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Texas Rangers rumors: who starts in left field?

The season opener is just over a week away and the Texas Rangers still have some major decisions to make.  The fifth rotation spot remains in question, and the club must also figure out who will be their utility infielder as they break camp.  Perhaps the most intriguing and heated position race in all of baseball takes place in the Ranger left field. Nate Schierholtz will have...
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Russell Wilson Went Yard During Batting Practice With The Texas Rangers

Russell Wilson went yard in a recent batting practice session with the Texas Rangers during spring training.
Via Gamedayr
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Watch: Russell Wilson hits batting practice home run for Texas Rangers

Russell Wilson has hit a career .229 in the minor leagues but somehow you get that feeling that if was as good at baseball as he was football…that he would be on the diamond full time. Wilson is in training camp again this spring with the Texas Rangers (just for a day) and word got around this weekend that he hit a home run…in batting practice. This is video of Russell Wilson...
Via Bloguin Best
10 hours ago  |  Discuss

Watch: Russell Wilson hits batting practice home run for Texas Rangers

Russell Wilson has hit a career .229 in the minor leagues but somehow you get that feeling that if was as good at baseball as he was football…that he would be on the diamond full time. Wilson is in training camp again this spring with the Texas Rangers (just for a day) and word got around this weekend that he hit a home run…in batting practice. This is video of Russell Wilson...
Via This Given Sunday
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Pitching-depleted Rangers get lefty Freeman from Cardinals

SURPRISE, Ariz. (AP) The pitching-depleted Texas Rangers acquired left-hander Sam Freeman from the St. Louis Cardinals on Saturday for a player to be named or cash considerations. The 27-year-old Freeman was 2-0 with a 2.61 ERA in a career-high 44 relief appearances last season with the Cardinals. He pitched once against the Dodgers in the playoffs. Rangers general manager Jon Daniels...
Via AP on Fox
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Russell Wilson to suit up for Texas Rangers Saturday

If Russell Wilson’s football career never pans out, he has yet another option to succeed in life. Okay, well his football career is going just fine. In any event, Wilson will be suiting up for the Texas Rangers against the San Diego Padres on Saturday afternoon. Though, he’s not expected to play. The Super Bowl-winning quarterback was actually a fourth-round pick of the Colorado...
Via Sportsnaut
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Ranuado goes 6 in Rangers' 7-6 loss to A's

MESA, Ariz. (AP) Anthony Ranaudo pitched six solid innings and Elvis Andrus, Jake Smolinski and Chris Gimenez each drove in runs for Texas before the Oakland Athletics rallied in the ninth for a 7-6 victory Friday over the Rangers. Mark Canha hit a three-run home run in the bottom of the ninth after the Rangers scored five times over the final three innings to take the lead. A's...
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Rangers hopeful that Russell Wilson will re-commit to baseball

Mark J. Rebilas-USA TODAY Sports Seattle Seahawks starting quarterback of three seasons and the past two Super Bowls, Russell Wilson, will join the Texas Rangers this Saturday in Arizona to take batting practice and fielding balls in a morning workout, and then will suit up for an afternoon exhibition game against the San Diego Padres. Wilson was selected by the Rangers in the...
Via Sports-Glory
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Rangers officially tab Gallardo as the opening day starter

SURPRISE, Ariz. (AP) Yovani Gallardo has been tabbed to start the Texas Rangers' season opener. New manager Jeff Banister on Thursday officially named Gallardo the starter for the April 6 opener at Oakland. The move had been expected with Yu Darvish out for the season after ligament-replacement elbow surgery, and left-hander Derek Holland likely starting the April 10 home opener...
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Martinez throws 6 shutout innings, Rangers beat Rockies 6-3

SURPRISE, Ariz. (AP) Nick Martinez threw six scoreless innings, Leonys Martin homered and the Texas Rangers beat the Colorado Rockies 6-3 on Thursday night. Martinez, competing for the final vacancy in the Rangers' rotation, allowed five hits and walked one. He struck out four, throwing 54 strikes in 74 pitches, and lowered his ERA to 0.84 in three spring appearances. He has allowed...
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'Tough deal' for Rangers losing Darvish even before season

When Yu Darvish pitched only one inning this spring before season-ending elbow surgery, the Texas Rangers were already off to an ominous start. The Rangers lost their ace even before what they are still hoping will be a comeback season. ''There is no way to spin that, other than it's a tough deal for us. He's one of the best pitchers in the game,'' general manager Jon Daniels said...
Via AP on Fox
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Yovani Gallardo: The Next Man Up

The Texas Rangers announced today that Yovani Gallardo will start Opening Day against the Oakland A’s on April 6th. Gallardo officially Opening Day starter…Detwiler is in 4th spot…5th starter to be determined — TR Sullivan (@Sullivan_Ranger) March 26, 2015 This news had been percolating since Rangers’ ace Yu Darvish underwent Tommy John surgery earlier this month...
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Gallardo selected as opening day starter for Rangers

SURRISE, Ariz. (AP) Right-hander Yovani Gallardo was selected as the opening day starter for the Texas Rangers by manager Jeff Banister on Thursday. This will be Gallardo's sixth straight opening day assignment. The previous five were with the Milwaukee Brewers. The Rangers acquired Gallardo, who went to high school in Fort Worth, in a four-player trade in January. Gallardo will...
Via AP on Fox
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Texas Rangers Second Baseman Rougned Odor Leans on Veteran Presence to Succeed

