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Rangers, Mitch Moreland Agree To $5.7M Deal

Feb 10, 2016 5:16 PM

The Texas Rangers have agreed to a one-year, $5.7 million deal with Mitch Moreland.

The agreement allowed the two sides to avoid a salary arbitration hearing set for later Wednesday.

Moreland gets a raise without an arbitration hearing for the third year in a row and will be eligible for free agency after this year's World Series.

Associated Press

Tags: Texas Rangers, Free Agent Rumor, Misc Rumor, Terms Agreement

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Yu Darvish Hopes To Return Around Mid-May

Feb 10, 2016 6:52 AM

Yu Darvish feels stronger than he did before elbow surgery and hopes to return to the Texas Rangers around the middle of May.

"I have no problems at all right now, I have no concerns at all," Darvish said through his translator. "I feel like I can throw 95 [mph] right now, but they're telling me not to, so I'm still taking my time. But I feel really good right now."

Darvish missed all of last season following Tommy John ligament replacement surgery in his right elbow.

"For 10 years, I've been throwing in my career. ... It's kind of like it became routine and I wasn't enjoying it as much as I used to when I first started my career," the 29-year-old pitcher said. "But having that time [away], I feel like I'm enjoying throwing the ball right now."

Associated Press

Tags: Texas Rangers, Injury, Misc Rumor

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MLB Clears Yu Darvish After Brother's Gambling Arrest

Jan 24, 2016 2:15 AM

Major League Baseball has cleared pitcher Yu Darvish after an investigation was triggered by his younger brother's arrest in Japan for gambling activities, the Dallas Morning News reported, citing a source.

Darvish has said he has never been involved in gambling, and baseball's investigation concluded there was no link to his brother's activities.

ESPN.com

Tags: Texas Rangers, Legal, Misc Rumor

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Josh Hamilton Gets Cortisone Shot On Ailing Knee

Jan 23, 2016 11:59 AM

Rangers outfielder Josh Hamilton on Friday took practice swings for the first time all offseason after getting a cortisone shot in his troublesome left knee.

"I've just been fighting back and forth with it, just pushing through the rehab,"Hamilton told the Fort Worth-Telegram on Friday. 

ESPN.com

Tags: Texas Rangers, Injury, Misc Rumor

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Austin Jackson Being Pursued By Angels, Brewers, Cubs, Rangers

Jan 22, 2016 9:04 AM

The Los Angeles Angels, Milwaukee Brewers, Chicago Cubs and Texas Rangers are among the teams that have at least some level of interest in Austin Jackson, according to a report.

The Cubs could bring Jackson back "for the right price."

Jerry Crasnick/ESPN

Tags: Chicago Cubs, Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim, Milwaukee Brewers, Texas Rangers, Free Agent Rumor, Misc Rumor

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Yu Darvish Denies Gambling Following Brother's Arrest

Jan 20, 2016 7:25 AM

Yu Darvish insists he has never been involved in gambling activities amid a Major League Baseball investigation after the arrest of his younger brother in Japan.

Darvish issued a statement through his agent to recognize MLB's need to conduct an investigation on Tuesday.

"I am not and have never been involved with gambling activities," the statement read. "While I understand that Major League Baseball must conduct an investigation, I am certain that they will find that I had no involvement in this matter whatsoever. I will not comment on this matter again, out of respect for Major League Baseball's investigation, and I am focused on preparing for the upcoming season."

Sho Darvish was reportedly charged in October in Japan for running an illegal gambling ring that allegedly took about 1,850 bets on MLB games as well as professional baseball games in Japan.

ESPN

Tags: Texas Rangers, Misc Rumor

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Marlins Offered Marcell Ozuna To Rangers, Reds

Jan 18, 2016 8:47 AM

The Miami Marlins made separate trade offers to the Texas Rangers and Cincinnati Reds for Marcell Ozuna earlier this offseason.

Miami wanted starting pitching back in both deals, according to a report.

The offers came before the Marlins signed Wei-Yin Chen, so the likelihood of a trade now appears slim.

Barry Jackson/Miami Herald

Tags: Miami Marlins, Cincinnati Reds, Texas Rangers, Misc Rumor, Trade Rumor

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Rangers Haven't Offered Chi Chi Gonzalez For Miami's Ozuna

Jan 11, 2016 6:56 AM

The Texas Rangers have not offered pitcher Chi Chi Gonzalez to the Miami Marlins for Marcell Ozuna, according to assistant general manager Thad Levine.

However, Levine did confirm to MLB Network Radio that the Rangers and Marlins have held discussions.

It was reported on Sunday that both Don Mattingly and Barry Bonds would like to keep Ozuna.

