RANGERS RUMORS & GOSSIP

Darvish settles in, but Rangers can't catch up

Right-hander Yu Darvish gave the Rangers a quality start on Friday night, just their third in the last 19 games. He also struck out 11 over six innings, the 27th time in 88 career starts he has struck out 10 or more hitters in a game.
Via Rangers.com
2 hours ago

Hamels eyeing continued success against Royals

Royals right-hander Yordano Ventura will square off against Rangers lefty Cole Hamels in the middle game of the series on Saturday at Kauffman Stadium.
Via Rangers.com
4 hours ago

Report: Rangers pushing trade efforts for Sale

Remember the report from Thursday saying that the Chicago White Sox turned down a “king’s ransom” for Chris Sale? We have to wonder if that offer came from the Texas Rangers. MLB.com’s T.R. Sullivan reports that the Rangers are making a serious effort to acquire the southpaw pitcher. Chicago reportedly wants power hitter Joey Gallo and 23-year-old infielder Jurickson Profar...
Via Larry Brown Sports
8 hours ago  |  Discuss

Rangers activate Diekman, DFA Ramos

The Rangers have designated pitcher Cesar Ramos for assignment to make room for left-handed reliever Jake Diekman, who was activated off the disabled list.
Via Rangers.com
10 hours ago

If You Had to Trade One: Profar or Gallo?

Last season, I didn’t believe the Texas Rangers would win the AL West. They did. This season, I didn’t believe the Texas Rangers would be all that competitive. They have been, but the injury bug isn’t having it. 36-year-old Colby Lewis, along with Derek Holland, find themselves on the disabled list. Cole Hamels is great, as is Yu Darvish, and having two aces in the rotation...
Via The Sports Post
19 hours ago  |  Discuss

Rangers minor league report: Joe Mikulik talks Brinson, Mendez and Ortiz

I’m going to try something different in the coming weeks. Once per homestand, as long as my schedule permits, I’ll catch up with Double-A Frisco RoughRiders manager Joe Mikulik to discuss his club. Here is the first installment of what I’ll call Mik’s Musings. BRINSON BACK IN A GROOVE Lewis Brinson, currently the Texas Rangers’ […] The post Rangers minor league report...
Via Today's Knuckleball
1 day ago

Limiting a Freefall

As we sit here this morning, the Rangers find themselves in a freefall. They’ve won four games in the month of July. And if we’re being honest, things started before that on June 29, as the Rangers blew a 4-run ninth inning lead and lost 9-7 in New York against the Yankees, then lost again on June 30.For awhile, it was easy to simply blame the schedule-makers for every woe. 37...
Via One Strike Away
1 day ago

Prince Fielder posts cryptic message amid injury news

Prince Fielder and the Texas Rangers found out about some potentially disappointing news earlier this week when it was learned that the slugger could be out the rest of the season due to a herniated disk in his neck. But it was Fielder who took it to the next level by posting a cryptic message on social media as the news was being disseminated and subsequently discussed. In a...
Via Sportress of Blogitude
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Fielder may need neck surgery; Rangers also put Choo on DL

Texas Rangers slugger Prince Fielder is facing the prospect of season-ending neck surgery after an MRI revealed a herniated disk just above an area that was repaired two years ago.Fielder and outfielder Shin-Soo Choo were placed on the 15-day disabled list Wednesday by the slumping AL West leaders, who had lost 12 of 16 games going into their game at the Los Angeles Angels.Choo got...
Via Associated Press
1 day ago  |  Discuss

After losing Prince Fielder and Shin-Soo Choo, Rangers turn to Delino DeShields and Hanser Alberto over Joey Gallo

ANAHEIM, Calif. -- The Rangers lost a pair of sluggers to the disabled list Wednesday and chose not to recall left-handed hitting Joey Gallo to replace either of them.For now, Gallo will continue to slug in the minor leagues.General manager Jon Daniels said the Rangers' decision to bring outfielder Delino DeShields and infielder Hanser Alberto from Triple-A Round Rock to replace...
Via SportsDay
2 days ago

Report: Prince Fielder could be done for the season

The Texas Rangers were dealt bad news on Wednesday. Prince Fielder’s 2016 season may be over. Prince Fielder has another neck herniation....may be done for the season....know more after Friday exam — TR Sullivan (@Sullivan_Ranger) July 20, 2016 Any time neck injuries enter into the equation, the news in very bad. In the case of Fielder, it’s even worse. He missed nearly...
Via Sportsnaut
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Do the Rangers Need Another Bullpen Makeover?

