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Cafardo: Yankees Could Have Interest In Cole Hamels

The Rangers may trade left-hander Cole Hamels in the next couple months, and “it looks like the Yankees could be interested,” Nick Cafardo of the Boston Globe writes. Although the Yankees are among 20 teams on Hamels’ no-trade list, the 34-year-old suggested earlier this week that he wouldn’t block a move to a contender. New…

Author: Connor Byrne
Posted: May 27, 2018, 4:02 pm

Quick Hits: Colon, Bibens-Dirkx, Odor, Rangers, Anthopoulos, Bae

Timeless right-hander Bartolo Colon celebrated his 45th birthday this week, so he’ll soon become just the 18th player in major league history to pitch in the majors beyond that benchmark. Colon is also the oldest to hurl a pitch since Jamie Moyer back in 2012. Value metrics are divided on his effectiveness so far this…

Author: Kyle Downing
Posted: May 26, 2018, 2:22 pm

Rangers Acquire Michael Roth; Kevin Jepsen Elects Free Agency

The Rangers have acquired lefty Michael Roth from the Cubs, according to a club announcement. He had been pitching on a minor-league deal. In other Ranger reliever news, the club announced that righty Kevin Jepsen has elected free agency rather than accepting an outright assignment. He had been designated for assignment recently. Roth, 28, last…

Author: Jeff Todd
Posted: May 26, 2018, 1:19 am

Beltre On Future, Return From DL

Adrian Beltre hasn’t made a decision about his future beyond the 2018 season, writes Jeff Wilson of the Fort Worth Star-Telegram, though he’s open about the fact that he’s not looking to play for several years beyond 2018. Asked if he had any desire to play to age 45 like his countryman Bartolo Colon, Beltre…

Author: Steve Adams
Posted: May 25, 2018, 3:42 am

Trade Candidate: Cole Hamels

The Rangers faced an uphill battle even before the season began, as they were chasing the defending World Series champions in the AL West. Now that the club is off to a 20-31 start, looking up at three other teams sporting winning records, it’s all but inevitable that the Texas organization will explore sales of…

Author: Jeff Todd
Posted: May 24, 2018, 1:43 pm

Rangers To Select Austin Bibens-Dirkx

The Rangers announced tonight that they’ll select the contract of right-hander Austin Bibens-Dirkx from Triple-A Round Rock, and he’ll start Thursday’s game against the Royals. Texas has an open spot on the 40-man roster, so they’ll only need to make a 25-man move to accommodate the promotion of Bibens-Dirkx. The 33-year-old Bibens-Dirkx made his big league…

Author: Steve Adams
Posted: May 24, 2018, 12:56 am

Prospect David Ledbetter Retires

Rangers righty David Ledbetter has decided to retire, according to MLB.com’s T.R. Sullivan (via Twitter). Per the report, the 26-year-old decided to hang things up as a “family decision.” A third-round pick in 2013, Ledbetter has never quite found his form in the minors. In 115 1/3 Triple-A innings, he owns a 4.99 ERA with 6.0…

Author: Jeff Todd
Posted: May 23, 2018, 1:23 am

Cole Hamels Discusses No-Trade Clause

With the Rangers struggling and Hamels in his final year under contract, the former World Series MVP has often been cited as a potential deadline trade chip.  Some players in Hamels’ position have used their no-trade clause to garner some extra money and/or future security, though it doesn’t seem like Hamels would be particularly inclined…

Author: Mark Polishuk
Posted: May 23, 2018, 12:56 am

Latest On Tim Lincecum

It also is not yet clear what kind of contribution the Rangers will get from righty Tim Lincecum. As Jeff Wilson of the Fort Worth Star-Telegram writes, the veteran hurler is only touching 90 mph with his fastball despite reportedly showing more in a pre-signing showcase. He has produced better results of late in his rehab work,…

