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Cafardo: Cole Hamels Drawing Trade Interest

It’s “likely” the Rangers will find a trade partner for left-hander Cole Hamels, writes Cafardo, who adds that the Phillies, Yankees and Braves undoubtedly have interest. The Red Sox may also be among teams with Hamels on their radar, per Cafardo. Phillies general manager Matt Klentak doesn’t seem keen on dipping into the trade market…

Author: Connor Byrne
Posted: July 22, 2018, 1:17 pm

Rangers Rumors: Hamels, Relievers

Rangers left-hander Cole Hamels has made it known he’d welcome a return to Philadelphia, where he pitched from 2008-15, but a reunion appears “unlikely,” Todd Zolecki of MLB.com writes. The Phillies are trying to stay away from the starting pitching market in general, according to general manager Matt Klentak, who said Friday that the team’s…

Author: Connor Byrne
Posted: July 22, 2018, 1:59 am

Jose Trevino Undergoes Season-Ending Shoulder Surgery

Rangers catcher Jose Trevino has undergone season-ending left shoulder surgery, Evan Grant of the Dallas Morning News reports, adding that he should be ready for spring training in 2019. The 25-year-old had a poor season at the plate at the Triple-A level (.234/.284/.332 in 201 trips), but he’s a well-regarded defender who ranks as the…

Author: Connor Byrne
Posted: July 22, 2018, 12:05 am

Rangers Promote Willie Calhoun, Place Nomar Mazara On DL

The Rangers announced today that top prospect Willie Calhoun is headed up to the active MLB roster. He’ll take the spot of outfielder Nomar Mazara, who’ll hit the DL with a thumb sprain. Calhoun, who came to the Texas organization in last summer’s Yu Darvish swap, earned a brief taste of the big leagues late…

Author: Jeff Todd
Posted: July 20, 2018, 8:25 pm

Rangers Rumors: Beltre, Colon, Profar

The Rangers won’t be trading pending free-agent third baseman Adrian Beltre “unless circumstances change drastically,” TR Sullivan of MLB.com writes. Despite Beltre’s age (39), Texas would like to re-sign the franchise great. Beltre, for his part, is a 10-and-5 player who’d be able to block any trade. Meanwhile, fellow aging Ranger Bartolo Colon isn’t drawing…

Author: Connor Byrne
Posted: July 20, 2018, 2:15 pm

Rangers Notes: Trade Chips, Needs, Beltre, Perez

As Evan Grant of the Dallas Morning News explores, a rough first half of the season for the Rangers was not without its implications for the future. Unfortunately, for every positive turn (the recent improvements of Rougned Odor, say), there has been a less-encouraging development (Joey Gallo’s fall-off, for instance). Most disappointing of all, perhaps, is…

Author: Jeff Todd
Posted: July 18, 2018, 9:45 pm

Rangers Outright Carlos Perez

The Rangers announced Monday that they’ve activated catcher Carlos Perez from the 10-day disabled list and sent him outright to Triple-A Round Rock. In doing so, they’re creating a roster spot that’ll go to lefty Joe Palumbo who has been activated from the 60-day DL and optioned to Class-A Advanced Down East. Palumbo had been…

Author: Steve Adams
Posted: July 16, 2018, 9:05 pm

Mariners' Interest In Cole Hamels "Was Greatly Overplayed"

There was some buzz last month about the Mariners discussing a trade for Cole Hamels, though the Seattle Times’ Ryan Divish hears that the Mariners’ “interest was greatly overplayed.”  Whatever talks the M’s and Rangers had about Hamels could have been simply due diligence on the part of Seattle GM Jerry Dipoto, who “checks in…

Author: Mark Polishuk
Posted: July 16, 2018, 12:53 am

Pitching Notes: Bauer, Slegers, McCarthy, Cody

In a recent podcast with Jeff Passan of Yahoo Sports, Indians right-hander Trevor Bauer suggested he’d only take one-year deals for the remainder of his career (partially due to the high stakes of a bet with a childhood friend). Although that seems radical and somewhat irresponsible on the surface, Eno Sarris dives into the subject in a…

