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Rangers, Red Sox Swap Pitchers

Jan 28, 2015 8:52 AM

The Boston Red Sox have traded Anthony Ranaudo to the Texas Rangers for Robbie Ross.

Ross, 25, started 12 games for the Rangers last season. He struggled as a starter before moving back to the bullpen, where he enjoyed success previously.

Ranaudo, 25, made his Major League debut with the Red Sox last season, going 4-3 with a 4.81 ERA in seven starts.

Kyle Brasseur/ESPN

Tags: Boston Red Sox, Texas Rangers, Misc Rumor, Official Trade, Trade Rumor

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Astros, Rangers Discussing Corporan Trade

Jan 21, 2015 8:27 AM

The Houston Astros and Texas Rangers are discussing a Carlos Corporan trade after he was designated for assignment on Tuesday.

The Rangers are believed to be the "clear favorite" to land Corporan, according to a report.

Jon Morosi/FOX Sports

Tags: Houston Astros, Texas Rangers, Misc Rumor, Trade Rumor

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Rangers, Phillies Discussed Hamels Before Gallardo Deal

Jan 20, 2015 7:48 AM

The Texas Rangers held "in-depth trade talks" with the Philadelphia Phillies regarding Cole Hamels before they acquired Yovani Gallardo from the Milwaukee Brewers.

The sticking point in talks between Texas and Philadelphia was money.

Jon Morosi/FOX Sports

Tags: Texas Rangers, Philadelphia Phillies, Misc Rumor, Trade Rumor

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Rangers Acquire Gallardo From Brewers

Jan 20, 2015 7:27 AM

The Texas Rangers have traded three Minor Leaguers to the Milwaukee Brewers for Yovani Gallardo.

Milwaukee will receive right-handed pitchers Corey Knebel, Marcos Diplan and shortstop Luis Sardinas.

Gallardo, 28, a native of Fort Worth, Texas, went 8-11 with a 3.51 ERA for the Brewers last season.

The pitcher will make $13 million in the final year of his contract and is open to signing a long-term deal with the Rangers if everything goes well in 2015. The Brewers will pick up $4 million of Gallardo's $13 million salary.

Calvin Watkins/ESPN

Tags: Texas Rangers, Milwaukee Brewers, Misc Rumor, Official Trade, Trade Rumor

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Rangers Close To Trading For Yovani Gallardo

Jan 18, 2015 7:42 PM

The Rangers are close to a trade to acquire pitcher Yovani Gallardo from the Brewers, a baseball source confirmed to ESPN.com on Sunday.

It was not immediately known which player or players would be going back to Milwaukee in the trade.

Gallardo, 28, is 89-64 with a 3.69 ERA in parts of eight seasons with Milwaukee. 

ESPN.com

Tags: Texas Rangers, Milwaukee Brewers, Misc Rumor, Trade Rumor

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Well-Traveled Arthur Rhodes Retires

Jan 18, 2015 1:12 PM

Though he hadn't appeared in a major or minor league game since 2011, veteran Arthur Rhodes quietly held on to a remarkable career that spanned 20 big league seasons.

According to MLB.com's Mark Sheldon, that changed on Friday as the now 45-year-old left-handed reliever just as quietly made his retirement official.

Yahoo.com

Tags: St. Louis Cardinals, Baltimore Orioles, Seattle Mariners, Cincinnati Reds, Miami Marlins, Oakland Athletics, Philadelphia Phillies, Texas Rangers, Misc Rumor

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Rangers Still In Pursuit Of Cole Hamels

Jan 16, 2015 8:09 AM

The Texas Rangers are still pursuing the possibility of adding Cole Hamels from the Philadelphia Phillies.

Texas has remained in contact with Philadelphia, according to a source. Money appears to be the stumbling block.

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

A year ago, Hamels included the Rangers among the teams to which he would accept a trade. He can change the list annually.

Gerry Fraley/Dallas Morning News

Tags: Texas Rangers, Philadelphia Phillies, Misc Rumor, Trade Rumor

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Cardinals, Padres, Rangers, Red Sox Linked To Hamels

Jan 15, 2015 3:54 PM

Cole Hamels, who has been available since last summer, can still be acquired from the Philadelphia Phillies for a steep price.

Four primary suitors remain for the left-hander, according to sources, the San Diego Padres, Texas Rangers, St. Louis Cardinals and Boston Red Sox.

The Phillies will not move Hamels unless they get the haul they are looking for in return.

Hamels is signed through 2018 at $96 million and possibly through 2019 at $110 million if his option kicks in.

