RANGERS RUMORS & GOSSIP

Darvish wants to prove himself in final year of Texas deal

DALLAS (AP) Yu Darvish marked his five-year anniversary as a Texas Ranger this week. Now healthy again, he wants to prove how good of a pitcher he is. ''It's not much about my contract, but coming back from Tommy John surgery,'' Darvish said through his interpreter at the Rangers' winter banquet Friday night. ''This will be my second year to see how my body reacts and how much...
Via Associated Press
45 minutes ago  |  Discuss

Beltre likes Rangers squad, wouldn't mind more

Adrian Beltre said he likes the team the Rangers have right now. But Beltre also knows which free agents are still available. He didn't mention names, but former teammate Mike Napoli is at the top of Texas' list. Beltre made it clear he hopes the Rangers aren't done when it comes to putting their team together.
Via Rangers.com
3 hours ago

Rangers prepare for 2017 Fan Fest

The 2017 Texas Rangers Fan Fest presented by AT&T will take place Saturday from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. at Globe Life Park in Arlington.
Via Rangers.com
10 hours ago

The Texas Rangers’ Outfield Has a Ton of Questions With 2017 on the Horizon

If the general premise of this sounds familiar, it’s because we’ve talked about this before. On the heels of the Texas Rangers returning to the playoffs in 2015, I noticed they had similar roster uncertainties in advance of 2016. All they did once Opening Day rolled around was win the American League West with ease by posting an AL-best 95-67 record. While they proved to be...
Via The Sports Daily
16 hours ago  |  Discuss

Hamilton signs minor league deal with Rangers, will try 1B

ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) Josh Hamilton walked into a room at the Texas Rangers' ballpark carrying a new first baseman's mitt and feeling the way he did 10 years ago. Hamilton, the 2010 AL MVP who has had surgery three times on his left knee since last playing in 2015, knows he has to earn a spot on the roster this spring. The five-time All-Star outfielder will also be learning a...
Via Associated Press
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Rangers' Diekman out at least half season because of colitis

ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) Texas Rangers reliever Jake Diekman is expected to miss at least half the season after upcoming surgery to treat colitis, a digestive condition. Diekman, the top left-hander in the Texas bullpen, has battled the condition throughout his career. Rangers general manager Jon Daniels said Tuesday the team was aware of the possible surgery and absence before agreeing...
Via Associated Press
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Rangers To Re-Sign Josh Hamilton

The Rangers have wrapped up an agreement to re-sign one-time star slugger Josh Hamilton, per Jon Heyman of Fan Rag (via Twitter). A deal has been expected since late in 2016. Hamilton’s minor-league pact will give him the right to opt out on April 1 if he has not yet been added to the MLB roster. He’ll obviously hope to earn a spot in the major-league mix during spring camp...
Via MLB Trade Rumors
3 days ago

Report: Rangers considering Jason Hammel

Free agent right-hander Jason Hammel pitched in the AL West for all of three months in 2014, but he could be on the verge of making his grand return. According to a report by Jon Morosi of MLB Network on Friday, the Texas Rangers are among the teams considering Hammel. #Rangers among teams considering Jason Hammel, who is now represented by @Baseball_ACES. @MLB @MLBNetwork —...
Via Larry Brown Sports
14 days ago  |  Discuss

Report: Rangers aggressively pursuing Tyson Ross

The Texas Rangers managed to win the American League West last season despite a bland middle of the rotation, but they don’t appear willing to risk that again this year. According to a report by TR Sullivan of MLB.com on Wednesday, the Rangers are making an aggressive push for free agent right-hander Tyson Ross. Rangers really like Tyson Ross and are being aggressive in trying...
Via Larry Brown Sports
16 days ago  |  Discuss

Desmond’s deal with Rockies is puzzling, opens door for trades

The newest member of the Colorado Rockies is shortstop/outfielder Ian Desmond, who inked a five-year, $70 million deal with the team on Wednesday morning. Sources confirm: Desmond getting five years, $70M from #Rockies. @Joelsherman1, @jonheyman on it. — Ken Rosenthal (@Ken_Rosenthal) December 7, 2016 This is fine. The money isn’t outrageous. Five years isn’t too...
Via The Comeback
December 07, 2016  |  Discuss

Report: Red Sox sign Mitch Moreland

Mere hours after adding ace starter Chris Sale in a blockbuster deal with the Chicago White Sox, the Boston Red Sox have filled another immediate need in what is quickly becoming a stacked roster. According to Jon Morosi of MLB.com, Boston has signed former Texas Rangers first baseman Mitch Moreland to a one-year, $5.5 million contract. Source: #RedSox, Mitch Moreland agree on...
Via Sportsnaut
December 06, 2016  |  Discuss

Report: Nats considering Ian Desmond reunion

The Washington Nationals may find themselves dipping their toes into familiar territory this offseason. According to a report by Jon Heyman of FanRag Sports on Friday, though the Nationals remain focused on Andrew McCutchen as their top center field target, they’re also considering a number of backup options, including old buddy Ian Desmond. Desmond, 31, was with the Nationals...
Via Larry Brown Sports
December 02, 2016  |  Discuss

Texas Rangers minor leaguers investigated for sexual assault on teammate during hazing

Eight Texas Rangers prospects were questioned by police in the Dominican Republic after video had emerged of a group of players sexually assaulting a teammate during a hazing incident, according to Yahoo Sports. Prosecutors in the Dominican Republic have yet to press any charges, however they intend to charge at least four of the players who were involved. The players who were targeted...
Via The Comeback
November 21, 2016  |  Discuss

Report: Rangers prospects questioned in alleged hazing scandal

Prospects in the Texas Rangers organization are in potential legal trouble in the Dominican Republic for an alleged hazing incident. The players were alleged to have sexually assaulted an underage teammate. No formal charges have been pressed, but according to a report, that will change. “While prosecutors in the Dominican Republic have yet to press charges for the alleged assault...
Via Sportsnaut
November 21, 2016  |  Discuss
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