Author: Kyle Downing
Posted: July 15, 2018, 3:59 am

Rangers Activate Martin Perez, Release Austin Jackson

The Rangers announced that they’ve activated left-hander Martin Perez from the 60-day DL and released outfielder Austin Jackson. Additionally, they placed reliever Alex Claudio on the 10-day DL because of a left ankle sprain. Perez will start against the Orioles on Saturday, which will be his first major league outing since April 29. The 27-year-old…

Author: Connor Byrne
Posted: July 14, 2018, 7:32 pm

Rangers Have Inquired About Miguel Andujar

More on the Yankees, whose starting third baseman, Miguel Andujar, has been in the rumor mill of late. The Rangers and “several” other teams have made more than one inquiry regarding Andujar in the past, Joel Sherman of the New York Post reports. And “multiple executives” informed Sherman that the Yankees are now trying to…

Author: Connor Byrne
Posted: July 14, 2018, 3:24 pm

Daniels On Potential Beltre Trades

Evan Grant of the Dallas Morning News takes a look at the situation in which the Rangers find themselves with Adrian Beltre. The third baseman has full no-trade rights and has not yet given indication about whether he’d prefer to play out the season with a contender, though he has said he wants to play…

Author: Steve Adams
Posted: July 13, 2018, 3:48 am

Rangers Designate Austin Jackson

The Rangers have designated outfielder Austin Jackson for assignment, per a club announcement. He had been acquired recently from the Giants but never reported to his new team, at its request. As Gerry Fraley of the Dallas Morning News explained at the time, the swap that brought Jackson and reliever Cory Gearrin to Texas was…

Author: Jeff Todd
Posted: July 11, 2018, 4:12 pm

Rangers Scouting Yankees' Triple-A Club

Aroldis Chapman will likely be dealing with his current left knee issue for the rest of the season, Yankees skipper Aaron Boone said before yesterday’s game (link via George A. King III of the New York Post). Chapman has been playing through a minor bout of tedinitis in his left knee and was held out…

Author: Steve Adams
Posted: July 9, 2018, 4:49 pm

Rangers Acquire Austin Jackson, Cory Gearrin; Could Trade Jackson

12:47pm: Jackson may never even play for the Rangers, per Gerry Fraley of the Dallas Morning News. General manager Jon Daniels told the outfielder “to hold off on reporting,” Fraley writes. It seems they’ll try to trade him. 12:05pm: The Rangers have acquired outfielder Austin Jackson, reliever Cory Gearrin and right-hander Jason Bahr from the…

Author: Connor Byrne
Posted: July 8, 2018, 5:47 pm

Could Elvis Andrus Be A Lifetime Ranger?

After missing over two months due to a fractured elbow, it may be unlikely that Elvis Andrus opts out of his Rangers contract after the season.  Evan Grant of the Dallas Morning News thinks Andrus will be with the team not only in 2019, but “I really feel like this is a guy who is…

Author: Mark Polishuk
Posted: July 4, 2018, 11:31 pm

Rangers Place Tony Barnette On 10-Day DL

Similarly, the outlook is a bit concerning for Rangers righty Tony Barnette. He’ll be looked over today but is already believed to be dealing with a potentially worrisome shoulder strain, Evan Grant of the Dallas Morning News tweets. Though the Texas organization isn’t contending, and can simply recall just-optioned righty Chris Martin, the potential loss of…

Author: Jeff Todd
Posted: July 4, 2018, 5:10 pm

Phillies Rumored To Have Some Interest In Cole Hamels

It’s still unknown just how aggressive the Phillies will be in their first season of contention under the current front office regime. The club is one of the most interesting buy-side organizations to watch. Jon Heyman of Fancred dangles one intriguing possibility, tweeting that he’s “hearing some chatter” regarding the possible pursuit of Rangers lefty Cole Hamels.…

