RANGERS RUMORS & GOSSIP

Rangers option Brett Nicholas to Triple-A Round Rock for Bobby Wilson

TORONTO - The Rangers will not go with three catchers. At least not for now.Check back when the bullpen is at full strength again.The Rangers on Wednesday optioned C Brett Nicholas back to Triple-A Round Rock to make room for newly-acquired C Bobby Wilson on the 25-man roster. General manager Jon Daniels had said Tuesday that keeping three catchers was a possibility. Any chance...
Via SportsDay
1 hour ago

Tribe, Rangers strike deal for Gimenez

The Indians acquired catcher Chris Gimenez from the Rangers on Wednesday in exchange for cash considerations.
Via Rangers.com
2 hours ago

Joey Gallo to miss 3-4 weeks with groin strain

TORONTO - Slugging Joey Gallo, off to a strong start at Triple-A Round Rock, will miss the next 3-4 weeks, the Rangers announced Tuesday evening.Gallo has been diagnosed with a Grade 1 - the least severe - left groin strain. He had a similar issue in 2013, but on the right side.Gallo, 22, was hitting .254, but with seven homers, a .400 OBP and 1.042 OPS for Round Rock before the...
Via SportsDay
4 hours ago

Rangers get stung after living dangerously

The Rangers flirted with danger all night against the Blue Jays, and for eight innings they weaved their way out of it. All of that changed in the bottom of the ninth.
Via Rangers.com
14 hours ago

The Rangers Are 15-12

The game was decided on three home runs. The first, to lead off the game, was hit by Rougned Odor. The next two were hit by ex-Ranger Justin Smoak, a solo shot to tie the game in the 9th, and a walk-off two-run job in the 10th. That was all the scoring. The Blue Jays (13-15) defeated the Rangers (15-12) 3-1. New market inefficiency: Visits to the mound. Martin Perez threw 5 shutout...
Via One Strike Away
16 hours ago

Lewis faces Blue Jays aiming to build off strong start

Aaron Sanchez and Colby Lewis will look to build on their dominant performances last time out when the Rangers and Blue Jays play the third of four at Rogers Centre on Wednesday.
Via Rangers.com
16 hours ago

Yu Darvish's Rehab Progress and Projected Timeline

Texas Rangers ace Yu Darvish is still on the recovery trail from Tommy John surgery performed 14 months ago, but he's getting closer to making his return to the majors.Darvish made his rehab stint debut this past weekend for Double-A Frisco, throwing 32 pitches over two scoreless innings while striking out two batters. More importantly, there was no soreness the following day, which...
Via Fox Sports
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Solving That Upcoming Outfield Logjam

A little over a week ago, I talked about the upcoming outfield logjam facing the Texas Rangers. At the time, there was still a question remaining about Nomar Mazara's status with the big league club once Shin-Soo Choo returns from the disabled list.With all due respect to those with the decision-making power in the Texas front office, this decision isn't all that difficult: Nomar...
Via One Strike Away
1 day ago

Nomar Mazara and the Rangers’ Good Problem

You’d rather have the Rangers’ problem than the Braves’ problem. See, the Braves problem is that they just don’t have enough competent players to field a competitive major-league baseball team. The Rangers problem seems to be that they’re soon to have too many competent players. An embarrassment of riches isn’t necessarily a problem, per se, but it’s something of an...
Via Fangraphs
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Yu Darvish pitches 2 innings in 1st game since elbow surgery

FRISCO, Texas (AP) Yu Darvish threw 18 of 32 pitches for strikes in a rehab start Sunday, the first game for the Texas Rangers ace since Tommy John surgery more than 13 months ago. Darvish worked two scoreless innings with two strikeouts and one walk for Double-A Frisco against Corpus Christi, an affiliate of the Houston Astros. The right-hander from Japan said he was happy with...
Via Associated Press
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Texas Rangers: The power of music is with A.J. Griffin

The Major League Baseball season is a taxing one; 162 games to be exact. Even though the 2016 campaign just kicked off, MLB players are already looking for an outlet to help them through the grind of the season. For pitcher A.J. Griffin, starter for the 1st place Texas Rangers, that outlet is guitar playing. Griffin has come out of nowhere this season, dominating in his first four...
Via isportsweb.com
5 days ago  |  Discuss

Adrian Beltre turned a really awkward swing into a yoga pose

Texas Rangers third baseman Adrian Beltre is 37 years old, but he has a reputation for joking around on the baseball field. On Wednesday, he provided baseball fans with another gem when he turned a big swing into a hilarious blooper.Beltre must have been swinging for the fences in an eighth inning at-bat against the Yankees, but he swung (and missed) so hard that he fell to his knees...
Via Fox Sports
6 days ago  |  Discuss
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