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Rangers Preparing To Buy And Sell

Jun 12, 2019 9:19 AM

The Texas Rangers have been preparing to handle the July 31 trade deadline in a variety of ways.

Texas entered Tuesday's action in possession of the American League's second Wild Card spot.

Jon Daniels is prepared to "buy" and "sell," according to a report.

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Former Rangers Manager Frank Lucchesi Dies At 92

Jun 9, 2019 3:46 PM

Frank Lucchesi, who replaced the fired Billy Martin as manager of the Texas Rangers in 1975 and was punched by a player upset over a demotion two years later, has died. He was 92.

The Rangers said Lucchesi died Saturday. The San Francisco native lived in the Dallas area.

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Rangers Retire Adrian Beltre's No. 29 Jersey

Jun 9, 2019 2:08 PM

Adrian Beltre got one more tap on the top of the head from Elvis Andrus, and a visit by the person who brought the four-time All-Star third baseman up to the major leagues as a teenager.

The Rangers retired Beltre's No. 29 jersey on Saturday night after he spent the last eight of his 21 major league seasons in Texas.

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2019 MLB Draft Day 1 Results

Jun 4, 2019 8:29 AM

The first two rounds of the Major League Baseball first-year player draft were held on Monday night.

Rounds 3 to 10 will be held on Tuesday, with Rounds 11 to 40 on Wednesday.

 

Round 1

1. Baltimore Orioles - Adley Rutschman, C, Oregon State

2. Kansas City Royals: Bobby Witt Jr., SS, Colleyville (Texas) Heritage HS

3. Chicago White Sox: Andrew Vaughn, 1B, Cal

4. Miami Marlins: J.J. Bleday, OF, Vanderbilt

5. Detroit Tigers: Riley Greene, OF, Hagerty HS (Oviedo, Florida)

6. San Diego Padres: C.J. Abrams, SS, Blessed Trinity HS (Roswell, Georgia)

7. Cincinnati Reds: Nick Lodolo, LHP, TCU

8. Texas Rangers: Josh Jung, 3B, Texas Tech

9. Atlanta Braves: Shea Langeliers, C, Baylor

10. San Francisco Giants: Hunter Bishop, OF, Arizona State

11. Toronto Blue Jays: Alek Manoah, RHP, West Virginia

12. New York Mets: Brett Baty, 3B, Lake Travis HS (Austin, Texas)

13. Minnesota Twins: Keoni Cavaco, 3B, Eastlake HS (Chula Vista, California)

14. Philadelphia Phillies: Bryson Stott, SS, UNLV

15. Los Angeles Angels: Will Wilson, SS, NC State

16. Arizona Diamondbacks: Corbin Carroll, OF, Lakeside HS (Seattle)

17. Washington Nationals: Jackson Rutledge, RHP, San Jacinto College

18. Pittsburgh Pirates: Quinn Priester, RHP, Cary-Grove (Illinois) HS

19. St. Louis Cardinals: Zack Thompson, LHP, Kentucky

20. Seattle Mariners: George Kirby, RHP, Elon

21. Atlanta Braves: Braden Shewmake, SS/3B, Texas A&M

22. Tampa Bay Rays: Greg Jones, SS, UNC Wilmington

23. Colorado Rockies: Michael Toglia, 1B/OF, UCLA

24. Cleveland Indians: Daniel Espino, RHP, Georgia Premier Academy

25. Los Angeles Dodgers: Kody Hoese, 3B, Tulane

26. Arizona Diamondbacks: Blake Walston, LHP, New Hanover (North Carolina) HS

27. Chicago Cubs: Ryan Jensen, RHP, Fresno State

28. Milwaukee Brewers: Ethan Small, LHP, Mississippi State

29. Oakland Athletics: Logan Davidson, SS, Clemson

30. New York Yankees: Anthony Volpe, SS, Delbarton HS (Morristown, New Jersey)

31. Los Angeles Dodgers: Michael Busch, 1B, North Carolina

32. Houston Astros: Korey Lee, C, Cal

 

Compensation Picks

33. Arizona Diamondbacks: Brennan Malone, RHP, IMG Academy

34. Arizona Diamondbacks: Drey Jameson, RHP, Ball State

 

Competitive Balance Round A

35. Miami Marlins: Kameron Misner, OF, Missouri

36. Tampa Bay Rays: J.J. Goss, RHP, Cypress Ranch HS (Houston)

37. Pittsburgh Pirates: Sammy Siani, OF, Penn Charter School (Philadelphia)

38. New York Yankees: T.J. Sikkema, LHP, Missouri

39. Minnesota Twins: Matt Wallner, OF, Southern Miss

40. Tampa Bay Rays: Seth Johnson, RHP, Campbell

41. Texas Rangers: Davis Wendzel, 3B, Baylor

 