One year ago today, the Texas Rangers were 43-48, in third place in the American League West Division. The first-half bullpen looked terrible. Neftali Feliz started the year as the club’s closer and pitched himself right onto the disabled list and right out of town. Tanner Scheppers imploded. Anthony Bass threw more first-half relief innings than anyone, is maybe all you need to...
Via Fangraphs
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Jurickson Profar: Honest Man

 The saga of Jurickson Profar has been well-chronicled here. Former top prospect, missed two years due to shoulder injuries, back on the map as a premiere talent, and struggling to get playing time from his manager. You probably know all this by now.Yesterday, Jurickson began getting some additional work in the outfield, a spot he hadn't played since 2013, and a place the Rangers...
Via One Strike Away
2 days ago

Report: Rangers willing to trade Joey Gallo for rotation help

As the Texas Rangers go forth into the trade market, it appears as though no player is off limits. According to a report by Jeff Passan of Yahoo! Sports on Sunday, the Rangers are willing to move power-hitting outfielder Joey Gallo in exchange for starting pitching help. Passan notes the potential trade partner compatibility between the Rangers and the Tampa Bay Rays, who are said...
Via Larry Brown Sports
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Sunday Notes: Pitching Profar and Choo, Reds’ Stephenson, more

Shin-Soo Choo and Jurickson Profar could have been pitchers. Both attracted the attention of scouts as hard-throwing amateurs. Choo starred for South Korea when they won the 2000 World Junior Championships and was named the tournament’s top pitcher. Profar excelled on the mound for Willemstad, Curacao when they won the 2004 Little League World Series and again when they lost in...
Via Fangraphs
5 days ago  |  Discuss

Rangers pitcher Jake Diekman hits DL after cutting his finger on broken souvenir mug

It always seems that baseball players can go on the disabled list for the most bizarre of injuries. Pitcher Jamie Easterly injured his back in the 1980’s when he stepped in a gopher hole while doing a backwards running drill. Wade Boggs missed a week of action after he strained his back while trying to put on cowboy boots. And who could forget Ryan Dempster needing to spend some...
Via The Comeback
7 days ago  |  Discuss

Yu Darvish returning to Rangers' rotation Saturday

Starting rotation help is on the way for the Texas Rangers. Per Gerry Fraley of the Dallas Morning News, Yu Darvish will be returning from the disabled list this weekend. Rangers say Darvish ready to start on Saturday at Cubs. — Gerry Fraley (@gfraley) July 13, 2016 The Rangers' rotation has been strong this year. With a 4.07 ERA, Texas starters rank ninth in all of baseball...
Via Sportsnaut
9 days ago  |  Discuss

Cole Hamels needed stitches in chin after tripping

Those watching Cole Hamels pitch during Tuesday’s All-Star Game in San Diego likely noticed a bandage he had on his chin. The reason for the bandage was later revealed. According to FOX MLB reporter Ken Rosenthal, the Texas Rangers pitcher tripped coming out of the bathroom in his hotel room and needed eight stitches for the cut: Did Cole Hamels cut himself shaving? pic.twitter...
Via Larry Brown Sports
10 days ago  |  Discuss

QUIZ: Name the players who had 30 home runs seasons with the Texas Rangers

A player on the Texas Rangers has hit 30 or more home runs in a season 44 times. How many of these power hitters can you name? Clue: Number of home runs - year Note: Includes some players from the Washington Senators as they are statistically grouped in with the Texas Rangers franchise.  
11 days ago  |  Discuss

Texas Rangers: Potential long-term contracts for two standouts

With the trade deadline less than four weeks away, teams across the country are scrambling around to try and find that one player who will boost their win percentage. For the Texas Rangers, that player will most likely be a starting pitcher. However, a strong mound presence isn’t the only thing on the Rangers mind as we approach the trade deadline. The Rangers center fielder Ian...
Via isportsweb.com
13 days ago  |  Discuss
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