Jim Bowden/MLB Network Radio

Tags: Texas Rangers, Miami Marlins, Misc Rumor, Trade Rumor

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Marlins, Rangers Discussing Marcell Ozuna Trade

Jan 6, 2016 3:41 PM

The Texas Rangers are discussing a possible Marcell Ozuna trade with the Miami Marlins, according to multiple reports.

Miami is believed to have placed a hefty tag on the young outfielder, but Jeff Passan of Yahoo! Sports reports that the market is moving quickly and other clubs are involved.

Bob Nightengale/USA Today

Tags: Miami Marlins, Texas Rangers, Misc Rumor, Trade Rumor

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Orioles, White Sox Emerging As Leaders For Cespedes

Dec 29, 2015 4:20 PM

The Baltimore Orioles and Chicago White Sox have emerged as the leaders to sign Yoenis Cespedes, according to a report.

The San Francisco Giants and Los Angeles Angels are also reportedly in the mix and the Texas Rangers are monitoring the situation.

Jesse Sanchez/MLB

Tags: Baltimore Orioles, Chicago White Sox, Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim, San Francisco Giants, Texas Rangers, Free Agent Rumor, Misc Rumor

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Rangers Receiving Interest In Jurickson Profar
The Rangers are receiving "a lot of hits" about Jurickson Profar from numerous teams, according to a report.

Jon Heyman/CBS Sports

Rangers, Colby Lewis Agree To One-Year, $6M Deal
The deal is pending a physical on the pitcher's surgically repaired right knee, and that exam likely won't happen until after the holidays.

Associated Press

Tony Barnette Signs With Rangers After Six Years In Japan
The Rangers have signed Tony Barnette to a two-year contract after the right-hander spent the last six seasons in Japan.

Associated Press

Rangers Could Extend Beltre Beyond 2016
Adrian Beltre will turn 37 in April and is entering the final year of his contract.

T.R. Sullivan/MLB

Report: Rangers Shopping Prince Fielder
The Rangers are "surveying" rival teams to gauge potential interest in Prince Fielder and what remains on his large contract, according to a report.

Evan Grant/Dallas Morning News

D-Backs Name Dave Magadan Hitting Coach
Dave Magadan was the Rangers' hitting coach for the last three seasons.

Yahoo.com

Rangers Not Expected To Go After Cespedes
The Rangers inquired about Yoenis Cespedes more than once when he was a member of the Athletics, but they are unlikely to chase him in free agency.

Ken Rosenthal/FOX Sports

Jeff Banister Named AL Manager Of The Year
Jeff Banister earned 17 first-place votes and 112 total points to beat A.J. Hinch (82 points) of the Astros and Paul Molitor (33) of the Twins.

ESPN

Rangers Send Leonys Martin To Mariners In Five-Player Trade
The Rangers received right-handed reliever Tom Wilhelmsen, outfielder James Jones and a player to be named, while Seattle also obtained right-handed reliever Anthony Bass.

Associated Press

Mike Maddux Won't Return To Rangers
Mike Maddux, who spent seven seasons with the Rangers, had been among six coaches invited to return and was previously offered a new contract that he had not signed.

Associated Press

Rogers Centre Peppered With Beer Cans After Controversial Call
Things got ugly at Rogers Centre on Wednesday night after a controversial, but correct, call in the deciding Game 5 between the Rangers and Blue Jays.

Matt Snyder/CBS Sports

Rangers' Dyson Upset Over Bautista's Bat Flip
Sam Dyson wasn't happy with the dramatic bat flip Jose Bautista employed after hitting a go-ahead three-run home run in the seventh inning in Game 5 of Wednesday night's ALDS.

ESPN

Teams Set Record With 21 Home Runs On Monday
The 61 total runs scored Monday also set a postseason record.

ESPN

Leonys Martin Fails To Report To Instructional League
Jon Daniels said Martin apparently was upset at being left off the roster for the ALDS against Toronto.

Gerry Fraley/Dallas Morning News

Bautista Critical Of MLB's Replay System
Jose Bautista thought his throw had caught Rougned Odor off second base.

ESPN.com

Nationals, Rangers Discussed Stephen Strasburg
The talks never got close to an agreement, according to Major League sources.

Ken Rosenthal/FOX Sports

Josh Hamilton May Not Be Ready To Return
Josh Hamilton is still feeling pain in his left knee that prevents him from running.

ESPN.com

Rangers Claim Chris Rearick Off Waivers From Padres
The Rangers have claimed LHP Chris Rearick off waivers from the Padres and assigned him to Triple-A Round Rock.

Yahoo.com

Yu Darvish Throwing Again With Positive Results
Rangers ace Yu Darvish is a week into his throwing program.

ESPN.com

Beltre Celebrates Dominican Record By Getting Ejected
Adrian Beltre has played in 2,528 major league games, becoming the all-time leader among Dominicans.

Yahoo.com

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