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Submarining reliever Ben Rowen tossed a scoreless inning for Caracas on Wednesday evening. Lone Star Dugout takes a look at all of the day's winterball action in the Texas Rangers' system.
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Ryan Freel was born with Pete Rose-type baseball genes, minus the natural talent.Thats what made Freel so popular with Cincinnati Reds fans, and its why the Reds once put together a Ryan Freel T-shirt giveaway with simulated dirt smudging the garment.Freel never finished a game without dirt and grime on his uniform, to say nothing of his face and arms. And more often than not, the...
Prior to the weekend, the only news that we've heard about the Texas Rangers has related to either which players have left, or which marquee free agents they missed out on. But finally, there is some positive news for the Rangers and their fans, as the team agreed to a one-year deal with catcher A.J. Pierzynski.
The fact that the Rangers signed anybody is significant by itself...
The Texas Rangers have had to sit back and watch the likes of Josh Hamilton and Mike Napoli sign with the Los Angeles Angels and Boston Red Sox, all while making little noise themselves this offseason. That is unlike the Rangers of the past few Winters, as they have been one of the more active teams in free agency, having signed players such as Adrian Beltre and Yu Darvish.
The Rangers have lost arguably their three most popular players this offseason. And now they've added the most hated man in baseball.
Now that's a personality change.
The Rangers have agreed to terms with free agent catcher A.J. Pierzynski, one of the most irritating characters in the game. Fans will have to get used to the idea of a cheering for one of the game's longtime...
The Gigantes del Cibao, with Nelson Cruz, Leury Garcia, and Hanser Alberto, finished their 2012 campaign with Saturday's one-game playoff loss to Escogido. Lone Star Dugout takes a look at all of the day's winterball action in the Texas Rangers' system.
A person familiar with the situation says catcher A.J. Pierzynski has passed a physical, clearing the way for a one-year deal with the Texas Rangers.
That person spoke on condition of anonymity Friday because the Rangers had not added Pierzynski to their 40-man roster. With the Major League Baseball office closed for Christmas, the deal won't become official until at least next...
To date, it hasn’t been the offseason that the Texas Rangers wanted it to be. There’s still plenty of time, and the team still has plenty of talent, but the Rangers have been looking to make a move of significance. Later Thursday, they were able to make one, locking up free-agent catcher A.J. Pierzynski. And more, while Pierzynski is coming off arguably the best season of his...
Rangers lineup stalwarts Nelson Cruz and Elvis Andrus both had big games on Tuesday, combining to go 5-for-8 with three doubles and a home run. Lone Star Dugout takes a look at all of the day's winterball action in the Texas Rangers' system.
Gigantes del Cibao right fielder Nelson Cruz reached base four times in five plate appearances on Saturday. Lone Star Dugout takes a look at all of the day's winterball action in the Texas Rangers' system.
A Golden rule of developing prospects is, “Never move a player off a more valuable defensive position until he proves incapable of playing there at the Major League Level.” This leaves the Texas Rangers in an enviable, but difficult position as they have a 10 win left-side of the infield and both the best third base and shortstop prospects in baseball.
Jurickson Profar is untouchable...
Even after signing catcher A.J. Pierzynski the Texas Rangers
continue to seek offense this winter, and the team is starting to look into
center fielder Michael Bourn while staying in touch with free agent Cody Ross,
reports Jon Heyman of CBS Sports.
The Rangers, still looking to upgrade their offense after
agreeing to terms with veteran catcher A.J. Pierzynski, are...
Table of Contents
Here’s the table of contents for today’s edition of Daily Notes.
1. Three Very Recent Transactions
2. GIFs of Enthusiasm: Yoshi Tateyama’s Screwball
3. SCOUT Leaderboards: Australian Baseball League
Three Very Recent Transactions
Tateyama Re-Signs with Texas
The Texas Rangers have re-signed right-handed reliever Yoshinori Tateyama to a minor-league contract...