Rangers scratch Holland, but it's 'no biggie,' he says

SURPRISE, Ariz. (AP) Left-hander Derek Holland was scratched from the Texas Rangers' intrasquad game Sunday with a sore shoulder. ''This was not an alarm-bell one,'' Rangers GM Jon Daniels said. ''We'll push him back a day or two.'' Daniels says ''hopefully it is not anything outside of the normal spring soreness for a pitcher. He wants to throw, but we're going to take it from...
Via AP on Fox
21 hours ago  |  Discuss

Rangers scratch Holland from intrasquad game

The Texas Rangers were quick to downplay the fact that left-hander Derek Holland was scratched from starting Sunday's intrasquad game. So was Holland.  General manager Jon Daniels said Holland was experiencing "normal" spring soreness in his left shoulder and Holland agreed with the diagnosis, although he wanted to still pitch in Sunday's game. "It's just precautionary," Holland...
Via Fox Sports Southwest
23 hours ago  |  Discuss

Another Rangers bullpen lefty sidelined

SURRPISE, Ariz. -- The Texas Rangers are now down to two healthy left-handed bullpen arms in camp. Edgar Olmos, who was picked up on waivers from Seattle earlier this week, has a sore shoulder. He's sidelined along with Michael Kirkman, who hasn't thrown this week because of a sore shoulder as well. "We know it's an area we're light," Texas general manager Jon Daniels said. "Our...
Via Fox Sports Southwest
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Michael Young embracing new role with Rangers

SURPRISE, Ariz. -- Wednesday afternoon Michael Young realized how different his life with the Texas Rangers is now than during his playing days. It happened right about the time former teammates like Adrian Beltre and Elvis Andrus were leaving the Surprise Recreation Complex. "I was on the backfields talking about baserunning with the minor league kids and I see all these nice cars...
Via Fox Sports Southwest
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Rangers' lefty relievers see opportunity in numbers

SURPRISE, Ariz. -- Texas general manager Jon Daniels joked that the bullpen competition for the Rangers is a lot stronger from the right side than it is from the left side. That's what happens when you only have three left-handers in camp, two of which are 100 percent healthy. But while Daniels said the club will continue to look outside the organization for left-handed relief help...
Via Fox Sports Southwest
5 days ago  |  Discuss

Beltre glad to get 2016 option 'out of the way' and back to work

SURPRISE, Ariz. -- Adrian Beltre may have had his 2016 option picked up by the Texas Rangers Monday but that doesn't mean anything has changed for the All-Star third baseman. "It was a nice gesture by JD (Jon Daniels) and the front office," Beltre said. "It's not going to change a lot. I'll still go about it the same way. It's just nice to get it out of the way." Beltre, 35, would...
Via Fox Sports Southwest
5 days ago  |  Discuss

Rangers' Profar has surgery to repair torn labrum, likely out for season

SURPRISE, Ariz. -€“ Texas Rangers infielder Jurickson Profar had surgery to repair a torn labrum in his right shoulder and has been all but ruled out for the 2015 season. Profar, who missed all of last season because of the shoulder, will have an MRI in four months to check on the progress of the shoulder. General manager Jon Daniels said the loose timeline for Profar to start...
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6 days ago  |  Discuss

Rangers pick up 2016 option on Beltre

SURPRISE, Ariz. –€“ Texas general manager Jon Daniels said Sunday the team would address Adrian Beltre's 2016 option in the near future. He wasn't messing around. The club officially picked up the 2016 option for the All-Star third baseman, which will pay Beltre $16 million. The option would have automatically kicked in if Beltre would have had 586 plate appearances this season...
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6 days ago  |  Discuss

Battle for bullpen spots begins Saturday for Rangers

SURPRISE, Ariz. –€“ On the eve of the first workout for pitchers and catchers for the Texas Rangers the chance of adding another reliever into the mix remained a possibility. Texas, which has just three left-handed relievers in camp among its 62 players, hasn't ruled out the idea of adding another arm to the bullpen. When and if that happens remains to be seen though. "We've...
Via Fox Sports Southwest
9 days ago  |  Discuss

Rangers' Profar set for shoulder surgery, could miss season

ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) Rangers second baseman Jurickson Profar could miss his second straight season to have right shoulder surgery, which he had tried to avoid through rest and rehabilitation. Texas general manager Jon Daniels said Thursday that doctors recommended surgery in September, when Profar was told to stop playing for the third time since he aggravated a 2010 injury during...
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10 days ago  |  Discuss

Rangers' Jurickson Profar to have shoulder surgery

SURPRISE, Ariz. -- The lost 2014 season for Jurickson Profar, who was once the No. 1 prospect in baseball, will carry on indefinitely. Profar, who missed all of last season because of a torn muscle in his right shoulder, will have surgery on the shoulder Monday in Arlington after an MRI Tuesday revealed an increased strain on the subscapularis muscle in the shoulder. The No. 1 priority...
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10 days ago  |  Discuss

Rangers go to spring with new manager and hope for health

The Texas Rangers go to spring training with a new manager, a few new pitchers, some healed hurlers and a couple of big-money bats they hope can stay healthy this time. After an AL-worst 95 losses last year, their most since 1985, the Rangers are ready for the fresh start that comes with spring training and a new season. ''We talk about establishing an identity or a cohesiveness...
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10 days ago  |  Discuss

