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Teams Set Record With 21 Home Runs On Monday

Oct 13, 2015 6:56 AM

There were 21 home runs hit on Monday, a record for one day of postseason play.

Howie Kendrick's three-run home run in Game 3 of the NLDS between the Los Angeles Dodgers and New York Mets was the final long ball.

The Chicago Cubs hit a playoff-record six home runs in their victory over the St. Louis Cardinals.

The 61 total runs scored Monday also set a postseason record.

The previous postseason record for home runs was 15, set Oct. 3, 1995, according to STATS. Like Monday, there were four postseason games on that day 20 years ago.

The previous record for runs was 48, set Oct. 5, 2002.


Tags: Chicago Cubs, Houston Astros, Kansas City Royals, Los Angeles Dodgers, New York Mets, St. Louis Cardinals, Texas Rangers, Toronto Blue Jays, Misc Rumor, Stats

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Leonys Martin Fails To Report To Instructional League

Oct 12, 2015 9:02 AM

Leonys Martin has failed to report to the Arizona Instructional League as planned.

The Texas Rangers included Martin in a group of players sent to Surprise, Ariz., on Wednesday to continue workouts during the postseason and be ready if needed.

Jon Daniels said Martin apparently was upset at being left off the roster for the ALDS against the Toronto Blue Jays.

Martin earned $3.75 million this season in the final year of his original contract. He is eligible for salary arbitration but is a candidate to become a non-tendered free agent.

Gerry Fraley/Dallas Morning News

Tags: Texas Rangers, Misc Rumor

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Bautista Critical Of MLB's Replay System

Oct 10, 2015 1:29 AM

Blue Jays star outfielder Jose Bautista took aim at Major League Baseball's replay system Friday after a critical call that went against the Blue Jays in the 14th inning was upheld by the replay center in New York, giving the Rangers a chance to score the go-ahead run in their 6-4 win over the Blue Jays in Game 2 of the AL Division Series.

"I would like to hear an answer from the replay booth in New York on why they made that decision,'' said Bautista, who thought his throw behind Rangers baserunner Rougned Odor had caught him off second base. "I know that's not part of the protocol, and it seems to be convenient that it's not.

"Will we ever get an answer? Will our fans ever get an answer? I don't know. Maybe you should ask the people that are in charge.''


Tags: Toronto Blue Jays, Texas Rangers, Game Recap, Misc Rumor

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Nationals, Rangers Discussed Stephen Strasburg

Sep 15, 2015 6:05 PM

The Washington Nationals and Texas Rangers discussing a trade involving Stephen Strasburg last offseason.

The talks never got close to an agreement, according to Major League sources.

Texas had interest in Steven Souza, who was later traded to the Tampa Bay Rays in a three-team deal.

Ken Rosenthal/FOX Sports

Tags: Texas Rangers, Washington Nationals, Misc Rumor, Trade Rumor

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Josh Hamilton May Not Be Ready To Return

Aug 30, 2015 12:43 PM

Rangers outfielder Josh Hamilton said he still feels pain in his sore left knee that prevents him from running. Hamilton will be eligible to come off the disabled list on Monday, the day before rosters are expanded, but isn't sure if he'll be ready.

"It's a day-to-day thing," he said. "I'm tired of watching ballgames."


Tags: Texas Rangers, Injury, Misc Rumor

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Rangers Claim Chris Rearick Off Waivers From Padres

Aug 26, 2015 6:55 PM

The Rangers have added left-hander Chris Rearick on a waiver claim from the Padres and assigned him to Triple-A Round Rock.

Texas also sent catcher Carlos Corporan to Double-A Frisco on Wednesday for his second rehab assignment since spraining his left thumb in July.


Tags: Texas Rangers, San Diego Padres, Misc Rumor, Waiver

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Yu Darvish Throwing Again With Positive Results

Aug 26, 2015 1:11 AM

Yu Darvish is throwing again after Tommy John ligament replacement surgery during spring training.

So far, so good for the Rangers ace, who is a week into his throwing program.

"I have no pain whatsoever," Darvish said through an interpreter Tuesday. "I've experienced nothing negative so far, I'm doing what I can each day, and everything has been positive."


Tags: Texas Rangers, Injury, Misc Rumor

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Beltre Celebrates Dominican Record By Getting Ejected

Aug 23, 2015 9:50 PM

It was a day of mixed emotions for Rangers third baseman Adrian Beltre. With Sunday's start, Beltre became the all-time leader in games played among Dominicans. He celebrated by getting ejected from the contest.

The 36-year-old Beltre has now played in 2,528 games in the majors. He passed Julio Franco, who played in 2,527 games over his 23-year career.


Tags: Texas Rangers, Misc Rumor, Personal Award

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Rangers Acquire Will Venable From Padres

Aug 19, 2015 6:48 AM

The Texas Rangers have acquired Will Venable from the San Diego Padres in exchange for Minor League catcher/outfielder Marcus Greene and a player to be named later.

Texas has designated Michael Choice for assignment to make room on the Major League roster for Venable.

Venable cleared waivers, which came as a surprise to some teams.

