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Rangers Place Martin Perez On 10-Day DL

Rangers lefty Martin Perez is headed to the 10-day DL with a fractured right thumb, per a club announcement. Fortunately, that’s his non-pitching hand, so it seems likely he won’t require an extended absence. (Evan Grant of the Dallas Morning News has the story on the injury, which was caused by a rogue hotel door.)…

Author: Jeff Todd
Posted: June 24, 2017, 3:43 pm

Rangers Designate Eddie Gamboa, Select Preston Claiborne, Place Jeremy Jeffress On DL

The Rangers have announced that righty Eddie Gamboa was designated for assignment, via executive VP of communications John Blake. His 40-man spot will go to righty Preston Claiborne, whose contract was purchased. Texas also shifted reliever Jeremy Jeffress to the 10-day DL. Gamboa, a 32-year-old knuckleballer, cracked the majors for the first time last year…

Author: Jeff Todd
Posted: June 22, 2017, 5:58 pm

Rangers Select Tanner Scheppers

The Rangers have selected the contract of righty Tanner Scheppers, per a club announcement. To clear a 40-man spot, the club shifted A.J. Griffin to the 60-day DL. Scheppers, 30, is back in the bigs for the first time this year. He wasn’t especially good in his 16 Triple-A appearances, posting a 4.64 ERA with 5.9…

Author: Jeff Todd
Posted: June 20, 2017, 2:50 am

Trade Chatter: Market, Darvish, Lucroy, Giants

With baseball’s draft in the rear-view mirror, the focus for many clubs will begin shifting to trades over the next several weeks. In light of that, Fangraphs’ Dave Cameron breaks the league down into nine definite buyers, nine very likely sellers and a dozen bubble teams that are hovering around the .500 mark. As Cameron notes,…

Author: Steve Adams
Posted: June 19, 2017, 10:23 pm

Colby Lewis On Rejecting Minors Deal From Rangers

One of Moreland’s former teammates – free agent right-hander Colby Lewis – was unwilling to return to the Rangers on a minor league contract last offseason, and he explained why to T.R. Sullivan of “I didn’t want to fight for a position,” Lewis said. “Here I am, I have been here forever. I’ll be…

Author: Connor Byrne
Posted: June 19, 2017, 1:19 am

Dodgers Claim Peter O’Brien, Designate Jason Wheeler

The Dodgers have claimed outfielder Peter O’Brien off waivers from the Rangers, according to an announcement from Texas. To make room for O’Brien, the Dodgers have designated left-hander Jason Wheeler for assignment, tweets Ken Gurnick of Additionally, right-hander Dillon Gee, whom the Rangers designated on Friday, has cleared waivers and elected free agency. The…

Author: Connor Byrne
Posted: June 18, 2017, 7:36 pm

Rangers Unlikely To Trade Yu Darvish

While plans could change if the Rangers fall out of the race, a Yu Darvish deadline trade seems pretty unlikely right now since the team is playing better.  There are also longer-term considerations in play, as Texas wants to re-sign the star right-hander when Darvish hits free agency this winter and “the relationship between the…

Author: Mark Polishuk
Posted: June 18, 2017, 3:50 pm

Rangers Place Andrew Cashner On DL, Designate Peter O’Brien

The Rangers have announced that they’ve placed righty Andrew Cashner on the 10-day DL with a left oblique strain. They’ve also purchased the contract of veteran righty reliever Ernesto Frieri to take his place on the 25-man roster. To clear 40-man space for Frieri, they’ve designated 1B/OF Peter O’Brien for assignment. [Related: Updated Texas Rangers…

Author: Charlie Wilmoth
Posted: June 17, 2017, 6:11 pm

Rangers Sign Top Three Draft Picks

The Rangers have reached agreements with each of their top three picks from the recent Rule 4 draft, executive VP of communications John Blake announced on Twitter. First selection Bubba Thompson was taken with the 26th overall pick, which comes with a roughly $2.45MM bonus allocation. He’ll get $2.1MM, per Evan Grant of the Dallas Morning…

