RANGERS RUMORS & GOSSIP

Adrian Beltre close to 3,000 hits, really wants 1 ring

Via Associated Press
12 hours ago  |  Discuss

Griffin all but cements rotation spot in win

Rangers manager Jeff Banister has only officially announced Yu Darvish as the Opening Day starter. The rest of the Rangers' rotation is obvious, if not officially announced, and will include A.J. Griffin as the fourth starter. Griffin locked down that honor by holding the D-backs to two runs in 5 1/3 innings at Salt River Fields at Talking Stick on Sunday.
Via Rangers.com
14 hours ago

Rangers' 3-run fifth backs Griffin's effort

Via Rangers.com
16 hours ago

Gomez back, but DeShields may bat leadoff

Carlos Gomez is expected back in the Rangers' lineup on Wednesday after being sidelined for a week with a jammed left shoulder. He will be back in center field, but not necessarily back in the leadoff spot: Delino DeShields may have taken that away from him while possibly winning the everyday job in left field.
Via Rangers.com
18 hours ago

Rangers selling 2-foot long, $27 tamale hot dog

The Texas Rangers have developed a reputation for producing jaw-dropping, gut-busting, over-sized food items at their ballgames, and this season will be no different.Actually, there will be something new this year that is worth a headline — their 2-foot long, $27 tamale hot dog.GuideLive.com says the Rangers will be selling an “MVT” at games this year that will feature their...
Via Larry Brown Sports
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Rangers Release James Loney

The Rangers have announced they’ve released veteran first baseman James Loney. They’ve also optioned righty Eddie Gamboa to Triple-A Round Rock and reassigned outfielder Jared Hoying to Round Rock. In addition, righty Anthony Bass and catcher Steven Lerud have been told they haven’t made the team, according to MLB.com’s TR Sullivan (on Twitter). Bass will head to Round Rock...
Via MLB Trade Rumors
1 day ago

Texas Rangers: Adrian Beltre's ride to Cooperstown

Via FOX Sports
1 day ago

Looking Back on Tomorrow: Texas Rangers by Kate Morrison

Flip that coin again.
Via Baseball Prospectus
2 days ago  |  Discuss

What Rougned Odor’s contract means to the Texas Rangers

Who knew the Texas Rangers would have found a multi-millionaire second baseman during their injury-riddled 2014 season? While their division rival Seattle Mariners celebrated the addition of All-Star second baseman Robinson Cano that year, the Rangers were looking for someone to replace Ian Kinsler, who had been traded to Detroit for now-retired Prince Fielder before the 2014 season...
Via isportsweb.com
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Texas Rangers and Jonathan Lucroy Drop Extension Talks

Via FOX Sports
3 days ago

Rangers hand Rougned Odor a six-year extension

The deal isn’t without risk, but it’s still a very team-friendly deal. Rougned Odor is weird. I’m not just talking about The Punch. He has one of the more unique player profiles in baseball. Despite that, he has been productive for the Rangers, which is why they decided to sign the 23-year-old to a six-year, $49.5-million extension. There is also an option for a seventh year...
Via Beyond The Box Score
3 days ago

Report: Rangers have tabled extension talks with Jonathan Lucroy

The Texas Rangers may have to prepare for their catcher to hit free agency at season’s end.According to Jeff Wilson of the Fort Worth Star-Telegram, the Rangers have tabled contract talks with Jonathan Lucroy, potentially opening the door for his departure at season’s end. Lucroy was the Rangers’ big trade deadline acquisition last July, and has a long track record of being...
Via Larry Brown Sports
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Rougned Odor threw a cup of water into Felix Hernandez’s face on the field

Texas Rangers second baseman Rougned Odor (not to be confused with his brother, also named Rougned Odor) must be thrilled about his new contract extension with the team.During the Rangers’ Spring Training game with the Seattle Mariners on Saturday, as Odor was taking the field, he threw a cup of water into the face of Felix Hernandez, his Venezuelan countryman. Based on the reaction...
Via The Comeback
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Report: Rangers sign Rougned Odor to six-year extension

The Texas Rangers have locked up one of their young stars for the foreseeable future, reportedly signing second baseman Rougned Odor to a six-year, $49.5 million extension. Odor, 23, put up a splendid 2016 campaign, tallying 33 homers and 70 extra-base hits for the Rangers.The deal extends him through what would have been Odor’s first two years of free agency.It really is a win...
Via Sportsnaut
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Rangers open to discussing Yu Darvish contract extension in season

The Texas Rangers seem to be approaching the Yu Darvish contract situation with caution, but they are open to discussing an extension during the season.Rangers GM Jon Daniels told 1310 The Ticket’s Norm Hitzges on Monday that the team has “interest in him staying here,” regarding Darvish. Daniels also said the team is open to having contract talks with Darvish at any point...
Via Larry Brown Sports
7 days ago  |  Discuss

Rangers' Andrus plays for 1st time since hernia surgery

SURPRISE, Ariz. (AP) After missing the first 13 games of spring training while recovering from sports hernia surgery in November, Elvis Andrus returned to shortstop for Texas, playing four innings without a fielding chance and going 0 for 3 Saturday as a Rangers split squad beat the Chicago White Sox 5-1. ''I hear games are a little quiet,'' Andrus said. ''It's kind of easy for...
Via Associated Press
17 days ago  |  Discuss

New Rangers starter Cashner shut down for 2nd time in spring

SURPRISE, Ariz. (AP) -- New Texas Rangers starter Andrew Cashner has been shut down from throwing for the second time this spring because of soreness in his right upper biceps. Rangers assistant general manager Mike Daly said Thursday that Cashner had a setback when trying to ramp up his throwing again. Cashner had resumed throwing after an MRI and exam last week by team physician...
Via Associated Press
19 days ago  |  Discuss

Job Posting: Texas Rangers TrackMan Operators

Position: Texas Rangers TrackMan Operators Location: Kinston, N.C.; Surprise, Ariz.Description: The TrackMan operator will be responsible for running TrackMan system. The position runs from April to mid-September for Kinston, and mid-February (immediate) to mid-November for Surprise. Responsibilities: Responsible for setting up rosters and tagging the information. Track/chart information...
Via Fangraphs
29 days ago  |  Discuss

Josh Hamilton's knee okay, says 'confidence hasn’t wavered at all’

Josh Hamilton insists there’s no discouragement whatsoever over a recent setback involving his surgically repaired left knee.The Texas Rangers veteran returned to Houston after leaving camp on Wednesday to have the knee examined by Dr. Walt Lowe, who performed his ACL reconstructive surgery on Hamilton’s left knee last summer.Hamilton, on a minor league contract, returned to...
Via Sportress of Blogitude
February 23, 2017  |  Discuss

Josh Hamilton experiences pain in reconstructed knee, leaves camp

Texas Rangers first baseman Josh Hamilton left Arizona Tuesday, flying to Houston to get his left knee checked out after experiencing pain in the reconstructed joint.“He felt the discomfort while running arcs on the outfield grass during the Texas Rangers’ first full-squad workout of spring training,” wrote Jeff Wilson of the Star Telegram. “The Rangers’ training staff...
Via Sportsnaut
February 22, 2017  |  Discuss

Prince Fielder previews new cooking show, and he eats a lot

Now that former MLB slugger Prince Fielder is retired, he has plenty of time to do other things. And if there’s one thing we know, it’s that Fielder is a big fan of food: both cooking and eating it. With that said, that made him the perfect candidate to star in a new cooking show, titled “Fielder’s Choice.” The show will soon be available to stream on Netflix and Hulu,...
Via The Sports Daily
February 21, 2017  |  Discuss
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