RANGERS RUMORS & GOSSIP

Loney gets big hit in Rangers' early surge

Mike Trout hit his first home run of the spring, but it wasn't enough to prevent the split-squad Angels from falling to the Rangers, 7-4, on Wednesday at Tempe Diablo Stadium.
Via Rangers.com
14 hours ago

Rangers can lean on versatility in left field

The Rangers' competition in left field is coming to a close in Spring Training. It may end without a winner or loser being declared. Ryan Rua, Delino DeShields and Jurickson Profar have all put themselves in position to be on the Opening Day roster.
Via Rangers.com
16 hours ago

Will Rangers have room for Scheppers in 'pen?

Tanner Scheppers is close to completing his comeback after dealing with multiple injuries over the past three years. Now he waits to see if he is going to make the Rangers' Opening Day roster. Apparently that is not a sure thing and it may depend if the Rangers are willing to go with an eight-man bullpen rather than the normal seven.
Via Rangers.com
17 hours ago

Rangers open to discussing Yu Darvish contract extension in season

The Texas Rangers seem to be approaching the Yu Darvish contract situation with caution, but they are open to discussing an extension during the season.Rangers GM Jon Daniels told 1310 The Ticket’s Norm Hitzges on Monday that the team has “interest in him staying here,” regarding Darvish. Daniels also said the team is open to having contract talks with Darvish at any point...
Via Larry Brown Sports
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Jurickson Profar learned a lesson about celebrating too early in World Baseball Classic

Jurickson Profar always plays with a lot of passion and swagger on the field, but that worked against him in Monday night’s World Baseball Classic semifinal matchup. Profar plays for the Netherlands, and his team was playing against Puerto Rico, with everything on the line, as the winner got the right to advance to the WBC final. In the first inning of the game, with a man on second...
Via The Sports Daily
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Tom Brady's stolen Super Bowl jersey has been located

The biggest mystery of the Super Bowl LI been solved, and, no, it's not how the Atlanta Falcons managed to blow a 25-point lead in the second half.According to FOX Sports NFL Insider Jay Glazer, the FBI and NFL security believe they have found Tom Brady’s stolen jersey, which has been missing for a month and a half. The NFL believes it was stolen by someone posing as a member...
Via FOX Sports
3 days ago

Rangers' Andrus plays for 1st time since hernia surgery

SURPRISE, Ariz. (AP) After missing the first 13 games of spring training while recovering from sports hernia surgery in November, Elvis Andrus returned to shortstop for Texas, playing four innings without a fielding chance and going 0 for 3 Saturday as a Rangers split squad beat the Chicago White Sox 5-1. ''I hear games are a little quiet,'' Andrus said. ''It's kind of easy for...
Via Associated Press
11 days ago  |  Discuss

New Rangers starter Cashner shut down for 2nd time in spring

SURPRISE, Ariz. (AP) -- New Texas Rangers starter Andrew Cashner has been shut down from throwing for the second time this spring because of soreness in his right upper biceps. Rangers assistant general manager Mike Daly said Thursday that Cashner had a setback when trying to ramp up his throwing again. Cashner had resumed throwing after an MRI and exam last week by team physician...
Via Associated Press
13 days ago  |  Discuss

Rangers' Darvish says no more strange feelings in elbow

SURPRISE, Ariz. (AP) Texas Rangers right-hander Yu Darvish says he is no longer having strange feelings in his elbow when he starts throwing again in a new inning or game. Darvish returned to the Rangers' rotation late last May after missing all of the 2015 season following Tommy John surgery during spring training two years ago. He said Tuesday after his latest spring training...
Via Associated Press
15 days ago  |  Discuss

New high-tech Adrian Beltre bobblehead can dance

Bobbleheads were the favorite collectible toy of sports fans who grew up in the 1990s, as evidenced by the wall of them that line my room. Teams love to give out bobbleheads as promotions for games, and while they can occasionally be pretty good, other times they can be downright creepy, like this Steve Nash bobblehead. However, it seems these 2000s kids can’t be pleased with just...
Via The Comeback
22 days ago  |  Discuss

Job Posting: Texas Rangers TrackMan Operators

Position: Texas Rangers TrackMan Operators Location: Kinston, N.C.; Surprise, Ariz.Description: The TrackMan operator will be responsible for running TrackMan system. The position runs from April to mid-September for Kinston, and mid-February (immediate) to mid-November for Surprise. Responsibilities: Responsible for setting up rosters and tagging the information. Track/chart information...
Via Fangraphs
23 days ago  |  Discuss

Josh Hamilton's knee okay, says 'confidence hasn’t wavered at all’

Josh Hamilton insists there’s no discouragement whatsoever over a recent setback involving his surgically repaired left knee.The Texas Rangers veteran returned to Houston after leaving camp on Wednesday to have the knee examined by Dr. Walt Lowe, who performed his ACL reconstructive surgery on Hamilton’s left knee last summer.Hamilton, on a minor league contract, returned to...
Via Sportress of Blogitude
27 days ago  |  Discuss

Josh Hamilton experiences pain in reconstructed knee, leaves camp

Texas Rangers first baseman Josh Hamilton left Arizona Tuesday, flying to Houston to get his left knee checked out after experiencing pain in the reconstructed joint.“He felt the discomfort while running arcs on the outfield grass during the Texas Rangers’ first full-squad workout of spring training,” wrote Jeff Wilson of the Star Telegram. “The Rangers’ training staff...
Via Sportsnaut
28 days ago  |  Discuss

Prince Fielder previews new cooking show, and he eats a lot

Now that former MLB slugger Prince Fielder is retired, he has plenty of time to do other things. And if there’s one thing we know, it’s that Fielder is a big fan of food: both cooking and eating it. With that said, that made him the perfect candidate to star in a new cooking show, titled “Fielder’s Choice.” The show will soon be available to stream on Netflix and Hulu,...
Via The Sports Daily
February 21, 2017  |  Discuss

Yu Darvish bringing back the split-finger fastball

Yu Darvish’s Tommy John surgery is well and truly in the rear-view mirror, because he’s throwing his split-finger fastball again.The Texas Rangers ace used the pitch sparingly before his 2015 surgery, and then mostly abandoned it after his return in 2016 under pressure from pitching coach Doug Brocail on account of the stress it puts on the elbow.Now, though, a healthy Darvish...
Via Larry Brown Sports
February 18, 2017  |  Discuss

Adrian Beltre expected to miss WBC with strained calf muscle

Adrian Beltre has a strained calf muscle that is expected to keep him out at least for the first round of the WBC.The Texas Rangers announced on Friday that an MRI confirmed a Grade 3 strained calf for the third baseman. Beltre reported to camp on Friday and said he hurt himself working out on Tuesday. He is expected to miss three weeks.The four-time All-Star was hoping to play with...
Via Larry Brown Sports
February 17, 2017  |  Discuss

Jeremy Jeffress and Using Spin Rate to Get Better

It’s exciting to have so many statistics available to us when we’re trying to evaluate our favorite players. From the players’ perspective, though, it’s probably more exciting when those statistics allow them to improve themselves. From that point of view, metrics like launch angle and spin rate probably have a certain appeal that some others don’t: they provide a measurement...
Via Fangraphs
February 14, 2017  |  Discuss
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