Mariners-Rangers Preview

The Texas Rangers are hoping their latest effort at the plate is the start of an offensive turnaround, and a three-game set with the Seattle Mariners could be just what they need. The Rangers look to take advantage of one of the worst pitching staffs in baseball Monday night when they try to win back-to-back games for the first time this year against the Mariners. Texas (7-11) owns...
Via AP on Fox
14 hours ago  |  Discuss

Rangers hit 4 homers in 10-1 win over Athletics

OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) Shin-Soo Choo hit a three-run homer, Mitch Moreland added a two-run blast and Texas' dormant bats broke out in a big way as the Rangers spoiled Kendall Graveman's Oakland debut with a 10-1 victory Thursday. Adrian Beltre and Rougned Odor added solo home runs for Texas. After being shut out twice in the first three games of the season, the Rangers scored eight...
Via AP on Fox
17 days ago  |  Discuss

5 First Base Sleepers for 2015 Fantasy Baseball

With our Top 200 Countdown ending this week (finally!) we’ve dedicated a lot of a virtual pages to the key players of the 2015 fantasy season. Now with spring training underway and rosters mostly finalized, it’s time we survey each position for the potential sleepers of the 2015 fantasy season. Get ready to see this non-sleeper’s face a lot this week! Our definition of...
Via Baseball Professor
March 10, 2015  |  Discuss

Ohlendorf fans 5 in 2 innings, Rangers beat Cubs

MESA, Ariz. (AP) Ross Ohlendorf struck out five in two perfect innings and prized prospect Joey Gallo homered over the berm in right field, leading a Texas Rangers split squad over the Chicago Cubs 6-4 on Sunday. Ohlendorf was out of the majors for Washington last season while dealing with a back strain. He provided a nice boost to an ailing pitching staff that might see ace Yu...
Via AP on Fox
March 08, 2015  |  Discuss

Moreland, Rangers agree at $2.95 million, avoid arbitration

DALLAS (AP) First baseman-designated hitter Mitch Moreland has agreed to a $2.95 million, one-year contract with the Texas Rangers, who avoided going to salary arbitration for the 15th year in a row. As part of Friday's deal, Moreland would earn a $25,000 bonus for 500 plate appearances. Texas also agreed to a minor league contract with right-hander Ross Ohlendorf, who will attend...
Via AP on Fox
January 23, 2015  |  Discuss

Positive reports coming on mending Rangers

ARLINGTON, Texas -- While there were plenty of new faces at the Texas Rangers winter camp Wednesday there was also something more important there -- healthy bodies. A roster that lost more than 2,000 games to the disabled list last year has had a full offseason to mend and the early reports are good. Infielder Jurickson Profar, who is rehabbing from a torn shoulder muscle, threw...
Via Fox Sports Southwest
January 21, 2015  |  Discuss

Texas Rangers rumors: Three options for DH

A lot has been talked about for the Texas Rangers this off season. One main position being overlooked is DH. All this hype about who’s going to back up Darvish and Holland, as well as play left-field it seems as though the designated hitter is being overlooked. Last season, Mitch Moreland was the starting DH at the beginning of the season for the team. This would change however...
December 23, 2014  |  Discuss

Video: Position players that have taken the hill in 2014

Warning: Here you’ll observe the best pitching machanics, the nasties stuff and the funnest moments of these players’ life. Your browser does not support iframes. I was probably correct with the best moments, however Los Angels Dodgers‘ catcher Drew Butera and Texas Rangers‘ infielder Mitch Moreland both could likely qualify in these categories.
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August 21, 2014  |  Discuss

Rangers release Carlos Pena

Getty Images The Texas Rangers have released first baseman Carlos Pena. About a month ago the Rangers sent a struggling Pena to Triple-A Round Rock after he produced just eight hits in 59 at-bats in 18 games. He had one home run and two RBI during his stay with the Rangers following injuries to Prince Fielder and Mitch Moreland. Once in Round Rock, Pena hit .297/.350/.500 with four...
August 18, 2014  |  Discuss

