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Decision looming for Rangers: What to do with Joey Gallo when rosters expand?

Texas Rangers super-prospect Joey Gallo made a quick impression when he was called up to the major leagues earlier in the summer. In a brief stint with the Rangers, the 21-year-old crushed five home runs - and most of them were tape-measure blasts reflecting the kind of power he exhibited on a regular basis in the minors.However, Gallo is still rough around the edges and showed it...
Via Fox Sports
3 hours ago  |  Discuss

Tough break keeping Rangers' Odor out of action for a few days

On Tuesday, Texas Rangers second baseman tore the nail of his right middle finger fielding a ball hit by Kevin Pillar of the Toronto Blue Jays. The painful-sounding injury will prevent Odor from playing for 'at least a couple of days', according to MLB.com's T.R. Sullivan, as the young infielder was wearing a metal covering over the injury on Wednesday.  When asked by Sullivan what...
Via Fox Sports
3 hours ago  |  Discuss

Rangers take hit in standings after pounding by Blue Jays

The ominous tone for the Texas Rangers was set in the bottom of the fourth inning Wednesday night when the Rangers got the first two runners on against Toronto ace David Price and then went out with a whimper in a tie game. The high-octane Blue Jays know nothing about going out with a whimper and they showed that in the next half inning. That's when former Rangers first-round pick...
Via Fox Sports Southwest
12 hours ago  |  Discuss

Cole Hamels could pay more immediate dividends than Texas Rangers imagined

On July 31, the Texas Rangers sat 50-52, seven games back in the American League West. Their month featured a five-game losing streak and two three-gamers. It seemed the Rangers, who had hung around the fringes of playoff contention for most of the three months of the season, were running out of gas, done in by a patchwork rotation. When Cole Hamels was added at the deadline, it...
Via Baseball Essential
2 days ago  |  Discuss

The Texas Rangers Will Take The 2nd Wild-Card

Cole Hamels has begun to pitch well for the surging Rangers Behind the Toronto Blue Jays or New York Yankees, who are in a very heated race for the AL East crown, there is a very cluttered race for who will take the 2nd wildcard. The 2nd wildcard is currently occupied by the Texas Rangers, who hold a 1.5 game lead over both the Minnesota Twins and Los Angeles Angels, a 2...
Via Baseball Hot Corner
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Veteran OF Stubbs signs minor deal with Texas, to Triple-A

ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) -- Veteran outfielder Drew Stubbs has signed a minor league deal with the Texas Rangers, and been assigned to Triple-A Round Rock. The deal was announced Monday, an off day for the Rangers, who hold the AL's second wild card spot. Stubbs played 51 games this season with Colorado before being designated for assignment Aug. 12, and unconditionally released Saturday...
Via Fox Sports Southwest
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Napoli's Numbers Get Him More Playing Time In Texas

(Getty Images)The Mike Napoli deal had to happen. Let's get that out on the table right away. And yet, it is interesting to see Nap's resurgence since re-donning the uniform of the Texas Rangers. As MassLive.com's Nick O'Malley points out, in just 11 games, Napoli is hitting .318—with a .400 OBP, is slugging .636 and has a 1.036 OPS. He will likely get more starts if this trend...
Via FenwayNation
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Rangers' Beltre proud of new status as all-time games leader among Dominican players

Adrian Beltre doesn't like to waste time talking about his personal accomplishments in the game. He'd much rather talk about the team, winning, and other topics not related to his many individual exploits on the field. And yet, as Evan Grant of the Dallas Morning News pointed out over the weekend, there is at least one accomplishment Beltre considers worthy of attention: the fact...
Via Fox Sports
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Texas Rangers surging up American League ranks

The AL Wild Card race is a tight one going down the stretch as four teams are less than two games back of the second Wild Card position, currently held by the Texas Rangers. After, Saturday’s win against the Detroit Tigers and the LA Angels losing to the Toronto Blue Jays, the Rangers took possession of the second wild card position. Their gritty “Never Ever Quit” motto style...
Via isportsweb.com
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Napoli, Gimenez hit home runs as Rangers top Tigers 4-2

DETROIT (AP) -- Cole Hamels threw six strong innings, and Mike Napoli and Chris Gimenez homered as the Texas Rangers held onto the second American League wild card spot with a 4-2 win over the Detroit Tigers on Sunday. The Rangers, who have won nine of their last 11 games, started the day with a half-game lead over the Angels, with Baltimore another half-game back. Hamels (7-8) got...
Via Fox Sports Detroit
3 days 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
5 days ago  |  Discuss

Miss Texas Used Her Rapping Skills At Texas Rangers Game To Ask Out Jordan Spieth

Jordan Spieth has captured the eyes, ears, and hearts of every golf fan in the past year. The 22-year-old golf phenom from Dallas has surged his way to the top of his sport and become a celebrity. In fact, the former Texas Longhorn has become quite the heartthrob — especially with the women from Texas. But it’s hard to imagine just how high up that level of romantic interest...
Via Gamedayr
6 days ago  |  Discuss

