RANGERS RUMORS & GOSSIP

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 hour ago  |  Discuss

Rangers Invest in the Highly Unusual Rougned Odor

Any day now, the Rangers and Rougned Odor should finalize a six-year contract extension worth about $49.5 million. A club option at the end could boost the maximum value up to $62 million, and the deal would be effective immediately, buying out two or possibly three of what would’ve been Odor’s free-agent years. Even when it’s all over, Odor would be going into his age-30 season...
Via Fangraphs
4 hours ago  |  Discuss

Rangers release veteran Loney

The Rangers have released veteran first baseman James Loney, the club announced on Monday.
Via Rangers.com
5 hours ago

Texas Rangers: Adrian Beltre's ride to Cooperstown

Via FOX Sports
7 hours ago

Rangers likely to be Deadline buyers

The Rangers are almost always buyers when it comes to the July 31 Trade Deadline, and that will very likely be the case this upcoming season.
Via Rangers.com
9 hours ago

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
21 hours ago  |  Discuss

Rangers being conservative with Hamels

Cole Hamels will be the Rangers No. 3 starter going into the season. The Rangers plan on using Yu Darvish and Martin Perez in the first two games before Hamels makes his first start on April 5 against the Indians. The order does not mean a demotion. It just shows that the Rangers might take extra care of their senior starting pitcher this season.
Via Rangers.com
1 day ago

Texas Rangers and Jonathan Lucroy Drop Extension Talks

Via FOX Sports
1 day 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
2 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
2 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
2 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
6 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
15 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
18 days ago  |  Discuss

Rangers' Darvish says no more strange feelings in elbow

SURPRISE, Ariz. (AP) Texas Rangers right-hander Yu Darvish says he is no longer having strange feelings in his elbow when he starts throwing again in a new inning or game. Darvish returned to the Rangers' rotation late last May after missing all of the 2015 season following Tommy John surgery during spring training two years ago. He said Tuesday after his latest spring training...
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
28 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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