Texas Rangers spring training primer

Spring has sprung, or at least spring training is about to spring. Pitchers and catcher for the Texas Rangers report Friday and the club's first full workout is slated for Feb. 26.  So what can you expect this spring from the Ranger in Surprise? Here's a look at a few things to watch for.  Biggest camp (non player) Since 2007 the Rangers' side of the Surprise Recreation Campus...
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11 days ago  |  Discuss

Rangers slugger Fielder 'full speed ahead' for spring

ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) The Texas Rangers say slugger Prince Fielder is ''full speed ahead'' for spring training after neck surgery last summer. General manager Jon Daniels said Fielder got ''a green light'' during an examination Monday with Dr. Drew Dossett, who performed the cervical fusion of two disks in Fielder's neck. Fielder was limited to 42 games in his debut season with...
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20 days ago  |  Discuss

Rangers continue to get good health news

The Texas Rangers equipment truck left Globe Life Park Monday for its three-day trip to Surprise, Ariz., for spring training. Next week when the Texas players start arriving to get their equipment, it appears they'll do so with a much-healthier team than when the disastrous 2014 season ended. The Rangers continued to get good news on mending players in their bid to rebound from a...
Via Fox Sports Southwest
20 days ago  |  Discuss

What Texas Rangers Must Do Be Contenders in 2015

Adrian Beltre #29 of the Texas Rangers celebrates with Robinson Chirinos #61 of the Texas Rangers after Chirinos scored against the Colorado Rockies in the bottom of the seventh inning at Globe Life Park in Arlington on May 8 (Mandatory Credit: ESPN/Getty Images) There can only be 40 players on an active baseball roster by the end of spring training. However, each baseball club...
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20 days ago  |  Discuss

The five best and five worst GM’s in baseball

What makes a general manager a “good” general manager? Is it a willingness to take risks? An emphasis on sabermetrics? Or the discipline to hold the line, be patient, and trust a process? It could be any of those things; conversely, all of those things can also make a GM a “bad” one. It’s a fine line to walk. With that in mind, who are some of the best and worst GM’s...
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January 28, 2015  |  Discuss

The five best and five worst GMs in baseball

What makes a general manager a “good” general manager? Is it a willingness to take risks? An emphasis on sabermetrics? Or the discipline to hold the line, be patient, and trust a process? It could be any of those things; conversely, all of those things can also make a GM a “bad” one. It’s a fine line to walk. With that in mind, who are some of the best and worst GM’s...
Via The Outside Corner
January 28, 2015  |  Discuss

Relief help still a focus for Rangers

The Texas Rangers addressed their needs for starting pitching and catching help last week. The priority now is finding some more relievers. "The bullpen is an area we'd like to add if we can," Texas general manager Jon Daniels said. "We've only got three left-handed relievers coming to camp in (Robbie) Ross, (Alex) Claudio and (Michael) Kirkman. It might be a situation where we've...
Via Fox Sports Southwest
January 24, 2015  |  Discuss

Daniels pleased with roster Rangers have put together

Texas Rangers fans hoping for general manager Jon Daniels to deliver a new player for Christmas may be disappointed. Despite not making a big splash yet this offseason, Daniels likes the direction the roster is heading for a team that finished in last place in the American League West in 2014. "I think there are a few areas we'd still like to add some depth and we may," Daniels said...
Via Fox Sports Southwest
December 17, 2014  |  Discuss

Pressure on Rangers to make right moves

ARLINGTON, Texas -- All of Major League Baseball's bigwigs will be in San Diego next week for the annual winter meetings in hopes of bolstering their rosters. The Texas Rangers will be there with a list of needs that include a starting pitcher, a catcher and an outfielder. Whether or not the Rangers fill any of those needs in San Diego is irrelevant because the offseason doesn't...
Via Fox Sports Southwest
December 05, 2014  |  Discuss

Rangers Rumors: Rangers more likely to make a trade instead of signing free agent

The Texas Rangers have several needs going into next season as they try to rebound from having one of the worst records in baseball and finishing last in the AL West. The team believes they can contend next year with starters getting healthy and a few more pieces. #456224800 / According to Jim Bowden of ESPN, Rangers general manager Jon Daniels said that the Rangers...
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November 16, 2014  |  Discuss

Rangers GM Jon Daniels and assistant sign 3-year contract extensions

The Texas Rangers are beginning the offseason by locking up two key members of their front office. The timing may seem odd following a terrible, injury wrecked season in which Texas went 67-95, but the two have guided the Rangers to become a very successful baseball team ever since 2005.General manager Jon Daniels and his assistant Thad Levine have signed three-year contract extensions...
Via Baseball Essential
November 15, 2014  |  Discuss

Rangers GM Daniels gets contract extension

Texas Rangers general manager Jon Daniels has received a three-year contract extension through the 2018 season. The deal Friday had been anticipated for some time, even after the Rangers lost 95 games this year. Thad Levine, the assistant GM under Daniels all nine years, also got a three-year extension through 2018. Daniels was only 28 and the youngest GM in major league history...
Via AP on Fox
November 14, 2014  |  Discuss

Rangers make deals with Daniels, Levine official

The Texas Rangers officially locked up their top two front-office talents Friday, getting multi-year contract extensions for both general manager Jon Daniels and assistant general manager Thad Levine. Both Daniels and Levine, who came on board in October of 2005, were entering the final years of their contracts. "It's really about our whole baseball operations group and the desire...
Via Fox Sports Southwest
November 14, 2014  |  Discuss
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