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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

Aug 10, 2015 6:17 PM

The Texas Rangers have traded Tyler Pastornicky to the Philadelphia Phillies in exchange for cash considerations.

Pastornicky was formerly a prospect for the Atlanta Braves.

Steve Adams/MLB Trade Rumors

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

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Rangers To Use Mike Napoli In Platoon At First Base

Aug 9, 2015 6:46 AM

The Texas Rangers plan to use Mike Napoli in a platoon with Mitch Moreland at first base.

Napoli is a better option than Moreland against left-handed pitchers. The Rangers have no plans to use Napoli at catcher. He hasn't caught since leaving the club in 2012.

Texas acquired Napoli in a waiver deal with the Boston Red Sox. He is owed $5.2 million over the remainder of the season, but Boston will cover $3.7 million of that.

Evan Grant/Dallas Morning News

Tags: Texas Rangers, Boston Red Sox, Misc Rumor

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Red Sox Trade Mike Napoli To Rangers

Aug 8, 2015 1:52 PM

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

The Red Sox will receive a player to be named later or cash in the trade.

Napoli played two seasons with the Rangers, in 2011 and 2012, before joining the Red Sox as a free agent.

Gordon Edes/ESPN

Tags: Boston Red Sox, Texas Rangers, Misc Rumor, Official Trade, Trade Rumor, Waiver

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Blue Jays Inquired About Cole Hamels Several Times

Aug 6, 2015 7:17 AM

As they searched for pitching ahead of the non-waiver trade deadline, the Toronto Blue Jays inquired with the Philadelphia Phillies about Cole Hamels.

Toronto ended up landing Dave Price from the Detroit Tigers, but not before they went through several over targets.

According to a source, the Jays also inquired about Hamels — over the winter, during spring training, before the All-Star break, and again 10 days before the deadline.

Hamels wouldn't waive his no-trade clause to go to the Blue Jays.

Jonah Keri/Grantland

Tags: Toronto Blue Jays, Philadelphia Phillies, Texas Rangers, Misc Rumor, Trade Rumor

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Beltre Becomes First Player Since 1930s With Third Cycle

Aug 4, 2015 5:28 AM

Adrian Beltre hit a home run in the fifth inning on Monday night to complete his third career cycle.

He is the the first player since the 1930s to accomplish the feat.

"Not going to lie, I was looking for a home run," Beltre said of his fourth at-bat.

The last Major Leaguer with three career cycles was Babe Herman, who had two in 1931 and one in 1933, according to the Elias Sports Bureau.

The only other Major Leaguers with three career cycles are Bob Meusel (1921, 1922 and 1928) and John Reilly (twice in 1883 and 1890).

Associated Press

Tags: Texas Rangers, Misc Rumor, Stats

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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

Rangers Could Swing Big Deal Before Deadline
If the Rangers play well over the next few weeks, they could swing a big deal before the non-waiver trade deadline.

Jim Bowden/ESPN

Rangers To Release Ross Detwiler
The Rangers have requested unconditional release waivers for Ross Detwiler after he rejected an outright assignment.

Stefan Stevenson/Fort Worth Star-Telegram

Feliz Refuses Assignment, Becomes Free Agent
The Rangers designated the reliever for assignment on July 3.

Associated Press

Phillies May Have Been Close To Papelbon Trade In June
The Phillies were close to dealing Jonathan Papelbon last month before ending talks, according to other Major League clubs.

Jayson Stark/ESPN

Rangers To Sign Cuban Free Agent Andy Ibanez
The infielder, 22, showcased for Major League teams at the University of Miami earlier this year.

Jeff Wilson/Fort Worth Star-Telegram

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