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Gallardo To Start Opener For Rangers

Mar 27, 2015 8:17 AM

The Texas Rangers have selected Yovani Gallardo to start on Opening Day.

Yu Darvish would likely have made the start, but he had Tommy John surgery on March 17.

Gallardo has started on Opening Day the past five years for the Milwaukee Brewers.

The Rangers acquired Gallardo via trade in January.

Associated Press

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Forbes: Average MLB Team Worth $1.2B

Mar 26, 2015 10:02 AM

The average Major League Baseball team is worth $1.2 billion, according to Forbes.

The valuation represents a 48 percent increase from last year.

The reason for the growth is the national television deal, which the magazine notes will deliver an average of $52 million per team per year through the 2021 season.

The New York Yankees are worth $3.2 billion, tops on the list and just the second United States sports franchise to eclipse the $3 billion mark. The Dallas Cowboys were estimated to be worth $3.2 billion by Forbes last August.

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Yovani Gallardo Excited For 'New Chapter' With Rangers

Mar 24, 2015 8:31 AM

The Milwaukee Brewers traded Yovani Gallardo to the Texas Rangers this offseason, giving the right-hander a chance to pitch closer to his hometown of Fort Worth.

"I'm not the first one or the last to be traded," Gallardo said. "I look at it like a new chapter in my career."

Gallardo went 89-64 with a 3.69 ERA in eight seasons with the Brewers.

"I'd been with the Brewers since day one, since I got drafted, but the guys in the clubhouse [in Texas] are great and great teammates," said Gallardo. "They took me right in. They like to have fun, but also know how to take care of business."

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RoughRiders To Wear 'Full House' Jerseys

Mar 17, 2015 8:50 AM

The Frisco RoughRiders will wear 'Full House' themed jerseys in June this season to honor the popular 1990s sitcom, which was based in San Francisco.

The jerseys will be worn on June 12 and Dave Coulier, who played Uncle Joey on the show, will be in attendance.

The RoughRiders are a Double-A affiliate of the Texas Rangers.

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Sonny Gray To Start A's Opener

Mar 16, 2015 2:32 PM

Sonny Gray has been picked to start the A's opener for the second straight season.

Manager Bob Melvin made the announcement Monday, saying Gray will face the Rangers on April 6.

Gray pitched six shutout innings against the Indians in last year's opener, just the second pitcher in Oakland history to not allow a run on Opening Day.

The 25-year-old went 14-10 last season and led the A's in strikeouts with 183.

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Ross Ohlendorf Leaves Game With Groin Injury

Mar 16, 2015 12:10 AM

Ross Ohlendorf exited after two innings with right groin tightness, Texas' fifth starting pitcher injured in spring training, and the Rangers beat the Brewers on Sunday.

Ohlendorf joins Yu Darvish, Ross Detwiler, and Anthony Ranuado as departing starts prematurely with injuries. Derek Holland has been limited to one inning in a "B" game after experiencing a sore shoulder early in camp.

"I don't know when I'll be back," Ohlendorf said. "I'll be fine at some point soon. I hurt my groin just a little bit. It was real slight. I just felt like I would irritate it if I stayed in."

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Darvish To Undergo Tommy John Surgery

Mar 13, 2015 5:19 PM

Yu Darvish will undergo Tommy John surgery and miss the season with the Texas Rangers.

Dr. James Andrews will perform elbow ligament replacement surgery Tuesday in Gulf Breeze, Florida.

Andrews was the last of three doctors to review images of the 28-year-old's elbow.

"Obviously it's a bump in a road for my career and obviously for the team that I'm not going to be able to throw," Darvish said Friday through an interpreter. "But there's a lot of positives that can come out of this."

Associated Press

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Second Doctor Recommends Tommy John For Darvish

Mar 12, 2015 7:53 AM

Yu Darvish has received a second opinion on his pitching elbow and once again Tommy John surgery has been recommended.

The Texas Rangers will seek a third opinion from Dr. James Andrews, and no decision has been finalized.

Regardless of what Andrews recommends, Jon Daniels indicated that a UCL replacement procedure is on the horizon unless some new information comes to light.

