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Hunter Pence, Nomar Mazara To Receive MRIs On Monday

Two Rangers outfielders will be receiving MRIs on Monday for leg ailments.  Hunter Pence left today’s game in the fifth inning after suffering right groin tightness while chasing a fly ball.  Pence was in right field in place of Nomar Mazara, who received a day off after coming out of Saturday’s game early due to…

Author: Mark Polishuk
Posted: June 17, 2019, 5:01 am

Rangers Notes: Gallo, Pitching, Gardewine, Petricka

The latest out of Arlington… Joey Gallo will start game-simulation workouts on Monday with the hope of being back from his oblique strain as early as next weekend, though the team will surely be as cautious as possible with the star slugger.  With Gallo on the verge of a return and Willie Calhoun even closer…

Author: Mark Polishuk
Posted: June 16, 2019, 2:54 am

Ronald Guzman Switches Agencies

Rangers first baseman Ronald Guzman has changed agencies and is now being represented by the Boras Corporation, Evan Grant of the Dallas Morning News reports.  As Grant notes, Guzman becomes the latest in a notable line of Boras clients on the Texas roster, including Joey Gallo, Elvis Andrus, and Shin-Soo Choo. Signed out of the…

Author: Mark Polishuk
Posted: June 16, 2019, 12:18 am

Rangers Sign Fourth-Rounder Cody Freeman To Above-Slot Deal

Rangers fourth-rounder Cody Freeman (No. 115) has signed for $900K – significantly more than his $502K slot value – Evan Grant of the Dallas Morning News reports. Freeman, yet another California high schooler, had committed to Baylor. Baseball America notes Freeman has “premium instincts” and offers a “well-rounded” package.

Author: Connor Byrne
Posted: June 15, 2019, 10:45 pm

Rangers Acquire Jake Petricka

The Rangers have struck a deal with the Brewers for reliever Jake Petricka, per a club announcement. Cash or a player to be named later will go back in return. Robert Murray and Ken Rosenthal of The Athletic reported the news (via Twitter). Petricka, 31, signed a MLB deal with a minor-league split salary. He…

Author: Jeff Todd
Posted: June 14, 2019, 7:17 pm

Rangers Release Nick Gardewine

The Rangers have requested unconditional release waivers on right-hander Nick Gardewine, according to multiple reports (including this tweet from Evan Grant of the Dallas Morning News).  Gardewine had been designated for assignment earlier this week. A seventh-round pick for Texas in the 2013 draft, Gardewine posted a 3.71 ERA, 3.12 K/BB rate, and 8.8 K/9…

Author: Mark Polishuk
Posted: June 14, 2019, 12:12 am

Latest On Joey Gallo, Willie Calhoun, Matt Bush

At 36-31, the Rangers unexpectedly hold a two-game lead on an American League wild-card spot. Some of their recent success has come without injured outfielders Joey Gallo and Willie Calhoun, though both players are progressing toward returns, Jeff Wilson of the Star-Telegram reports (links: 1, 2). Meanwhile, injured reliever Matt Bush is close to rejoining…

Author: Connor Byrne
Posted: June 13, 2019, 3:02 am

Rangers Move Drew Smyly To Bullpen

The Rangers have decided to bump lefty Drew Smyly to the bullpen, the club informed reporters including Evan Grant of the Dallas Morning News (via Twitter). A replacement starter has yet to be named. It’s not surprising to hear this news, as the club strongly hinted a change would be made after another exceedingly rough…

Author: Jeff Todd
Posted: June 12, 2019, 6:07 pm

Rangers GM Jon Daniels On Deadline Approach

Rangers GM Jon Daniels offered a balanced take on his organization’s planning for the 2019 trade deadline, as Jeff Wilson of the Fort Worth Star-Telegram was among those to report. There’s a full transcript available at the link, but we’ll cover a few highlights. Daniels emphasized that the club’s pleasant surprise isn’t just good fortune. Quality…

Author: Jeff Todd
Posted: June 12, 2019, 4:48 pm

Rangers Looking At “Controllable Starters”

As they begin to consider their possible approaches to the trade deadline, the Rangers are “evaluating controllable starters,” according to’s Jon Morosi (via Twitter). The organization also has some rather immediate concerns in the pitching staff with little in the way of obvious solutions, as Evan Grant of the Dallas Morning News writes. Despite a…

Author: Jeff Todd
Posted: June 11, 2019, 3:02 pm

Latest On Drew Smyly, Rangers’ Rotation

Rangers left-hander Drew Smyly turned in his latest disastrous performance Sunday during a 9-8 loss to the Athletics, who clobbered him for five earned runs on six hits (including a pair of home runs) and two walks in three innings. Smyly now owns an 8.40 ERA/7.66 FIP in 45 innings this year, and his already…

Author: Connor Byrne
Posted: June 11, 2019, 3:55 am

Minor MLB Transactions: 6/10/19

We’ll kick the morning off with some of the game’s minor moves throughout the league… Righty David Carpenter was outrighted to Triple-A after clearing waivers, the Rangers announced. His return to the majors proved spirited but brief, as the 33-year-old was hit hard in his lone appearance. He had produced strong results at Triple-A, however,…

Author: Steve Adams
Posted: June 11, 2019, 1:05 am

Matt Bush Begins Rehab Assignment

The Rangers have activated righty reliever Matt Bush and assigned him to the Double-A level, per TR Sullivan of It’s an important step forward for Bush, who underwent surgery on a partial UCL tear in his elbow last September. However, the procedure didn’t stop the Rangers from bringing back the 33-year-old on a minor…

Author: Connor Byrne
Posted: June 9, 2019, 12:27 am

Rangers Select Peter Fairbanks, Designate Nick Gardewine

The Rangers have selected right-hander Peter Fairbanks from Triple-A Nashville and designated fellow righty Nick Gardewine for assignment, executive vice president of communications John Blake announced. The team also optioned lefty Joe Palumbo. Fairbanks joined the Rangers as a ninth-round pick in 2015. The 25-year-old has divided 2019 among the Single-A, Double-A and Triple-A levels…

Author: Connor Byrne
Posted: June 8, 2019, 10:45 pm

David Carpenter DFA'ed, Joe Palumbo Called Up

The Rangers have called up lefty Joe Palumbo from Double-A, while David Carpenter has been designated for assignment, per MLB Roster Moves. Palumbo, 26, will be making his major league debut after pitching to a 3.38 ERA across nine starts for the Frisco RoughRiders. Carpenter, 33, made just one appearance with the Rangers after collecting…

Author: TC Zencka
Posted: June 8, 2019, 4:51 pm