Author: Jeff Todd
Posted: May 22, 2018, 4:47 pm

Rangers Designate Kevin Jepsen For Assignment

The Rangers announced on Monday that righty Kevin Jepsen has been designated for assignment. His spot on the active roster will go to fellow right-handed reliever Matt Bush, who has been recalled from Triple-A. Additionally, the Rangers announced that infielder/outfielder Drew Robinson has been activated from the disabled list and optioned to Triple-A. Jepsen, 33,…

Author: Steve Adams
Posted: May 21, 2018, 8:10 pm

Latest On Rangers Potential Trade Approach

The Rangers are “open to anything” in terms of listening to trade offers, an exec from another club tells Evan Grant of the Dallas Morning News. That comes on the heels of last week’s report from Ken Rosenthal’s report that the team is telling clubs throughout the league that they’re willing to move veteran players.…

Author: Steve Adams
Posted: May 21, 2018, 4:07 pm

Cafardo: Rangers Had Recent Interest In Blake Swihart

The Rangers had interest in Red Sox utilityman Blake Swihart as recently as a week ago, per Cafardo, who notes “that avenue may still be available.” A catcher by trade, Swihart’s out of options and doesn’t seem to have a place on this year’s Red Sox, which led his agent to request a trade earlier…

Author: Connor Byrne
Posted: May 20, 2018, 9:59 pm

Injury Notes: Kendrick, Bumgarner, Mauer, Moore, Souza, Cuthbert

Things got even worse for the Nationals today; Howie Kendrick appeared to sustain a serious injury while chasing down a Max Muncy fly ball. Kendrick was carted off the field, and was seen pointing to his ankle area. Jamal Collier of MLB.com reports that he’s off to get an MRI. The Nationals are already dealing with injuries…

Author: Kyle Downing
Posted: May 19, 2018, 9:50 pm

Rangers Sign Cliff Pennington

The Rangers have signed infielder Cliff Pennington to a minor-league deal, per a club announcement. He’ll report to Triple-A Round Rock to begin his tenure with the organization. Pennington had opened the season with the Reds organization, but was optioned and then outrighted off of the 40-man roster after initially making the team out of…

Author: Jeff Todd
Posted: May 19, 2018, 1:14 am

Rangers Open To Trading Veteran Players

Though we’re only a bit more than halfway through May, the Rangers have already informed other clubs that they’re open to selling off some veteran pieces, Ken Rosenthal of The Athletic reports in his latest notes column. The report doesn’t characterize talks as serious, which isn’t surprising given that it’s not even June (the Draft…

Author: Steve Adams
Posted: May 18, 2018, 6:01 pm

Moore Remaining In Rangers' Rotation

Despite a terrible start to the season, left-hander Matt Moore will remain in the Rangers’ rotation for now, writes MLB.com’s T.R. Sullivan. The former Rays/Giants southpaw will lug a 7.82 ERA into Saturday’s start against the White Sox, having averaged 6.6 K/9 against 4.3 BB/9 with 1.42 HR/9 and a 38.6 percent ground-ball rate. Moore…

Author: Steve Adams
Posted: May 16, 2018, 2:33 am

Rangers Place Adrian Beltre On DL, Select Contract Of Hanser Alberto

8:45pm: Beltre has a Grade 1 strain and could miss two to three weeks of action, per Jeff Wilson of the Fort Worth Star-Telegram (on Twitter). Evan Grant of the Dallas Morning News tweets that Beltre conceded that he may need to be more open to spending time as the designated hitter. 5:19pm: The Rangers…

Author: Steve Adams
Posted: May 16, 2018, 1:45 am

Adrian Beltre Re-Aggravates Hamstring

Rangers third baseman Adrian Beltre left the team’s game Sunday after re-aggravating his left hamstring, TR Sullivan of MLB.com tweets. Another stint on the disabled list may be in the offing for Beltre, who suffered a strained hamstring on April 24 and didn’t come off the DL until this past Tuesday. When Beltre has been…

