RANGERS RUMORS & GOSSIP

Chirinos showing off power stroke of late

With the Rangers trailing, 1-0, in the fifth inning Tuesday against the Indians, catcher Robinson Chirinos tied the game with one swing of the bat, belting a solo home run into the left-field bleachers off Indians starter Mike Clevinger.
Via Rangers.com
27 minutes ago

Terry Francona wearing heart monitor in case of another 'episode'

Cleveland Indians manager Terry Francona will return to the bench to manage the team’s game on Wednesday, but will do so with a heart monitor. It’s been a turbulent month for Cleveland’s manager, who’s dealt with multiple health scares.Francona left Monday’s game early because he wasn’t feeling well, and he missed Tuesday’s game with the same ailment. He was also hospitalized...
Via Sportsnaut
2 hours ago  |  Discuss

Cole Hamels is struggling to miss bats, and it may signal long-term problems for the Rangers

Via FOX Sports
8 hours ago

Ross sparkles in bounceback, stymies Tribe

After missing nearly the entire 2016 season and undergoing thoracic outlet syndrome surgery in October, Rangers starter Tyson Ross made just his third start this season on Tuesday night, and it was the right-hander's strongest start since 2015.
Via Rangers.com
18 hours ago

Cashner set to rejoin Rangers, start finale

Rangers manager Jeff Banister announced before Tuesday's game against the Indians that right-hander Andrew Cashner will be activated from the disabled list on Thursday to start the series finale between the two clubs at Progressive Field.
Via Rangers.com
1 day ago

Texas Rangers: After a rough start, the bullpen has bounced back nicely

Via FOX Sports
1 day ago

Beltre’s 9th-inning homer lifts Rangers past Indians 2-1

CLEVELAND (AP) — Adrian Beltre hit his 450th career home run, a solo drive in the ninth inning off Cody Allen that sent the Texas Rangers over the Cleveland Indians 2-1 on Tuesday night. Beltre drove the first pitch from Allen (0-4) into the left field bleachers, and moved into sole possession of 39th place on the all-time homer list. Keone Kela (4-1) stranded a runner in the eighth...
Via MyNorthwest.com
1 day ago

He's Back! Cole Hamels to start against Indians

Via Associated Press
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Rangers activate LHP Cole Hamels to start against Cleveland

Via Associated Press
2 days ago  |  Discuss

CJ Nitkowski tweets out wrong Rangers-Yankees score, melts down after being corrected

Rangers broadcaster CJ Nitkowski attempted to send out a Twitter siren announcing a key moment during Sunday’s game against the Astros, but he didn’t quite have the details correct. Here’s the since-deleted tweet: That’s pretty standard practice, and kudos to Nitkowski for being an ex-player-turned-broadcaster willing to be engaging on social media.Where Nitkowski erred,...
Via Awful Announcing
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Texas Rangers to Host Oklahoma State Night

Enjoy a Rangers game with fellow Cowboys. This season, the Texas Rangers have been hosting “University Days” at Globe Life Park. On these nights, fans can get discount tickets a receive a special edition Rangers hat in their school’s colors. On July 3, It’s Oklahoma State Night. An OSU figure will throw out the first pitch and fans can get a limited edition orange and gray...
Via Cowboys Ride for Free
3 days ago

Rangers put Perez on DL after LHP hurts right thumb at hotel

NEW YORK (AP) — A hotel door has jammed up Martin Perez and the Texas Rangers. In the latest setback for a depleted Rangers rotation, Perez was placed on the 10-day disabled list Saturday after injuring the thumb on his non-pitching hand in an accident at the team hotel. Perez ripped off the finger nail and broke a bone at the tip of his right thumb when he caught it in the hinge...
Via MyNorthwest.com
4 days ago

DeShields Jr. pays tribute to father with Father's Day cleats

If you’re a baseball fan and are over 25, you probably remember Delino DeShields well.DeShields, now 48, played for the Montreal Expos, Los Angeles Dodgers, St. Louis Cardinals, Baltimore Orioles, and Chicago Cubs over 13 very productive major-league seasons from 1990-2002. He’s currently the manager of the Louisville Bats (Cincinnati Reds’ Triple-A affiliate).His son, Delino...
Via The Comeback
10 days ago  |  Discuss

Texas Rangers trade rumors: buyers or sellers?