Author: Jeff Todd
Posted: July 4, 2018, 2:32 pm

Notable International Prospect Signings

With the 2018-19 international signing period kicking off today, there will be dozens of six- and seven-figure bonuses handed out to teenage prospects, primarily out of Latin America, filtering in throughout the day today. Many of these have been in the works for quite some time, as is reflected by the fact that most of…

Author: Steve Adams
Posted: July 2, 2018, 4:12 pm

Adrian Beltre Discusses 2019 Plans

Rangers third baseman Adrian Beltre spoke about his future Saturday, telling Evan Grant of the Dallas Morning News and other reporters that he’s unsure if he’ll return in 2019. But if Beltre does come back for what would be his age-40 season, the impending free agent only wants to play for the Rangers. “If I’m…

Author: Connor Byrne
Posted: July 1, 2018, 3:27 am

Latest On Adrian Beltre

Adrian Beltre has informed the Rangers he’s willing to consider trades, though he hopes to return to the Rangers in 2019.  “I don’t think he’s going anywhere,” a source close to Beltre told Heyman, as it seems like the veteran third baseman would only waive his full no-trade protection for a perfect situation.  Since Texas…

Author: Mark Polishuk
Posted: June 30, 2018, 7:49 pm

Could Rangers Re-Sign Yovani Gallardo?

With the Rangers facing a lot of uncertainty with their starting rotation in 2019, Jeff Wilson of the Fort Worth Star-Telegram suggests that Yovani Gallardo could potentially return to the team next season.  Gallardo hasn’t shown much in three starts for Texas, though he would likely be a low-cost signing in the offseason and would…

Author: Mark Polishuk
Posted: June 30, 2018, 5:00 pm

Report: “Increasingly Possible” Cole Hamels Is Traded Before All-Star Break

FRIDAY, 12:17am: The Mariners have engaged in some “dialogue” regarding Hamels, Morosi tweets, though there’s no indication at present that they’re particularly likely to end up with him. THURSDAY, 8:37pm: It’s “increasingly possible” that the Rangers will strike a deal involving veteran starter Cole Hamels in advance of the All-Star break, according to MLB.com’s Jon Morosi (via…

Author: Jeff Todd
Posted: June 29, 2018, 5:17 am

Concussion Sends Ronald Guzman To DL

The Rangers announced Tuesday that rookie first baseman Ronald Guzman has been placed on the 7-day concussion list, with Ryan Rua returning from Triple-A Round Rock to take his spot on the active roster. Guzman sustained his concussion when he dove back into third base on a pickoff attempt but collided with the knee of…

Author: Steve Adams
Posted: June 27, 2018, 3:11 am

Braves, Red Sox Interested In Adrian Beltre

Also from Cafardo, he adds the Red Sox and Braves to the list of teams with some interest in veteran third baseman Adrian Beltre.  With Rafael Devers on Boston’s big league roster and Braves top prospect Austin Riley looming at Triple-A, both teams could make sense for a short-term upgrade like Beltre, who is only…

Author: Mark Polishuk
Posted: June 25, 2018, 3:37 am

Rangers Interested In Keeping, Re-Signing Adrian Beltre

Rangers third baseman Adrian Beltre is reportedly available, though it’s no sure thing the team will trade the future Hall of Famer, Jeff Wilson of the Star-Telegram writes. Rather, the Rangers are interested in keeping Beltre, an impending free agent, in hopes of re-signing him prior to next season. In order to deal Beltre, the…

Author: Connor Byrne
Posted: June 24, 2018, 8:26 pm

Angels Acquire Deck McGuire, Request Release Waivers On Juan Graterol

JUNE 24: The Angels have requested unconditional release waivers on Graterol, per a team announcement. His release will become official in 48 hours if he clears waivers. JUNE 19: The Angels announced Tuesday that they’ve acquired right-hander Deck McGuire from the Rangers in exchange for cash. In order to clear a spot on the 40-man…