Steve Adams/MLB Trade Rumors

Tags: Texas Rangers, San Diego Padres, Misc Rumor, Trade Rumor

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Phillies Won't Have To Pay All Of Matt Harrison's Salary

Aug 18, 2015 4:40 PM

One of the players the Texas Rangers sent the Philadelphia Phillies in the Cole Hamels trade was Matt Harrison.

Harrison is owed more than $27 million through 2017, but the Phillies may not be on the hook for all of that money.

The Phillies inherited Harrison's contract and the insurance policy attached to his deal.

The policy entitles the Phillies to 75 percent of Harrison’s salary past a certain cutoff, but only if the insurance company confirms that he is unable to perform due to a specific back issue, according to a source.

Harrison, who will turn 30 on Sept. 16, has made only nine starts since 2013, including three after he returned from back surgery in early July. He has been on the disabled list since shortly after last month's trade.

Ken Rosenthal/FOX Sports

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

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Rangers Send Tyler Pastornicky To Phillies
The Rangers have traded Tyler Pastornicky to the Phillies in exchange for cash considerations.

Steve Adams/MLB Trade Rumors

Rangers To Use Mike Napoli In Platoon At First Base
Mike Napoli is a better option than Mitch Moreland against left-handed pitchers.

Evan Grant/Dallas Morning News

Red Sox Trade Mike Napoli To Rangers
The Red Sox have traded Mike Napoli to the Rangers along with cash in a waiver deal.

Gordon Edes/ESPN

Blue Jays Inquired About Cole Hamels Several Times
As they searched for pitching ahead of the non-waiver trade deadline, the Blue Jays inquired with the Phillies about Cole Hamels.

Jonah Keri/Grantland

Beltre Becomes First Player Since 1930s With Third Cycle
Only three other players have recorded three career cycles in Major League history.

Associated Press

Rangers Informed Matt Harrison Of Trade Mid-Game
Word was spreading that Matt Harrison would be part of the package given to the Phillies for Cole Hamels and the Rangers wanted to inform the left-hander before his family would find out on the intern

Evan Grant/Dallas Morning News

Rangers Leaning Towards Keeping Gallardo
The Dodgers, Cubs and Blue Jays have been linked to Yovani Gallardo.

Jon Heyman/CBS Sports

Blue Jays, Rangers Aren't Progressing On Gallardo Trade
Yovani Gallardo is reportedly more of a "fallback" option for Toronto.

T.R. Sullivan/MLB.com

Source: Hamels Wouldn't Accept Trade To Astros
Houston is looking to further bolster their rotation after acquiring Scott Kazmir last week.

Ken Rosenthal/FOX Sports

Eight Players, $9.5M In Cash Involved In Hamels Trade
The trade that will send Cole Hamels to the Rangers involves eight players and a significant amount of cash with six players headed to the Phillies.

Steve Adams/MLB Trade Rumors

Rangers Nearing Deal For Cole Hamels
The Rangers are nearing a trade with the Phillies for Cole Hamels, according to multiple reports.

Jeff Passan/Yahoo! Sports

Rangers Not Looking For Rentals, Talking Pitchers With Padres
The Rangers aren't looking to acquire rental players this week as they eye additions that could help beyond 2015.

T.R. Sullivan/MLB.com

Dodgers 'Prioritizing' Cole Hamels
The Dodgers want to exhaust all possibilities in talks with the Phillies before they move onto a secondary target like Yovani Gallardo.

Joel Sherman/New York Post

Rangers Appear To Be Front-Runners For Hamels
The Rangers are believed to be the front-runners to acquire Cole Hamels from the Phillies, according to the perception of those in the industry.

Joel Sherman/New York Post

Phillies, Rangers Discuss Prospects That Could Make Up Hamels Deal
Not all the names would be included in a potential trade, but catcher Jorge Alfaro, right-handers Chi Chi Rodriguez and Jose Ortiz and outfielders Nick Williams and Lewis Brinson have all come up in t

Ken Rosenthal/FOX Sports

Indians, Rangers Have Inquired About Carlos Gomez
The Indians and Rangers are among the teams that have inquired with the Brewers about Carlos Gomez, according to Major League sources.

Ken Rosenthal/FOX Sports

Sources: Rangers, Dodgers Likely To Trade For Hamels
The Phillies continue to discuss Cole Hamels with a number of teams.


Rangers Willing To Move Yovani Gallardo
The Rangers are listening to trade offers for Yovani Gallardo, according to a report.

Ken Rosenthal/FOX Sports

Cubs, Dodgers, Orioles, Rangers, Red Sox Scout Hamels
The Dodgers have been linked to top-level starters as the non-waiver trade deadline approaches, while the Cubs, Rangers and Red Sox contacted the Phillies about Cole Hamels in recent weeks.

Jon Heyman/CBS Sports

Rangers Unlikely To Trade For Cole Hamels
The Rangers have been connected to Cole Hamels since Yu Darvish was lost to Tommy John surgery, but they are unlikely to acquire the left-hander in a trade with the Phillies.

T.R. Sullivan/MLB.com

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