the season because of inflammation in his right elbow, had an MRI and was examined Tuesday by team physician Dr. Keith Meister. Texas said Darvish already is in his normal offseason training program and expects to start throwing in early...
Via AP on Fox
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Thankful Chirinos looking towards 2015

ARLINGTON, Texas – On the same day it was announced that Texas catcher Robinson Chirinos was named the club's first winner of the Richard Durrett Hardest-Working Man award, Chirinos was working hard in the community. Chirinos hosted a Thanksgiving even at the Arlington Life Shelter, serving food and handing out necessities to those in need. Chirinos, who has a foundation to help...
Via Fox Sports Southwest
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Rangers Rumors: Rangers could deal away prospects in right deal

Before the 2014 season began many tabbed the Texas Rangers as favorites to win the World Series.  Instead of doing that however, the Rangers were ravished with injury and became the worst team in the American League.  Ken Rosenthal is reporting that instead of going out to make blockbuster signings this offseason the team will instead look to trade.#184785186 / gettyimages.comSources...
Via Sports Rumor Alert
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Rangers Injury Update: Alexi Ogando, Tomas Telis

The Texas Rangers were hampered with a significant number of injuries this past season, which lead to a dismal 67-95 record. Only four position players appeared in over 125 games and no pitcher made 30 or more starts. Hoping to get healthy in time for Spring Training, there is some news on the injury front regarding pitcher Alexi Ogando and outfielder Tomas Telis . #491878955 ...
Via Sports Injury Alert
5 days ago  |  Discuss

MLB News: Rangers trade outfielder Daniel Robertson to Angels

The Texas Rangers have traded outfielder Daniel Robertson to the Los Angeles Angels for either a player to be named or cash. The deal was announced Thursday by the teams. The Angels designated outfielder Alfredo Marte for assignment to make room for Robertson on their 40-man roster. The #Angels acquire OF Daniel Robertson from #Rangers for PTBN or cash. #MLB — Evan Petzold (...
Via On-Base Talk
6 days ago  |  Discuss

Rangers sign 3 players to minor league deals

ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) The Texas Rangers have signed catcher Chris Gimenez and right-hander David Martinez to minor league contracts with invitations to major league spring training. Texas also Thursday signed left-hander Efrain Nieves to a minor league deal. He will be in minor league camp. Gimenez was on the Rangers' opening day roster last season after being acquired on a waiver...
Via AP on Fox
6 days ago  |  Discuss

Opinion: Was signing Elvis Andrus long-term a mistake?

In 2013, the Texas Rangers shortstop Elvis Andrus signed a 8yr/$120M extension. The right-handed hitter hit .271, 67 RBI, with a 157 games played in 2013. The twenty-six year old played unacceptably last season as well, hitting .263, 41 RBI, playing 157 games. As shown, Andrus’ problem isn’t staying healthy, its simply putting the ball in play. This offseason, Andrus’s name...
Via On-Base Talk
7 days ago  |  Discuss

Sammy Sosa: Still alive (probably), still as freaky-looking as all get-out (photo)

Ever since Sammy Sosa disappeared from Major League Baseball, he has surfaced from time to time at some various function, appearance, on his own Pinterest page or what-have-you. The prevailing reaction to each time Sosa reemerges in public elicits is the continued, utter shock at his bizarre appearance (the above haunting image is from 2010,...Read More The post Sammy Sosa: Still...
Via Sportress of Blogitude
8 days ago  |  Discuss

Is Elvis Andrus Still Valuable?

Over the summer at ESPN and FG+, I wrote a piece that investigated just how terribly the recent trend of long-term extensions for players at least two years away from free agency had gone. While Ryan Howard was the obvious poster boy for “Wow, that was a bad idea,” the future deals given to Ryan Zimmerman, […]
Via Fangraphs
10 days ago  |  Discuss

Rangers Rumors: Rangers more likely to make a trade instead of signing free agent

The Texas Rangers have several needs going into next season as they try to rebound from having one of the worst records in baseball and finishing last in the AL West. The team believes they can contend next year with starters getting healthy and a few more pieces.#456224800 / gettyimages.comAccording to Jim Bowden of ESPN, Rangers general manager Jon Daniels said that the Rangers...
Via Sports Rumor Alert
10 days ago  |  Discuss

Rangers GM Jon Daniels and assistant sign 3-year contract extensions

The Texas Rangers are beginning the offseason by locking up two key members of their front office. The timing may seem odd following a terrible, injury wrecked season in which Texas went 67-95, but the two have guided the Rangers to become a very successful baseball team ever since 2005.General manager Jon Daniels and his assistant Thad Levine have signed three-year contract extensions...
Via On-Base Talk
12 days ago  |  Discuss

Rangers GM Daniels gets contract extension

Texas Rangers general manager Jon Daniels has received a three-year contract extension through the 2018 season. The deal Friday had been anticipated for some time, even after the Rangers lost 95 games this year. Thad Levine, the assistant GM under Daniels all nine years, also got a three-year extension through 2018. Daniels was only 28 and the youngest GM in major league history...
Via AP on Fox
12 days ago  |  Discuss

Yankees "intrigued" by Elvis Andrus

According to a report from Joel Sherman, the Yankees are "intrigued" by the idea of trading for Rangers shortstop Elvis Andrus.As opposed to being "captivated" or "fascinated," or "enchanted."Maybe they are "transfixed." Or "beguiled."I doubt they are "smitten." I hope they are not "infatuated."The...