J.P. Arencibia pitched on Wednesday night, and it was weird

J.P. Arencibia became the third (!!!!!) position player to take the hill for the Texas Rangers this year, following in the footsteps of Mitch Moreland fellow backstop Chris Gimenez. And boy, it was bizarre. . It’s worth noting that Gimenez was designated for assignment by the Rangers and assigned to AAA, while Moreland is on the 60-day DL following ankle surgery. That’s not...
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August 14, 2014  |  Discuss

Rangers Injury Update: Mitch Moreland, Joseph Ortiz

Texas Rangers designated hitter Mitch Moreland was officially sent to the 60-day disabled list on Thursday. He will be out for the season because of ankle reconstruction in June. Also, the Rangers sent left handed pitcher Joseph Ortiz to Double-A Frisco to continue his rehab assignment.#450834222 / gettyimages.comMitch MorelandMonday, Moreland underwent ligament reconstruction...
Via Sports Injury Alert
July 25, 2014  |  Discuss

Rangers call on catcher Gimenez to pitch

ARLINGTON, Texas - The Texas Rangers have used eight positon players to pitch since they started playing in 1972. Two of those have come during the trying 2014 season. And just like Mitch Moreland did earlier this season, catcher Chris Gimenez shined in his time on the mound. Gimenez pitched the top of the ninth in a 15-6 loss to the Los Angeles Angels, retiring all three batters...
Via Fox Sports Southwest
July 11, 2014  |  Discuss

Rangers Injury Update: Mitch Moreland to have season-ending surgery

Texas Rangers first baseman Mitch Moreland will undergo reconstructive surgery on his left ankle Monday and will miss the rest of the season, reports T.R. Sullivan of Moreland had hoped to avoid surgery, but the Rangers believe the ankle problems have contributed to hamstring and back issues. Moreleand, who is expected to make a full recovery by Spring Training, hit  ...
Via Sports Injury Alert
June 19, 2014  |  Discuss

Rangers first baseman Mitch Moreland to undergo ankle surgery

Texas Rangers first baseman Mitch Moreland will undergo season ending surgery on his injured left ankle. Moreland will join Prince Fielder (neck) as first baseman the Rangers have lost for the season. Brad Snyder and Donnie Murphy have been seeing time at first base since Moreland became injured. The team added veteran free agent Carlos Pena via a minor league contract on Tuesday...
June 18, 2014  |  Discuss

Rangers Injury Updates: Mitch Moreland, Rougned Odor

It feels like it has been a while since the Texas Rangers got any good injury news, but Monday brought not one but two positive developments in the form of good news on Mitch Moreland and Rougned Odor.Yesterday, it was announced that Moreland would undergo reconstructive ankle surgery and miss at least three months. That will no longer be the case, as reported by T.R. Sullivan...
Via Sports Injury Alert
June 09, 2014  |  Discuss

Mitch Moreland maynot have ankle surgery, could return in 3 weeks?

The Texas Rangers got a bit of good news on Monday. First baseman Mitch Moreland could return in three to four weeks. Originally Moreland was thought to be lost for the season as he was set to undergo ankle surgery, now there is hope he will be able to play again this year. Mitch Moreland to forgo ankle reconstruction. Hopes to be back in 3-4 weeks. MRI on Rougned Odor clean. Will...
June 09, 2014  |  Discuss

Rangers Rumors: Who will replace Mitch Moreland in Texas?

19 and four. That's how many players and first basemen the Texas Rangers placed on the disabled list now that Mitch Moreland needs reconstructive ankle surgery. Gerry Fraley clues us in on who might be the next victim.By Red3biggs via Wikimedia CommonsThese are the in-house possibilities for first base:Jim Adduci, Brad Snyder, and JP Arencibia.Who? Indeed. Adduci, a 29-year old...
Via Sports Rumor Alert
June 09, 2014  |  Discuss

Do the Rangers have enough to compete?

