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Rangers Place Derek Holland On 60-Day DL

Apr 12, 2015 1:07 AM

The Rangers will be without pitcher Derek Holland until at least mid-June after the left-hander was put on the 60-day disabled list Saturday, a day after he went only one inning in the home opener because of a shoulder injury.

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Rangers Lose Holland To Shoulder Strain

Apr 10, 2015 10:09 PM

Derek Holland, the Rangers' best starting pitcher with Yu Darvish out for the season, won't pick up a baseball for at least a month because of a left shoulder strain.

Holland left Friday's home opener after just nine pitches because he felt tightness behind the shoulder on his last warm-up pitch before the game started.

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MLB Releases Draft Bonus Slots

Apr 8, 2015 4:53 PM

Major League Baseball has informed teams of the draft bonus slot allocations that will apply to the 2015 amateur draft.

The Arizona Diamondbacks, who have the first overall pick, will have more than $8.6 million to spend on all selections.

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Padres Looking For Upgrade At Shortstop

Apr 7, 2015 5:05 PM

The San Diego Padres are monitoring the trade market for a potential upgrade at shortstop.

The Padres have been very active under new general manager A.J. Preller and aren't done, according to rival executives.

San Diego currently features the duo of Alexi Amarista and Clint Barmes at shortstop.

Starlin Castro of the Chicago Cubs and Elvis Andrus of the Texas Rangers may be available.

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Rangers Release Ryan Ludwick

Mar 30, 2015 8:18 AM

The Texas Rangers have released Ryan Ludwick from his Minor League contract.

Ludwick was informed last week that he would not make the Opening Day roster.

In 400 plate appearances, he hit .244/.308/.375 with nine home runs over the last two seasons with the Cincinnati Reds.

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Russell Wilson Visits Rangers, Hits Home Run

Mar 30, 2015 8:01 AM

For the second straight year, Russell Wilson made a one-day appearance with the Texas Rangers.

"It's an honor to be here," Wilson said. "Growing up as a kid, I always had a dream of playing two sports, so I'm thankful for this opportunity to play with these big leaguers and to take ground balls with them.

"The first sport I ever played as a kid was baseball, so it's been important to me my entire life."

Wilson took infield practice and turned double plays like he did last spring. However, the Seattle Seahawks quarterback also took batting practice and even homered once.

"I was able to stay back on one and drive it to left-center field," Wilson said. "There's something special about throwing a touchdown because it's so hard to throw touchdowns but hitting a home run is a good feeling, too."

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Gallardo To Start Opener For Rangers

Mar 27, 2015 8:17 AM

The Texas Rangers have selected Yovani Gallardo to start on Opening Day.

Yu Darvish would likely have made the start, but he had Tommy John surgery on March 17.

Gallardo has started on Opening Day the past five years for the Milwaukee Brewers.

The Rangers acquired Gallardo via trade in January.

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Forbes: Average MLB Team Worth $1.2B

Mar 26, 2015 10:02 AM

The average Major League Baseball team is worth $1.2 billion, according to Forbes.

The valuation represents a 48 percent increase from last year.

The reason for the growth is the national television deal, which the magazine notes will deliver an average of $52 million per team per year through the 2021 season.

The New York Yankees are worth $3.2 billion, tops on the list and just the second United States sports franchise to eclipse the $3 billion mark. The Dallas Cowboys were estimated to be worth $3.2 billion by Forbes last August.

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Yovani Gallardo Excited For 'New Chapter' With Rangers

Mar 24, 2015 8:31 AM

The Milwaukee Brewers traded Yovani Gallardo to the Texas Rangers this offseason, giving the right-hander a chance to pitch closer to his hometown of Fort Worth.

"I'm not the first one or the last to be traded," Gallardo said. "I look at it like a new chapter in my career."

Gallardo went 89-64 with a 3.69 ERA in eight seasons with the Brewers.

"I'd been with the Brewers since day one, since I got drafted, but the guys in the clubhouse [in Texas] are great and great teammates," said Gallardo. "They took me right in. They like to have fun, but also know how to take care of business."

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RoughRiders To Wear 'Full House' Jerseys

Mar 17, 2015 8:50 AM

The Frisco RoughRiders will wear 'Full House' themed jerseys in June this season to honor the popular 1990s sitcom, which was based in San Francisco.

The jerseys will be worn on June 12 and Dave Coulier, who played Uncle Joey on the show, will be in attendance.

The RoughRiders are a Double-A affiliate of the Texas Rangers.

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Sonny Gray To Start A's Opener
Sonny Gray went 14-10 for the A's last season.

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Ross Ohlendorf Leaves Game With Groin Injury
Ross Ohlendorf becomes the Rangers' fifth starting pitcher injured in spring training.

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Darvish To Undergo Tommy John Surgery
Dr. James Andrews will perform elbow ligament replacement surgery Tuesday in Gulf Breeze, Florida.

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Second Doctor Recommends Tommy John For Darvish
The Rangers will seek a third opinion from Dr. James Andrews, and no decision has been finalized.

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Rangers Will Get Money Back If Darvish Misses Season
The Rangers could get more than half of Yu Darvish's $10 million salary back if he misses the season.

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Darvish Considering Tommy John Surgery
Yu Darvish will seek other medical opinions before deciding on surgery.

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Rangers Sign Joe Beimel
The contract isn't guaranteed, but Joe Beimel will make $1.5 million if he breaks camp with the Rangers.

Evan Grant/Dallas Morning News

Darvish Leaves Appearance With Triceps Tightness
Yu Darvish left his spring training debut with tightness in his right triceps on Thursday after pitching a scoreless first inning.

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Andrus Took This Offseason More Seriously
Elvis Andrus is the longest-tenured member of the Rangers.

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Darvish Impresses Teammates With Performance, English
Yu Darvish gave a six-minute interview in English on Sunday.

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Rangers Extend Beltre Through 2016 Season
The extension is actually an amendment of the original contract Adrian Beltre signed on Jan. 5, 2011.

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Adrian Beltre's Deal Hot Topic At Camp
The Rangers can void Adrian Beltre's final season based on plate appearances.

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Profar To Undergo Shoulder Surgery
Jurickson Profar will be sidelined indefinitely after undergoing right shoulder surgery on Monday.

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Jamey Wright Signs Minor-League Deal With Rangers
Jamey Wright was 5-4 with a 4.35 ERA for the Dodgers last season.

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Moncada To Field Offers Over Next Two Weeks
The Dodgers, Yankees, Red Sox, Rangers and Padres have shown interest in Yoan Moncada.

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Prince Fielder 'Full Speed Ahead' After Neck Surgery
Jon Daniels said Fielder got "a green light" during an examination Monday with Dr. Drew Dossett, who performed the cervical fusion of two disks in Fielder's neck.

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Yoan Moncada Wants To Sign Quickly
Yoan Moncada, cleared to sign with a Major League club earlier this week, is eager to begin his career in the United States.

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Rangers Invite Ryan Ludwick To Spring Training
Ryan Ludwick would earn $1.75 million on the one-year deal if he makes the Major League roster.

Associated Press

Report: QB Wilson To Spend Time With Rangers This Spring
The Rangers have not yet commented on Russell Wilson's return to Spring Training.

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Rangers, Red Sox Swap Pitchers
The Red Sox have traded Anthony Ranaudo to the Rangers for Robbie Ross.

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