Author: Jeff Todd
Posted: June 16, 2017, 10:58 pm

Rangers Designate Dillon Gee, Activate Tyson Ross, Option Jurickson Profar

The Rangers announced that righty Dillon Gee was designated for assignment. The move was made to open a roster spot for Tyson Ross, who has been activated off of the 60-day DL to make his debut for the club. Texas has announced a withering array of other moves as well. Former top prospect Jurickson Profar…

Author: Jeff Todd
Posted: June 16, 2017, 8:32 pm

Rangers Debated Cutting Jeffress Before Moving Dyson

Prior to trading designating Sam Dyson for assignment and trading him to the Giants, the Rangers also gave consideration to cutting right-hander Jeremy Jeffress loose, Heyman writes. However, Texas deemed Jeffress more likely to rebound from his struggles and kept him on the roster. I’d imagine that as was the case with Dyson, Jeffress would…

Author: Steve Adams
Posted: June 16, 2017, 5:34 pm

Injury Notes: Shields, Walker, Harvey, Johnson, Zobrist, Skaggs, Hamels, Cosart, Urias

The White Sox will activate righty James Shields to make a start on Sunday, as JJ Stankevitz of CSN Chicago reports (Twitter links). That’ll leave plenty of time for the veteran to show not only that he’s back from a lat strain, but also that he still has some gas left in the tank. Shields,…

Author: Jeff Todd
Posted: June 15, 2017, 4:02 am

Hamels Nearing Rehab Assignment

Cole Hamels is on the verge of embarking on a minor league rehab assignment, as Richard Dean writes for The Rangers southpaw tossed two sets of 15 pitches in a bullpen session today and “came out good,” per Texas skipper Jeff Banister. Hamels threw fastballs and breaking balls in today’s session and, depending how…

Author: Steve Adams
Posted: June 14, 2017, 1:19 am

Rangers Acquire Joely Rodriguez

The Rangers have acquired lefty Joely Rodriguez from the Phillies, per announcements from the organizations. Cash or a player to be named later will go back in return for Rodriguez, who was designated for assignment last week. Rodriguez, 25, will head to Triple-A on optional assignment with his new organization. He’ll provide a depth option…

Author: Jeff Todd
Posted: June 13, 2017, 5:03 pm

Tyson Ross' Return Imminent

A pitcher whose return date appears to be closer is the Rangers’ Tyson Ross, who told reporters, including’s TR Sullivan (on Twitter), that he’s ready to make his 2017 big-league debut. (The team hasn’t yet set a date for his first start.) The Rangers signed Ross to a one-year deal last offseason knowing it was uncertain…

Author: Charlie Wilmoth
Posted: June 11, 2017, 7:59 pm

Latest On Adrian Beltre's Ankle Injury

As expected, the Rangers officially called Jurickson Profar up from Triple-A but lefty Dario Alvarez was demoted in the corresponding move, as the club is still waiting to see on Adrian Beltre’s bad ankle.  Beltre told Jeff Wilson of the Fort Worth Star-Tribune (Twitter link) that he could sit out through the weekend but be…

Author: Mark Polishuk
Posted: June 9, 2017, 10:34 pm

Latest On Shohei Otani

A legitimate sense of mystery shrouds Japanese star Shohei Otani, writes Jeff Passan of Yahoo Sports, as Major League scouts and general managers have no idea whether the 22-year-old phenom will actually enter the posting system and leap to Major League Baseball this offseason. Passan spoke to at least five general managers and multiple scouts…

Author: Steve Adams
Posted: June 9, 2017, 2:12 pm

Rangers To Promote Profar; Beltre May Require DL Stint

With Adrian Beltre possibly looking at a DL stint, the Rangers will recall Jurickson Profar from Triple-A, FanRag Sports’ Jon Heyman reports.  Beltre didn’t make his 2017 debut until May 29 due to a lingering calf injury, and collected at least one hit in all seven games he played before suffering an ankle injury on…

