Texas Rangers Wiretap

Astros, Dodgers, Rangers, Yankees In 'Full Pursuit' Of Rich Hill

Dec 2, 2016 7:54 AM

Rich Hill is drawing a lot of interest as a free agent as the Houston Astros, Los Angeles Dodgers, Texas Rangers and New York Yankees are in "full pursuit" of the left-hander.

Hill is entering his age-37 season, but is considered the top free agent pitching option on the market.

In 20 starts between the Dodgers and Oakland Athletics, Hill posted a 2.12 ERA and his first 100-plus inning season in 2007.

Jim Bowden/ESPN

Tags: Houston Astros, Los Angeles Dodgers, New York Yankees, Texas Rangers, Free Agent Rumor, Misc Rumor

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Indians, Rangers, Red Sox Looking At Reunion With Mike Napoli

Dec 2, 2016 7:49 AM

Several clubs have interest in Mike Napoli this offseason and all have employed him in the past.

The Cleveland Indians, Texas Rangers and Boston Red Sox all have interest.

Napoli set career-highs in runs (92), home runs (35), RBIs (101) and total bases (259) at age 34 this past season with the Indians.

Jon Heyman/FanRag Sports

Tags: Boston Red Sox, Cleveland Indians, Texas Rangers, Free Agent Rumor, Misc Rumor

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Pirates 'Almost Certain' To Trade Andrew McCutchen

Nov 30, 2016 4:45 PM

The Pittsburgh Pirates continue to explore trade scenarios involving Andrew McCutchen.

McCutchen is coming off his worst offensive season and a below-average one defensively, according to the advanced metrics. 

McCutchen is signed for $14 million in 2017 with a $14.5 million club option for 2018.

The Washington Nationals remain interested in McCutchen while the Texas Rangers are another potential trade partner.

Dexter Fowler, Ian Desmond and Carlos Gomez are the most prominent center fielders available in free agency.

The Pirates could re-allocate payroll to other areas while also enabling them to move Starling Marte from left to center.

Jeff Passan echoed Ken Rosenthal's report.

Ken Rosenthal/FOX Sports

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

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Market For Carlos Beltran Down To Four Teams

Nov 23, 2016 7:35 AM

The market for Carlos Beltran appears to be narrowing.

The New York Yankees, Boston Red Sox and Houston Astros "are the most competitive teams" for Beltran, according to a report. The Texas Rangers, who traded for him at midseason, are also lurking in the background.

Beltran is expected to land a one-year deal in the $15 million to $18 million range.

Joel Sherman/New York Post

Tags: Boston Red Sox, Houston Astros, New York Yankees, Texas Rangers, Free Agent Rumor, Misc Rumor

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Rangers, Andrew Cashner Agree Upon $10M Deal

Nov 18, 2016 6:01 PM

The Texas Rangers have agreed to a one-year, $10 million deal with Andrew Cashner, according to a report.

Cashner, 30, went 5-11 last season with the San Diego Padres and Miami Marlins with a 5.25 ERA over 27 starts and one relief appearance.

Jim Bowden/ESPN

Tags: Texas Rangers, Free Agent Rumor, Misc Rumor, Terms Agreement

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Padres, Pirates, Yankees Reach Out To Derek Holland

Nov 16, 2016 5:28 PM

Derek Holland is drawing interest from the San Diego Padres, Pittsburgh Pirates and New York Yankees, according to multiple reports.

Holland's agent, Michael Martini, says the pitcher is intrigued by the Pirates and is also interested in a return to the Texas Rangers.

Steve Adams/MLB Trade Rumors

Tags: San Diego Padres, Pittsburgh Pirates, New York Yankees, Texas Rangers, Free Agent Rumor, Misc Rumor

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Carlos Beltrain Drawing Interest From Astros, Jays, Red Sox, Yankees

Nov 16, 2016 7:58 AM

The Houston Astros, Toronto Blue Jays, Boston Red Sox and New York Yankees are all showing interest in Carlos Beltran, according to a source.

The Texas Rangers were believed to be in the mix as well, but aren't currently.

Rob Bradford/WEEI

Tags: Boston Red Sox, Houston Astros, New York Yankees, Texas Rangers, Toronto Blue Jays, Free Agent Rumor, Misc Rumor

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Jonathan Lucroy To Catch For Team USA At WBC

Nov 14, 2016 4:34 PM

Jonathan Lucroy will play for Team USA in the 2017 World Baseball Classic.

Lucroy, 30, who was traded to the Texas Rangers from the Milwaukee Brewers just prior to the non-waiver Trade Deadline on Aug. 1, will be participating in his second WBC tournament.

He hit .292/.355/.500 with 24 home runs and 81 RBIs overall in 2016, his seventh Major League season.

