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Rangers Lose Keone Kela For Three Months

Apr 22, 2016 8:40 AM

The Texas Rangers have placed Keone Kela on the disabled list with an impingement in his right elbow.

Kela will undergo surgery to remove the bone spur and miss three months of action.

Jeff Wilson/Fort Worth Star-Telegram

Tags: Texas Rangers, Injury

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Rangers Haven't Made Trade Calls For Catcher

Apr 18, 2016 4:47 PM

Robinson Chinos has been placed on the disabled list, but Jon Daniels says the Texas Rangers haven't made any calls to acquire a catcher.

"No, nobody has really ... the guys we've heard from the most are the agents who have either free agent catching guys that got released out of camp, or maybe they have a catcher at Triple-A with somebody where maybe they've got an out or want us to trade for them," Daniels said when asked if the Rangers have engaged in trade talks.

"Teams really haven't called. You really don't get a lot of the ambulance chasing stuff - maybe once in a while, teams that have the impact catching, we've talked to. Over the winter we talked to them in and again in spring training. We didn't line up from what they're looking for, and what we were willing to give up for them."

Sports Day DFW

Tags: Texas Rangers, Trade Rumor

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Rangers, Adrian Beltre Agree To Two-Year Extension

Apr 15, 2016 10:27 PM

The Rangers and Adrian Beltre have agreed to a two-year contract extension worth $18 million per year, according to MLB.com.

Beltre, 37, was set to become a free agent at the end of this season, when the six-year contract he signed in January 2011 expires.

"We would like Adrian to finish his career as a Ranger," general manager Jon Daniels said last year.


Tags: Texas Rangers, Misc Rumor, Terms Agreement

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Adrian Beltre Still Waiting For Offer From Rangers

Apr 8, 2016 4:57 PM

Adrian Beltre acknowledged Thursday that he is still waiting for the Texas Rangers to offer him a contract extension.

It wasn't all that long ago that an agreement on a new pact appeared to be a mere practicality.

Beltre, 37, can become a free agent at the end of the season. He has said all along that he doesn't want to negotiate during the season, but recently added that he'll consider a firm proposal that could either accept or reject.

Evan Grant/Dallas Morning News

Tags: Texas Rangers, Free Agent Rumor

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Rangers Deny Extension For Adrian Beltre Isn't A High Priority

Apr 7, 2016 4:46 PM

During an interview with Ben & Skin on KRLD 105.3 The Fan, Texas Rangers general manager Jon Daniels was asked to characterize talks with Adrian Beltre on a contract extension.

"The idea that he is not our priority or high on our priority list is not accurate," Daniels said of Beltre. "I absolutely love the guy. I could not appreciate him more on or off the field, and what he's done for a lot of people -- including myself, this franchise, our young players -- I love the guy. So, we would still like to be able to find a way to keep him as a Ranger beyond this year. He's definitely going to be a Ranger here this year. Whether that gets done now or whether that gets done another time. I think he wants to be here, and we want him here. So, that probably the most important takeaway, I'd say."

Ben & Skin/KRLD 105.3 The Fan

Tags: Texas Rangers, Free Agent Rumor

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Rangers Haven't Made Firm Extension Offer To Adrian Beltre

Apr 4, 2016 1:41 PM

The Texas Rangers have yet to make a firm contract extension offer to Adrian Beltre, the third baseman says.

"We've still got nothing to say 'yes' or 'no,' to," Beltre said. "I would have thought that we'd have that by now. But I'm not worrying about it by any means."

Beltre does not want to negotiate during the season, but he said he would consider offers if it were a means of a mere "yes" or "no" to a proposal from the Rangers.

Evan Grant/Dallas Morning News

Tags: Texas Rangers, Free Agent Rumor

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Rangers, Indians Discussing Reliever-For-Starter Trades

Apr 1, 2016 8:16 AM

The Texas Rangers have yet to name their No. 5 starter as they work through potential trade scenarios.

Texas has discussed potential trades with the Cleveland Indians that would send out a reliever in exchange for a starter.

It seems as though Cody Anderson, Josh Tomlin and Trevor Bauer might be in play.

Evan Grant/Dallas Morning News

Tags: Texas Rangers, Cleveland Indians, Misc Rumor, Trade Rumor

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Rangers Acquire Bryan Holaday From Tigers For Bobby Wilson, Myles Jaye

Mar 30, 2016 7:11 AM

The Texas Rangers have acquired Bobby Wilson and Myles Jaye from the Detroit Tigers in exchange for Bryan Holaday.

Holaday, a 28-year-old Dallas native who played college ball at TCU, heads home after weeks of speculation about his future in Detroit. He has had a great spring, but found himself third on the depth chart behind James McCann and Jarrod Saltalamacchia.

Katie Strang/ESPN

Tags: Texas Rangers, Detroit Tigers, Misc Rumor, Official Trade, Trade Rumor

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Rangers Release Drew Stubbs

Mar 29, 2016 4:51 PM

The Texas Rangers have released Drew Stubbs.

