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Catcher A.J. Pierzynski is routinely heralded as one of the most, if not, the most hated player in the Majors. But, for some reason, the Windy City loved him...and the two-time All-Star catcher loved Chicago right back. So much so, he did the cliche and thanked his former fans by taking out an ad in the Chicago Tribune this past weekend. That's right, the catcher who helped lead the Chicago White Sox to the World Series in 2005 has, apparently, turned into a softie. Okay, okay...maybe it's a classy move, but, it doesn't matter. Whatever sting the 36-year-old catcher feels by not being re-signed by the ChiSox will surely be lessened by that $7.5 million deal he inked to play for the Texas Rangers.
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The Texas Rangers continued reinforcing their bullpen by signing veteran right-hander Jason Frasor, 35, to a one-year deal on Jan. 3. Frasor will receive a base salary of $1.5 million and will pitch ahead of new setup man Josh Lindblom, a right-hander who was acquired when Michael Young was traded to Toronto in December. The Rangers are in the process of replacing setup man Mike...
Tommy who? In his second year back from TJS, Joe Nathan looked like his usual dominant self saving 37 games for the AL West-runner-up Texas Rangers. Not only did Nathan strike out nearly 11 batters per nine innings, but he did it while posting the lowest walk rate of his entire career. Put the two together and you have a career-best 6.00 K:BB ratio to go with his 2.80 ERA and 1.06...
The Chicago White Sox organization ranked 30th on the Top 30 minor league systems list entering 2012 but this is a much improved system after a couple of solid drafts and a number of prospects took big steps forward in their development. It’s an organization on the rise.
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The Texas Rangers are still working hard at rebuilding their team after a rough start to the offseason. Part of their plan includes reinforcing their bullpen after losing relievers such as Mike Adams and Koji Uehara. Yesterday, the Rangers announced a one-year deal with Jason Frasor.
According to Richard Durrett of ESPN Dallas, the Rangers and Frasor agreed to a $1.5 million...
Former Texas high school star Courtney Hawkins famously performed a back flip after being drafted this past year. And now, it’s easy to see why: The Chicago White Sox top prospect has a lot to be excited about.
The 19-year-old [as of November] outfielder was drafted 13th overall in June and by the season‘s end, he was playing for High-A Winston-Salem. Prior to inking his contract...
The Texas Rangers have signed relief pitcher Jason Frasor to a one-year deal. Frasor will make $1.5 million.
Pitching out of the bullpen, the Rangers will hope for a bounce back season from the 35-year-old right handed pitcher. Last season he compiled a 4.12 ERA and a 1.47 WHIP in 43 2/3 innings.
In nine big league seasons, eight of which were with the Blue Jays, Frasor has a 3.77...
The Texas Rangers will open the 2013 March 31 against the Houston Astros in baseball's season opener.
The game at Minute Maid Park will begin at 7 p.m.
This marks the third time the Rangers have played in baseball's first game. It also happened in 2001 against Toronto in Puerto Rico and in 2003 against the Los Angeles Angels.
The series will follow the Sunday opener...
The Texas Rangers took another step to solidify their bullpen Thursday, signing right-hander Jason Frasor to a one-year deal.
Frasor is the third proven reliever the Rangers have added this offseason, joining Joakim Soria and Josh Lindblom.
Frasor, 35, has played nine year in the majors with the bulk of his work coming in Toronto. Frasor is coming off a 20-12 season in which...
On opening night of the postseason in Venezuela, shortstop Elvis Andrus reached base safely four times in five plate appearances. Lone Star Dugout takes a look at all of the day's winterball action in the Texas Rangers' system.
SAMMY SOSAFirst Year on Ballot PLAYING CAREER: Texas Rangers (1989), Chicago White Sox (1989-1991), Chicago Cubs (1992-2004), Baltimore Orioles (2005) and Texas Rangers (2007) ACHIEVEMENTS: Career batting average of .273 with 2408 hits, 609 home runs, 1475 runs scored and 1667 RBI. 1998 National League MVP. Ranks eighth all-time in home runs...tops among foreign-born Major Leaguers...
The Cleveland Indians have agreed to terms with free agent right-hander Brett Myers on a one-year contract.
Myers, who pitched for Houston and the Chicago White Sox last season, will get a chance to win a spot in Cleveland's starting rotation. His deal with the Indians includes a club option for 2014. It will not be finalized until he passes a physical.
Myers went 3-4 with...
The Texas Rangers have signed bullpen arm Jason Frasor to a one-year $1.5mm deal, Jon Heyman of CBS Sports reports. To make room for Frasor, the team designated Eli Whiteside who has been DFA'd just about every week this offseason.
Last season for the Blue Jays, Frasor went 1-1 with a 4.12 ERA with a career best 10.9 K/9.
The Blue Jays re-acquired Frasor last January after they...
Right-handed pitcher Brett Myers reportedly has agreed to a one-year contract with the Cleveland Indians. Monetary terms were unavailable, but the deal with include an option year, according to CBSSports.com. It appears Myers will start next season for the Indians, who already have closer Chris Perez. For the past two seasons Myers, who has a 97-93 career record, has been a...