Author: Steve Adams
Posted: June 24, 2018, 7:28 pm

Alex Speas To Undergo Tommy John Surgery

Rangers right-handed pitching prospect Alex Speas has suffered a torn ulnar collateral ligament and will undergo Tommy John surgery, Jeff Wilson of the Star-Telegram writes. Speas will miss the rest of this year and a large portion of next season as a result. The 20-year-old, whom MLB.com ranks as the Rangers’ 22nd-best prospect, pitched to…

Author: Connor Byrne
Posted: June 24, 2018, 1:33 am

Rangers Make Adrian Beltre, Keone Kela, Jake Diekman Available

With the Rangers sitting at 34-44 and well out of playoff contention, they’ve made third baseman Adrian Beltre, closer Keone Kela and reliever Jake Diekman available on the trade market, Evan Grant of the Dallas Morning News reports. Even though Beltre is a franchise icon, this isn’t the first time the Rangers have put him…

Author: Connor Byrne
Posted: June 24, 2018, 12:10 am

Rangers Notes: Choo, Beltre, Diekman, Mendez

The Rangers would be willing to pay down some of Shin-Soo Choo’s remaining salary in a trade, reports Jon Heyman of FanRag Sports in his latest notes column. Heyman writes that the Rangers would do so “for the right take,” though it seems difficult to imagine the Rangers being especially picky in any Choo negotiations.…

Author: Steve Adams
Posted: June 22, 2018, 1:54 am

Adrian Beltre Drawing Trade Interest

Both the Phillies and Indians have varying levels of interest in Rangers third baseman Adrian Beltre, reports Jon Morosi of MLB.com. Philadelphia’s interest is portrayed a bit more strongly in the report, whereas Morosi writes that “[a]t least some within the Indians organization would like to acquire Beltre,” who is familiar with skipper Terry Francona…

Author: Steve Adams
Posted: June 21, 2018, 11:21 pm

Rangers Seek To Spread Infield Playing Time

The Rangers have a crowded infield mix now with Elvis Andrus re-joining the active roster. As Evan Grant of the Dallas Morning News explains, the organization hopes to keep all of its primary options on the field quite often, allowing Jurickson Profar to continue receiving ample opportunities while also letting Rougned Odor work through his struggles…

Author: Jeff Todd
Posted: June 19, 2018, 4:25 pm

Rangers Designate Deck McGuire

The Rangers have designated righty Deck McGuire for assignment, per a club announcement. That’s the roster move for the activation of shortstop Elvis Andrus. McGuire was only just claimed off waivers, so the Texas organization evidently intended all along to try to sneak him back through waivers. If he clears, the 28-year-old will presumably take…

Author: Jeff Todd
Posted: June 18, 2018, 9:41 pm

Rangers Activate Elvis Andrus

The Rangers announced Monday that they’ve activated shortstop Elvis Andrus from the 60-day disabled list and recalled right-hander Ricardo Rodriguez from Triple-A Round Rock. Catcher Jose Trevino was optioned to Double-A Frisco in one corresponding move, while Ryan Rua was optioned to Triple-A in another. The Rangers still need to make a 40-man move to…

Author: Steve Adams
Posted: June 18, 2018, 8:26 pm

Rougned Odor To Continue As Rangers' Starting Second Baseman

The Rangers’ Jurickson Profar has easily outperformed teammate Rougned Odor this year. Despite that, the Rangers’ second base job will continue to belong to Odor, in part because of his contract, according to Jeff Wilson of the Star-Telegram. Odor still has four and a half years remaining on the six-year, $49.5MM guarantee he landed prior…

Author: Connor Byrne
Posted: June 18, 2018, 3:05 am

Rangers Select Yovani Gallardo’s Contract

TODAY: The move is official, as announced by Rangers executive VP of communications John Blake (Twitter link).  To create space on the 25-man and 40-man rosters, lefty Brandon Mann was optioned to Triple-A while Doug Fister was moved to the 60-day DL.  Fister hit the DL with a knee strain last weekend, and now won’t…