Author: Mark Polishuk
Posted: June 8, 2017, 4:09 am

Giants Acquire Sam Dyson

The Giants announced that they’ve acquired right-hander Sam Dyson and cash from the Rangers in exchange for a player to be named later. It’s not yet known exactly how much of Dyson’s $3.52MM salary the Rangers are including in the deal, though Dyson is still owed about $2.27MM of that figure. The deal was technically announced…

Author: Steve Adams
Posted: June 7, 2017, 12:33 am

Rangers Sign Ernesto Frieri To Minors Deal

The Rangers announced that they’ve signed right-hander Ernesto Frieri to a minor league contract and assigned him to Triple-A Round Rock. The former Angels closer had been pitching with the Yankees’ Triple-A affiliate until last week, when he opted out of his minor league deal with New York. Presumably, Frieri’s camp sees a clearer road…

Author: Steve Adams
Posted: June 6, 2017, 8:49 pm

Rangers Nearing Sam Dyson Trade

JUNE 5, 5:45pm: The Twins remain in the mix for Dyson, tweets Wolfson. Daniels indicated that four or five teams have made serious offers to acquire the reliever, per Shan Shariff of 105.3 The Fan (on Twitter). 4:37pm: Daniels told the Ben & Skin show on 105.3 The Fan on Monday that he’s weighing two…

Author: Jeff Todd
Posted: June 5, 2017, 10:45 pm

Too Early For Rangers To Plan On Selling?

We at MLB Trade Rumors extend our condolences to the friends and family of Jimmy Piersall, who passed away on Saturday at the age of 87.  Piersall had a memorable 17-year playing career with the Red Sox, Angels, Indians, Senators, and Mets from 1950-67, winning two Gold Gloves and reaching two All-Star Games.  After retiring…

Author: Mark Polishuk
Posted: June 5, 2017, 4:01 am

Tyson Ross Could Make 2017 Debut Next Weekend

Righty Tyson Ross could start for the Rangers next weekend, though the team hasn’t made a decision yet on when it will activate him, per T.R. Sullivan of “It comes down to how he feels the next few days, going through the progression and his overall health,” manager Jeff Banister said of Ross, an…

Author: Connor Byrne
Posted: June 4, 2017, 9:01 pm

Should Rangers Consider Trading Adrian Beltre?

An Adrian Beltre trade is something the Rangers will have to consider if they end up as sellers at the trade deadline, opines Evan Grant of the Dallas Morning News (Twitter links). Beltre has established himself as a franchise icon since joining the Rangers in 2011, but the potential Hall of Famer will turn 39…

Author: Connor Byrne
Posted: June 4, 2017, 3:58 am

Rangers Unlikely To Be Full Sellers At Deadline

The Rangers are also a team that won’t go into full-scale selling mode, so Cafardo expects them to wait and see if they should pursue starting pitching help for a run at a wild card slot.[SOURCE LINK]

Author: Mark Polishuk
Posted: June 3, 2017, 9:32 pm

Rangers To Designate Sam Dyson For Assignment

TODAY: Texas has officially announced the move. YESTERDAY: The Rangers will designate struggling former closer Sam Dyson for assignment, reports Ken Rosenthal of FOX Sports (Twitter links). Texas expects to trade Dyson after informing other clubs of its plans and receiving interest from more than one team, Rosenthal adds. Jose Leclerc will be activated from the DL…

Author: Steve Adams
Posted: June 2, 2017, 7:50 pm

Rangers Made Offseason Play For Greg Holland

The Nationals and Rangers were among the teams to make a play for Greg Holland, Heyman writes, but only the Rockies were willing to take the significant risk of including a vesting player option worth as much as $15MM. Washington GM Mike Rizzo was actually on board with the concept of a vesting player option,…

