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Rangers To Sign Cuban Third Baseman Yanio Perez

Sep 23, 2016 7:18 AM

The Texas Rangers have agreed to sign Cuban third baseman Yanio Perez.

Perez will receive a $1.1 million signing bonus.

The 21-year-old was cleared to sign on May 20 and receives plus grades for his raw power.

Jorge Ebro/El Nuevo Herald

Tags: Texas Rangers, Misc Rumor, Signing

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Shin-Soo Choo Could Return For ALDS

Sep 20, 2016 7:52 AM

The Texas Rangers are becoming hopeful that Shin-Soo Choo could return for the postseason, perhaps even at the beginning.

Choo underwent surgery on Aug. 17 for a fractured left forearm and was expected to be sidelined for eight weeks, but has made significant progress.

The Rangers won't begin postseason play until Oct. 6, the scheduled date for Game 1 of the American League Division Series, which now seems like at least a possibility for Choo's return.

T.R. Sullivan/MLB

Tags: Texas Rangers, Injury

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Drew Stubbs Rejects Outright Assignment From Rangers

Aug 29, 2016 4:42 PM

Drew Stubbs has rejected an outright assignment to Triple-A after he was designated for assignment, the Texas Rangers have announced.

Stubbs, 31, has been placed on irrevocable waivers and will be a free agent if he clears.

Steve Adams/MLB Trade Rumors

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Marlins Acquire Jeff Francoeur In Three-Team Deal

Aug 25, 2016 7:38 AM

The Atlanta Braves have traded Jeff Francoeur to the Miami Marlins in a three-team deal with the Texas Rangers.

Atlanta got Minor League infielder Dylan Moore from Texas and Minor League catcher Matt Foley from Miami while also sending cash considerations to the Marlins.

As part of the trade, the Braves will send the Marlins $104,959 to help offset Francoeur's contract. The Rangers obtained two international signing slots from Miami and one from Atlanta.


Tags: Miami Marlins, Atlanta Braves, Texas Rangers, Official Trade, Trade Rumor

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Rangers Waive Josh Hamilton, Leave Door Open For 2017

Aug 24, 2016 8:22 AM

The Texas 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.

Hamilton underwent season-ending surgery in June to repair torn cartilage in his left knee. He expects to be fully ready for spring training.

The 35-year-old outfielder was activated off the 60-day disabled list and then placed on waivers.

Jon Daniels told reporters in a conference call that he had discussed the move with Hamilton, most recently on Tuesday.

"I'm hopeful that if he's healthy and our roster is in a spot where we'd still like to have him back, we can work it out," Daniels said. "But that's still a few steps down the line.

"We've talked about it for a period of time, and he understands why we did it."


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Rangers Plan To Start Gomez In Left-Field

Aug 21, 2016 1:59 PM

Less than two weeks after being designated for assignment by the Astros, Carlos Gomez will have the opportunity to be a starting outfielder with the AL West-leading Rangers.

Texas manager Jeff Banister told reporters on Sunday that Gomez will be the Rangers' starting left-fielder once he is brought up from the minor leagues.


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Carlos Gomez Signs Minor League Deal With Rangers

Aug 20, 2016 7:01 PM

Free-agent outfielder Carlos Gomez has signed a minor league deal with the Texas Rangers.

The Houston Astros had designated Gomez for assignment on Aug. 10 after he posted a .210 average with five home runs and 29 RBIs in 85 games this season.


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

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Shin-Soo Choo Suffers Fractured Forearm

Aug 16, 2016 7:48 AM

The Texas Rangers have announced that Shin-Soo Choo has been placed on the disabled list with a fractured left forearm.

Given the timing of the injury, it's possible that Choo could miss the remainder of the season.

Choo was hitting .247/.369/.416 with seven home runs and six stolen bases.

Jeff Todd/MLB Trade Rumors

Tags: Texas Rangers, Injury

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Prince Fielder: Doctors Told Me I Can't Play Anymore

Aug 11, 2016 7:07 AM

Prince Fielder announced on Wednesday that he can no longer physically play baseball.

He is still recovering from his second spinal fusion surgery in the past three years.

"The doctors told me since I had two spinal fusions, I can't play Major League Baseball anymore," Fielder said in a press conference organized by the Texas Rangers.

"So I want to just thank my teammates and the coaching staff. I'm going to really miss those guys. They're a lot a fun. I've been in a big league clubhouse since I was their age," he said, motioning toward his sons. "To not be able to play is going to be tough."

