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The Texas Rangers have signed Kyuji Fujikawa

The Texas Rangers made another splash in free-agency. This time, it had to do with pitching. The team signed free agent right-handed reliever Kyuji Fujikawa. The Rangers reportedly signed Fujikawa to a one-year deal for a club option until 2016. Fujikawa is expected to make around $1.1 million dollars with the club and has the opportunity to earn incentives as well. The team feels...
Via isportsweb.com
11 hours ago  |  Discuss

Texas Rangers: Ranking the Top 10 Prospects

#1 – Jorge Alfaro – Alfaro has a cannon of an arm behind the dish, but his receiving ability is not quite there. It is solid, just not yet elite but it could be. At the plate, Alfaro has very good power who can hit plenty of doubles and put together home run numbers in the high-teens to low-20s. He hit .261 at both High-A and Double-A in 2014 but only walked 29 times while striking...
Via Baseball Essential
2 days ago  |  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
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Rangers Injury Update: Matt Harrison hoping to throw in January

The Texas Rangers look ahead this winter to improving the club which won just 67 games this past season. Injuries played a major part in the brutal season, as only four players appeared in over 120 games and no pitcher made 30 starts. One pitcher who lost most of the season was Matt Harrison. The good news is that he's hoping to throw in January and should contribute next season...
Via Sports Injury Alert
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Rangers make Fujikawa deal official

The Texas Rangers have liked Kyuji Fujikawa since they scouted him when he was a dominant closer in Japan. The Rangers aren't getting that version of the veteran right-hander, 34, who they signed to a one-year deal for $1 million plus performance bonuses Tuesday. But the version they are getting they believe will be able to help out in the bullpen. "We're very excited to add a veteran...
Via Fox Sports Southwest
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Opportunity there for new DeShields with Rangers

FORT WORTH, Texas –€“ Delino DeShields Jr. thought he would make it to the major leagues in Texas, just not with the Texas Rangers. That doesn't appear to be the case anymore. DeShields, who was a first-round pick by the Houston Astros in 2010, was picked up by the Rangers in the Rule 5 Draft last week. That could open the door for a major-league debut for the son of the former...
Via Fox Sports Southwest
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Rangers sign Japanese reliever Fujikawa to one-year deal

Japanese reliever Kyuji Fujikawa signed a $1 million, one-year deal Tuesday with the Texas Rangers that includes a club option for 2016. Fujikawa was a standout reliever in Japan before spending the last two seasons with the Cubs. His time in Chicago was limited because of Tommy John ligament replacement surgery in his right elbow. His deal with the Rangers includes performance-based...
Via AP on Fox
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Choice eager to compete for starting spot with Rangers

FORT WORTH, Texas – Michael Choice's 2014 baseball season couldn't have gotten off to a better start. The hometown star made the Opening Day roster for the first time in his career with the team he grew up watching in the Texas Rangers. It was pretty much all downhill from there on for Choice though, whose season included a demotion to Triple A and a strained hamstring that ended...
Via Fox Sports Southwest
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Rangers sign Japanese reliever Fujikawa

The Texas Rangers have signed Japanese reliever Kyuji Fujikawa to a one-year deal with a club option for 2016. Texas announced the deal Tuesday. Fujikawa spent the last two seasons with the Chicago Cubs, but missed much of that time after Tommy John elbow reconstruction surgery in June 2013. He had 27 appearances with a 5.04 ERA with the Cubs. He had 31 strikeouts and eight walks...
Via AP on Fox
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Alex Rios And Problems of Perception

Why Alex Rios can't win the battle of optics when it comes to his contract
Via Fangraphs
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Royals set offense, sign Alex Rios

  On Monday, the Royals went out and signed themselves a right fielder. Alex Rios has been a rumor the last couple of trade deadlines, and it seems Dayton Moore still had his eye stuck on him. Rios signed a 1 year deal worth $11 million. He will take over right field from recently departed Nori Aoki. There are two sides to this signing as Rios has displayed power in...
Via Royals Blue
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Royals Gamble on Rios Not Wise

The Kansas City Royals have filled their hole in right field in a way I feared would happen. They did so by signing Alex Rios to a one-year deal worth $11 million. By doing so, the lineup appears set at this point, but I worry that this move just isn't enough to make a huge difference. Of course, that's because I'm not a fan of Alex Rios and don't believe that he's especially good...
Via Pine Tar Press
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Alex Rios’ deal with KC brings Cuddyer’s deal into question

The Kansas City Royals agreed to terms on a one-year, $11 million contract with outfielder Alex Rios on Monday night. Rios, 33, is a career .278/.323/.439 hitter in 11 big league seasons. However, he slashed only .280/.311/.398 with 4 home runs for the Texas Rangers in 2014. The two-time All-Star was not given a qualifying offer by the Rangers, making him more attractive to teams...
Via Around Citi
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Alex Rios headed to Kansas City

