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Rangers Considering Extension Offers

The Rangers are considering the possibility of pursuing extensions with several young players, according to MLB.com’s T.R. Sullivan. At this point, though, it’s not clear that the team has engaged any agents. Neither is it evident which players might be approached. Sullivan tabs Joey Gallo, Nomar Mazara, and Jose Leclerc as the likeliest candidates. That…

Author: Jeff Todd
Posted: February 19, 2019, 5:28 am

Willie Calhoun Reflects On Disappointing 2018

Rangers outfielder Willie Calhoun entered last year, his first full season with the organization, as Baseball America’s 36th-ranked prospect. Despite the hype, Calhoun fell flat at the Triple-A level and in the majors, leading GM Jon Daniels and then-manager Jeff Banister to tell him he needed to change his work ethic and lifestyle in the…

Author: Connor Byrne
Posted: February 17, 2019, 4:10 pm

Rangers Sign Ben Revere

The Rangers have signed outfielder Ben Revere to a minor league contract with an invitation to major league spring training, Ken Rosenthal of The Athletic reports. The deal comes with a $1MM salary if Revere makes the majors, per Jon Heyman of Fancred. Revere, out of work since the Angels released him last August, is…

Author: Connor Byrne
Posted: February 17, 2019, 2:49 pm

Rangers Sign Adam Moore To Minor League Deal

The Rangers signed catcher Adam Moore to a minor league deal and invited him to major league camp, per John Blake, the team’s Executive VP of Communications (via Twitter). Moore passed his physical this morning, making the deal official, per Jeff Wilson of the Fort Worth Star-Telegram (via Twitter). The Rangers now have 66 players…

Author: TC Zencka
Posted: February 16, 2019, 5:00 pm

Agency Changes: Gurriels, Calhoun

Here are the latest agency changes from around the game. As always, you can find updated representation information in MLBTR’s Agency Database. Both of the Gurriel brothers — Yuli Gurriel of the Astros and Lourdes Gurriel Jr. of the Blue Jays — have hired Magnus Sports, according to Shi Davidi of Sportsnet.ca (via Twitter). The elder…

Author: Jeff Todd
Posted: February 15, 2019, 3:23 am

Minor MLB Transactions: 2/14/19

Here are Thursday’s minor moves from around the league… The Athletics announced that they’ve signed lefty Tyler Alexander to a minor league deal and invited him to Major League Spring Training. He’s been out of affiliated ball since the 2014 season, pitching on the independent circuit and in the Mexican League. Manager Bob Melvin spoke…

Author: Steve Adams
Posted: February 15, 2019, 1:02 am

Doug Fister Retires

Veteran right-hander Doug Fister has elected to call it a career after spending parts of 10 seasons in the Majors, agent Page Odle tells Jon Morosi of MLB.com. Fister, 35, received multiple Major League contract offers this winter, according to Odle, but is instead making a “100 percent family-driven” decision to spend time with his…

Author: Steve Adams
Posted: February 13, 2019, 10:46 pm

Davidson On Hopeful Role With Rangers

Infielder Matt Davidson chatted with MLB.com’s T.R. Sullivan about his role with the Rangers this coming season. Davidson, signed as a corner infielder/reliever, indicated that he’s not expecting to be one of the team’s top seven or eight relievers. Rather, he’s aiming to be an option to pitch in the same capacity he did with…

Author: Steve Adams
Posted: February 13, 2019, 1:37 am

Rangers Interested In Sergio Romo

In addition to the Blue Jays, the Twins and Rangers are looking into signing veteran righty Sergio Romo, per Jon Morosi of MLB.com (via Twitter). The Minnesota and Texas organizations, though, only seem to be considering minor-league offers. (Toronto’s offer level isn’t clear.) It’s a bit surprising to hear of such limited interest in the 35-year-old, who…

Author: Jeff Todd
Posted: February 12, 2019, 5:35 am

Checking In On The Worst Rotations Of 2018

Last Sunday, we took a look at the improvements (or lack thereof) the worst bullpens of the 2018 major league season have made since the winter began. Today’s edition will focus on the sorriest rotations from 2018, when the starting staffs of the Orioles, Rangers, Blue Jays, Padres and White Sox posted ERAs upward of…

Author: Connor Byrne
Posted: February 10, 2019, 7:01 pm

Rangers Sign Hunter Pence To Minor League Deal

3:04pm: MLB Network’s Jon Heyman tweets that Pence’s deal has a $2MM base salary and another $1.25MM worth of incentives available to him 2:44pm: The Rangers announced Thursday that they’ve signed outfielder Hunter Pence to a minor league contract and invited him to Major League Spring Training. It’s a homecoming of sorts for Pence, a…

Author: Steve Adams
Posted: February 7, 2019, 9:04 pm

Orioles, Rangers, Astros Have Recently Scouted Yolbert Sanchez

As of today, 21-year-old Cuban shortstop Yolbert Sanchez is formally cleared to sign with Major League clubs. Sanchez, who recently left Cuba and has since been living and working out in the Dominican Republic, emerged as the most touted talent on the international free-agent market in late January when it was first reported that he’d…

Author: Steve Adams
Posted: February 6, 2019, 1:22 am

Rangers To Re-Sign Ricardo Rodriguez

The Rangers have agreed to a minor-league deal with righty Ricardo Rodriguez, according to Gerry Fraley of the Dallas Morning News. Whether he’ll receive a MLB spring invite isn’t yet known. Rodriguez was dropped from the 40-man roster last fall after an injury-limited campaign. Arm troubles aren’t a new phenomenon for the 26-year-old, who sat…

Author: Jeff Todd
Posted: February 5, 2019, 2:19 pm

Rangers To Sign David Carpenter

The Rangers have agreed to a contract with right-handed reliever David Carpenter, Driveline Baseball’s Kyle Boddy announced on Twitter. Details of the contract are unknown at this time, but it seems fair to assume it’s a minor-league arrangement. There was a time when we ran quite a few posts involving David Carpenter, inevitably spurring the…

Author: Jeff Todd
Posted: February 5, 2019, 1:10 am

Rangers, Matt Davidson Agree To Minor League Deal

The Rangers have agreed to a minor league contract with corner infielder Matt Davidson, tweets ESPN’s Jeff Passan. He’ll presumably head to Major League Spring Training, and, interestingly, will work as both an infielder and a pitcher with his new organization, according to Passan. Davidson is represented by MVP Sports. Davidson, 28 in March, more…

Author: Steve Adams
Posted: February 1, 2019, 8:35 pm