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Rangers Release Josh Hamilton After Another Knee Injury

Apr 22, 2017 1:54 AM

Josh Hamilton has suffered yet another knee injury, and this one could mean the end of his career.

The Rangers released the former AL MVP from his minor league contract Friday, saying he injured his right knee in Houston while working his way back from left knee surgery.

Hamilton, who turns 36 next month, underwent reconstructive surgery on his left knee last June and left the team during spring training for another procedure after experiencing soreness.

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Rangers Place Sam Dyson On DL With Bruised Hand

Apr 18, 2017 7:36 AM

The Texas Rangers have placed Sam Dyson on the disabled list with a bruised right hand.

The move came one day after Dyson blew a save for the third time this season.

Dyson was hurt while trying to field a comebacker in the ninth inning of Sunday's 8-7 loss to the Seattle Mariners, according to Jeff Banister.

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Adrian Beltre Suffers Setback In Return From Calf Injury

Apr 12, 2017 8:01 AM

Adrian Beltre has suffered a setback in his recovery from a calf injury.

Beltre felt something while running this past Saturday and has already undergone a new MRI to evaluate the issue.

He suffered the injury late in spring training and is on the disabled list.

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Rangers Send Keone Kela To Triple-A Round Rock

Apr 2, 2017 1:57 AM

The Rangers have unexpectedly optioned reliever Keone Kela to Triple-A Round Rock. General manager Jon Daniels says the move wasn't based on performance.

Without being specific Friday about why Kela was being sent down, Daniels and manager Jeff Banister both spoke about clubhouse culture multiple times when being questioned about the decision. Both said the right-hander had an excellent spring and indicated that the move wouldn't be permanent.

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Adrian Beltre To Begin Season On DL

Apr 1, 2017 10:05 PM

Rangers third baseman Adrian Beltre will start the season on the disabled list due to a calf injury he battled during spring training.

Beltre will go on the 10-day disabled list on Sunday, retroactive to Thursday.

The 37-year-old said earlier this week that he hoped to be ready for Opening Day, but lingering soreness in the calf will prevent that. The Rangers open the season at home Monday against the Indians.

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Rougned Odor's Deal With Rangers Includes Two Horses

Mar 31, 2017 7:45 AM

The Texas Rangers officially announced a new six-year deal for Rougned Odor on Thursday.

The contract has a club option for 2023, guarantees him at least $49.5 million and also comes with two horses.

The Rangers suggested including the horses in the new contract as a negotiating tactic.

"It's our policy when we make a contract offer, we copy the player on it," Jon Daniels said. "So Rougie has these big numbers in front of him, and he has a poker face. Nothing changed. Then I slid my phone across with a picture of the horses on it, and he said, 'Hey, can you send that to me?' His eyes lit up, and I thought, 'All right, maybe we have a chance.'"

It includes a $2 million signing bonus and a $13.5 million club option for 2023 with a $3 million buyout. Odor's salary will be $1 million this season, and then it will increase to $3 million in 2018 and $7.5 million in 2019. He will make $9 million in 2020 before $12 million in each of the last two years of the contract.

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Rangers, Rougned Odor Agree To Six-Year, $49.5M Deal

Mar 25, 2017 1:12 PM

The Rangers have reached an agreement with Rougned Odor on a six-year extension worth $49.5 million, sources confirmed to ESPN's Jerry Crasnick on Saturday.

The deal also includes an option for a seventh year, according to FanRag Sports Network, which first reported the deal.

The 23-year-old Odor, who played for Venezuela during the WBC, had a huge season with the Rangers in 2016, hitting .271 with 33 home runs, 88 RBIs, 89 runs and a .798 OPS. He also had 14 stolen bases.

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Rangers Open To Mid-Season Extension Talks With Yu Darvish

Mar 21, 2017 7:20 AM

The Texas Rangers are open to discussing a contract extension with Yu Darvish during the season, according to Jon Daniels.

"Where we left [it] is that either side can privately open it or raise it at any point,"said Daniels, indicating that there isn't much being discussed currently.

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Yu Darvish Throwing Without Elbow Pain

Mar 8, 2017 7:31 AM

Yu Darvish says he is no longer having strange feelings in his elbow when he starts throwing in a new inning or game.

