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The Texas Rangers added some catching depth by picking up catcher Konrad Schmidt on waivers from Arizona.
The Rangers added Schmidt to the major-league roster, giving the club 34 players on the 40-man roster.
Schmidt, 28, has played a total of eight games in the majors. He spent most of the 2012 season at Triple A Reno, hitting .277 in 93 games. He also threw out 14 of 55 of runners who attempted to steal.
Schmidt gives the Rangers some catching depth. Geovany Soto is under team control. The
Rangers will decide Friday whether or not to make a qualifying offer to Mike Napoli. If the club does and Napoli accepts the offer, hell make 13.3 million next year.
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The Texas Rangers have claimed catcher Konrad Schmidt off waivers from the Arizona Diamondbacks.
The 28-year-old Schmidt played in four games for the Diamondbacks last season and spent the rest of the year at Triple-A Reno, batting .277 with seven home runs, 24 doubles and 47 RBIs in 93 games. He threw out 14 of 55 attempted base stealers, a 25.6 percent rate that was fifth-best...
Happy Halloween! Alright, now that that is out of the way...I'm a sucker for stuff like this. Especially when you include eye black and tattoos.And, much like Lil' Cutch...the Texas Rangers All-Star even re-tweeted the picture to his followers. Pretty sweet.
After their late-season collapse and early exit in the Wild Card round, big changes could be in store for the Rangers, including the possible, if not likely, departure of Josh Hamilton. They definitely won't take their disappointing season lying down though and figure to be extremely active on the free agency and trade market.
Before Texas can start rebuilding themselves...
New hitting coach Dave Magadan may be the only new face in for the major league coaching staff for the Texas Rangers, but he's not the only person in a new job.
The Rangers announced Thursday that Gary Pettis and Dave Anderson are changing jobs. Pettis will handle the third base coaching duties and Anderson will work at first base.
Pettis has been the club's first base...
Josh Hamilton and the Texas Rangers are inching closer to divorce. As expected, Texas has made a qualifying offer to Hamilton. However, the sides are about $4.5 million apart, and it's not likely that the Rangers will close the gap.
According to Jeff Wilson of the Fort Worth Star-Telegram, Hamilton is expected to turn down the offer and become a free agent. If he signs...
In the aftermath of "The Drop" in Oakland and subsequent 0-for-4 performance in the AL wild-card game, it was hard to find anyone who wanted to re-sign Josh Hamilton. Never mind that he played an enormous role in back-to-back trips to the World Series and won an AL MVP award for the Rangers.
The mercurial Hamilton became the face of the Rangers' pitiful September collapse...
While teammate Josh Hamilton received a qualifying offer from the Texas Rangers, Mike Napoli did not. A qualifying offer would have been around $13.3 million. The Rangers made the decision that they didn't feel Napoli was worth that. This does not mean he won't return to Texas. It simply means, the Rangers will try to sign him for less.
According to Mac Engel...
After dealing with a groin injury, Alexi Ogando pitched in only 58 games. He was a starter in 2011, and it seems he will be heading back to the rotation again this year. The Rangers are looking to reload after a disappointing finish to the 2012 season. Ogando's return to the rotation could help them get back on track.
According to T.R. Sullivan of MLB.com, the Rangers...
We don’t have much Intel on this Dallas area bro, but what we do know is that he appears to have the best Josh Hamilton Halloween costume of 2012. Hell, he might even have the best MLB related costume of the year. Notice the stroller to the left of Dallas bro. Trick-r-treating is supposed to be the kid’s time to shine. That adorable pumpkin, crayon or princess costume that the...
In nearly 18 months as the Rangers' hitting instructor, Scott Coolbaugh oversaw an offense that ranked first in the majors in runs per game, batting average, slugging percentage and on-base-plus-slugging percentage.This would normally be enough to get a coach a raise. Instead it got him reassigned. Acknowledging something -- even if it wasn't clearly identifiable --...
Alright, the hotstove is starting and it's just as expected.
According to CBS Sports' Danny Knobler, the Atlanta Braves are "intrigued" by Texas Rangers' Josh Hamilton. Hamilton is suspected to go into free agency this offseason and the first fish seems to be biting. With Chipper Jones' retirement and Michael Bourn most likely to sign with another team...
The Arizona Diamondbacks have declined a $1.2 million option for next season on catcher Henry Blanco and a $4 million option on right-handed reliever Matt Lindstrom.
The 41-year-old Blanco hit .188 with a homer and seven RBIs in 21 games as Miguel Montero's backup with the Diamondbacks last season. He signed with Arizona in 2011 and has played 14 seasons with eight teams.
The Texas Rangers have expressed “serious interest” in
designated hitter David Ortiz, reports Ken Rosenthal of FOX Sports.
The Texas Rangers also have expressed serious interest in Ortiz,
major-league sources say, envisioning him as a left-handed hitting replacement
for their own free agent, Josh Hamilton.
Ortiz was previously said to be nearing a two-year...