To say the Texas Rangers have underperformed through 66 games would be a veracious statement. The reigning AL West champions are currently spotting an anemic 33-33 record, and are sitting 11 games behind first place. To make matters worse, the injuries have piled up for their key players. However, not all hope is lost. Despite what the numbers may say now, they are still only one...
Via isportsweb.com
11 days ago  |  Discuss

Carlos Gomez discusses issues players face when learning English

Carlos Gomez knows all too well the myriad issues ballplayers from other countries face when trying to adapt to new surroundings while simultaneously dealing with the daunting task of learning a new language. The Texas Rangers outfielder recently weighed in on the many obstacles players like him confront early on in their careers in a recent interview for ESPN’s “Béisbol Experience”...
Via Sportress of Blogitude
12 days ago  |  Discuss

The Worst of Rougned Odor Is Back

At the end of March, the Rangers and Rougned Odor agreed to a six-year commitment, worth just shy of $50 million. Since then, Odor has gone from being a guy coming off a .502 slugging percentage to being a guy actively slugging .359. When you look for reasons why the Rangers are standing a little bit under .500, you should give plenty of consideration to the fact that, for two and...
Via Fangraphs
16 days ago  |  Discuss

Texas Rangers’ once promising May ends with disappointment

Sometimes when you’re losing, you just need a rain-out to stop the bleeding and recuperate. Sadly, the rain rolled through Fort Worth after the damage had already been done this past Sunday. The Texas Rangers, who a few weeks ago were within six games of first place, now find themselves 14.5 games out of first. When the Rangers were on their 10 game winning streak, many people...
Via isportsweb.com
19 days ago  |  Discuss

Rangers have received multiple trade offers for Sam Dyson

Struggling reliever Sam Dyson appears to be on his way out of Texas.In an appearance on 105.3 The Fan’s “The Shan and RJ Show” on Monday, Rangers general manager Jon Daniels said that the team has received four or five trade offers for Dyson and hopes to strike a deal soon. Darren Wolfson of ESPN 1500 adds that the Minnesota Twins are in the mix for Dyson, while Marc Topkin...
Via Larry Brown Sports
22 days ago  |  Discuss

Texas Rangers: Sam Dyson finally DFA’d

It hurts for a South Carolina student like me to say negative things about a former Carolina pitcher, but Sam Dyson needed to leave the Texas Rangers in the worst way. He went from being a hero to a zero in the Texas bullpen, and his struggles in 2017 were the main reason why he was designated for assignment on June 2. Fortunately for the Rangers, there are rumored to be teams interested...
Via isportsweb.com
23 days ago  |  Discuss

Elvis Andrus utilizes Rangers' day off Thursday to get married

The Texas Rangers enjoyed a rare day off Thursday and have only three more off days the entire month of June. To say Elvis Andrus took advantage of the free time to tie up one very loose end in his personal life would be an understatement: He got married.The Rangers shortstop took to social media to proudly announce he and fiancée Cori Febles had wed. It’s been an eventful several...
Via Sportress of Blogitude
26 days ago  |  Discuss

Joey Gallo on Athleticism and Defensive Versatility

Joey Gallo not only slugs like a slugger, he looks like a slugger. Listed at 6-foot-5 and 235 pounds, he’s a large man by any measure. But don’t let that fool you. He’s no plodder. The 23-year-old Texas Rangers infielder-outfielder is far more athletic than many people realize. It’s no secret that Gallo can propel baseballs long distances — fully half of his 16 home runs...
Via Fangraphs
28 days ago  |  Discuss
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