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The market for setup relievers is starting to take shape, and free agent Mark Lowe is drawing interest from a number of teams.
The Dodgers, Giants, Brewers, Angels and Rays are among the clubs that have checked in on the right-hander, major-league sources told FOXSports.com. Of that group, Milwaukee’s need for bullpen help is particularly acute.
Lowe, 29, appeared in 88 games for the Texas Rangers over the past two seasons, with a 3.63 ERA and 1.340 WHIP. He missed roughly six weeks in the middle of the 2012 season with a strained right intercostal muscle.
-- Jon Paul Morosi
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A person familiar with the deal tells The Associated Press that catcher Geovany Soto is staying with the Texas Rangers and has agreed to a $2.75 million, one-year contract.
Soto's agreement allows him to earn an additional $250,000 in performance bonuses. The person spoke on condition of anonymity Monday because the deal has not yet been announced.
Soto, who turns 30 next month...
Getting Geovany Soto back in the fold isn't the big splash the Texas Rangers are hoping to make this offseason, but at least its a start.
Soto agreed to a one-year deal with the club Sunday night, according to a source. The deal is pending physical.
The club didnt offer Soto a contract at the non-tender deadline Friday but was still interested in bringing him back. Keeping...
The following guest contribution was written by Richard Pallarino (@rpallarino). Richard is a student at CUNY-College of Staten Island and a Constituent Aide at the New York State Senate. Josh Hamilton was selected first overall in the 1999 Amateur Draft by the Tampa Bay Devil Rays, touted by scouts as one of the most pure talents [...]
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The Texas Rangers took a chance on a closer coming off Tommy John surgery last offseason and it paid off nicely with an All-Star season from Joe Nathan.
Texas is hoping to catch lightning in a bottle again after agreeing to terms on a two-year deal with right-hander Joakim Soria that includes a club option for 2015.
Soria missed the entire 2012 season after having Tommy John...
While waiting to find out whether there will be more talks with Josh Hamilton, the Texas Rangers neared agreement with reliever Joakim Soria and reached a deal to keep catcher Geovany Soto.
Soria, a two-time All-Star, is recovering from elbow ligament-replacement surgery on April 3. The 28-year-old right-hander also had the ligament replaced in 2003.
''We're very close...
While waiting to find out whether there will be more talks with Josh Hamilton, the Texas Rangers agreed to a two-year contract with free-agent reliever Joakim Soria and reached a deal to keep catcher Geovany Soto.
Soria, a two-time All-Star with Kansas City, is recovering from elbow ligament-replacement surgery on April 3. The 28-year-old right-hander also had the ligament replaced...
At this point, it will be an upset if the Texas Rangers do not land one of the top two free agents.
Could be outfielder Josh Hamilton. Could be right-hander Zack Greinke. Could be neither, likely will not be both.
The Rangers are competing for both players, major-league sources say, while also continuing to engage in trade discussions for Arizona right fielder Justin Upton, Tampa...
In news that seems to further push Mike Napoli out the door, the Texas Rangers and Geovany Soto have agreed to a new one-year deal. Soto came over to the Rangers in a trade involving the Chicago Cubs back in July. Even then, his presence had the rumors of Napoli's future swirling.
Evan Grant of the Dallas Morning News tweeted the news out last night.
The Texas Rangers and slugger Josh Hamilton are making progress on
a deal, according to sources.
Ryan Dempster was a name on Boston’s mind before the trade deadline last summer, but the Texas Rangers ended up scooping him up in their playoff push.
Boston is now said to be interested in the right-hander the second time around.
The Red Sox have “checked in” on Dempster, according to Alex Speier of WEEI.
Dempster, 35, is said to want a three-year deal.
Dempster moved from...
The Texas Rangers officially announced the acquisition of right-hander Joakim Soria on Tuesday, with the free agent reliever receiving a two-year deal with a club option for a third season. The team didn't disclose financial terms, but multiple media reports indicated that Soria will make a guaranteed $8 million. Soria missed the entire 2012 season with the Kansas City Royals...
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) -- A person familiar with the negotiations says catcher Mike Napoli and the Boston Red Sox have agreed to a 39 million, three-year contract. The deal is subject to Napoli passing a physical, which will take place later this week, the person said Monday. The person spoke on condition of anonymity because the deal was not yet final. A 31-year-old who also...
Mike Napoli is receiving a lot of praise for his decision to come to Boston for the next three years.
The catcher/first baseman signed a three-year contract with the Sox on Monday, and early reports have him slated to primarily play first base.
The Boston Globe‘s Peter Abraham applauded the signing, and ESPN’s Tim Kurkjian believes that with a couple more solid signings, the...
The Texas Rangers have been the most aggressive team in
pursuit of free agent slugger Josh Hamilton, reports Ken Rosenthal of FOX Sports.
#Rangers most aggressive team on Hamilton, according to source. Would ease sting of losing Napoli. #Brewers on periphery with Hamilton.
— Ken Rosenthal (@Ken_Rosenthal) December 3, 2012
Rosenthal adds that if the Rangers are...
Not exactly the biggest news of the winter meeting, but the Rangers agreed to sign Joakim Soria to a two year contract today, and Danny Knobler suggested that it would be in the $8-$9 million range, and Alden Gonzalez adds that Texas got a team option for a third year in the deal as well. This is a bit of an unorthodox move, as Soria had Tommy John surgery in April, and is unlikely...