Report: Yankees 'intrigued' by Elvis Andrus

Could the heir apparent to Derek Jeter be a Texas Ranger? Well, maybe. According to Joel Sherman of the New York Post, the Yankees are “intrigued” by Texas shortstop Elvis Andrus, who is still owed $120 million through 2022. The Yankees would have to feel Andrus is a buy-low candidate whose downturn on both sides of the ball in 2014 was reversible and that, at 26, his best...
Via The Outside Corner
17 days ago  |  Discuss

Rangers Injury Update: Prince Fielder activated from 60-day DL

In an extremely low-radar move, the Texas Rangers have activated first baseman Prince Fielder from the 60-day disabled list and expect him ready to report to Spring Training on time in February. Fielder missed most of the 2014 season because of neck surgery.#488713053 / gettyimages.comNBC Sports RotoWorld reminds us that Fielder had already begun swinging a bat back in September...
Via Sports Injury Alert
19 days ago  |  Discuss

Rangers Rumors: Re-signing Colby Lewis and Neal Cotts are the primary focus

The Texas Rangers played well below expectations this season.  They went from being World Series contenders to one of the worst teams in all of baseball as they were decimated by injuries.  Heading into this offseason they have not only added a new manager, but the Star-Telegram is reporting that re-signing starting pitcher Colby Lewis and reliever Neal Cotts, is a top priority...
Via Sports Rumor Alert
October 26, 2014  |  Discuss

Rangers narrow managerial search to three

The Texas Rangers have narrowed their managerial search to three finalist. According to T.R. Sullivan the Rangers will choose between a trio that includes Tim Bogar, Jeff Banister and Kevin Cash. Ron Washington stepped down during the 2014 season allowing Bogar to serve as interim manager for the final 22 games. Bogar led the team to a 14-8 record. Bannister is currently the third...
Via Tireball.com
October 14, 2014  |  Discuss

Ron Washington reveals why he resigned from the Rangers

Former Texas Rangers manager Ron Washington on Thursday made his first public comments since suddenly resigning Sept 5. Washington acknowledged during a news conference that he broke his wife’s trust. The former Rangers skipper did not take questions or go into great detail, but he expressed remorse while addressing reporters. “I was not true to my wife after 42 years. I broke...
Via NESN.com
September 18, 2014  |  Discuss

Texas Rangers rookies dress up in silly costumes for tame hazing ritual (photos)

Forcing rookies to dress up in hilarious costumes, often with a feminine twist, has become an annual rite of passage for MLB rookies (see here and here and here), and the first-year players on the Texas Rangers had their turn on Monday. As the team embarked upon a West Coast trip to play the Oakland […] The post Texas Rangers rookies dress up in silly costumes for tame hazing ritual...
Via Sportress of Blogitude
September 16, 2014  |  Discuss

Report: Ron Washington Left Rangers Due To Alleged Sexual Assault, Legal Matter

Texas Rangers manager Ron Washington abruptly resigned from his position for personal matters. By all indications it was not because of his job performance, and general manager Jon Daniels said that he would have kept Washington on as manager in 2015. That led many to speculate about why Washington decided to resign. Initially people suspected it could’ve been drugs or addiction...
Via Geeks and Cleats
September 11, 2014  |  Discuss

Report: Washington investigated for alleged sexual assault

Former Texas Rangers manager Ron Washington is being investigated for an alleged sexual assault, according to a report. Jamie Kelly of The Scoop Sports says Washington’s alleged sexual assault of an Asian reporter is the reason the manager stepped down last week. Dallas sports radio host Ben Rogers of “The Ben & Skin Show” on […]
Via Larry Brown Sports
September 10, 2014  |  Discuss

Top 12 reasons why Ron Washington resigned from the Rangers

Exit, Stage Outta Here12) Touched Adrian Beltre's head one too many times11) After eight years, finally thought long and hard about how he was living great portions of his life in Texas while watching the Rangers10) Given how this year went in Texas, was pretty sure he was the next person to suffer a gruesome injury9) Unable to sleep due to constant nightmares about being sucked...
Via Five Tool Tool
September 06, 2014  |  Discuss
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