33-year-old outfielder Alex Rios is headed to the Kansas City Royals on a 1-year, $11-million dollar contract, per Jon Heyman of CBS Sports. Rios played for the Texas Rangers last year, batting .280 in 131 games. The signing of Rios seems to indicate the end of Norichika Aoki experiment in Kansas City, as well as Jarrod Dyson‘s return to being a defensive replacement/pinch-runner...
Via Baseball Essential
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Royals, Alex Rios agree to 1-year, $11M deal

KANSAS CITY, Mo. -- Lanky outfielder Alex Rios, who has long been a favorite among Royals executives, is soon to become a Royal. A source close to the situation on Monday night confirmed an earlier report that Rios had agreed to terms with the Royals on a one-year deal for $11 million. CBSSports.com first reported the agreement. Rios' deal won't be official until he passes a physical...
Via Fox Sports Kansas City
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Royals waste money seeking outfield help in Alex Rios

The Royals have been looking for outfield help this offseason, whether or not they got it by signing Alex Rios remains to be seen. On Monday the Royals signed the 34-year-old to a one-year deal worth $11 million after he hit a pathetic .280/.311/.398 with four home runs over 521 plate appearances with the Rangers in 2014. I will be as critical as necessary on this one. Alex Rios...
Via Tireball.com
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Derek Holland forgives dog that injured him and we should too

The holiday season is here. It's a time that brings out the best in people. There's gift giving and good cheer spreading. There's mistletoe kissing and Christmas caroling. There are sweaters, and dreidels, and ladles full of heavily-bourboned egg nog. But most of all, there's forgiveness for the pets and animals that have wronged us throughout the year (That's you, Randy -- I forgive...
Via Fox Sports
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Report: Rangers Sign Kyle Blanks

The Texas Rangers have signed Kyle Blanks to a split contract, sources tell Chris Cotillo. The deal does not guarantee a 40-man roster spot. Source: #Rangers signing Kyle Blanks. — Chris Cotillo (@ChrisCotillo) December 15, 2014 Blanks receives split contract, has good chance of making team out of spring training if healthy. #Rangers — Chris Cotillo (@ChrisCotillo) December...
Via Baseball Essential
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Texas Rangers: Free Agency and Trade Report

Scott Barnes The Texas Rangers have kept quiet this offseason making transactions behind closed doors. At the end of last season, Texas made it known that pitching would be something they needed to work. In the past two weeks, the team did just that adding two young pitching prospects through free agency and trade. The first move made by the team this offseason was the signing of...
Via isportsweb.com
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Rangers: Jurickson Profar to begin season in minors

After Jurickson Profar missed the entire 2014 season with a shoulder injury it should come as little surprise that the Texasn Rangers plan to start the 21-year-old in the minors when next season gets underway. While the Rangers have been encouraged by the recovery of Profar they have him ticketed for Triple-A to start the year rather than contend for a spot as a bench bat. Rangers...
Via Tireball.com
7 days ago  |  Discuss

Source: Rangers acquire lefty Detwiler from Nats for 2 prospects

The Texas Rangers have a deal in place for a potential addition to their starting rotation. Texas is set to acquire left-hander Ross Detwiler from the Washington Nationals for two minor-league players, a baseball official familiar with the deal said Thursday night. That person spoke to The Associated Press on condition of anonymity because there was no announcement by either team...
Via AP on Fox
8 days ago  |  Discuss

AP source: Rangers acquiring Detwiler from Nats

A baseball official familiar with the deal says that the Texas Rangers have an agreement in place to acquire left-hander Ross Detwiler from the Washington Nationals. The person spoke on condition of anonymity to The Associated Press on Thursday night because there was no announcement by either team before leaving the winter meetings in San Diego. The deal is pending the review of...
Via AP on Fox
8 days ago  |  Discuss

Rangers get DeShields, sign 3 to minor deals

ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) The Texas Rangers selected outfielder Delino DeShields in the draft of unprotected players on the final day of baseball's winter meetings. DeShields was the eighth overall pick by Houston in the 2010 first-year amateur draft and had spent his entire professional career in the Astros organization before Texas took him in the Rule 5 draft Thursday. After playing...
Via AP on Fox
8 days ago  |  Discuss

Phils add two, lose three in Rule 5 draft

In the major league portion of the yearly Rule 5 draft that took place this morning at the MLB Winter Meetings, the Phillies selected 2B/SS Odubel Herrera from the Texas Rangers and lefty hurler Andy Oliver. The pair must remain on the Phillies’ big league roster for the entire 2015 season or would have to be offered back to the team they were selected from. Last season combined...
Via Phillies Nation
8 days ago  |  Discuss

Rangers' Harrison hasn't given up on hopes of pitching

The Texas Rangers got 10 wins out of Colby Lewis in 2014 as he became the first player to pitch in the majors after having hip resurfacing surgery. Left-hander Matt Harrison would love to keep that trend going. Harrison, who had spinal fusion surgery on June 3, is meeting with Dr. Drew Dossett Monday in Dallas. If all goes well Harrison hopes to start a throwing program in January...
Via Fox Sports Southwest
9 days ago  |  Discuss
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