Texas Rangers – Photo Credit – Keith Allison When it rains, it pours. The Texas Rangers have dealt with a boatload of injuries this season,  proven by their 19 moves to the Disabled List,  by far the most in the majors. They have dealt with it all this year, from star players who have had trips to the DL but have been able to come back and produce (Adrian Beltre), to blockbuster...
Via Hot Stove MLB
June 09, 2014  |  Discuss

Loss adds to another rough day for Rangers

ARLINGTON, Texas - The way the Texas Rangers injury-ravaged lineup is currently constructed, legitimate scoring chances are a precious commodity that can't afford to be wasted. That's just what happened to the Rangers Sunday on a day they lost first baseman Mitch Moreland before the game and second baseman Rougned Odor during it. The Rangers failed to get the game-tying run in from...
Via Fox Sports Southwest
June 08, 2014  |  Discuss

Chisenhall helps Indians hold off Rangers 3-2

ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) -- Lonnie Chisenhall had two hits and scored twice and Cleveland Indians starter Justin Masterson picked up his first road win of the season, 3-2 over the Texas Rangers on Sunday. Chisenhall singled and scored in the fifth and sixth innings, raising his average to .365, highest in the majors among players with at least 150 plate appearances. He's a few appearances...
Via Fox Sports Ohio
June 08, 2014  |  Discuss

Rangers: Mitch Moreland to undergo ankle surgery

The Texas Rangers have suffered another injury. This time it is Mitch Moreland who will undergo surgery on his left ankle. Moreland, 28, is expected to miss the next three months of action which could take him out of action for the rest of the season. Though 52 games this season Moreland was hitting .246/.297/.347 with two home runs and 23 RBI. #Rangers Mitch Moreland will have surgery...
June 08, 2014  |  Discuss

Rangers Mitch Moreland Out For Three Months

Texas Rangers DH/1B Mitch Moreland will undergo ankle survey that will keep him out of action for at least he next three months and may miss the rest of the season.  Moreland is batting .246/.297/.347 (77 OPS+) in 52 games. For his career, he owns an OPS+ of 98 across parts of five big-league seasons. The Rangers have been decimated with injuries already having lost Prince Fielder...
Via Baseball News Source
June 08, 2014  |  Discuss

Moreland ankle injury adds to Texas woes

ARLINGTON, Texas - At some point the hits will stop coming for the Texas Rangers on the injury front. Unfortunately for the Rangers they haven't reached that point yet. First baseman Mitch Moreland will undergo left ankle reconstruction surgery Wednesday and is expected to miss around three months. Moreland has been trying to play with a bad ankle all season and received a pair of...
Via Fox Sports Southwest
June 08, 2014  |  Discuss

Getting STATy With It: Chris Sale and 2.5 No Hitters

Chris Sale is a monster. Before the season, Jay(Wrong) gathered and tallied the 2014 Official Razzball Picks. And I have to state, at this point, my choices are making me look stupid so far: ROY = Nick Castellanos; Sleeper = Justin Ruggiano; Come Back = Mitch Moreland (although he does still have an elite fly ball and home run average distance); Bust = Jose Bautista, not; MVPitcher...
Via Razzball
June 07, 2014  |  Discuss

Rally once again eludes Rangers in loss to Orioles

ARLINGTON, Texas - Texas Rangers manager Ron Washington has no choice but to play the hand he's been dealt with offensively. Wednesday night when the Rangers needed it most it wasn't a winning one. Texas couldn't rally late as the Orioles beat Texas for a seventh-consecutive time 6-5 at Globe Life Ballpark. The loss dropped the Rangers to 4-12 in their last 16 games at home and erased...
Via Fox Sports Southwest
June 05, 2014  |  Discuss
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