Round 2

42. Baltimore Orioles: Gunnar Henderson, SS, Morgan Academy (Selma, Alabama)

43. Boston Red Sox: Cameron Cannon, SS, Arizona

44. Kansas City Royals: Brady McConnell, SS, Florida

45. Chicago White Sox: Matthew Thompson, RHP, Cypress Ranch HS (Houston)

46. Miami Marlins: Nasim Nunez, SS, Collins Hill HS (Suwanee, Georgia)

47. Detroit Tigers: Nick Quintana, 3B, Arizona

48. San Diego Padres: Joshua Mears, OF, Federal Way (Washington) HS

49. Cincinnati Reds: Rece Hinds, SS, IMG Academy

50. Texas Rangers: Ryan Garcia, RHP, UCLA

51. San Francisco Giants: Logan Wyatt, 1B, Louisville

52. Toronto Blue Jays: Kendall Williams, RHP, IMG Academy

53. New York Mets: Josh Wolf, RHP, St. Thomas HS (Bellaire, Texas)

54. Minnesota Twins: Matt Canterino, RHP, Rice

55. Los Angeles Angels: Kyren Paris, SS, Freedom HS (Oakley, California)

56. Arizona Diamondbacks: Ryne Nelson, RHP, Oregon

57. Pittsburgh Pirates: Matt Gorski, OF, Indiana

58. St. Louis Cardinals: Trejyn Fletcher, OF, Deering HS (Portland, Maine)

59. Seattle Mariners: Brandon Williamson, LHP, TCU

60. Atlanta Braves: Beau Philip, SS, Oregon State

61. Tampa Bay Rays: John Doxakis, LHP, Texas A&M

62. Colorado Rockies: Aaron Schunk, 3B, Georgia

63. Cleveland Indians: Yordys Valdes, SS, McArthur HS (Hollywood, Florida)

64. Chicago Cubs: Chase Strumpf, 2B, UCLA

65. Milwaukee Brewers: Antoine Kelly, LHP, Wabash Valley College

66. Oakland Athletics: Tyler Baum, RHP, North Carolina

67. New York Yankees: Josh Smith, 2B, LSU

68. Houston Astros: Grae Kessinger, SS, Ole Miss

69. Boston Red Sox: Matthew Lugo, SS, Carlos Beltran Academy

 

Competitive Balance Round B

70. Kansas City Royals: Alec Marsh, RHP, Arizona State

71. Baltimore Orioles: Kyle Stowers, OF, Stanford

72. Pittsburgh Pirates: Jared Triolo, 3B, Houston

73. San Diego Padres: Logan Driscoll, C, George Mason

74. Arizona Diamondbacks: Tommy Henry, LHP, Michigan

75. Arizona Diamondbacks: Dominic Fletcher, OF, Arkansas

76. Seattle Mariners: Isaiah Campbell, RHP, Arkansas

77. Colorado Rockies: Karl Kauffmann, RHP, Michigan

 

Compensation Picks

78. Los Angeles Dodgers: Jimmy Lewis, RHP, Lake Travis (Texas) HS

 

 

 

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Joey Gallo Reaches 100 Home Runs Before 100 Singles

May 9, 2019 9:09 AM

Joey Gallo hit the 100th home run of his Major League career on Wednesday, making the record books in the process.

Gallo has only recorded 93 singles. He's the first player ever to hit the 100-homer mark before 100 singles.

He's also the fastest player to 100 homers in American League history (377 games).

"Yeah, that's pretty crazy," Gallo said. "Like, if you would have told me that I would do that three years ago, I would think you were crazy. Pretty cool accomplishment, honestly. Be in the history books forever, so that's pretty special."

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Indians, Rangers, Tigers Have Watched James Shields Throw Recently

May 7, 2019 8:31 AM

Officials from the Cleveland Indians, Texas Rangers and Detroit Tigers have watched James Shields throw in recent weeks.

Shields, 37, remains intent on continuing his Major League career.

As of Monday evening, Shields was not close to signing with a club, but his market is expected to take shape over the next few weeks.

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Joey Gallo Records First Sacrifice Fly Of Career

Apr 22, 2019 8:15 AM

Joey Gallo ended an unusual drought by recording the first sacrifice fly of his Major League career during Sunday afternoon's Texas Rangers-Houston Astros game.

Gallo's first sacrifice fly came in his 1,337th plate appearance. He held the record for most career plate appearances without one.

Remarkably, Gallo is one of baseball's most extreme fly ball hitters.

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Mike Trout To Rejoin Angels In Texas

Apr 14, 2019 7:31 PM

Angels outfielder Mike Trout's injured groin has improved and the All-Star will join the team in Texas ahead of a series against the Rangers, the team said Sunday.

The Angels said that an ultrasound "showed further improvement" to Trout's groin. Los Angeles said Trout will continue to be evaluated to determine when he'll be ready to play.

