Texas Rangers Wiretap

Sources: Angels Have Discussed Hamilton With Rangers, Padres

Dec 18, 2014 10:29 AM

The Los Angeles Angels have discussed Josh Hamilton with the Texas Rangers and San Diego Padres, according to sources.

A scout that Ken Rosenthal has spoken to predicted that Hamilton wouldn't open the season with the Angels.

The talks were exploratory in nature and did not gain traction. The Angels didn't talk with Hamilton about waiving his no-trade clause, according to sources.

Hamilton is owed $83 million over the next three seasons.

Ken Rosenthal/FOX Sports

Tags: Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim, San Diego Padres, Texas Rangers, Misc Rumor, Trade Rumor

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Rangers To Sign Kyuji Fujikawa

Dec 15, 2014 10:50 AM

The Texas Rangers have agreed to a one-year deal with reliever Kyuji Fujikawa.

The contract includes a club option and is worth $1 million plus positive incentives.

Jon Heyman/CBS Sports

Tags: Texas Rangers, Free Agent Rumor, Misc Rumor

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Rangers Have $10-12M In Payroll Flexibility

Dec 15, 2014 8:39 AM

The Texas Rangers have an estimated $10-12 million in payroll flexibility as the offseason progresses.

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

Tags: Texas Rangers, Free Agent Rumor, Misc Rumor

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Rios An Option For Mariners In Right Field

Dec 15, 2014 8:34 AM

The Seattle Mariners are looking at Alex Rios as an option in right field.

Rios, currently a free agent, hit .280/.311/.398 in 521 plate appearances with the Texas Rangers this past season.

Bob Dutton/News Tribune

Tags: Seattle Mariners, Texas Rangers, Free Agent Rumor, Misc Rumor

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Rangers To Acquire Detwiler From Nationals

Dec 11, 2014 6:10 PM

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

Detwiler had a disappointing 2014 season and his camp suggested to Washington that a trade be completed.

Jeff Passan/Yahoo! Sports

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

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Mets Discussing Gee With Multiple Teams

Dec 10, 2014 7:44 AM

The New York Mets are discussing Dillon Gee with as many as six clubs.

The Texas Rangers have talked with the Mets about the right-hander, but nothing is close.

The Colorado Rockies, Minnesota Twins and San Francisco Giants have also been linked to Gee.

Andy Martino/New York Daily News

Tags: New York Mets, Texas Rangers, San Francisco Giants, Minnesota Twins, Colorado Rockies, Misc Rumor, Trade Rumor

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Rangers To Invite Russell Wilson To Camp

Dec 10, 2014 7:37 AM

The Texas Rangers plan to invite Russell Wilson to spring training once again.

Jon Daniels said that Wilson is open to returning to the club this spring, but the general manager wants to wait until the NFL season is finished before extending the invite.

Wilson was a Rule 5 draft pick last year and attended spring training for just a day.

Texas could lose the rights to Wilson because he's exposed to the Rule 5 draft which occurs Thursday.

Calvin Watkins/ESPN

Tags: Texas Rangers, Misc Rumor

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Rangers Targeting Cashner Via Trade

Dec 8, 2014 8:17 AM

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

Cashner has two years remaining before free agency and is likely to earn between $3-4 million next season.

The right-hander is a native of Texas and went to TCU. The 28-year-old has reportedly told friends he'd like to return to the state.

Evan Grant/Dallas Morning News

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

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Rangers Making Push For Torii Hunter

Dec 2, 2014 6:39 PM

The Texas Rangers are hoping to sign free-agent Torii Hunter.

The Minnesota Twins, Baltimore Orioles and Seattle Mariners also are interested Hunter, who could make a decision before the Winter Meetings start on Monday in San Diego.

T.R. Sullivan/MLB

Tags: Texas Rangers, Detroit Tigers, Free Agent Rumor, Misc Rumor

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Rangers To Sign Ross Wolf

Nov 25, 2014 9:04 AM

The Texas Rangers have signed Ross Wolf to a Minor League contract that includes an invitation to Spring Training.

The 32-year-old had been a reliever for most of his professional career, but has functioned in a swingman role over the last several seasons.

Jeff Todd/MLB Trade Rumors

Tags: Texas Rangers, Free Agent Rumor, Misc Rumor, Signing

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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

Rangers Inform Rios Option Will Be Declined
Alex Rios will receive a $2 million buyout instead of a $13.5 million salary for next season.

Jon Heyman/CBS Sports

Rangers Name Three Finalists For Manager
Pirates bench coach Jeff Banister, Rangers interim manager Tim Bogar and Indians bullpen coach Kevin Cash are the three finalists for their vacant managerial position.

Calvin Watkins/ESPN

Rangers Want Manager In Mold Of Francona, Hurdle
Texas is expected to reduce their list of candidates to three names this week.

Evan Grant/Dallas Morning News

Rangers To Decline Option On Rios
The Rangers will not pick up the $13.5 million option on Alex Rios for the 2015 season.

Chris Cotillo/MLB Daily Dish

Rangers To Interview Bogar, Maddux, Buechele
The Rangers will interview interim manager Tim Bogar, pitching coach Mike Maddux and Triple-A Round Rock manager Steve Buechele for their vacant managerial position.

Jeff Wilson/Fort Worth-Star Telegram

Rangers Expect To Re-Sign Colby Lewis
Jon Daniels and agent Alan Nero exchanged texts over the weekend.

Jeff Wilson/Fort Worth-Star Telegram

A's Still Waiting For Playoff Spot
The A's and Sonny Gray will get another chance to clinch a playoff spot on Sunday against the Rangers.

ESPN.com

Rangers Shut Down Jurickson Profar
The Rangers are shutting down Jurickson Profar for a few months in an effort to rehab his right shoulder to get it right before the 2015 season.

Anthony Andro/FOX Sports Southwest

Rangers Unlikely To Include Gallo In Big Trade
Joey Gallo hit 42 home runs in the minor leagues this season.

Nick Cafardo/Boston Globe

Washington Explains Resignation
Ron Washington left the Rangers earlier this month because he was not true to his wife.

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Rangers Officially Shut Down Yu Darvish
Yu Darvish last pitched on Aug. 9 and has been on the 15-day disabled list since with right elbow inflammation.

Randy Jennings/ESPN

Source: Rangers Discussing Extension For Daniels
The Rangers are on pace to lose 100 games, but will commit to Daniels in hopes that the disappointing season can be blamed on a myriad of injuries.

Evan Grant/Dallas Morning News

Rangers Shut Down Yu Darvish
Rangers GM Jon Daniels has announced that Yu Darvish will not pitch again this season.

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