Author: Connor Byrne
Posted: May 13, 2018, 9:43 pm

Orioles Claim Renato Nunez From Rangers

The Orioles have claimed infielder/outfielder Renato Nunez off waivers from the Rangers, Roch Kubatko of MASNsports.com tweets. In a corresponding move, Baltimore transferred infielder Tim Beckham to the 60-day DL. Nunez lost his spot with the Rangers when they designated him on Friday. The 24-year-old logged 41 appearances with the club prior to then and…

Author: Connor Byrne
Posted: May 13, 2018, 6:42 pm

Rangers Purchase Brandon Mann’s Contract

The Rangers have purchased the contract of left-hander Brandon Mann from Triple-A Round Rock, according to an announcement from the team. Texas optioned southpaw Yohander Mendez to Triple-A in a corresponding move. Mann is finally in position to make his major league debut 16 years after the franchise formerly known as the Devil Rays selected…

Author: Connor Byrne
Posted: May 13, 2018, 3:33 pm

Central Notes: Reyes, R. Rodriguez, Taillon, Senzel

The presence of Rule 5 Draft pick Victor Reyes is somewhat of a strain on the Tigers’ roster. Evan Woodberry of mlive.com takes an extensive look at the topic, and notes that the speedy outfielder’s most definable job so far this season has been as a pinch runner for the aging Victor Martinez. While injuries…

Author: Kyle Downing
Posted: May 12, 2018, 2:13 pm

Rangers Activate Rougned Odor, Designate Renato Nunez

The Rangers have activated second baseman Rougned Odor from the 10-day DL, the club announced. To create an opening, the club has designated infielder/outfielder Renato Nunez for assignment. Odor has missed much of the still-young season with a hamstring injury. The 24-year-old is still looking to get back on track after a miserable 2017 campaign.…

Author: Jeff Todd
Posted: May 11, 2018, 8:16 pm

Rangers Activate Adrian Beltre

The Rangers announced this afternoon that they’ve activated Adrian Beltre from the disabled list. Beltre is in the lineup tonight, hitting cleanup and playing his customary third base. Infielder Eliezer Alvarez was optioned to Double-A Frisco to open a roster spot for Beltre’s return from a hamstring strain that sidelined him for roughly two weeks.…

Author: Steve Adams
Posted: May 8, 2018, 10:09 pm

Outrighted: Centeno, Ngoepe, Enns

Let’s run through a few recently-designated players who have cleared waivers and been outrighted: Rangers backstop Juan Centeno could have elected free agency but chose instead to take an assignment to Triple-A Round Rock, the club announced. The 28-year-old, a relatively rare left-handed-hitting catcher, has seen action in each of the past six MLB campaigns.…

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

Rangers Acquire Emmanuel Clase From Padres

The Rangers have acquired righty Emmanuel Clase from the Padres, per club announcements. He’ll represent the player to be named later from the recent deal that sent catcher Brett Nicholas to San Diego. Clase, 20, has yet to appear in the present campaign. He has pitched in several different rookie leagues over the past three…

Author: Jeff Todd
Posted: May 7, 2018, 11:33 pm

Latest On Matt Harvey

5:40pm: While the Rangers have discussed pursuit of Harvey, per MLB.com’s TR Sullivan (via Twitter), the organization won’t trade for him. Indeed, GM Jon Daniels confirmed as much in an appearance on 105.3 The Fan (Twitter link). Of course, it still seems possible the organization could be involved if Harvey reaches the open market. 2:36pm: The…

Author: Steve Adams
Posted: May 7, 2018, 10:42 pm

Rangers Could Be A Fit For Matt Harvey

If Harvey does indeed depart New York, it’s possible he’ll find a home in Texas, T.R. Sullivan of MLB.com writes. Rangers pitching coach Dan Warthen previously served in the same role with the Mets, and he formed a good relationship with Harvey during their time together from 2012-17. Warthen is of the belief that he…

