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Rangers Part Ways With Pitching Coach Doug Brocail

The Rangers have decided not to bring back pitching coach Doug Brocail, per Gerry Fraley of the Dallas Morning News (via Twitter). The Texas organization has been evaluating its staff to serve with new manager Chris Woodward. Brocail had been in his post for three seasons. The long-time MLB hurler took over for Mike Maddux…

Author: Jeff Todd
Posted: November 13, 2018, 4:46 am

Rangers Seeking Primary Catcher

The Rangers elected to decline catcher Robinson Chirinos’ option for 2019 because of both the salary they’d have owed him ($4.5MM) and his defensive woes, according to Jeff Wilson of the Star-Telegram. Chirinos was one of the majors’ worst defensive catchers in 2018, but it was still a surprise that Texas let him become a…

Author: Connor Byrne
Posted: November 11, 2018, 12:40 am

AL West Notes: Correa, A’s, Beltre

Astros shortstop Carlos Correa announced today at a team benefit that he underwent surgery to repair a deviated septum last Monday.  The nasal affliction, said the 24-year-old, was inhibiting his ability to breathe normally, especially when running the bases.  Arguably the centerpiece of the team’s 2017 championship run, the former #1 overall pick slumped to a…

Author: Ty Bradley
Posted: November 10, 2018, 8:59 pm

Hamels Trade Prompts Rangers' Reassessment Of Analytics Department

Cole Hamels’ success after being acquired by the Cubs has helped push the Rangers to re-evaluate their analytical practices, writes Jeff Wilson of the Fort Worth Star-Telegram. General manager Jon Daniels acknowledged that he talked to Hamels himself about the post-trade improvements and explained to Wilson that the organization will make some additions to get…

Author: Jeff Todd
Posted: November 9, 2018, 3:06 am

Rangers Agree To Minor League Deal With Jett Bandy

The Rangers have agreed to a minor league pact with catcher Jett Bandy, reports Gerry Fraley of the Dallas Morning News. He’ll add a bit of catching depth to the Texas system after the Rangers’ surprising decision to move on from catcher Robinson Chirinos. Bandy, 28, has spent the past two seasons in the Brewers…

Author: Steve Adams
Posted: November 8, 2018, 1:58 pm

Don Wakamatsu Will Return In 2019

Don Wakamatsu, who spent the 2018 season as the Rangers’ bench coach before assuming the role of interim manager late in the season, will return to the organization in 2019, tweets T.R. Sullivan of MLB.com. Wakamatsu interviewed for the managerial opening that eventually went to Dodgers third base coach Chris Woodward, but he’ll return to…

Author: Jeff Todd
Posted: November 7, 2018, 10:46 pm

Rangers Notes: Mazara, Profar, Pitching

Are Nomar Mazara and Jurickson Profar extension candidates or trade candidates for the Rangers?  Evan Grant of the Dallas Morning News feels the team should hold off on a Mazara deal at least for now, as Texas would be selling low on a former top prospect who has yet to really display that ability at…

Author: Mark Polishuk
Posted: November 4, 2018, 6:54 pm

Potential Free-Agent Pitcher Targets For Rangers

The Rangers addressed their rotation Friday by acquiring left-hander Drew Smyly from the Cubs, though Texas still has plenty of work remaining to bolster its starting staff for 2019 and beyond. With that in mind, Evan Grant of the Dallas Morning News examines a dozen free-agent pitchers the Rangers could target this offseason. Among the…

Author: Connor Byrne
Posted: November 4, 2018, 3:18 am

Rangers Hire Chris Woodward As Manager

The Rangers officially announced the hiring of Chris Woodward as their  manager for the 2019 season. He signs a three-year deal with a club option for 2022 to become the 19th full-time manager in club history. He will be introduced by the team at a press conference on Monday, November 5th at 10am CT at…

Author: Jeff Todd
Posted: November 3, 2018, 5:01 pm

Rangers Decline Club Options Over Chirinos, Fister, Moore, Perez

The Rangers have declined club options over catcher Robinson Chirinos and pitchers Doug Fister, Matt Moore, and Martin Perez. That’s a surprising move on the veteran backstop, though all three hurlers seemed destined to be sent onto the open market. The Texas organization has also announced a long list of players who were outrighted from…

Author: Jeff Todd
Posted: November 2, 2018, 8:05 pm

Yankees Claim Hanser Alberto From Rangers

The Yankees announced that they’ve claimed infielder Hanser Alberto off waivers from the Rangers. Their 40-man roster is up to a total of 37 players. Alberto, 26, will give the Yankees a bit of infield depth after the loss of Didi Gregorius to Tommy John surgery last month. He’s far from a certainty to survive…

Author: Steve Adams
Posted: November 2, 2018, 7:03 pm

Cubs Exercise Cole Hamels’ Option, Trade Drew Smyly To Rangers

11:30am: The Rangers have formally announced the acquisition of Smyly and a player to be named later in exchange for a different player to be named later. The Cubs have also announced the moves. 9:42am: The Cubs will exercise their $20MM club option on left-hander Cole Hamels today and also trade fellow left-hander Drew Smyly…

Author: Steve Adams
Posted: November 2, 2018, 4:30 pm

The Rangers’ Managerial Search

After parting ways with Jeff Banister late in the season, the Rangers are working to decide who’ll lead their dugout in 2019. GM Jon Daniels and company originally looked at a broad slate of possibilities, including late-season interim skipper Don Wakamatsu, but have now opened the search up to additional potential candidates. We’re tracking developments…

Author: Jeff Todd
Posted: November 1, 2018, 10:40 pm

Elvis Andrus Will Not Exercise Opt-Out Clause

Elvis Andrus is forgoing the first of two opt-out clauses in his eight-year contract with the Rangers, tweets Fancred’s Jon Heyman. Andrus has four years and $58MM remaining on his contract and will earn $15MM in 2019 before again being having the opportunity to opt out of his contract and explore free agency. Andrus had…

Author: Steve Adams
Posted: October 29, 2018, 6:36 pm

Rangers Notes: Managerial Search, Rehman

The Rangers’ meandering search for a new manager could suggest some indecisiveness on the team’s part, writes Jeff Wilson of the Star-Telegram. It originally appeared that the club would choose one of eight initial interviewees, but after three of that group — Joe Girardi, David Bell, and Rocco Baldelli — were eliminated, the Rangers have…

Author: Steve Adams
Posted: October 27, 2018, 3:23 am