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Rangers Place Edinson Volquez On IL With Elbow Strain

Apr 6, 2019 3:27 PM

The Texas Rangers have put pitcher Edinson Volquez on the 10-day injured list because of a sprained right elbow.

The Rangers made the move before Friday's game against the Los Angeles Angels and called up pitcher Kyle Bird from Triple-A Nashville.

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MLB Attempting To Collectively Purchase RSNs From Disney

Mar 28, 2019 12:31 PM

MLB is seeking to gain control of local broadcasting agreements with teams and has placed a bid to purchase regional sports networks from Disney.

Disney acquired 22 RSNs as part of its $71 billion purchase of 21st Century Fox's entertainment business.

“There’s tremendous revenue disparity in our game, and I think that if we had more of a national model closer to where the NFL is it would solve a lot of those competitive issues for us, kind of level the playing field,” baseball Commissioner Rob Manfred said Wednesday.

“I think that all of the difficult issues for baseball, if you took that revenue disparity out of the picture, would be easier.”

The New York Yankees have a right of first refusal to buy back control of their YES Network and have arranged partners for their own deal. MLB wants to purchase the remaining networks.

“Strategically, it would be a very interesting move for us,” Manfred said during a breakfast at The Paley Center for Media.

“Our game has always had sort of a national broadcast component that’s come out of New York. But the bulk of our business has been local. And the idea of a central baseball having more control over local rights is one that’s really intriguing to us. If we do the transaction, we’ll do it on the theory that we will try to accumulate more.”

Leagues and teams are worried how the cord-cutting trend will impact this business.

“You’re buying an ongoing RSN business, which generates really significant profits right now,” Manfred said. “I think everybody knows that it’s probably going to degrade over time as the cable model erodes.

“I think for us, we’d be prepared to live with that, run out of profitability and at the end of that runout, assuming it comes to some sort of a hard end, we would be in control of the content, which we fundamentally believe in, and we think that holding it as a lead better positions us to figure out exactly what that next distribution model is going to look like for the benefit of the league, as opposed to having some kind of private equity firm owning the RSNs.”

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Hunter Pence Makes Rangers' Major League Roster
Hunter Pence joined the club in spring training on a Minor League deal.

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Rangers Sign Hunter Pence To Minor League
Hunter Pence spent the last six-plus seasons with the Giants.

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Rangers, Matt Davidson Agree To Minor League Deal
The Rangers will use Matt Davidson as an infielder and could pitch as well.

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Rangers, Shawn Kelley Agree Upon One-Year, $2.75M Deal
The agreement includes a club option for 2020.

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Rangers, Asdrubal Cabrera Agree Upon One-Year, $3.5M Deal
The Rangers have agreed to a one-year, $3.5 million deal with Asdrubal Cabrera, according to league sources.

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Rangers Acquire Luke Farrell On Waiver Claim From Angels
The Rangers also signed pitchers Adrian Sampson and Rafael Montero to minor league contract on Friday.

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A's Acquire Jurickson Profar In Three-Team Trade With Rangers, Ray
The A's have a potential replacement for Jed Lowrie in Jurickson Profar.

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Rangers Add Lance Lynn On Three-Year, $30M Deal
Lance Lynn, 34, had a 4.77 ERA last season in 29 starts and four relief appearances.

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Mike Napoli Announces Retirement
Mike Napoli hit 267 home runs during his 13-year MLB career.

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Jesse Chavez, Rangers Agree Upon Two-Year Deal
The Rangers have agreed to a two-year deal with Jesse Chavez worth roughly $8 million, according to a source.

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Adrian Beltre Retires After 21 Seasons
He retires with a career 286/.339/.480 line.

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Rangers Name Julio Rangel Pitching Coach
Julio Rangel has previously worked with the Giants and Indians as a pitching instructor and coordinator at the minor league level.

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Cubs Pick Up Option On Cole Hamels
The Cubs also trade Drew Smyly to the Rangers for a player to be named.

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Reports: Rangers Hire Chris Woodward As Manager
The Rangers have hired Dodgers third-base coach Chris Woodward as their new manager.

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Rangers Name Shiraz Rehman Assistant GM
Shiraz Rehman has spent the last seven years in baseball operations with the Chicago Cubs.

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Cubs Name Anthony Iapoce New Hitting Coach
The Cubs have their third hitting coach in as many seasons, hiring former Rangers hitting coach Anthony Iapoce.

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Report: Rangers Interview Joe Girardi
The Rangers interviewed Joe Girardi on Friday in their search for a new manager.

Rangers Fire Manager Jeff Banister
The Rangers announced Jeff Banister's firing with 10 games left in the season.

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Rangers May Replace Jeff Banister As Manager
The Rangers currently occupy last place in the American League West and are "contemplating" replacing Jeff Banister.

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Elvis Andrus Unlikely To Exercise Opt-Out Clause
Elvis Andrus has suggested that he doesn't plan to exercise the opt-out clause in his contract, which would allow him to test free agency this winter.

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