Author: Connor Byrne
Posted: May 5, 2018, 10:03 pm

Rangers Designate Juan Centeno

The Rangers have designated catcher Juan Centeno for assignment, per a club announcement. His roster spot will go to just-claimed backstop Carlos Perez. Texas had already cleared a 40-man spot when they claimed Perez, but needed a place on the active roster. The moves, taken together, create an additional opening on the 40-man. Centeno, a…

Author: Jeff Todd
Posted: May 3, 2018, 11:22 pm

Rangers Claim Carlos Perez From Braves

The Rangers announced that they’ve claimed catcher Carlos Perez off waivers from the Braves. Texas has opened a 40-man roster spot by transferring injured shortstop Elvis Andrus from the 10-day DL to the 60-day DL. That move seemingly carries little impact on Andrus’ timetable for a return from an elbow fracture, as he was widely…

Author: Steve Adams
Posted: May 2, 2018, 8:27 pm

Rangers Notes: Calhoun, Daniels, Martin

The Rangers are not totally buried in the American League postseason hunt, but have already fallen eight games back of the division-leading Astros. Particularly with a variety of notable players on the DL, it’s increasingly difficult to see the Rangers contending in 2018. Here’s the latest from Texas: Some Rangers fans are displeased with the fact that…

Author: Jeff Todd
Posted: May 2, 2018, 3:14 pm

Martin Perez Placed On 10-Day DL

8:57pm: For the time being, Perez has been diagnosed only with inflation, Evan Grant of the Dallas Morning News was among those to tweet. 2:26pm: The Rangers announced Monday that left-hander Martin Perez has been placed on the 10-day disabled list due to “continued discomfort in his right elbow” and has left the team to travel…

Author: Steve Adams
Posted: May 1, 2018, 1:59 am

Poll: What Last-Place AL Team Is Likeliest To Turn Its Season Around?

With one day left in April, we’ve already seen a wide gulf emerge within the American League standings.  Three clubs (the Red Sox, Yankees, and Astros) are on pace to surpass 105 wins, while six teams are also currently on pace to win fewer than 70 games.  By comparison, only six teams in all of…

Author: Mark Polishuk
Posted: April 30, 2018, 3:38 am

Rangers Activate Tony Barnette

A number of other players are already coming off of the DL. The Reds have activated righty David Hernandez and the Mariners have brought back first baseman Ryon Healy. Both were relatively significant offseason acquisitions for their organizations. Meanwhile, the Rays activated infielder Matt Duffy and the Rangers did the same with righty Tony Barnette.

Author: Jeff Todd
Posted: April 28, 2018, 3:57 am

Adrian Beltre Placed On 10-Day DL With Hamstring Strain

TODAY: Beltre is indeed going to the DL, per a club announcement. The team activated righty Doug Fister and called up Ryan Rua. Those moves required an additional roster spot , which was created by optioning reliever Matt Bush. That’s obviously a disappointing turn of events for Bush, who needs to iron things out after allowing…

Author: Steve Adams
Posted: April 25, 2018, 8:15 pm

Rangers Activate Delino DeShields

The Rangers activated center fielder Delino DeShields from the DL prior to their game Sunday and sent fellow center fielder Carlos Tocci to the DL with a bruised left hip. This represents a quick return for DeShields, who suffered a broken left hamate bone March 31 and was expected to miss four to six weeks.…

Author: Connor Byrne
Posted: April 22, 2018, 7:45 pm

Rangers Release Steve Delabar

The Rangers have released right-hander Steve Delabar from his minor-league contract, per a club announcement. In a corresponding move, the team’s top affiliate has added recently signed righty Yovani Gallardo to its active roster. Delabar, 34, has not pitched much in recent seasons. He didn’t last long with the Reds in 2016 and only turned…

