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RANGERS RUMORS & GOSSIP

Rangers bring up Phil Klein for bullpen help

ARLINGTON, Texas – The Texas Rangers added some bullpen depth by recalling right-hander Phil Klein from Triple-A Round Rock and sending Anthony Bass to Triple A to make room. The Rangers used both Bass and Wandy Rodriguez in relief Sunday and needed a pitcher who could give them multiple innings. Klein hasn't pitched for Round Rock since July 17 when he went five innings. Bass...
Via Fox Sports Southwest
9 hours ago  |  Discuss

Rangers Odor named AL player of week

ARLINGTON, Texas –€“ Texas second baseman Rougned Odor was tabbed the American League player of the week after batting .385 with three home runs, eight RBI and nine runs scored in six games. Odor is the first Rangers' player to win the honor since Kevin Kouzmanoff nabbed the honor last April. "I feel amazing," Odor said. "I've been really working hard every day. I feel really...
Via Fox Sports Southwest
9 hours ago  |  Discuss

Recently Inducted Hall of Fame Pitcher Randy Johnson on ex-Angel Nolan Ryan

By Rob Goldman, AngelsWin.com Historical Writer -  Nolan Ryan sought every edge in competition, and showed little sympathy for anyone who stood 60 feet, six inches in front of him. But if you happened to be a struggling young pitcher with unlimited potential, he didn’t hesitate to display a kinder, nurturing side. Twenty-eight-year-old Randy Johnson of the Mariners was a...
Via Angelswin
12 hours ago  |  Discuss

Rangers' Holland might start rehab stint soon

Derek Holland has been out of action for the Texas Rangers nearly all season, as a shoulder issue has limited him to just one inning of work so far in 2015.  Over the weekend, Evan Grant of the Dallas Morning News passed on some hopeful news regarding Holland's status: he could very well head out on a rehab stint for the Rangers sometime this week, perhaps as soon as Thursday. Grant...
Via Fox Sports
15 hours ago  |  Discuss

Breaking down Rangers series win against Angels

What went right? • The Rangers won their second-consecutive series, which is something they haven't done since winning against Minnesota and the Los Angeles Dodgers in the middle of June. Texas beat the Angels in consecutive games for the first time this season. They're as close in the American League West as they've been since losing the first game in Houston after the All...
Via Fox Sports Southwest
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Jorge Alfaro, Nomar Mazara among prospects the Philadelphia Phillies need to obtain

(July 9, 2015 – Source: Jason O. Watson/Getty Images North America) Jon Daniels, the current general manager of the Texas Rangers, has recently decided to resume trade talks with the Philadelphia Phillies. The discussions between Daniels and Ruben Amaro Jr., Phillies’ general manager, subsided when Daniels became hesitant to trade salient prospects within Texas’s farm system...
Via OutsidePitchMLB
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Pedro Martinez’s dominance of steroid era compares favorably to baseball’s best

Pedro Martinez takes his place among the greatest players off all-time Sunday when he’s inducted into the National Baseball Hall of Fame. Martinez, who spent the bulk of his career with the Boston Red Sox, obviously is among the most dominant pitchers in the history of the game. We decided to take a look at just how dominant Martinez was in his era compared to other legendary...
Via NESN.com
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Series Preview: Angels vs. Rangers vs. BOOOOOOO!!!!

Let’s just get this out of the way. Josh Hamilton is returning to Anaheim for the first time. It is going to be a big deal even if Hamilton continues to pretend that he has never thought about the Angels since the moment he was traded. He may have had the Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind treatment done on him, but the Angels, their fans and most definitely their owner haven’t...
Via Monkey with a Halo
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Matt Harrison Is Back

When Rangers lefty Matt Harrison hobbled off the mound in the second inning of a game against the Astros in May of 2014, you, like any rational observer (such as the esteemed yours truly), probably experienced the lumbar equivalent of a sympathetic pregnancy. You probably winced — and just in case the initial wince didn’t […]
Via Fangraphs
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Texas Rangers: Buy or sell?

As the trade deadline approaches, the Texas Rangers must soon decide if they are buyers or sellers. Their current status remains unknown. There have been rumors of the team going strong after Cole Hamels, and there have been rumors of them backing off their pursuit of Hamels. In terms of selling, the only players the team is openly considering trading are veteran pitchers. The trade...
Via isportsweb.com
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Shin-Soo Choo Takes His Place in the Texas Rangers Record Books With Franchise's 8th Cycle

Texas Rangers outfielder Shin-Soo Choo has every reason to be smiling. After he hit for the cycle Tuesday night he took his place in the Texas Rangers record books as just the 8th player in franchise history to do so and the first since Alex Rios  hit for the cycle back in 2013. He is also the second player to hit for the cycle this season.What makes it even better is the method...
Via FatManWriting
5 days ago  |  Discuss

Mitch Moreland is becoming a popular trade chip

Add another bat to the trade market – Texas Rangers first baseman Mitch Moreland is apparently attracting plenty of interest as we enter the final week and a half before the trade deadline. But according to Ken Rosenthal of Fox, Texas isn’t inclined to move Moreland. The Rangers are drawing significant interest in first baseman Mitch Moreland, but aren’t motivated to trade...
Via The Outside Corner
5 days ago  |  Discuss