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Rangers Will Get Money Back If Darvish Misses Season

Mar 9, 2015 8:31 AM

The Texas Rangers will receive financial compensation if Yu Darvish undergoes Tommy John surgery and misses the season.

Texas has an insurance policy on the contract of Darvish, who will make $10 million in 2015. Under the policy, the Rangers could get more than half of that total back.

While the underwriting of insurance policies varies for players, the general practice is that there is a "deductible period" of about 60 days that must be met before a team can start to collect.

Darvish is scheduled to meet with New York-based orthopedist Dr. David Altchek on Tuesday to discuss options regarding an elbow injury.

Evan Grant/Dallas Morning News

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Darvish Considering Tommy John Surgery

Mar 7, 2015 12:47 PM

Yu Darvish is considering the possibility of undergoing Tommy John surgery after tests revealed that the Rangers pitching ace has a sprained ligament in his elbow.

The Rangers announced Saturday that Darvish has a sprained ulnar collateral ligament in his right elbow. Darvish and the Rangers' team doctor have discussed potential treatment options, including ligament reconstructive surgery.

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Rangers Sign Joe Beimel
The contract isn't guaranteed, but Joe Beimel will make $1.5 million if he breaks camp with the Rangers.

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Darvish Leaves Appearance With Triceps Tightness
Yu Darvish left his spring training debut with tightness in his right triceps on Thursday after pitching a scoreless first inning.

ESPN

Andrus Took This Offseason More Seriously
Elvis Andrus is the longest-tenured member of the Rangers.

Associated Press

Darvish Impresses Teammates With Performance, English
Yu Darvish gave a six-minute interview in English on Sunday.

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Rangers Extend Beltre Through 2016 Season
The extension is actually an amendment of the original contract Adrian Beltre signed on Jan. 5, 2011.

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Adrian Beltre's Deal Hot Topic At Camp
The Rangers can void Adrian Beltre's final season based on plate appearances.

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Profar To Undergo Shoulder Surgery
Jurickson Profar will be sidelined indefinitely after undergoing right shoulder surgery on Monday.

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Jamey Wright Signs Minor-League Deal With Rangers
Jamey Wright was 5-4 with a 4.35 ERA for the Dodgers last season.

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Moncada To Field Offers Over Next Two Weeks
The Dodgers, Yankees, Red Sox, Rangers and Padres have shown interest in Yoan Moncada.

Dylan Hernandez/Los Angeles Times

Prince Fielder 'Full Speed Ahead' After Neck Surgery
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.

Associated Press

Yoan Moncada Wants To Sign Quickly
Yoan Moncada, cleared to sign with a Major League club earlier this week, is eager to begin his career in the United States.

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Rangers Invite Ryan Ludwick To Spring Training
Ryan Ludwick would earn $1.75 million on the one-year deal if he makes the Major League roster.

Associated Press

Report: QB Wilson To Spend Time With Rangers This Spring
The Rangers have not yet commented on Russell Wilson's return to Spring Training.

MLB.com

Rangers, Red Sox Swap Pitchers
The Red Sox have traded Anthony Ranaudo to the Rangers for Robbie Ross.

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Astros, Rangers Discussing Corporan Trade
The Astros and Rangers are discussing a Carlos Corporan trade after he was designated for assignment on Tuesday.

Jon Morosi/FOX Sports

Rangers, Phillies Discussed Hamels Before Gallardo Deal
The Rangers held "in-depth trade talks" with the Phillies regarding Cole Hamels before they acquired Yovani Gallardo from the Brewers.

Jon Morosi/FOX Sports

Rangers Acquire Gallardo From Brewers
The Rangers have traded three Minor Leaguers to the Brewers for Yovani Gallardo.

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Rangers Close To Trading For Yovani Gallardo
Yovani Gallardo is 89-64 in parts of eight seasons with the Brewers.

ESPN.com

Well-Traveled Arthur Rhodes Retires
Arthur Rhodes had a 20-year career, changing uniforms 9 times in eleven years.

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Rangers Still In Pursuit Of Cole Hamels
Cole Hamels is guaranteed $96 million over the remainder of his contract, which ends with a club option for 2019 at $20 million.

Gerry Fraley/Dallas Morning News