Charlie Sheen ‘flattered’ Derek Holland is rocking ‘Wild Thing’ hairdo (pic)

Texas Rangers pitcher Derek Holland returned to the mound on Wednesday after a stint on the disabled list. He was solid in his first game back, pitching six-plus innings, giving up two earned runs while surrendering eight hits to go along with six strikeouts. But what perhaps stood out most about Holland is how he was rocking a pretty slick new hairstyle, one inspired by Charlie...
Via Sportress of Blogitude
6 days ago  |  Discuss

Texas Rangers: Derek Holland shines in first start back from injury

After a four month layoff resulting from a shoulder injury, Derek Holland looked to be in great form. Holland took the mound against a threatening Seattle Mariners lineup Yesterday in windy conditions, and thrived. 6 1/3 innings pitched with six strikeouts, Holland kept the Mariners offense off balance and scratching their heads. His effort gave the Rangers the series win over Seattle...
Via isportsweb.com
6 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 The Outside Corner
6 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
7 days ago  |  Discuss

WATCH: Rangers' Mitch Moreland, Mike Napoli And Elvis Andrus Combine For Over 1200 Feet of Home Runs Against Mariners

No one had a worse day at the ball park than Mariners reliever Joe Beimel. He came in to the seventh inning down 3-2; not an ideal sitaution, but not a horrible one by any means. Hitting the first batter he faced wasn't how he wanted to start, but he got Adrian Beltre to line out (which was good). Then it all fell a part.Mitch Moreland hit a 365' foot home run which was followed...
Via FatManWriting
7 days ago  |  Discuss

WATCH: Mike Napoli's helmet knocked off in odd fashion

A potentially dangerous situation turned into a video for the ages. Texas Rangers first baseman Mike Napoli was up at bat Wednesday when a pitch bounced short of the plate. Now, this single act isn’t out of the ordinary, but what happened after has us scratching our heads. The ball bounced up and off Napoli’s ankle, and then somehow knocked off his helmet. It’s a moment...
Via NESN.com
7 days ago  |  Discuss

Back-to-back-to-back homers, Holland propel Rangers

ARLINGTON, Texas -- On Wednesday it looked like the Texas Rangers had the old band back together for their series finale against Seattle. There was Derek Holland pitching into the seventh inning in his first start since April 10. And then there were the offensive contributions of three of the stars of the Rangers playoff teams of the past sparking a huge inning as the Rangers bombed...
Via Fox Sports Southwest
7 days ago  |  Discuss

VIDEO: Jordan Spieth throws first pitch strike before Texas Rangers game

YouTube After earning the world’s number one ranking with his second place finish at the PGA Championship, Jordan Spieth threw out the first pitch prior to Tuesday’s Mariners-Rangers game.  And he threw a strike to acting catcher Josh Hamilton.  You can tell it isn’t the first time Spieth has toed the slab. It’s cool to see that the Dallas native isn’t just a sissy...
Via It's Always Sunny in Detroit
8 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
8 days ago  |  Discuss

Texas Rangers Torture Adrian Beltre With Massive Head Rubbing Celebration After Walk-Off Win

There is an old saying about celebration that goes something like this: Don't do anything great if you can't handle the congratulations. That is kind of a problem for Texas Rangers slugger Adrian Beltre. He is kind of prone to making big plays and being the center of attention during celebrations. There is only one problem--he hates the team's preferred celebration whenever he does...
Via FatManWriting
9 days ago  |  Discuss

Russell Wilson's contract doesn't prohibit playing baseball

Russell Wilson’s new contract with the Seattle Seahawks doesn’t prohibit him from pursuing his second sports passion—playing baseball. One would assume the Seahawks would have made sure to include language in the deal that would ensure he stayed focused solely on football, but alas, not a word can be found, as Andrew Brandt pointed out on Thursday. Another nugget on Russell...
Via Sportsnaut
20 days ago  |  Discuss

Rangers’ Adrian Beltre Hits For Third Career Cycle, Ties MLB Record (Video)

ARLINGTON, Texas — Adrian Beltre came to bat in the fifth inning looking for a pitch he could hit over the wall. He got one for an impressive modern-day record. Beltre homered in his fourth at-bat to complete his third career cycle, becoming the first player since the 1930s to accomplish such a feat, in the Texas Rangers’ wild 12-9 victory over the...
Via NESN.com
23 days ago  |  Discuss

Adrian Beltre completes cycle, gets mad when assaulted

Adrian Beltre became just the fourth player in baseball history to hit three cycles in his career on Monday night – and he completed his cycle in the fifth inning with a home run off of new Astros pitcher Mike Fiers. After homering, his teammates (and *especially* Elvis Andrus, as usual) removed his helmet and mauled poor Beltre’s head. Beltre’s reaction here is amazing...
Via The Outside Corner
23 days ago  |  Discuss
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