RANGERS RUMORS & GOSSIP

Solving That Upcoming Outfield Logjam

A little over a week ago, I talked about the upcoming outfield logjam facing the Texas Rangers. At the time, there was still a question remaining about Nomar Mazara's status with the big league club once Shin-Soo Choo returns from the disabled list.With all due respect to those with the decision-making power in the Texas front office, this decision isn't all that difficult: Nomar...
Via One Strike Away
5 hours ago

Competitive Dyson embraces facing Bautista again

It wasn't the prettiest of outings, but Sam Dyson returned to Rogers Centre and brought his competitive edge with him, keeping the Blue Jays off the board in the Rangers' 2-1 victory on Monday night.
Via Rangers.com
8 hours ago

Grant: The Rangers faced the memories of a painful ALDS head on... and won

TORONTO - Of course, they watched.How could the Rangers avoid watching? At ten minutes after six Monday evening, as the Rangers were in the final stages of batting practice, the seventh inning of last year’s AL Division Series started unfolding on the 110-foot long video board in center field. Every head - including that of Sam Dyson - swiveled upwards to see a giant-sized LED...
Via SportsDay
9 hours ago

The Rangers Are 15-11

This is Nomar Mazara's world. We're just living in it.
Via One Strike Away
10 hours ago

Mazara hits tiebreaking HR, Rangers beat Blue Jays 2-1

TORONTO (AP) Nomar Mazara hit a tiebreaking home run in the eighth inning and the Texas Rangers beat the Toronto Blue Jays 2-1 on Monday night for their fifth win in six games. In the bottom of the eighth, Mazara preserved the one-run lead by throwing out Michael Saunders at home plate to end the inning. Tony Barnette (1-1) worked one inning for the win and Shawn Tolleson finished...
Via Associated Press
11 hours ago  |  Discuss

Rangers waiting for Josh Hamilton to understand the 'new normal' for his left knee

TORONTO - Josh Hamilton will sit out until at least Friday before restarting his rehab assignment so that the 20-day "clock" on the assignment can be reset to Day 1.Hamilton felt weakness and discomfort in the back of his left knee during a four-inning stint at Frisco on Saturday and received a cortisone injection. It is the same area that has caused problems for him following a...
Via SportsDay
13 hours ago

Texas League names Rangers prospect Ryan Cordell its player of month

Outfielder Ryan Cordell's second time around the Texas League with the Rangers' Double-A Frisco affiliate is going much better.The league on Monday named Cordell as its player of the month for April. Cordell, 24, began the day hitting .357 with six homers and a 1.094 OPS for 84 at-bats. He had a league-high .702 slugging percentage.The Rangers promoted Cordell to the league on June...
Via SportsDay
16 hours ago

Nomar Mazara and the Rangers’ Good Problem

You’d rather have the Rangers’ problem than the Braves’ problem. See, the Braves problem is that they just don’t have enough competent players to field a competitive major-league baseball team. The Rangers problem seems to be that they’re soon to have too many competent players. An embarrassment of riches isn’t necessarily a problem, per se, but it’s something of an...
Via Fangraphs
20 hours ago  |  Discuss

Little girl throws away foul ball, gets an autographed replacement

A 6-year-old Texas Rangers fan attending her first game picked up a deep foul ball belted into the upper deck by Mitch Moreland and after holding it up for the crowd, immediately tossed it over the railing. Her dad couldn't believe what just happened, but gave his daughter a high five and a hug afterward to make up for the lost souvenir. The Rangers came to the rescue, however...
Via Fox Sports
22 hours ago  |  Discuss

Yu Darvish pitches 2 innings in 1st game since elbow surgery

FRISCO, Texas (AP) Yu Darvish threw 18 of 32 pitches for strikes in a rehab start Sunday, the first game for the Texas Rangers ace since Tommy John surgery more than 13 months ago. Darvish worked two scoreless innings with two strikeouts and one walk for Double-A Frisco against Corpus Christi, an affiliate of the Houston Astros. The right-hander from Japan said he was happy with...
Via Associated Press
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Inconsistent Hamels sees streaks end

The Rangers strung together an impressive 14 wins in a row with Cole Hamels on the mound, but their ace couldn't string together enough strikes Sunday, and the streak went astray in a 9-6 loss to the Angels.
Via Rangers.com
1 day ago

Rangers’ outfielder Josh Hamilton suffers minor setback during rehab assignment

According to a report from Jared Sandler of the club’s radio network, Texas Rangers’ outfielder Josh Hamilton has suffered a setback in his rehab assignment as he is currently nursing left knee soreness.  Although stunting his progress, the knee trouble will likely only keep the veteran slugger out for the next week or so. The Rangers believe that Hamilton will be able to resume...
Via Today's Knuckleball
1 day ago

Rougned Odor leads Rangers to win over Angels

ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) -- Rougned Odor matched a Rangers record with three doubles, Mitch Moreland hit a three-run homer and Texas benefited from another replay challenge in a 7-2 victory over the Los Angeles Angels on Saturday night.Odor's second double was part of the Rangers' six-run third inning. The play was initially ruled a foul ball, but Rangers manager Jeff Banister challenged...
Via Associated Press
2 days ago  |  Discuss

WATCH: Elvis Andrus Makes Sure to Save His Nikes Before Getting His Celebratory Powerade Bath

Ah, the celebratory sports drink bath. A sugary and wet rite of passage all players must endure after leading their team to a big win. Sometimes the icy bath is unexpected, other times the recipient is aware it's coming but is still forced to wait and endure the inevitable discomfort. Elvis Andrus broke a 2-2 tie with the New York Yankees on Thursday with a triple in the bottom...
Via Stack
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Texas Rangers: The power of music is with A.J. Griffin

The Major League Baseball season is a taxing one; 162 games to be exact. Even though the 2016 campaign just kicked off, MLB players are already looking for an outlet to help them through the grind of the season. For pitcher A.J. Griffin, starter for the 1st place Texas Rangers, that outlet is guitar playing. Griffin has come out of nowhere this season, dominating in his first four...
Via isportsweb.com
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Adrian Beltre turned a really awkward swing into a yoga pose

Texas Rangers third baseman Adrian Beltre is 37 years old, but he has a reputation for joking around on the baseball field. On Wednesday, he provided baseball fans with another gem when he turned a big swing into a hilarious blooper.Beltre must have been swinging for the fences in an eighth inning at-bat against the Yankees, but he swung (and missed) so hard that he fell to his knees...
Via Fox Sports
4 days ago  |  Discuss
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