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Rival Scouts Still Eyeing Minor, But No Recent Trade Talks

The Rangers received offseason trade interest in lefty Mike Minor but opted to hang onto him to help anchor a thin rotation in 2019. And while USA Today’s Bob Nightengale tweeted recently that both the Mets and Phillies are showing “strong” interest in Minor, Evan Grant of the Dallas Morning News cites three sources in…

Author: Steve Adams
Posted: April 18, 2019, 4:53 pm

Rangers Sign Jen-Ho Tseng To Minor League Deal

The Rangers announced Wednesday that they’ve signed right-hander Jen-Ho Tseng to a minor league contract. The former Cubs righty, who was designated for assignment released recently, will head to extended Spring Training begin a throwing program, per Rangers executive vice president of communications John Blake. Tseng, 24, was a fairly high-profile signing for the Cubs…

Author: Steve Adams
Posted: April 17, 2019, 9:15 pm

Forsythe On Signing With Rangers

Infielder Logan Forsythe spoke with MLB.com’s T.R. Sullivan about his decision to sign with the Rangers, specifically how the opportunity to play on a near-everyday basis by rotating through a number of positions spoke to him. “Most teams that looked at me had a pretty set infield,” said Forsythe. “There weren’t too many everyday jobs out there, or…

Author: Steve Adams
Posted: April 15, 2019, 5:58 pm

Rangers Place Rougned Odor On 10-Day IL, Select Danny Santana

Per a team release, the Rangers have placed 2B Rougned Odor on the 10-Day IL with a right knee sprain. IF/OF Danny Santana was selected to the 40-man from AAA-Nashville and will join the club in his place. To make room for Santana, the club moved righty Edinson Volquez to the 60-day IL. Per Jeff…

Author: Ty Bradley
Posted: April 13, 2019, 8:36 pm

Edinson Volquez Waiting For Assessment Of Elbow Injury

The Rangers still lack clarity regarding the severity of the elbow injury to veteran starter Edinson Volquez. For now, the plan is to put him on the shelf for the next four to six weeks before bringing him in for imaging and a medical review, Jeff Wilson of the Fort Worth Star-Telegram was among those to cover…

Author: Jeff Todd
Posted: April 13, 2019, 1:57 am

Previewing 2019-20’s Opt-Out Clause Decisions

Some few contracts include provisions giving the player control over one or more seasons by affording the chance to opt out of the remainder of the deal. Take the bird in hand or see how many you can net from the free-agent bush? Market changes have impacted the math for some players, but the open…

Author: Steve Adams
Posted: April 13, 2019, 12:26 am

Rangers Eyeing Minor League Rotation Depth

The Rangers are looking at adding some depth options for the rotation to their minor league ranks, president of baseball operations Jon Daniels told reporters Tuesday (Twitter link via Jeff Wilson of the Fort Worth Star-Telegram). Texas recently lost Edinson Volquez to an elbow sprain that could potentially threaten the veteran righty’s career.At this point,…

Author: Steve Adams
Posted: April 10, 2019, 3:05 am

Ronald Guzman Placed On IL With Hamstring Strain

After suffering a right hamstring strain, the Rangers have placed first baseman Ronald Guzman on the 10-day injured list, per a team announcement. To fill his roster spot, the team has recalled infielder Patrick Wisdom from Triple-A. The 24-year-old Guzman has started off the season hitting just .231, though he has shown more reason for…

Author: George Miller
Posted: April 7, 2019, 5:57 pm

Rangers Had Interest In Dan Straily

The Rangers and Blue Jays were two of the teams that had interest in Dan Straily before the right-hander signed with the Orioles last week, MLB Network’s Jon Heyman reports (Twitter link).  Both Texas and Toronto are dealing with rotation injuries, though the Rangers had a more immediate need for starting help now that Edinson…

Author: Mark Polishuk
Posted: April 7, 2019, 4:14 am

Ronald Guzman Suffers Hamstring Injury

Rangers first baseman Ronald Guzman left today’s game due to hamstring tightness, and MLB.com’s T.R. Sullivan tweets that Guzman will receive an MRI to determine the severity of the problem.  Evan Grant of the Dallas Morning News looks at the ripple effect that a potential Guzman IL stint would have on the Texas roster, including…

Author: Mark Polishuk
Posted: April 7, 2019, 12:03 am

Edinson Volquez Facing Retirement Decision

Rangers right-hander Edinson Volquez will consider retirement if the injury that recently landed him on the IL turns out to be another UCL tear, per Evan Grant of the Dallas Morning News (via Twitter). Volquez underwent Tommy John to repair the UCL in his throwing elbow in August of 2017, returning to big league action…

Author: TC Zencka
Posted: April 6, 2019, 5:31 pm

Rangers Place Edinson Volquez On 10-Day IL With Elbow Sprain

The Rangers announced today that righty Edinson Volquez has been placed on the 10-day injured list with an elbow sprain. He’ll be replaced on the active roster by southpaw Kyle Bird, who had recently been optioned down. It’s not yet clear how severe the injury is, but it’s an obvious red flag for a pitcher…

Author: Jeff Todd
Posted: April 5, 2019, 11:10 pm

Rangers Select Adrian Sampson

The Rangers have selected the contract of righty Adrian Sampson. Indeed, he was just called in to relieve in tonight’s game. To create space on the roster, the club announced two additional moves. Southpaw Kyle Bird was optioned to make way on the active roster, while a 40-man spot was procured by shifting injured hurler Yohander Mendez…

Author: Jeff Todd
Posted: April 2, 2019, 1:18 am

Mariners Acquire Connor Sadzeck

7:30pm: This move has now been announced. 6:37pm: The Mariners have struck a deal with the Rangers to acquire righty Connor Sadzeck, according to Jeff Wilson of the Fort Worth Star-Telegram. Fellow right-hander Grant Anderson will go to Texas in return. The intra-division swap arose after Sadzeck was designated for assignment recently. He’s out of options,…

Author: Jeff Todd
Posted: April 1, 2019, 11:37 pm

Rangers Likely To Find Trade Partner For Sadzeck?

Rangers president of baseball operations Jon Daniels spoke about the decision to designate flamethrowing right-hander Connor Sadzeck for assignment earlier today (link via MLB.com’s T.R. Sullivan), acknowledging that it was a difficult decision. Daniels feels there’s a “decent” chance that Sadzeck would be claimed if he’s run through waivers, given that he can reach triple…

Author: Steve Adams
Posted: March 29, 2019, 12:54 am