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Phillies Interested In Mike Minor

SATURDAY: Texas is willing to trade Minor for “at least a couple” of Philadelphia’s top pitching prospects, TR Sullivan of MLB.com hears. If the Phillies were to acquire Minor, they’d likely use him as a starter, per Lauber. FRIDAY: The Phillies are “pursuing a trade” with the Rangers to land southpaw Mike Minor, according to…

Author: Jeff Todd
Posted: December 15, 2018, 11:32 pm

Pitcher Notes: Fiers, Sanchez, Brewers, Claudio

Free agent starter Mike Fiers is being courted by multiple clubs, per MLB Network’s Jon Morosi (via Twitter). Among those with interest are the Reds, Giants, Rangers and Nationals, none of whom should surprise given their collective desire for more pitching. Fiers, 33, had his best year as a pro in 2018, working to a…

Author: TC Zencka
Posted: December 15, 2018, 6:02 pm

Carlos Asuaje Nearing KBO Deal

Infielder Carlos Asuaje is nearing agreement on a deal that’ll bring him to the Korea Baseball Organization, according to Jared Diamond of the Wall Street Journal (Twitter link). Terms of the prospective deal are not known. Presumably, the Rangers are on board with this move. The Texas club paid $50K to claim Asuaje off waivers…

Author: Jeff Todd
Posted: December 14, 2018, 10:12 pm

Padres Interested In Jurickson Profar

Continuing with the Padres, they’ve reached out to the Rangers regarding infielder Jurickson Profar, but the chances of a deal happening are “faint,” Dennis Lin of The Athletic relays (subscription required). Padres general manager A.J. Preller is a fan of Profar from his days as an executive with the Rangers. However, he’s not having much…

Author: Connor Byrne
Posted: December 13, 2018, 11:47 pm

Brewers Acquire Alex Claudio

The Brewers have officially struck a deal with the Rangers to acquire lefty Alex Claudio, according to Ken Rosenthal of The Athletic (Twitter links). Texas will receive Milwaukee’s competitive balance pick in the deal, which will deliver the club a draft choice in the range of the 40th overall selection (with the final order yet to…

Author: Jeff Todd
Posted: December 13, 2018, 5:56 pm

Rangers, Mets Have Discussed Pitching Swaps

It seems the Rangers and Mets have chatted about possible matches over the past few days, with pitching the topic of conversation. MLB.com’s TR Sullivan hints via Twitter that the Texas club would be interested in young hurlers such as David Peterson and Anthony Kay. But the Mets evidently would only be interested in parting with such long-term assets…

Author: Jeff Todd
Posted: December 13, 2018, 3:57 pm

Rangers Nearing Deal With Lance Lynn

The Rangers are nearing a deal with veteran free agent hurler Lance Lynn, according to MLB.com’s TR Sullivan (via Twitter). It’s said to be a rather surprising three-year arrangement with a strong $30MM guarantee, with MLB.com’s Mark Feinsand adding the financial details on Twitter. Last winter, Lynn seemed in line for a significant, long-term deal…

Author: Jeff Todd
Posted: December 12, 2018, 11:57 pm

Athletics Have Spoken With Rangers About Jurickson Profar

The Athletics have engaged the Rangers in trade talks regarding infielder Jurickson Profar, according to Ken Rosenthal of The Athletic (via Twitter). It seems the Oakland organization is scanning the market at second base, as the club is known to have interest in bringing back Jed Lowrie and has also been connected to Ian Kinsler (link) and…

Author: Jeff Todd
Posted: December 12, 2018, 11:25 pm

Rangers Yet To Contact Derek Holland

The Rangers have yet to check in on Derek Holland, according to MLB.com’s T.R. Sullivan (via Twitter).  The club is known to be on the hunt for relatively inexpensive pitching, and the Rangers have at least internally discussed the possibility of trying to lure Holland for another stint in Texas.  Sullivan notes, however, that Holland’s…

Author: Mark Polishuk
Posted: December 12, 2018, 8:10 pm

Minor MLB Transactions: 12/11/18

The latest minor moves from around the league … IF/OF Danny Santana, formerly of the Twins and Braves, has signed a minor league pact with Texas, per Jon Heyman of Fancred on Twitter. Santana, 28, had a brilliant debut season in 2014 with Minnesota, albeit one with an obviously unsustainable .405 BABIP.  He’s been mostly…

Author: Ty Bradley
Posted: December 12, 2018, 6:55 am

Rangers Interested In Charlie Morton, Other Starters

Even though the Rangers are in a rebuild, the club has “strong interest” in 35-year-old right-hander Charlie Morton, Jeff Wilson of the Star Telegram reports. Morton spent the previous two seasons in Texas, where he did brilliant work for the Astros. He’s not the only veteran starter on Texas’ list, as tweets from TR Sullivan…

Author: Connor Byrne
Posted: December 12, 2018, 3:07 am

Latest On J.A. Happ, Lance Lynn

7:41pm: Both Happ and former teammate Lance Lynn are “engaged with” the Astros, Yankees, Reds, Rangers and Blue Jays, Mark Feinsand of MLB.com tweets. Happ’s also continuing to draw the attention of the Phillies, while Lynn has received interest from the White Sox, according to Feinsand. 9:53am: It has seemed for the past few days…

Author: Jeff Todd
Posted: December 12, 2018, 1:41 am

Carlos Asuaje Drawing Interest From Japan

Infielder Carlos Asuaje, whom the Rangers claimed off waivers from the Padres on Monday, is drawing interest from Japan, Heyman reports. It’s unclear, however, whether Texas would enable Asuaje to leave. The Rangers would probably need financial compensation for that to happen, Heyman posits.

Author: Connor Byrne
Posted: December 12, 2018, 1:36 am

Rangers Talking To Braves, Mets

The Rangers have engaged in trade discussions with both the Braves and Mets, TR Sullivan of MLB.com tweets. Unsurprisingly, pitching-starved Texas is seeking young and controllable arms, according to Sullivan, who notes that the Braves and Mets are looking for outfield help. However, New York’s seeking a right-handed outfielder, as Sullivan points out, and the…

Author: Connor Byrne
Posted: December 12, 2018, 12:14 am

Rangers Acquire Patrick Wisdom From Cardinals For Drew Robinson, Add Brandon McCarthy To Front Office

The Rangers have acquired third baseman Patrick Wisdom from the Cardinals for infielder/outfielder Drew Robinson, according to an announcement from Texas. Additionally, the Rangers have hired former major league right-hander Brandon McCarthy as special assistant to general manager Jon Daniels. Wisdom, 27, was a first-round pick of the Cardinals in 2012, though he didn’t reach…

Author: Connor Byrne
Posted: December 11, 2018, 11:02 pm