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Rangers, Angels Finalize Hamilton Trade

Apr 27, 2015 4:23 PM

Josh Hamilton is officially a member of the Texas Rangers once again.

The Los Angeles Angels have traded Hamilton to the Rangers for a player to be named or cash.

The Angels are expected to pay most of the remaining $80.2 million Hamilton is owed on his five-year, $125 million contract.

Hamilton never reported to the Angels this season after offseason right shoulder surgery. He self-reported a relapse of alcohol and cocaine use, but an arbitrator ruled he could not be disciplined by Major League Baseball.


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Hamilton Trade Expected To Be Finalized Monday

Apr 27, 2015 8:15 AM

The Los Angeles Angels and Texas Rangers are expected to finalized a trade involving Josh Hamilton on Monday.

There were reports that the deal would be completed by the end of the weekend, but details are still being worked out.

The trade, which requires approval, involves five parties -- the Angels, Rangers, Hamilton, the commissioner's office, and the players' union.

Alden Gonzalez/MLB

Tags: Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim, Texas Rangers, Misc Rumor, Trade Rumor

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Beltre Sends Richards Bill For Broken Bats

Apr 27, 2015 7:58 AM

Adrian Beltre broke his bat three times against Garrett Richards on Friday night, but the Texas Rangers third baseman had some fun with it.

Beltre sent the Los Angeles Angels pitcher an invoice totaling $300 for the broken bats.

The invoice looked legitimate, inscribed with "Cash only, no checks" and Beltre's signature.

"I always love facing him," Richards said. "We have that good battle every time."


Tags: Texas Rangers, Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim, Misc Rumor

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Rangers Examine Medical, Training Procedures

Apr 22, 2015 7:44 AM

The Texas Rangers have been suffering injuries at an alarming rate the last two seasons, which has led to an examination of their medical and training procedures.

Texas endured a 95-loss season in 2014 amid numerous injuries. They have already placed 10 players on the DL this season, which is just 13 games old.

"If you go down the list of problems that we had last year that put people on the disabled list, it's not like we can say, 'What do we need to do?'" said Dr. Keith Meister, the team's head physician. "Believe me, it tears us all up, and we're all introspective and trying to evaluate and do things better on a higher level all the time."

The one thing that gives the Rangers confidence that they aren't training improperly or treating injuries incorrectly is that most injuries have been either freak in nature or ones that aren't common to ballplayers.

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Jeff Wilson/Fort Worth Star-Telegram

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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.


Tags: Texas Rangers, Injury, Misc Rumor

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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.


Tags: Texas Rangers, Injury, Misc Rumor

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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.

Jeff Todd/MLB Trade Rumors

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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.

Bob Nightengale/USA Today

Tags: San Diego Padres, Chicago Cubs, Texas Rangers, Misc Rumor, Trade Rumor

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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.


Tags: Texas Rangers, Free Agent Rumor, Misc Rumor

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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."

Ron Matejko/ESPN

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Gallardo To Start Opener For Rangers
Yu Darvish would likely have made the start, but he had Tommy John surgery on March 17.

Associated Press

Forbes: Average MLB Team Worth $1.2B
The Yankees are worth $3.2 billion, tops on the list and just the second United States sports franchise to eclipse the $3 billion mark.

Darren Rovell/ESPN

Yovani Gallardo Excited For 'New Chapter' With Rangers
The Brewers traded Yovani Gallardo to the Rangers this offseason, giving the right-hander a chance to pitch closer to his hometown of Fort Worth.

Quinn Roberts/MLB

RoughRiders To Wear 'Full House' Jerseys
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.

Michael Clair/MLB

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


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


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

Associated Press

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

Bob Nightengale/USA Today

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.

Evan Grant/Dallas Morning News

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


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.


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

Associated Press

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


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

Ron Matejko/ESPN

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


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

T.R. Sullivan/MLB

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


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

Dylan Hernandez/Los Angeles Times

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.

Associated Press

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