Jose Altuve #27 of the Houston Astros steals second base against Rougned Odor #12 of the Texas Rangers in the sixth inning at Globe Life Park in Arlington on September 24, 2014 in Arlington, Texas. (Mandatory Credit: Ronald Martinez/Getty Images) The 21-year old Rougned Odor has done nothing but display his premier talent on the baseball field so far in spring training. Since being...
Via The Sports Journal
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Top 10 Third Base Prospects 2015

The calendar has flipped and spring training has arrived once again, meaning it is time for the baseball world to go crazy over prospect rankings for the forthcoming season. Based primarily on stats and potential, below is our list of the top 10 third base prospects for 2015. 1. Kris Bryant, 23 – Cubs: Slightly confusing how Bryant is not the consensus number one prospect across...
Via Baseball Hot Corner
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Texas Rangers send down top prospects

The Texas Rangers have optioned their top prospects back to the minors. Joey Gallo, Chi Chi Gonzalez, Tomas Telis, and Jorge Alfaro will all start the season back in the minors. Gonzalez and Telis will be in Triple-A and Alfaro will be in Double-A. There has been no announcement as to where Gallo will start the season. Gallo was 8-32 with two home runs, six RBIs, four walks, and...
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Texas Rangers trade rumors: Cole Hamels edition

The Texas Rangers are reportedly in trade talks with the Philadelphia Phillies and the Miami Marlins in hopes to acquire pitching help.  Nothing has been disclosed in who the Rangers are targeting from the Marlins, however there is no secret that their discussions with the Phillies heavily involve Cole Hamels.  Hamels has seemingly been on the market for years now, but the asking...
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4 days ago  |  Discuss

Prince Fielder drops down bunt to beat shift (Video)

Your browser does not support iframes. If teams are going to insist on using defensive shifts against Prince Fielder, he may just have to burn them with bunts. During a spring training game between the Angels and Rangers Tuesday, Prince dropped a perfect bunt down the third base side of the infield for his first...Read More
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Ryan Rua Clearly the Front-runner to Win the left-field job for the Texas Rangers

Ryan Rua #16, Adrian Beltre #29 and Jake Smolinski #20 of the Texas Rangers celebrate a homerun in the 7th inning against the Houston Astros at Globe Life Park in Arlington on September 24, 2014 in Arlington, Texas (Mandatory Credit: Ronald Martinez/Getty Images) Ever since the start of spring training in Surprise, Ariz., the Texas Ranger’s rookie manager made it known to all...
Via The Sports Journal
5 days ago  |  Discuss

Opening Day Preview: Texas Rangers

TEXAS RANGERS 2015 PREVIEW After a season in which the Texas Rangers’ faithful watched the major league roster lose a whopping 2,116 total days to the disabled list – breaking the Diamondbacks’ 2004 record by 99 days – the optimism was palpable when pitchers and catchers reported last month. The projected rotation was intact, there were no season ending injuries to any projected...
Via Baseball Hot Corner
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Rangers opt to keep pitching prospect Alex Gonzalez in minors

  Alex Gonzalez, a well-regarded Texas prospect bidding for a spot in the Rangers' starting rotation, has been assigned to the club's minor league camp. The announcement Tuesday came a day after the 23-year-old right-hander allowed two runs, four hits and two walks in five innings against Cincinnati. He struck out six. Gonzalez, the 23rd overall pick in the 2013 amateur draft was...
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Rangers assign Alex Gonzalez to minor league camp

SURPRISE, Ariz. (AP) Alex Gonzalez, a well-regarded Texas prospect bidding for a spot in the Rangers' starting rotation, has been assigned to the club's minor league camp. The announcement Tuesday came a day after the 23-year-old right-hander allowed two runs, four hits and two walks in five innings against Cincinnati. He struck out six. Gonzalez, the 23rd overall pick in the 2013...
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5 days ago  |  Discuss

Rangers Release LHP Joe Beimel, Mets Not Interested

The New York Mets desperately need left-handed relief help, but Joe Beimel is not a consideration, a team source confirmed to Adam Rubin of ESPN New York. March 23 Left-handed reliever Joe Beimel has just been released by the Texas Rangers, according to Joel Sherman of the New York Post. Interestingly enough, this move comes on the same day that Adam Rubin of ESPN New York reported...
Via Mets Merized Online
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Joey Gallo Is Not Big League Ready

Photo Credit: Bill Nichols Some of the more intriguing story lines from around Spring Training this year have been centered around the Texas Rangers and Chicago Cubs uber prospects Joey Gallo and Kris Bryant. The pair has each been on their respective team’s radar for a long time as potential difference makers but after they finished first and second overall in the minor leagues...
Via Baseball Hot Corner
5 days ago  |  Discuss

Rangers Release LHP Joe Beimel, Hello Baseball Maverick…

Left-handed reliever Joe Beimel has just been released by the Texas Rangers, according to Joel Sherman of the New York Post. Interestingly enough, this move comes on the same day that Adam Rubin of ESPN New York reported that the Mets brass are underwhelmed by the current lefty relief candidates in camp. Rubin further reports that “They might acquire someone from outside the...
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5 days ago  |  Discuss
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