Author: Jeff Todd
Posted: April 20, 2018, 11:34 pm

Rangers Sign Julio Pablo Martinez

APRIL 19: Texas has formally announced the signing.  MARCH 6: The Rangers have agreed to terms with Cuban outfielder Julio Pablo Martinez, reports Ben Badler of Baseball America. The touted 21-year-old prospect, who became eligible to sign today, will receive a $2.8MM signing bonus, which will fully deplete the remainder of Texas’ 2017-18 international bonus pool. Due…

Author: Steve Adams
Posted: April 19, 2018, 8:39 pm

Rangers Place Tony Barnette On 10-Day DL

Rangers reliever Tony Barnette has been placed on the 10-day DL with what the team is calling right shoulder inflammation. His open roster spot will go to outfielder Ryan Rua, who was just optioned down but can come back before the usual ten-day minimum stay since he’s replacing an injured player. Barnette has endured a few…

Author: Jeff Todd
Posted: April 18, 2018, 2:20 am

Profar Enters Concussion Protocol Following Collision

Jurickson Profar exited Monday night’s game after a rough landing upon being upended by a sliding Mallex Smith at second base and is currently in MLB’s concussion protocol, as Gerry Fraley of the Dallas Morning News writes. Even a short-term absence for Profar would further devastate the Rangers’ middle infield depth, as both Rougned Odor…

Author: Steve Adams
Posted: April 17, 2018, 4:05 pm

Rangers Acquire Tony Sanchez

The Rangers have acquired backstop Tony Sanchez from the Reds, both teams announced. Cash or a player to be named later will head back in return. Once a highly-regarded prospect with the Pirates, the 29-year-old Sanchez has settled in as an upper-level depth piece. He’ll head to the Rangers’ top affiliate to take the place…

Author: Jeff Todd
Posted: April 16, 2018, 9:26 pm

Rangers Claim Renato Nunez, Move Tim Lincecum To 60-Day DL

The Rangers have claimed infielder/outfielder Renato Nunez from the Athletics and transferred right-hander Tim Lincecum from the 10-day disabled list to the 60-day DL, Texas executive vice president of communications John Blake announced. Given that he’s out of options, the 24-year-old Nunez entered spring training in a do-or-die position, but he wasn’t able to seriously…

Author: Connor Byrne
Posted: April 15, 2018, 8:20 pm

Delino DeShields Could Return April 23

Rangers center fielder Delino DeShields could come back earlier than expected from the broken left hamate bone he suffered March 31, Evan Grant of the Dallas Morning News relays. DeShields was slated to miss four to six weeks at the time of the injury, but he’s aiming for an April 23 return – which would…

Author: Connor Byrne
Posted: April 15, 2018, 3:17 am

Rangers Sign Nick Noonan To Minors Deal

The Rangers signed infielder Nick Noonan to a minor league deal, according to team executive VP of communication John Blake (Twitter link).  Noonan has been assigned to Triple-A Round Rock.  Noonan was selected 32nd overall in the 2007 draft by the Giants and has appeared in 83 Major League games (with San Francisco and San…

Author: Mark Polishuk
Posted: April 14, 2018, 8:49 pm

Rangers Interested In Int'l Prospect Luisangel Acuna

Shortstop Luisangel Acuna, the younger brother of star Braves prospect Ronald Acuna, will be a sought-after name in the next July 2 international signing period, Heyman writes in a separate piece.  The Rangers are one of multiple teams interested in the younger Acuna, who could receive a bonus as high as $500K.  This estimated price…

Author: Mark Polishuk
Posted: April 14, 2018, 2:59 pm

Rangers Sign Yovani Gallardo

The Rangers have signed righty Yovani Gallardo to a minor-league deal, per a club announcement. He’ll report to Triple-A to begin his second stint with the Texas organization. Gallardo has already spent time with the Brewers and Reds organizations this year. He was cut loose by each, though, after a middling spring with Milwaukee and…

Author: Jeff Todd
Posted: April 13, 2018, 8:12 pm