Found July 27, 2013 on
PLAYERS: Joe Nathan
TEAMS: Texas Rangers
Teams in need of a closer soon may have a stunning new possibility to consider. The Texas Rangers have had internal discussions about trading All-Star right-hander Joe Nathan, according to major-league sources.

Tigers had discussions with Rangers for Joe Nathan

Earlier today reports began circulating that the Texas Rangers would entertain offers for closer Joe Nathan. While the idea of a team fighting for a playoff spot trading away its ninth inning guy seems like a stretch the Rangers have engaged in talks with the Detroit Tigers. FOX Sports’ Jon Morosi reports that the Tigers and Rangers spoke about Nathan this weekend. While a trade...

Elvis Andrus Takes Out Adrian Beltre With a Slide

All season long we have seen videos and gifs of Texas Rangers third baseman Adrian Beltre and shortstop Elvis Andrus enjoying the game like a couple of guys should. However, as often as they two have messed with each other you had to know that there would be a time when they would end up colliding. Well that time has come. Keith Allison/Flickr To be fair, the two were...

Report: Rangers RP 'lost' barfight

According to reports, Texas Rangers reliever Tanner Scheppers "lost a barfight" early Friday morning in Cleveland. Despite Scheppers telling reporters that he suffered a bruised left eye and cuts on his face because of a sucker-punch after having dinner Thursday night in Cleveland, reports a witness said the incident actually happened at 2:30 a.m., when...

Q&A: Neal Cotts, Evolution of a Comeback

In 29 games out of the Texas Rangers bullpen, Neal Cotts is 4-1 with a 0.85 ERA. The 33-year-old left-hander is having a very good season. Not long ago, it looked like his career might be over. When he took the mound in late May, it was his first big-league appearance since May 2009. When he logged a win on June 5, it was his first since 2006. During the past four years, Cotts has...

Texas Rangers’ Tanner Scheppers fine after being attacked in Cleveland

  courtesy of Texas Rangers’ pitcher, Tanner Scheppers, was the victim of an aggravated assault Thursday night by a group of men while he was out for a bite to eat.  The incident occurred somewhere between his hotel and the restaurant downtown Cleveland.  His team, the Texas Rangers, are in town this weekend to play the Cleveland Indians.  Scheppers received a...

Rangers, police investigate Scheppers altercation

CLEVELAND (AP) -- The Texas Rangers say they're investigating a claim by pitcher Tanner Scheppers that he was attacked in downtown Cleveland last week. Scheppers said he was "sucker-punched by several young males" while going out to dinner a few blocks from the team's hotel Thursday night. He sustained facial cuts and bruises, and said his attackers ran away. ...

The Texas Rangers are more than just one bat away

Rangers fans can feel it. This year is different, and not in a good way. The pitching is there, day in and day out, despite all of the injuries. The bullpen has been outstanding, even though it was the biggest question mark heading into the season. But the one thing the team has been able to rely on, the bats, has failed them. The Rangers are in a race with the trade deadline to...

Rangers rumors: Closer Joe Nathan available for trade

Have the Texas Rangers given up on 2013? They have fallen to five game out of the American League West division title race, but they are only 1.5 games out of the second A.L. Wild Card spot. Still, though, according to FOX Sports' Ken Rosenthal, teams looking for a closer may have what Rosenthal calls "a stunning new possibility to consider." Rosenthal reports that...

Rangers take fans on a ride with a sad ending

When I tuned into the game tonight, I was tired.  I probably could have gone to bed at 7 p.m. and fallen asleep with no issues.  But I decided to watch the Rangers instead.  They didn’t make much of a compelling argument for that decision at first, getting behind 7-1 by the 4th inning. Poor Martin Perez.  Just not a good night.  And it was an early one for him.  He was in...

Rangers pitcher attacked in Cleveland

The Texas Rangers say pitcher Tanner Scheppers sustained facial bruises after being attacked while walking in downtown Cleveland this week.

Adrian Beltre, the Everything-Hitter

It’s July 3. No it isn’t! But it is in this paragraph. It’s July 3, and it’s Texas, and it’s the bottom of the sixth of a game between the Rangers and the Mariners. There’s a score, but it doesn’t matter. Adrian Beltre leads off against Felix Hernandez, and on the third pitch, Beltre blasts an automatic double to right-center field, Dustin Ackley watching as the ball...

Masterson outduels Darvish in Rangers' loss

CLEVELAND (AP) -- Michael Bourn homered to lead off the first inning and Justin Masterson took a shutout into the eighth inning, outdueling Texas' Yu Darvish in the Cleveland Indians' 1-0 win over the Rangers on Saturday night. Masterson (12-7), an American League All-Star, struck out eight and allowed five hits in 7 2-3 innings. That was enough to beat Darvish (9-5), who...

Rangers rumors: Tigers discussing Joe Nathan

It was reported yesterday that the Texas Rangers were making closer Joe Nathan available in trade. While the price for the veteran right-hander is high, it hasn’t stopped the Detroit Tigers – who have been tied to bullpen help throughout the season – from checking in with the Rangers, according to Jon Paul Morosi of FOX Sports. Sources: Tigers and Rangers have talked...

Rangers Think About Buying While Selling

Here’s one reason you wouldn’t think the Rangers would consider trading closer Joe Nathan: they’re only a game and a half out of the second American League wild-card slot, despite a current team-wide slump. Plus, their division isn’t entirely out of reach. Here’s a second reason you wouldn’t think the Rangers would consider trading Nathan: just a short while ago, they...
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