Author: Steve Adams
Posted: June 2, 2017, 2:32 am

Rangers Trade Josh Wilson To Indians, Grant Cesar Puello His Release

The Rangers made a pair of Triple-A moves on Thursday, announcing that veteran infielder Josh Wilson has been traded to the Indians in exchange for cash, while minor league outfielder Cesar Puello has exercised a June 1 out clause in his deal and been granted his release. Wilson, 36, inked a minors pact with the…

Author: Steve Adams
Posted: June 1, 2017, 8:40 pm

Rangers Face Hard Choice With Sam Dyson

The struggles have continued for former Rangers closer Sam Dyson. As Jeff Wilson of the Fort Worth Star-Telegram writes, Dyson surrendered two home runs as the club went down in extra innings. While he is still generating grounders at a healthy clip, everything else has gone wrong for Dyson, who now owns a 10.80 ERA with a…

Author: Jeff Todd
Posted: June 1, 2017, 1:42 pm

Tyson Ross To Take One More Rehab Start

While Tyson Ross is nearly ready for the Rangers, the club is still waiting to activate him. As’s T.R. Sullivan tweets, Ross is expected to make one more rehab outing before re-ascending to the majors.

Author: Jeff Todd
Posted: May 31, 2017, 3:07 am

Rangers Activate Adrian Beltre

The Rangers have activated veteran third baseman Adrian Beltre, as had been expected. He’s starting and hitting cleanup in tonight’s lineup. Infielder/outfielder Drew Robinson was optioned to open a spot on the active roster. This’ll represent the first action on the year for Beltre, the 38-year-old star. He excelled yet again last year, slashing .300/.358/.521…

Author: Jeff Todd
Posted: May 29, 2017, 10:43 pm

Rangers Claim Peter O’Brien

The Rangers have claimed 1B/OF Peter O’Brien from the Reds, the two clubs have announced. To clear space on their 40-man roster, the Rangers have moved righty Tyson Ross to the 60-day DL. They’ve optioned O’Brien to Triple-A Round Rock. O’Brien’s stay in the Reds organization was brief — they claimed him from the Royals less…

Author: Charlie Wilmoth
Posted: May 27, 2017, 5:52 pm

Rangers Place A.J. Griffin On 10-Day DL

Finally, the Rangers will be awaiting the results of further evaluation on righty A.J. Griffin, but he’s heading to the DL, according to Evan Grant of the Dallas Morning News (via Twitter). Per a club announcement, he left his start tonight with a left intercostal strain. Even if Griffin ends up missing some time, though, it…

Author: Jeff Todd
Posted: May 27, 2017, 1:33 am

Beltre Could Play In Extended Spring Games This Weekend’s T.R. Sullivan tweets that Rangers third baseman Adrian Beltre could head to extended Spring Training this weekend to begin taking some at-bats in games. If that goes well, Beltre will still need a minor league rehab stint to ramp up after missing the entire season to date, though it’s a positive sign that he’s…

Author: Steve Adams
Posted: May 24, 2017, 2:28 am

Joey Gallo Continues A Season Of Statistical Extremes

Rangers infielder Joey Gallo’s wild season thus far is testing the limits of three-true-outcomes baseball, writes ESPN’s David Schoenfield. The “three true outcomes,” of course, are home runs, walks and strikeouts, and Gallo has piled up big numbers in all three categories, particularly the first and last. In 165 plate appearances this year, he has 13…

Author: Charlie Wilmoth
Posted: May 22, 2017, 3:57 am

Rangers Put Carlos Gomez On DL, Select Contract Of Jared Hoying

May 16: The Rangers have now formally announced that Gomez is on the 10-day disabled list. They’ve selected Hoying’s contract from Triple-A Round Rock and transferred infielder Hanser Alberto from the 10-day DL to the 60-day DL in a pair of corresponding moves. The 27-year-old Hoying appeared in 39 games with the Rangers last year…