Manny Randhawa/MLB

Tags: Texas Rangers, Misc Rumor

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Voters Approve Public Funding For New Rangers Ballpark

Nov 9, 2016 7:04 AM

Voters in Arlington have approved by a 60 percent to 40 percent margin the extension of a half-cent sales tax, 2 percent hotel-occupancy tax and 5 percent car-rental tax to fund a new home for the Texas Rangers.

The vote also allows a 10 percent admission tax and a $3 parking tax.

Associated Press

Tags: Texas Rangers, Misc Rumor

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Orioles Interested In Signing Ian Desmond

Nov 8, 2016 3:59 PM

The Baltimore Orioles are interested in free agent Ian Desmond, according to a source.

Desmond, 31, received a qualifying offer from the Texas Rangers, meaning a team would lose a draft pick if they signed Desmond.

Cash Kruth/MLB

Tags: Baltimore Orioles, Texas Rangers, Free Agent Rumor, Misc Rumor

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Red Sox Interested In Carlos Beltran
The Red Sox have some level of interest in Carlos Beltran this offseason.

Jon Heyman/Fan Rag

Rangers Likely To Have Joey Gallo Start 2017 In Minors
The Rangers don't have clear plans at first base, but it appears as though they'd prefer Joey Gallo to begin the season in the Minor Leagues.

Evan Grant/Dallas Morning News

Twins To Hire Thad Levine As General Manager
Thad Levine has been with the Rangers since 2005.

La Velle E. Neal III/Minneapolis Star Tribune

Jonathan Lucroy Doesn't Regret Vetoing Trade To Indians
The Brewers were on the verge of dealing Lucroy to the Indians on Aug. 1, but he blocked the deal using his no-trade clause.

Jerry Crasnick/ESPN

Blue Jays Had Interest In Trading For Carlos Beltran At Deadline
The Blue Jays had interest in acquiring Carlos Beltran from the Yankees prior to the August 1 non-waiver trade deadline.

Gerry Fraley/Dallas Morning News

Rangers, Red Sox, Yankees Early Possibilities For Edwin Encarnacion
Edwin Encarnacion is headed for free agency and figures to be coveted after another productive season.

Jon Heyman/Fan Rag

Postseason Home Runs Coming At Record Clip
After we saw a jump in home runs during the regular season, the spike has carried over into the playoffs.

Jeff Sullivan/ESPN

Carlos Beltran Plans To Return For 20th Season
Carlos Beltran plans to return in 2017, which would be his 20th Major League campaign and his age-40 season.

T.R. Sullivan/MLB

Blue Jays Sweep Rangers, Advance To ALCS
The Blue Jays beat the Rangers by the score of 7-6 in 10 innings on Sunday.

ESPN.com

Blue Jays Ride Five-Run Third Inning To Game 1 Win Over Rangers
The Blue Jays defeated the Rangers 10-1 in Game 1 of the ALDS on Thursday afternoon thanks to a huge third inning.

RealGM Staff Report

Rangers To Sign Cuban Third Baseman Yanio Perez
Yanio Perez will receive a $1.1 million signing bonus.

Jorge Ebro/El Nuevo Herald

Shin-Soo Choo Could Return For ALDS
Shin-Soo Choo underwent surgery on Aug. 17 for a fractured left forearm and was expected to be sidelined for eight weeks, but he has made significant progress.

T.R. Sullivan/MLB

Drew Stubbs Rejects Outright Assignment From Rangers
Drew Stubbs, 31, has been placed on irrevocable waivers and will be a free agent if he clears.

Steve Adams/MLB Trade Rumors

Marlins Acquire Jeff Francoeur In Three-Team Deal
The Braves have traded Jeff Francoeur to the Marlins in a three-team deal with the Rangers.

ESPN

Rangers Waive Josh Hamilton, Leave Door Open For 2017
The Rangers have placed Josh Hamilton on unconditional release waivers, while leaving the door open for a potential return in 2017 on a Minor League deal.

ESPN

Rangers Plan To Start Gomez In Left-Field
Rangers manager Jeff Banister said Sunday that Carlos Gomez will be in the outfield once he is brought up from the minor leagues.

ESPN.com

Carlos Gomez Signs Minor League Deal With Rangers
The Astros had designated Carlos Gomez for assignment on August 10.

ESPN.com

Shin-Soo Choo Suffers Fractured Forearm
Choo was hitting .247/.369/.416 with seven home runs and six stolen bases.

Jeff Todd/MLB Trade Rumors

Prince Fielder: Doctors Told Me I Can't Play Anymore
Prince Fielder is still recovering from his second spinal fusion surgery in the past three years.

Jean-Jacques Taylor/ESPN

Prince Fielder's Career Likely Over After Second Neck Surgery
Prince Fielder will likely be forced to retire as he is medically disabled and doctors will not clear him to play, according to a report.

ESPN