RANGERS RUMORS & GOSSIP

Moreland's 2 HRs back Hamels' 12 K's in win

Rangers first baseman Mitch Moreland was the deciding factor in a superb pitching duel between teammate Cole Hamels and Royals starter Yordano Ventura.
Via Rangers.com
17 hours ago

Royals done in by Moreland's homers in 3-2 loss to Rangers

ARLINGTON, Texas -- Mitch Moreland's second home run of the game broke a tie in the eighth inning and Cole Hamels earned his 12th win of the season as the Texas Rangers beat the Kansas City Royals 3-2 on Thursday night.Hamels (12-2) allowed two runs and six hits in eight innings, matching his longest start of the season. His 123 pitches were 10 more than his previous high for the...
Via Associated Press
17 hours ago  |  Discuss

Griffin faces former Rangers starter Volquez on Friday

For the second straight game, the Rangers and Royals will send out starting pitchers who matched up less than a week ago, as they meet for the second of a four-game set Friday night at Globe Life Park at 7:05 p.m. CT.
Via Rangers.com
18 hours ago

Gallo tops Rangers' midseason prospect list

Joey Gallo just got called up this week to the big leagues, but he is still officially the Rangers' top Minor League prospect according to the midseason rankings put out by MLBPipeline.com on Thursday.
Via Rangers.com
1 day ago

Rangers activate LHP Dario Alvarez, option RHP Nick Martinez

According to a report from T.R. Sullivan of MLB.com on Thursday afternoon, the Texas Rangers have optioned right-handed pitcher Nick Martinez to Triple-A Round Rock upon activating left-handed relief pitcher Dario Alvarez. While Martinez made a spot start for the Rangers earlier in the week, Alvarez was acquired via trade with the Atlanta Braves on […] The post Rangers activate...
Via Today's Knuckleball
1 day ago

Josh Hamilton feeling no pain 7 weeks after knee surgery

DALLAS (AP) -- Texas Rangers slugger Josh Hamilton says he is feeling no pain seven weeks after extensive surgery on his left knee.Hamilton said Thursday he feels good but knows he still has healing to do and needs to go "through the process of rehabilitation." The 35-year-old outfielder fully expects to be with the Rangers when they get to spring training in Arizona before next...
Via Associated Press
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Rangers GM Jon Daniels On Trade For Lucas Harrell, Dario Alvarez

The Rangers addressed their pitching staff earlier today when they acquired pitchers Lucas Harrell and Dario Alvarez from the Braves for second base prospect Travis Demeritte. The price was seemingly high—Demeritte was a starter in this year’s All-Star Futures Game—for two pitchers who had very little value when picked up by the Braves in late May. Harrell was signed to a Minor...
Via MLB Trade Rumors
1 day ago

Rangers slugger Prince Fielder will have neck surgery Friday

ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) -- Texas Rangers slugger Prince Fielder will have his season-ending surgery Friday to repair a herniated disk in his neck.The surgery will be performed in Dallas by Dr. Drew Dossett, who two years ago did a cervical fusion of two disks just below the area that is bothering Fielder now.Dossett had recommended the second surgery after seeing Fielder on Monday...
Via Associated Press
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Police escort helped Joey Gallo get to ballpark on time

Texas Rangers powerful prospect Joey Gallo hit a 448-foot opposite field blast after getting called up to the big leagues on Tuesday, but he wouldn’t have been able to do so without some help from a state trooper. Gallo got a phone call at 1:30 PM on Tuesday that he was headed back up to the bigs (he played in 36 games with the Rangers in 2015), so he had to hurry up and get to...
Via The Comeback
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Prince Fielder to undergo season-ending neck surgery

The Prince has left the building. Rangers general manager Jon Daniels said Monday that slugger Prince Fielder needs surgery to repair a herniated disk in his neck and is out for the remainder of the 2016 season, per Bill Jones of CBS Dallas/Fort Worth. Jon Daniels says Prince Fielder is out for season...Dr. Drew Dossett confirms earlier diagnosis...herniated disc in neck...needs...
Via Larry Brown Sports
3 days ago  |  Discuss

WATCH: Astros, Rangers minor leaguers get into brawl

The Houston Astros and Texas Rangers have had a nice little rivalry since the Astros moved over to the American League, and it appears the hate between the two organizations runs through the veins of the minor league system. On Sunday, players and coaches from the Double-A affiliates of the Astros and Rangers threw punches and more during a second-inning bench-clearing brawl. The...
Via The Comeback
4 days ago  |  Discuss

White Sox's Chris Sale sent home 'due to a clubhouse incident'