Author: Jeff Todd
Posted: June 17, 2018, 3:58 pm

Rangers Claim Deck McGuire, Place Matt Bush On 10-Day DL

The Rangers have claimed righty Deck McGuire off waivers from the Blue Jays, per a club announcement. He’ll be optioned to Triple-A. The Texas organization has also shifted righty Matt Bush to the 10-day DL with what is being called a right elbow strain. Southpaws Yohander Mendez and Brandon Mann have been called up to…

Author: Jeff Todd
Posted: June 15, 2018, 8:05 pm

Rangers Move Matt Moore To Bullpen

The Rangers are moving veteran left-hander Matt Moore from the starting rotation to the bullpen, tweets Jeff Wilson of the Fort Worth Star-Telegram. Fellow left-hander Yohander Mendez will start for Texas in Moore’s place on Friday. It’s a disappointing outcome for both team and player, though Moore received perhaps a longer leash than his early…

Author: Steve Adams
Posted: June 14, 2018, 12:11 am

Rangers Agree To Terms With First-Rounder Cole Winn

June 12: Sullivan tweets that Winn has agreed to a $3.15MM value that comes in below the recommended slot value. June 10: The Rangers are in the final stages of an agreement with first-round pick Cole Winn, according to MLB.com’s T.R. Sullivan and Wesley Dodson.  Winn was on hand to watch the Astros/Rangers game today…

Author: Mark Polishuk
Posted: June 12, 2018, 9:28 pm

Rangers Agree To Terms With Second-Rounder Owen White 

Rangers second-rounder Owen White will take a $1.5MM bonus to bypass his commitment to the University of South Carolina, per MLB.com’s Jim Callis (via Twitter). White ranked just inside the top fifty on Law’s board and just a shade lower on the others. Analysts believe he has some room to grow into his frame and better maintain…

Author: Jeff Todd
Posted: June 12, 2018, 6:31 pm

2017-18 Rule 5 Draft Update

When we last checked in on this year’s crop of Rule 5 players, there were a combined 11 players — six on active rosters and five on the Major League disabled list — still with their new organizations. That number has fallen to nine, with six players (albeit a different mix) still active in the…

Author: Steve Adams
Posted: June 11, 2018, 4:14 pm

Rangers Notes: Choo, Andrus, Herrera

The latest from Arlington… Shin-Soo Choo has been hitting well and could gain some trade buzz at the deadline, Jeff Wilson of the Fort Worth Star-Telegram writes.  The biggest obstacle, of course, is the approximately $55MM owed to Choo through the 2020 season, though the veteran outfielder has a .267/.375/.450 slash line and 11 homers…

Author: Mark Polishuk
Posted: June 11, 2018, 1:35 am

Rangers Place Doug Fister On DL

The Rangers announced that they’ve placed right-hander Doug Fister on the disabled list, retroactive to Saturday, and recalled infielder Hanser Alberto from Triple-A. It’s the second DL stint of the year for Fister, who’s dealing with a right knee strain. He previously missed time in April with a right hip strain. Thanks in part to…

Author: Connor Byrne
Posted: June 10, 2018, 4:31 pm

HR Issues Could Hurt Cole Hamels' Trade Value

Given that it’s likely in the market for a starter, New York has come up as a speculative fit for Rangers left-hander Cole Hamels in advance of the July 31 non-waiver trade deadline. However, if Hamels’ home run issues don’t subside, the Rangers will have trouble getting much back for him in a trade, Evan…

Author: Connor Byrne
Posted: June 9, 2018, 3:02 pm

Rangers Extend Jon Daniels

The Rangers have agreed to an extension of GM and president of baseball operations Jon Daniels, as Evan Grant of the Dallas Morning News was among those to tweet. Details are not yet known. A new contract for the club’s top baseball operations executive has long been expected, so the news is no surprise in…

Author: Jeff Todd
Posted: June 7, 2018, 4:03 pm