Jim Salisbury/CSN Philly

Tags: Philadelphia Phillies, Boston Red Sox, San Diego Padres, St. Louis Cardinals, Texas Rangers

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Rangers Wanted Gattis, But Price Was Too High

Jan 15, 2015 8:37 AM

The Texas Rangers were interested in acquiring Evan Gattis from the Atlanta Braves, but felt the price to do so would have been too high.

Atlanta dealt Gattis to the Houston Astros on Wednesday.

According to a report, the Braves wanted prospects Alex Gonzalez and/or Nomar Mazara in a deal, which Texas felt was too much.

Jeff Wilson/Fort Worth Star-Telegram

Tags: Texas Rangers, Atlanta Braves, Houston Astros, Misc Rumor, Trade Rumor

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Shields 'Not In The Cards' For Rangers

Jan 7, 2015 8:48 AM

The Texas Rangers are still looking to improve their rotation through trade or free agency, but James Shields is no longer a target.

Shields met with the Rangers last month at the Winter Meetings, but general manager Jon Daniels said signing the right-hander is "not in the cards."

Texas hasn't really followed up with Shields since meeting in December.

"We're not in that game," Daniels said. "We like the pitcher, he would be a good fit for our team. He is a talented strike-thrower. But we're not in the mix."

T.R. Sullivan/MLB

Tags: Texas Rangers, Free Agent Rumor, Misc Rumor

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Rangers To Re-Sign Adam Rosales
The Rangers have agreed to a one-year, $900,000 deal with Adam Rosales.

Associated Press

Rangers Liked Similarities Between Banister, Hurdle
Michael Young, hired as special assistant to Jon Daniels with the Rangers, was a part of the interview process as the team looked for a new manager.

Evan Grant/Dallas Morning News

Report: Padres, Phillies Discussing Trade For Hamels
The Boston Globe reported last week the Padres, Cubs, Red Sox, Dodgers, and Rangers were interested in Cole Hamels.

MLB.com

Sources: Angels Have Discussed Hamilton With Rangers, Padres
Josh Hamilton is owed $83 million over the next three seasons.

Ken Rosenthal/FOX Sports

Rangers To Sign Kyuji Fujikawa
The contract includes a club option for a second season and is worth $1 million plus positive incentives.

Jon Heyman/CBS Sports

Rangers Have $10-12M In Payroll Flexibility
The Rangers could hold onto the flexibility until midseason when they'll have a better idea of what kind of roster they have.

Evan Grant/Dallas Morning News

Rios An Option For Mariners In Right Field
Alex Rios hit .280/.311/.398 in 521 plate appearances with the Rangers this past season.

Bob Dutton/News Tribune

Rangers To Acquire Detwiler From Nationals
The Nationals will trade Ross Detwiler to the Rangers in exchange for right-hander Abel De Los Santos and infielder Chris Bostick.

Jeff Passan/Yahoo! Sports

Mets Discussing Gee With Multiple Teams
The Rangers, Rockies, Twins and Giants have been linked to Dillon Gee.

Andy Martino/New York Daily News

Rangers To Invite Russell Wilson To Camp
Wilson was a Rule 5 draft pick last year and attended spring training for just a day.

Calvin Watkins/ESPN

Rangers Targeting Cashner Via Trade
The Rangers are focused on adding a controllable starting pitcher via trade and Andrew Cashner is their top target.

Evan Grant/Dallas Morning News

Rangers Making Push For Torii Hunter
Hunter could make a decision on his future before the Winter Meetings start on Monday in San Diego.

T.R. Sullivan/MLB

Rangers To Sign Ross Wolf
The 32-year-old has been a reliever for most of his professional career.

Jeff Todd/MLB Trade Rumors

Rangers Inquire About Justin Upton
Texas has tried to acquire Justin Upton in previous seasons, but couldn't finalize a deal.

Calvin Watkins/ESPN

Report: Daniels, Levine Receive Extensions From Rangers
Jon Daniels wasn't under contract past the 2015 season.

Chad Thornburg/MLB

Ten Teams Showing Interest In Torii Hunter
Ken Rosenthal of FOX Sports reports that the Royals, Twins, Tigers, Cubs, Giants, Rangers and Mariners have all shown some early interest in the veteran outfielder.

Bob Nightengale/USA Today

Michael Young To Serve As Rangers' Assistant To GM
Michael Young is back with the Rangers as a special assistant to GM Jon Daniels.

ESPN.com

Alfonso Soriano Is Retiring From Baseball
Alfonso Soriano, 38, ends his career 50th in baseball history with 412 home runs.

ESPN.com

Rangers Want To Give Daniels Extension
The Rangers would like to sign Jon Daniels to a contract extension before the 2015 season begins.

Calvin Watkins/ESPN

Rangers Hire Jeff Banister As Manager
Banister spent 29 seasons with the Pittsburgh Pirates organization and the last five as their bench coach.

Calvin Watkins/ESPN