Darvish returned to the Texas Rangers' rotation late last May after missing all of the 2015 season following Tommy John surgery during spring training two years ago.

The right-hander threw 34 of his 59 pitches for strikes in the Rangers' 3-2 loss to the Colorado Rockies.

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Adrian Beltre To Play For Dominican Republic At WBC

Mar 6, 2017 4:52 PM

Adrian Beltre will play for the Dominican Republic in the first round of the World Baseball Classic.

Beltre, 37, missed the first week of games with the Texas Rangers this spring because of a strained left calf, an injury he suffered when working out at home before reporting to camp.

The Dominican Republic plays its first WBC game on Thursday in Miami.

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Rangers Meet With Rougned Odor's Agent About Extension
There is no word on how the discussions are progressing, but the two sides are clearly engaged in talks.

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Josh Hamilton Undergoes Knee Surgery
Josh Hamilton will be sidelined following arthroscopic surgery to repair the cartilage in his left knee, according to the Rangers.

Evan Grant/Dallas News

Josh Hamilton May Need Knee Surgery
Josh Hamilton will be examined on Monday, and may be facing another knee surgery.

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Rangers, Rougned Odor Making Push On Extension
The Rangers and Rougned Odor have kicked off renewed efforts to reach an agreement on a long-term deal.

Jon Heyman/FanRag Sports

Rangers Send Josh Hamilton For Knee Evaluation
Josh Hamilton had his surgically reconstructed left knee examined on Wednesday after he experienced discomfort during the Rangers' first full-squad spring training workout.

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Indians To Take Slow Approach With Kluber
Indians manager Terry Francona isn't sure if Corey Kluber will be the team's opening day starter.

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Twins Offered Mike Napoli More Than Rangers
The Twins wanted to add to both the roster and the clubhouse by signing Mike Napoli, but the slugger ultimately decided to play for the Rangers.

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Mike Napoli Reaches One-Year Deal With Rangers
The deal is pending a physical and the value hasn't yet been reported.

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Rangers Have 'Increased Pursuit' Of Trade For Jose Quintana
Jose Quintana logged 208 innings as an All-Star last season with a 3.20 ERA, 181 strikeouts and 1.163 WHIP.

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Rays Have Inquired With Rangers About Jurickson Profar
The Rays have at least checked with the Rangers about the availability of Jurickson Profar, according to two sources.

Evan Grant/Dallas News

Hamels Looks To 'Kicking Up The Intensity' At Spring Training
Cole Hamels said he is especially excited to see the Rangers sign Andrew Cashner and Tyson Ross to help fill out the rotation.

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Rangers Only Interested In One-Year Deal For Mike Napoli
It once seemed as though the Rangers were working towards a deal with Mike Napoli, but nothing has come together because the club is only interested in a one-year deal.

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Rangers Agree To Minor League Deal With James Loney
James Loney will compete with several players to replace Mitch Moreland and Prince Fielder at first base.

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Yu Darvish Focused On Pitching Well This Season
Yu Darvish is entering the final year of the deal he signed with the Rangers in 2012.

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Josh Hamilton Signs Minors Deal With Rangers
Josh Hamilton was released in August, closing the books on a $125 million, five-year deal signed with the Angels after the 2012 season.

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Rangers Making Push To Sign Tyson Ross
Texas had previously tried to trade for Tyson Ross while he was a member of the Padres.

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Rangers Plan To Keep Matt Bush In Bullpen
The Rangers plan to keep Matt Bush in the bullpen despite some discussion this offseason about moving him into the rotation.

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Rangers Haven't Had Serious Extension Talks With Darvish, Lucroy
Texas has had "informal" talks with Jonathan Lucroy and Jon Daniels says the team will explore new deals with both players as Opening Day gets closer.

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Rangers, Mike Napoli Discussing Two-Year Deal
The Rangers are discussing a possible two-year deal with Mike Napoli and both sides are motivated to get a deal completed.

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Rangers Re-Signing Josh Hamilton To Minors Deal A 'Formality'
Josh Hamilton has been cleared by the Rangers' medical staff and re-signing him to a minor league deal is a "formality" at this point.

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