The whole idea that Chris Sale was scratched from his Saturday start due to a cold seemed a bit fishy in the first place. Once reports indicated this actually wasn’t the case and the White Sox came out with a statement telling us a vastly different story, most of the baseball world knew something was up. Official: Chris Sale has been scratched from tonight’s scheduled start...
Via Sportsnaut
5 days ago  |  Discuss

Report: Rangers pushing trade efforts for Sale

Remember the report from Thursday saying that the Chicago White Sox turned down a “king’s ransom” for Chris Sale? We have to wonder if that offer came from the Texas Rangers. MLB.com’s T.R. Sullivan reports that the Rangers are making a serious effort to acquire the southpaw pitcher. Chicago reportedly wants power hitter Joey Gallo and 23-year-old infielder Jurickson Profar...
Via Larry Brown Sports
6 days ago  |  Discuss

If You Had to Trade One: Profar or Gallo?

Last season, I didn’t believe the Texas Rangers would win the AL West. They did. This season, I didn’t believe the Texas Rangers would be all that competitive. They have been, but the injury bug isn’t having it. 36-year-old Colby Lewis, along with Derek Holland, find themselves on the disabled list. Cole Hamels is great, as is Yu Darvish, and having two aces in the rotation...
Via The Sports Post
7 days ago  |  Discuss

Prince Fielder posts cryptic message amid injury news

Prince Fielder and the Texas Rangers found out about some potentially disappointing news earlier this week when it was learned that the slugger could be out the rest of the season due to a herniated disk in his neck. But it was Fielder who took it to the next level by posting a cryptic message on social media as the news was being disseminated and subsequently discussed. In a...
Via Sportress of Blogitude
8 days ago  |  Discuss

Texas Rangers: Could Andrew Cashner find himself back in the Lone Star State?

With the Houston Astros closing in, the Texas Rangers need a boost in order to maintain their status atop the American League West. Well cross your fingers Ranger fans, because within the next 24 hours, we might actually see that boost. Rumor has it that San Diego Padres right-hander Andrew Cashner will be on the move sooner rather than later, with the Texas Rangers heavily engaging...
Via isportsweb.com
8 days ago  |  Discuss

Report: Prince Fielder could be done for the season

The Texas Rangers were dealt bad news on Wednesday. Prince Fielder’s 2016 season may be over. Prince Fielder has another neck herniation....may be done for the season....know more after Friday exam — TR Sullivan (@Sullivan_Ranger) July 20, 2016 Any time neck injuries enter into the equation, the news in very bad. In the case of Fielder, it’s even worse. He missed nearly...
Via Sportsnaut
8 days ago  |  Discuss

Do the Rangers Need Another Bullpen Makeover?

One year ago today, the Texas Rangers were 43-48, in third place in the American League West Division. The first-half bullpen looked terrible. Neftali Feliz started the year as the club’s closer and pitched himself right onto the disabled list and right out of town. Tanner Scheppers imploded. Anthony Bass threw more first-half relief innings than anyone, is maybe all you need to...
Via Fangraphs
9 days ago  |  Discuss

Report: Rangers willing to trade Joey Gallo for rotation help

As the Texas Rangers go forth into the trade market, it appears as though no player is off limits. According to a report by Jeff Passan of Yahoo! Sports on Sunday, the Rangers are willing to move power-hitting outfielder Joey Gallo in exchange for starting pitching help. Passan notes the potential trade partner compatibility between the Rangers and the Tampa Bay Rays, who are said...
Via Larry Brown Sports
10 days ago  |  Discuss

Trade Rumors: Texas Rangers Pitching Edition

It seems as if every year the Texas Rangers are on the look out for good arms at the trade deadline, in exchange for hard-hitting prospects. This year is no exception. The Rangers big move for Cole Hamels at the deadline last year has definitely paid off as he’s unquestionably been the staff ace ever since, but once you get past Hamels there are a lot of question marks. Yu Darvish...
Via isportsweb.com
11 days ago  |  Discuss

Sunday Notes: Pitching Profar and Choo, Reds’ Stephenson, more

Shin-Soo Choo and Jurickson Profar could have been pitchers. Both attracted the attention of scouts as hard-throwing amateurs. Choo starred for South Korea when they won the 2000 World Junior Championships and was named the tournament’s top pitcher. Profar excelled on the mound for Willemstad, Curacao when they won the 2004 Little League World Series and again when they lost in...
Via Fangraphs
12 days ago  |  Discuss

Rangers pitcher Jake Diekman hits DL after cutting his finger on broken souvenir mug

It always seems that baseball players can go on the disabled list for the most bizarre of injuries. Pitcher Jamie Easterly injured his back in the 1980’s when he stepped in a gopher hole while doing a backwards running drill. Wade Boggs missed a week of action after he strained his back while trying to put on cowboy boots. And who could forget Ryan Dempster needing to spend some...
Via The Comeback
13 days ago  |  Discuss
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