Rangers manager Jeff Banister confirmed that Alex Claudio did enough last year to earn a spot in the 2017 bullpen.
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As Nomar Mazara gets ready for his "sophomore" season in the Major Leagues, he faces the challenges of a second year.
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Did anybody else forget that the Texas Rangers led the AL in wins last year? Because I do...early playoff exits will do that, right Red Sox? I feel like I've never been so down on a winning program. The Rangers need pitching, and they need it bad. Despite finishing 7th in runs scored in all of the MLB, they barely had a positive run differential. The third worst team ERA in the AL...
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...
Add infielder Will Middlebrooks to the list of Rangers players influenced by the signing of first baseman Mike Napoli. Middlebrooks can also be put on the list of those who are not going to let it get him down, even though he signed with Texas in November with the idea of trying to win a job as its first baseman.
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This episode is going to be uuuuuuuuugggge, it's the Tampa Bay Rays and Texas Rangers Top Prospects all crammed into one. Both really tremendous, tremendous farm systems. Okay, neither of them are really that great, but our Presidential Trump filter makes everything bigly. So Halp and myself delve into both systems and our favorites from each. We talk Jose De Leon for at least the...
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...
Texas Rangers pitcher Yu Darvish is entering the final year of his contract, and there are some indications that the Rangers won’t be trying to give him an extension.Evan Grant of the Dallas Morning News sees some indications that the Rangers may ultimately shy away from giving Darvish a big-money extension. According to him, there have been few meaningful conversations laying...
ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) Colby Lewis has said goodbye to the Texas Rangers, the organization that drafted him and made both its World Series appearances with the veteran right-hander in the rotation. Lewis released a statement Tuesday thanking the team and its fans when Rangers pitchers and catchers were reporting to spring training in Arizona. He wrote that goodbyes ''are inevitable...
Via Associated Press
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Prince Fielder might be done with baseball, but his stay in the public spotlight will continue post-retirement.In a wide-ranging interview with Jerry Crasnick of ESPN.com, Fielder discussed his future away from the game. When asked about what he’s doing to keep busy, the 32-year-old dropped the news he’ll be hosting a cooking/interview show on Netflix and Hulu with his wife as...
Free-agent slugger Mike Napoli is a free agent no more.The veteran first baseman/designated hitter has agreed to a one-year deal with the Texas Rangers, pending a physical, according to MLB.com.It will be Napoli's third stint with the Rangers, who are in need of a full-time first baseman after losing Prince Fielder to a career-ending neck injury and Mitch Moreland to free agency...
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Multiple reports state Mike Napoli will re-sign with the Texas Rangers on a one-year deal.According to Jeff Wilson of the Fort Worth Star-Telegram, the 35-year-old could be returning to the Rangers for a third time.According to Wilson, two of his sources say the deal has been agreed upon. Two more of his sources tell him that “talks are progressing but it’s too early to say...
The Angels, Mariners, and Rangers are all situated within a game of each other in FanGraphs’ projected standings. The Blue Jays, Orioles, Royals, Tigers, and Yankees are also all bunched together with the those AL West clubs, all situated within in just three games of each other, suggesting there could be a crowded and parity-laden AL Wild Card race. Any added value could be...
While the Texas Rangers may well be looking to upgrade their pitching, it does not appear as though a trade with the Chicago White Sox for Jose Quintana is in the cards.Evan Grant of The Dallas Morning News reported that “it does not appear they are making a renewed push to land him (Quintana), despite a Wednesday afternoon report to the contrary.”This flies in the face of a...
UPDATE 4:18 p.m. PT: Evan Grant of The Dallas Morning News reports the Texas Rangers are not making a 'renewed push' for Jose Quintana. +++According to USA Today Sports’ Bob Nightengale, the Texas Rangers have “suddenly increased their pursuit” of Chicago White Sox left-handed pitcher Jose Quintana.Before Rangers fans start designing personalized jerseys, Nightengale stresses...
The 2016 season was a fascinating one for Texas Rangers second baseman Rougned Odor, and contrary to popular belief, it has nothing to do with punching Jose Bautista. What actually made it fascinating was the connection between his power production and plate discipline (or lack thereof). Through 632 plate appearances last season, Odor hit 33 home runs while drawing just 19 walks...
It’s just about that time of the year when pitchers and catchers begin making their way to Spring Training. It looks as though Texas Rangers pitcher Cole Hamels is going to skip packing some razors and shaving cream. The usually smooth, babyfaced Hamels is taking a cue from his former Phillies teammate Jayson Werth and turning heads with his new signature look with a beard that...
After having typically appeared in the very famous pages of Baseball Think Factory, Dan Szymborski’s ZiPS projections have been released at FanGraphs the past few years. The exercise continues this offseason. Below are the projections for the Texas Rangers. Szymborski can be found at ESPN and on Twitter at @DSzymborski. Other Projections: Arizona / Atlanta / Baltimore / Boston...
Texas Rangers pitcher Jake Diekman revealed in December he would be undergoing surgery to treat his ulcerative colitis. Details that have since been revealed show the seriousness of Diekman’s condition and the complexity inherent to treating it. Diekman on Wednesday underwent a four-hour procedure to have his colon removed after it was “wrecked” by the condition, per a report...
If the general premise of this sounds familiar, it’s because we’ve talked about this before. On the heels of the Texas Rangers returning to the playoffs in 2015, I noticed they had similar roster uncertainties in advance of 2016. All they did once Opening Day rolled around was win the American League West with ease by posting an AL-best 95-67 record. While they proved to be...
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