Stubbs exercised the opt-out provision in his contract after it became apparent that he wouldn't be added to the 40-man roster.

Stubbs, 31, hit .195/.283/.382 in 140 plates appearances split between the Rangers and Colorado Rockies last season.

Jeff Todd/MLB Trade Rumors

Tags: Texas Rangers, Free Agent Rumor, Misc Rumor

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Josh Hamilton's Knee Is 'Best It Has Felt In Five Years'

Mar 24, 2016 3:48 PM

Josh Hamilton is optimistic about his troublesome left knee as the 2016 season approaches.

"Honestly, it's the best it has felt in five years," Hamilton said Thursday.

Hamilton had two operations last year, a stem cell injection in February and a cortisone shot two weeks ago. He is now back on the field and doing baseball activities. He is hoping to be ready by the beginning of May.

"It's good. ... It's going real good," Hamilton said.

Hamilton will finish spring training with the Texas Rangers, go with them to Arlington for Opening Day and then return to Surprise to continue his workouts.

T.R. Sullivan/MLB

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Matt Bush Throwing 97 MPH For Rangers
Matt Bush spent 3 1/2 years in prison after a drunken driving incident that nearly killed another motorcyclist.

David Schoenfield/ESPN

Rangers Name Cole Hamels Opening Day Starter
Texas will begin the season on April 4 against the Mariners.

T.R. Sullivan/MLB

Rangers Have Attempted To Extend Rougned Odor's Contract
The Rangers have tried to sign Rougned Odor to a contract extension, but the two sides are no longer actively talking after finding themselves far apart on terms.

Jon Heyman/CBS Sports

Rangers Send Three Top Prospects Down To Minors
The Rangers have decided to send top position player prospects Joey Gallo, Jurickson Profar and Nomar Mazara to Triple-A Round Rock.

Associated Press

Rangers No Longer Searching For Catcher
The Rangers are content with Robinson Chirinos as their Opening Day starter at catcher.

T.R. Sullivan/MLB

Ian Desmond Asks Alex Gordon For Advice On Move To Outfield
Alex Gordon began the 2010 season as Kansas City's third baseman, but one month into the season he was "blind-sided" by a demotion to Triple-A for a crash course in left field.

Gerry Fraley/Dallas Morning News

Rangers Exploring Catching Market, Looking At Derek Norris
The Rangers have been linked to Jonathan Lucroy this offseason, but Derek Norris of the Padres is a much more likely target at this point.

Evan Grant/Dallas Morning News

Rangers Still Interested In Trading For Jonathan Lucroy
The Rangers are still interested in trading for Jonathan Lucroy, but they haven't had any recent discussions with the Brewers.

Ken Rosenthal/FOX Sports

Adrian Beltre Seeking Three-Year Deal From Rangers
Adrian Beltre is also hoping to earn more annually than Pablo Sandoval received from the Red Sox prior to the 2015 season.

Jon Heyman/CBS Sports

Prince Fielder To Participate In Sleep Study
Prince Fielder returned to Texas on Wednesday to take part in a sleep study after having trouble getting rest during spring training.

Associated Press

Ian Desmond Embracing Move To Left Field With Rangers
Ian Desmond is ready to embrace the switch from shortstop to outfield and thanked the Rangers for thinking outside the box when they signed him.


Rangers Sign Drew Stubbs To Minor League Deal
The Rangers have signed Drew Stubbs to a Minor League contract with an invitation to Spring Training.

Jerry Crasnick/ESPN

Rangers, Ian Desmond Agree On One-Year, $8M Deal
The Nationals had extended a $15.8M qualifying offer to Ian Desmond, but the shortstop decided to test free agency.


Cole Hamels Sues Promoter Over Victoria's Secret Show
Cole Hamels is suing a London-based event promoter after he wasn't able to attend last year's Victoria's Secret fashion show.

Associated Press

Josh Hamilton To Visit Dr. James Andrews
Josh Hamilton is seeking a second opinion from Dr. James Andrews on his left knee.

Evan Grant/Dallas Morning News

Rangers Extend Jeff Banister's Deal Through 2018
Jeff Banister was voted AL Manager of the Year after leading the Rangers to an 88-74 record and the AL West title.

Associated Press

Rangers Extend Protective Netting At Ballpark
The Rangers have installed additional protective netting that spans the length of the dugouts on each side of their home ballpark.

Associated Press

Mitch Moreland Played With Left Foot Fracture
Mitch Moreland revealed on Wednesday that he played the final two months of the 2015 season with a left foot fracture.

T.R. Sullivan/MLB

Rangers Monitoring Market For Outfielders
Josh Hamilton reported to camp with inflammation in his recently-repaired left knee, adding to uncertainty.

Jon Morosi/FOX Sports

Adrian Beltre, Rangers Working Towards Extension
The Rangers and Adrian Beltre appear to be moving towards a contract extension that would keep him with the club through the remainder of his career.

Jon Morosi/FOX Sports