Author: Steve Adams
Posted: May 16, 2017, 8:20 pm

Rangers Sign Drew Stubbs

The Rangers have reached a minor-league deal with outfielder Drew Stubbs, per a club announcement. The 32-year-old will report to Triple-A Round Rock. Stubbs was recently cut loose by the Giants after a 10-game run. He has seen a variety of similarly short stints over the past two seasons — including a pair with the…

Author: Jeff Todd
Posted: May 16, 2017, 8:02 pm

Knocking Down The Door: Faria, Guzman, Moncada, Rosario, Sims

This week’s installation of “Knocking Down The Door” includes two of the best middle infield prospects in baseball, a 22-year-old first baseman with a .404 OBP in Triple-A, and a pair of starting pitchers who combined for 23 strikeouts in their last start. Jacob Faria, SP, Tampa Bay Rays (Triple-A Durham) Despite not making it through…

Author: Jason Martinez
Posted: May 15, 2017, 8:51 pm

Rangers Notes: Gomez, Choo

Carlos Gomez suffered a right hamstring strain while scoring a run (and awkwardly trying to avoid a bat while doing so) during today’s Rangers victory, and had to be removed from the game.  The center fielder will undergo an MRI tomorrow, and he feels the injury is “not something I think is too serious,” comparing…

Author: Mark Polishuk
Posted: May 15, 2017, 2:17 am

Adrian Beltre On Track To Return This Month

Rangers third baseman Adrian Beltre continues progressing toward a May return, writes T.R. Sullivan of Beltre, who hasn’t played this year because of a strained right calf, took batting practice and fielded ground balls on Saturday. Manager Jeff Banister called the workout “very positive” and added, “It was as good as he has felt…

Author: Connor Byrne
Posted: May 14, 2017, 5:05 pm

Will Middlebrooks Hoping For June Return

Rangers third baseman Will Middlebrooks hopes to return in mid- to late June after breaking his hand in April. It’s been awhile since the 28-year-old Middlebrooks made much of an impact in the Majors, but after signing a minor-league deal with the Rangers last winter, he was off to a hot start at Triple-A Round Rock,…

Author: Charlie Wilmoth
Posted: May 13, 2017, 9:25 pm

Rangers Taking Close Look At Shohei Otani

The pursuit of Shohei Otani could be unlike anything we’ve ever seen, but it won’t begin in earnest for some time. Given the stakes, though, teams have already begun jockeying. The Rangers, in particular, sent a contingent led by GM Jon Daniels to watch Otani work out, as Even Grant of the Dallas Morning News…

Author: Jeff Todd
Posted: May 13, 2017, 4:50 am

Rangers Place Jose Leclerc On 10-Day DL

Rangers reliever Jose Leclerc is heading to the 10-day DL with a bruised index finger, per a club announcement. He’ll be replaced by southpaw Dario Alvarez. Leclerc, 23, has been a bright spot for the struggling organization. Over 11 2/3 innings, he has allowed just three earned runs on six hits while racking up 18 strikeouts…

Author: Jeff Todd
Posted: May 9, 2017, 4:59 am

Accessing Yu Darvish's Trade Value

The Rangers dropped to 13-19 after today’s loss to the Mariners, and if Texas can’t turn things around, Fangraphs’ Dave Cameron opines that Yu Darvish could be a major trade chip at the deadline.  Darvish is only under contract through this season, though as Cameron notes, other rental starters dealt in recent years have still…

Author: Mark Polishuk
Posted: May 8, 2017, 3:23 am

Rangers Purchase Austin Bibens-Dirkx's Contract From Triple-A

The Rangers have purchased righty Austin Bibens-Dirkx’s contract from Triple-A Round Rock and optioned lefty Dario Alvarez in a corresponding move, according to the club. The 32-year-old Bibens-Dirkx has never pitched in the majors, having spent the first 11-plus years of his career in the minors with several teams, including Seattle, which selected him in…

Author: Connor Byrne
Posted: May 8, 2017, 2:10 am