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The Texas Rangers acquired left-hander Tommy Hottovy for Kansas City for a player to be named later and cash considerations.
Hottovy was added to the 40-man roster, giving the Rangers 35 players on the roster. The addition of Hottovy gives the Rangers five lefties on their 40-man roster.
Hottovy, 31, spent the majority of the 2012 season pitching in Triple A, where he went 2-2 with a 2.52 ERA and seven saves. Left-handers hit just .147 off him in the minors. He made nine appearances for the Royals, posting a 2.89 ERA in 9 2 13 innings.
He also pitched in eight games for Boston in 2011. He was a fourth-round pick by the Red Sox in 2004.
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The Rangers appear unwilling to offer Josh Hamilton more than a three-year deal, which likely means the team is willing to allow the slugger leave in free agency.
ARLINGTON, Texas New Texas Rangers hitting coach Dave Magadan has been a busy man lately.
Magadan, who was at Rangers Ballpark Wednesday, has tried to talk with as many players as he can. He's also meeting with some Thursday and plans to travel to the Dominican Republic to meet with others.
One thing he's finding out is that the offense feels accountable for the team...
Nolan Ryan says he doesn't have a gut feeling on whether Josh Hamilton will return to the Texas Rangers next season.
Ryan said Wednesday it's hard to have a feel not knowing what the market will be for the slugger. The Rangers president believes everybody will have a better idea after this week's GM meetings.
The Rangers made a $13.3 million qualifying offer last week...
After pitching nearly 200 innings in his first Major League Baseball season with the Texas Rangers, Yu Darvish has decided to skip pitching for his home country of Japan in the 2013 World Baseball Classic. The event will be held from March 2 through March 19, and take place in multiple cities.
“After much deliberation, which has included a lot of consultation with my coaches and trainers...
Josh Hamilton has to be the most interesting superstar that has played in this generation. While playing often with such skill that music from The Natural plays in the background, he brings trepidation because of his history and what that history has supposedly done to his ability to stay on the field. And when was the last time that a player finished a season a with .387 wOBA and...
If All-Star outfielder Josh Hamilton was waiting for the Texas Rangers to set a market for the free agent slugger, it might be time to turn to Plan B. The Rangers aren't likely to meet the reported asking price of six or seven years at $20 million to $25 million per season. Hamilton, 31, is considered a prime free agent but his age and history of injuries, overcame chemical...
Ben and Sam discuss whether Josh Hamilton could end up signing a reasonable contract after all and talk about whether the Yankees can commit to and compete despite their goal to get under the luxury tax threshold by 2014.
INDIAN WELLS, Calif.-- My message to the Texas Rangers when they lose Josh Hamilton will be the same as it was to the St. Louis Cardinals when they lost Albert Pujols.
Happy Independence Day.
Nothing against Hamilton and Pujols both are incredible talents. But just as the Cardinals were better off avoiding a mega-deal for Pujols, the Rangers will be better off avoiding one for...
My message to the Texas Rangers when they lose Josh Hamilton will be the same as it was to the St. Louis Cardinals when they lost Albert Pujols.
Happy Independence Day.
Nothing against Hamilton and Pujols -- both are incredible talents. But just as the Cardinals were better off avoiding a mega-deal for Pujols, the Rangers will be better off avoiding one for Hamilton.
(The following post/audio was published on November 7th, 2011. As we longingly wait for the return of baseball in St. Louis, we figured it was worth revisiting.) Before Game 7 of the 2011 World Series, Texas Rangers manager Ron Washington explained to the media that no grandiose pep talk was necessary to rally his team. Sure, they were [...]
No, Yu Darvish is not injured. Like most players, he did battle injuries throughout the 2012 season. However, Darvish's decision to skip the World Baseball Classic is more about staying healthy than recovering from an injury. The Texas Rangers star was originally going to pitch for Japan in the WBC, but he announced yesterday that he would not do so.
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It's a terrifying concept, but CBS' Jon Heyman says the Red Sox are considering making a run at Josh Hamilton. The fact that it is "unlikely" gives me a little relief.
Hamilton's situation is well documented so I won't exhaust it here. Suffice it to say, I think it would be a tremendous mistake to sign him. Want proof? Texas, where he has thrived despite...