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Watch: Rangers' Venable goes all-out for amazing catch to rob Blue Jays' Pennington

The Texas Rangers acquired outfielder Will Venable in a minor deal with the San Diego Padres in order to shore up their outfield defense, and he came through in a major way on Thursday afternoon. When Toronto Blue Jays infielder Cliff Pennington laced a line drive to left, Venable tracked it down and made a sprawling catch to deny him of extra bases and, probably, keep the Jays from...
Via Fox Sports
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Rangers complete two trades

The Texas Rangers completed two trades Friday, sending right-hander Jon Edwards to San Diego to complete the trade for Will Venable and sending outfielder Michael Choice to Cleveland. The Rangers traded for Venable Tuesday for minor-league catcher/outfielder Marcus Greene and a player to be named.  Edwards had three stints with the Rangers this season but spent most of his time...
Via Fox Sports Southwest
8 days ago  |  Discuss

Padres Points: Venable, Morrow, Jankowski

The Padres are 59-62 after a successful sweep of the Braves. They are winners of seven of their last nine games after dropping the previous six. While the playoffs are likely out of the picture, the team made their first major deal this season sending Will Venable to the Rangers for catcher/outfielder Marcus Greene and right handed pitcher Jon Edwards. Venable, a well respected player...
Via Baseball Essential
8 days ago  |  Discuss

Rangers charging hard in AL West and wild card races

Tuesday night’s news that the Texas Rangers had traded for outfielder Will Venable may have prompted a few eyebrows to raise. Why was Texas making this move? That may have compelled a few to click over to the MLB standings and the revelation that the Rangers are indeed making a push into the AL playoff race. Going into Thursday’s play, Texas sits four games behind the Astros...
Via Bloguin Best
9 days ago  |  Discuss

Projecting Marcus Greene: The Return for Will Venable

On Tuesday night, the Texas Rangers swung a deal to acquire Will Venable from the San Diego Padres. In return for Venable, the Rangers sent catcher/outfielder Marcus Greene to San Diego, along with a player to be named later. Here’s what my fancy computer math has to say about Greene and his future outlook. Greene has played exclusively in Low-A Hickory this season, where he...
Via Fangraphs
9 days ago  |  Discuss

San Diego Padres Trade Will Venable to the Texas Rangers

The Rangers have recently been emboldened by a winning streak and continued struggling from the Los Angeles Angels and Houston Astros. On Monday night, they pulled to within three games of first place and a single game of second place. Additionally, Reformed outfielder Josh Hamilton is currently on the shelf, so the club decided to add outfielder Will Venable on Tuesday night....
Via The Fantasy Fix
10 days ago  |  Discuss

Padres deal Will Venable to Rangers

THE SAN DIEGO PADRES ARE FINALLY SELLING! Well…kind of. On Tuesday night, they dealt outfielder Will Venable to the Texas Rangers. The Rangers have acquired OF Will Venable from San Diego for catcher-OF Marcus Greene and a player to be named later. Michael Choice DFA. — John Blake (@RangerBlake) August 19, 2015   Venable is a free agent after the season, so this is...
Via The Outside Corner
10 days ago  |  Discuss

Padres activate outfielder Will Venable

SAN DIEGO (AP) The Padres reinstated outfielder Will Venable from the paternity leave list and optioned outfielder Alex Dickerson to Triple-A El Paso on Saturday. The team also placed right-handed pitcher Marcos Mateo (neck strain) on the 15-day disabled list, retroactive to Thursday. Left-hander Frank Garces was recalled from El Paso, his third stint with the Padres this season...
Via AP on Fox
21 days ago  |  Discuss

Venable placed on paternity leave, SD native Dickerson recalled

The San Diego Padres announced on Thursday that outfielder Will Venable has been placed on the paternity leave list, making room for Alex Dickerson to be recalled from Triple-A El Paso. Venable and his wife, Kathryn, are expecting their first child. He is hitting .254 with six home runs in 91 games this season. Dickerson, who graduated from Poway High School, has been one of the...
Via Fox Sports San Diego
23 days ago  |  Discuss

Is Will Venable vulnerable to regression?

Being an East Coast writer sometimes makes it difficult to appreciate or notice players from the other coast. After all, most of their games are starting just when I am thinking about going to bed. I would like to think that I keep track of what's going on pretty well still. But I question that when looking at Will Venable's 2013 season and being surprised at the numbers I saw there...
Via The Flagrant Fan
February 26, 2014  |  Discuss

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