Shin-Soo Choo hits for cycle in Rangers’ win over Rockies

Something finally went right for Shin-Soo Choo during his career with the Texas Rangers. On Tuesday night, Choo hit for the cycle in the Rangers’ 9-0 win over the Rockies at Coors Field. Choo’s cycle started in the second inning, when he smashed an RBI double off of Kyle Kendrick. In the fourth, Choo homered off of Kendrick to complete half of the cycle. In the fifth, Choo got...
Via The Outside Corner
5 days ago  |  Discuss

WATCH: Shin-Soo Choo hits for the cycle in improbable fashion

Texas Rangers outfielder Shin-Soo Choo accomplished a rare feat in a 9-0 win against the Colorado Rockies on Tuesday night. Not only did the veteran hit for the cycle, he did so needing a triple in his last at-bat to finish off the grand night. Choo knocked in Elvis Andrus with a double in the first inning before hitting a solo homer to lead off the fourth inning against Rockies...
Via Sportsnaut
5 days ago  |  Discuss

Texas Rangers’ Shin-Soo Choo hits for the cycle

For a long time, the game between the Texas Rangers and the Colorado Rockies looked like a drama-free blowout. As the game was close to reaching an end, Shin-Soo Choo surprised us all by hitting for the second cycle of the year in the most improbable way. The game started out very well for Choo. He had a double in the second inning, a home run in the fourth inning, and a single in...
Via OutsidePitchMLB
6 days ago  |  Discuss

WATCH: Evan Gattis and Adrian Beltre Have Weird Stand-Off On Base Path During Astros-Rangers Game

Maybe this kind of weirdness happens all the time and it just hasn't made it to the internet till recently. Maybe there is something about the Rangers that say if you stare me down on the base path I'll let you pass (since someone tried it on Price Fielder not too long ago). For some crazy reason Evan Gattis thought he'd give it a try on Sunday with Adrian Beltre (who looked like...
Via FatManWriting
8 days ago  |  Discuss

Texas Rangers trade rumors: Yovani Gallardo edition

Yovani Gallardo of the Texas Rangers has been on fire as of late, and has a current streak of 33.1 scoreless innings. That is third in team history behind only Charlie Hough (37.1) and Kenny Rogers (39). Gallardo will be a free agent at the end of the year, and it might be time to trade him away while his stock is on the rise. Yovani Gallardo started off slow, but has been excellent...
Via isportsweb.com
8 days ago  |  Discuss

WATCH: Benches Clear in 9th Inning of Texas Rangers-Houston Astros Game

Fans watching the Texas Rangers and Houston Astros square off Saturday night got to see a heck of ball game with lots of great action. There were lots of great plays made by both sides and a number of clutch hits. There was almost a little extracurricular action at the plate during the ninth inning. Rangers second baseman Rougned Odor was taking way too long for Hank Conger's taste...
Via FatManWriting
9 days ago  |  Discuss

Texas Rangers: Who and what stood out in the first half

The Texas Rangers finished the “first half” of the season with a record of 42-46, six games out of first place. Their record is a great indication of how the first 88 games played out. About half of the team played well, and the other half terrible. Either way, there were some definite standouts. The following is a list of highlights/lowlights among individual Rangers from the...
Via isportsweb.com
9 days ago  |  Discuss

Texas Rangers Mt. Rushmore (Franchise Four)

Major League Baseball is promoting an effort to identify the best four players in each team’s history with their "Franchise Four."...
Via Athlon Sports
13 days ago  |  Discuss

Texas Football: Report: 4-Star QB Commit Shane Buechele Also Planning To Play Baseball At Texas

Four-star Texas quarterback commit Shane Buechele’s best sport is football. He finished as the second-ranked quarterback at the Elite 11 last week in Oregon, making Longhorn fans justifiably excited with his performance. But baseball remains in Buechele’s blood. His father, Steve, played 11 major league seasons and is currently the bench coach of the Texas Rangers. The younger...
Via College Spun
14 days ago  |  Discuss

Yovani Gallardo Pitches Way Into Trade Chip

Yovani Gallardo was supposed to slot into the Texas Rangers rotation as the number-three starter behind ace Yu Darvish and Derek Holland. Those plans quickly disintegrated after Darvish underwent Tommy John surgery and Holland pitched just one inning before suffering shoulder problems that will keep him out until at least August. Gallardo, once an ace […]
Via Fangraphs
18 days ago  |  Discuss

Prince Fielder, Texas Rangers defying expectations

I don't mind being wrong. When it comes to sports, I almost enjoy it. That is where I currently find myself midway through the season regarding the Texas Rangers. Back in March, before the season had even started, I assumed theirs was lost. There were just too many question marks. Prince Fielder, brought over in a trade with the Detroit Tigers, appeared in only 42 games in 2014...
Via The Sports Post
19 days ago  |  Discuss

Prince Fielder trips over first base in latest base path misadventure (video)

Prince Fielder isn’t the most svelte baseball player — not that there’s anything wrong with that — which in turn means he isn’t the most agile nor is he the most fleet of foot. But in the past week or so, he has stumbled through two bouts of comical baserunning misadventures. The most recent one,...Read More The post Prince Fielder trips over first base in latest base...
Via Sportress of Blogitude
June 26, 2015  |  Discuss
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