Jean-Jacques Taylor/ESPN

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Prince Fielder's Career Likely Over After Second Neck Surgery

Aug 9, 2016 4:05 PM

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.

The Texas Rangers are planning to hold a news conference Wednesday to announce the news.

Fielder, 32, hasn't played since July 19 after an MRI revealed a herniation of disks in his neck just above an area that was repaired two years ago.

He had season-ending neck surgery last month.


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Rangers Tried To Acquire Chris Sale, Jose Quintana Before Deadline
The Rangers acquired Jonathan Lucroy and Carlos Beltran prior to the non-waiver trade deadline, but they talked about making even bigger deals.

Ken Rosenthal/FOX Sports

Trade Deadline Brings 18 Deals Involving 49 Players
There were 18 deals completed on Monday's non-waiver trade deadline, the most since at least the 1995 season.

Richard Justice/MLB

Rangers To Acquire Jonathan Lucroy From Brewers
A reliever and prospects Lewis Brinson and Luis Ortiz will head to Milwaukee.

Ken Rosenthal/FOX Sports

Yankees Trade Carlos Beltran To Rangers
The Yankees will trade Carlos Beltran to the Rangers in exchange for right-hander Dillon Tate.

Jeff Passan/Yahoo! Sports

Prince Fielder Headed For Another Season-Ending Neck Surgery
Prince Fielder is expected to have season-ending neck surgery for the second time in three years.

Associated Press

Rangers Targeting Phillies' Vince Velasquez
The 24-year-old is 8-2 with a 3.34 ERA in 17 starts this season, striking out 103 batters in 91 2/3 innings.

Cash Kruth/MLB

Rangers Interested In Trading For Edinson Volquez
The Rangers are interested in trading for Edinson Volquez, who is in the final season of a two-year with the Royals.

Evan Grant/Dallas Morning News

Six Teams Showing Interest In Trading For Jay Bruce
The Indians, Rangers, Nationals, Orioles, Giants and Dodgers have all shown interest in trading for Jay Bruce, according to a report.

Jon Heyman/Today's Knuckleball

Padres Pushing Hard To Trade Andrew Cashner
The Padres are widely expected to trade Andrew Cashner before the Aug. 1 non-waiver trade deadline.

Ken Rosenthal/FOX Sports

Rangers Getting 'Tons Of Calls' On Jurickson Profar
The Rays are among the interested teams.

T.R. Sullivan/MLB

Rangers Among Those Seeking Pitching Help
The Rangers have been linked to Matt Moore, Jake Odorizzi and Drew Smyly, as well as Andrew Cashner and Julio Teheran.

Chad Thornburg/MLB

Five Teams Send Scouts To Watch Matt Moore
Matt Moore, 27, has a 4.33 ERA, 4.60 FIP and 98 strikeouts in 116.1 innings pitched this season.

Roger Mooney/Tampa Times

Yu Darvish Set To Come Off DL, Face Cubs On Saturday
Yu Darvish has made only three starts this season for the Rangers after missing all of the 2015 season because of Tommy John surgery.

Associated Press

Rangers Interested In Drew Pomeranz
The Rangers are interested in Drew Pomeranz and have "done background work" on the Padres left-hander.

Ken Rosenthal/FOX Sports

Yu Darvish Feels Good After Rehab Start
Yu Darvish's next start could be for the Rangers after he was able to pitch without hesitation Sunday night in his second rehab start for Double-A Frisco.

Associated Press

Rangers Focused On Getting Healthy Over Trade Acquisitions
Jon Daniels says the Rangers are focused more on getting healthy than pursuing a serious trade ahead of the August 1 deadline.

Evan Grant/Dallas Morning News

Rangers Inquired About Steven Wright Last Winter
Steven Wright, who had never started more than nine games, was out of options at that point but the Red Sox didn't budge.

Rob Bradford/WEEI

Rangers Sign Top Pick Cole Ragans
Cole Ragans is reported to have signed at slot value ($2,003,400).

Steve Adams/MLB Trade Rumors

Rangers Place Yu Darvish On DL With Shoulder Discomfort
The Rangers have placed Yu Darvish on the disabled list with shoulder discomfort, but a pair of MRIs showed no structural damage.

Associated Press

Yu Darvish To Miss Next Start
Rangers pitcher Yu Darvish is experiencing neck and shoulder tightness.