Via FOX Sports
4 hours ago
There may be some intrigue building in the Rangers' rotation. Nick Martinez is the one causing it because he is pitching like a guy who doesn't want to go back to Triple-A Round Rock. He'll know in five days if that's the case.
13 hours ago
Delino DeShields Jr. is taking an opportunity to shout out Cartoon Network for all of the childhood memories.For Friday’s game against the Los Angeles Angels, the Texas Rangers outfielder sported a legendary pair of cleats bearing images from the beloved millennial-era animated series Ed, Edd n Eddy. It’s a cool way for the 24-year-old DeShields to pay tribute to a show that...
Via Associated Press
18 hours ago | Discuss
Rangers right-hander Yu Darvish is getting an extra day of rest, and that may have saved a pit bull named Sage from the dog pound.
18 hours ago
Rangers right-hander Tyson Ross is expected to throw a bullpen session on Saturday. It will be his first time on the mound since being scratched from an April 12 start in extended spring training because of back spasms.
18 hours ago
Only three pitchers in the majors so far this season have thrown more innings than Cole Hamels, and his 3.03 ERA is pretty nice, too. Good start to the season for him, then, right? Well, not so fast. There are a number of indicators that paint the picture that Hamels may be in for a world of trouble in 2017. I first was alerted to Hamels’ precarious situation by this tweet from...
The Texas Rangers were fortunate to string together a 14-3 shellacking on the Minnesota Twins on Wednesday. Had things not gone exactly has hoped, the Rangers could have been staring at a home sweep of the team who owns the first overall pick in the 2017 MLB draft. To be fair, Minnesota has looked better in April than its surprising disaster that was 2016, but Texas, the third worst...
“Baseball is like a poker game. Nobody wants to quit when he's losing; nobody wants you to quit when you're ahead.” Jackie Robinson Addiction is one of those things in life that no one can fully understand. Some people experience it, others feel true empathy for those who are stuck deep in its grasps, and yet others have no time or patience to consider the addictions of...
Via One Strike Away
1 day ago
Texas Rangers third baseman Adrian Beltre does not sound close to a return to the field.According to Evan Grant of the Dallas Morning News and T.R. Sullivan of MLB.com, Beltre is still not working out on the field and is not progressing in his recovery from a calf injury. Beltre suffered the injury before the season and had a setback about two weeks ago. His continued slow recovery...
The Texas lost tonight to home plate umpire Alfonso Marquez by a score of 3-2. And it was stupid, so I refuse to give more insight on it. A real ump show.
Via One Strike Away
4 days ago
Josh Hamilton was released by the Texas Rangers on Friday amid continued problems with his knees.Hamilton was rehabbing his left knee from surgery when he injured his right knee on a swing, according to Rangers GM Jon Daniels. Hamilton underwent four operations on his left knee in just over a year (he re-injured it during spring training). This injury is to his right knee and would...
In yesterday’s ninth inning, Sam Dyson came in with a lead, and left with a loss. It’s the second time that’s happened. Another time, he came in with a tie, and left with a loss. Another time, he came in with a lead, and left with a tie. Dyson has so far pitched in six games, and he’s been charged with four of what we call Meltdowns. He has zero saves, three blown saves,...
Below is an analysis of the prospects in the Texas Rangers farm system. Scouting reports are compiled with information provided by industry sources as well as from my own observations. The KATOH statistical projections, probable-outcome graphs, and (further down) Mahalanobis comps have been provided by Chris Mitchell. For more information on the 20-80 scouting scale by which all...
Texas Rangers infielder Joey Gallo revealed recently that he plans to avoidTwitter and Instagram this season, suggesting social media distracts him from focusing on baseball.Gallo, 23, obviously is a member of the millennial generation, so social media simply is something that’s an accepted part of life. But he made the decision to avoid it altogether for the 2017 season.“This...
Former Major League Baseball outfielder Otis Nixon has been reported as missing by police in Woodstock, Ga. According to WSB-TV 2 in Atlanta, Ga., police said Nixon was on his way out the door Saturday morning to play golf but never arrived at the course for his scheduled tee time.Nixon is famous for robbing Pittsburgh Pirates’ Andy Van Slyke from hitting a home run back in 1992...
The Texas Rangers did not get their first win of the season until Friday night against Oakland. That is bad, but not as bad as how they have lost. They could be 3-1 if Sam Dyson had not wilted against the Cleveland offense. Unfortunately, the South Carolina product has given up eight earned runs in a combined inning of work. On Opening Night, he allowed three earned runs to give...
Want more news first thing in the day? Sign up for the Yardbarker Morning Bark newsletter here.Good morning and welcome to the YB Box Score, what we're reading while waiting for our NHL playoff matchup. Happy birthday today to Adrian Beltre, Tiki & Ronde Barber, Ricky Watters, Suzann Pettersen, Pascal Dupuis, and Tony Dorsett. On this date in 1974 Andy Brown of the Pittsburgh...
The Texas Rangers have had a rough start to the 2017 season, in front of their home fans.After losing the first two games of their opening series to the Cleveland Indians at Globe Life Park in Arlington, the Rangers looked to be in good shape to secure their first win of the year as they headed into the top of the ninth with a 6-4 lead on Wednesday night.However, closer Sam Dyson...
While the saga of the missing Tom Brady jerseys has been solved, it didn’t need to go as long as it did.Dylan Wagner, a 19-year-old memorabilia collector was doing business with Mauricio Ortega and remembered Brady’s Super Bowl XLIX jersey, which made him suspicious. After Brady’s Super Bowl LI jersey went missing (along with Von Miller’s Super Bowl 50 helmet), Wagner contacted...
In the 57 seasons the Texas Rangers have been a franchise, they’ve had players wear every number between 1 and 71 except for one.Yes, that’s right, they’ve never had a No. 69.For those of you too mature to know, the number 69 has long been a source of, um fascination for the most juvenile among us. As a result, it’s been worn by only eight players in baseball history, as...
No one ever questioned whether Texas Rangers infielder Joey Gallo had power. Up to this point in his young career, it’s been all about making contact.Heading into the 2017 season, Gallo had struck out a whopping 50 percent of the time he stepped to the plate in parts of two years with Texas.Now, beginning the season as the Rangers’ starting third baseman with Adrian Beltre on...
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