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Rangers Sell Ernesto Frieri To Mariners For $1

Aug 9, 2017 7:53 AM

The Texas Rangers have sold Ernesto Frieri to the Seattle Mariners for $1.

The Rangers signed Frieri as a minor league free agent on June 15. He was 0-1 with a 5.14 ERA in six relief appearances.

Seattle assigned Frieri to Triple-A Tacoma of the Pacific Coast League.

Associated Press

Tags: Seattle Mariners, Texas Rangers, Misc Rumor, Official Trade, Trade Rumor

Joe West Suspended Three Games For Comments About Adrian Beltre

Aug 9, 2017 7:48 AM

Umpire Joe West has been suspended for three days for comments he made about Adrian Beltre.

In an article published on June 20 to coincide with the umpire's 5,000th regular-season game, West said "it's got to be Adrian Beltre" when asked who was the biggest complainer in baseball.

"Every pitch you call that's a strike, he says, 'Whoa! Whoa! Whoa!' I had a game with him recently and the pitch was right down the middle. He tells me, 'That ball is outside,'" West said.

Beltre said Tuesday he thought West's suspension was unnecessary and that West told him he was kidding when he worked a Texas Rangers series in early July.

The World Umpires Association said Tuesday that West was serving the first game of the suspension. It said Major League Baseball told the union in an Aug. 3 letter the discipline was in response to an "appearance of lack of impartiality."

Associated Press

Tags: Texas Rangers, Misc Rumor

Bartolo Colon Throws Complete Game

Aug 5, 2017 12:27 PM

Brian Dozier hit a pair of homers to back a complete game by Bartolo Colon, as the Twins pushed past the Rangers by a score of 8-4 on Friday at Target Field.

Colon, 44, became the oldest pitcher to record a nine-inning complete game since Jamie Moyer did it at the age of 47 in 2010. His 37th complete game -- and his first since Sept. 5, 2015 -- came just over 20 years after his first on July 28, 1997. Colon is the oldest American League pitcher to throw a nine-inning complete game win since Nolan Ryan did so in 1992. He is the oldest right-hander to accomplish the feat since Charlie Hough in 1994.


Tags: Minnesota Twins, Texas Rangers, Game Recap, Misc Rumor

Dodgers Trade Prospects For Yu Darvish

Jul 31, 2017 6:20 PM

The Dodgers, owners of the best record in baseball, have acquired right-hander Yu Darvish from the Rangers, the teams announced Monday.

Los Angeles landed perhaps the biggest name available right at the trade deadline. The Rangers will receive three minor leaguers: second baseman Willie Calhoun, right-hander A.J. Alexy and shortstop Brendon Davis. They are the fourth-, 17th- and 27th-ranked prospects in the Dodgers' system, respectively, according to MLB.com.


Tags: Los Angeles Dodgers, Texas Rangers, Misc Rumor, Official Trade

Rockies Acquire Jonathan Lucroy From Rangers

Jul 30, 2017 10:09 PM

The Colorado Rockies have agreed to a deal to acquire Texas Rangers catcher Jonathan Lucroy for a player to be named.

Lucroy, a two-time All-Star catcher, joined Texas last season after a trade-deadline deal with the Milwaukee Brewers.



Tags: Colorado Rockies, Texas Rangers, Misc Rumor, Official Trade

Adrian Beltre Joins 3,000-Hit Club

Jul 30, 2017 6:41 PM

Rangers third baseman Adrian Beltre has become the 31st member of the 3,000-hit club, thanks to a double in the fourth inning of Sunday's game against the Orioles.

The milestone hit came on a 3-0 count against left-handed pitcher Wade Miley. Beltre struck out swinging in his first at-bat.

After Beltre's double, his three children ran out to right-center field to reveal a banner commemorating his 3,000 hits on the wall in front of the Rangers bullpen. Beltre's teammates also joined him on the field to recognize his achievement.

Beltre, in his 20th big league season, is the first player to reach the 3,000-hit milestone while a member of the Rangers and the first player born in the Dominican Republic to accomplish the feat.


Tags: Texas Rangers, Baltimore Orioles, Game Recap, Misc Rumor, Personal Award

Yu Darvish Can Easily Fix Tipping Pitches

Jul 29, 2017 7:43 PM

Yu Darvish says the tweet was right. The Rangers right-hander did indeed tip off some of his pitches when allowing a career-high 10 runs in his last start.

Darvish says he's not sure why a scout would have shared that, since it's hard to discover. But Darvish, who saw it on video, said it's something that he can easily fix.

Yahoo Sports baseball columnist Jeff Passan tweeted earlier Saturday that two scouts and an executive said the Marlins knew what was coming from Darvish in their win Wednesday night in Texas.


Tags: Texas Rangers, Misc Rumor

Rangers 'Confident' They'll Find Deal For Yu Darvish

Jul 28, 2017 9:28 AM

The Texas Rangers have notified teams that they plan to trade Yu Darvish prior to Monday's non-waiver trade deadline.

The Rangers are "confident" that they will get a quality haul for Darvish, who will be a free agent this winter.

Mark Feinsand/MLB

Tags: Texas Rangers, Misc Rumor, Trade Rumor

Rangers Now Leaning Towards Keeping Yu Darvish

Jul 25, 2017 8:05 AM

The Texas Rangers are currently leaning towards keeping Yu Darvish as the non-waiver trade deadline approaches.

The club's stance could still change with an "overwhelming" offer or if they fall in the standings, according to a report.

Darvish, who turns 31 next month, has a 3.44 ERA, 3.84 FIP and 143 strikeouts in 133.1 innings this season.

The Rangers are 48-51 and on the fringe of the American League Wild Card race.

T.R. Sullivan/MLB

Tags: Texas Rangers, Misc Rumor, Trade Rumor

Dodgers Have 'Strong Interest' In Yu Darvish

Jul 24, 2017 7:58 AM

The Los Angeles Dodgers were among the teams that scouted Yu Darvish's start against the Tampa Bay Rays on Friday.

The Dodgers have "strong interest" in Darvish, according to a report. The Texas Rangers and Los Angeles have entered into preliminary talks on a deal.

Darvish will be a free agent this winter and the Dodgers have the best record (67-31) in the Major Leagues.

Jon Morosi/MLB

Tags: Los Angeles Dodgers, Texas Rangers, Misc Rumor, Trade Rumor

Rangers Reaching Out To Teams With Potential Interest In Yu Darvish
Texas is trying to determine what type of haul they could receive if they decide to move Yu Darvish before the July 31 non-waiver trade deadline.

Jeff Passan/Yahoo! Sports

Rangers Could Listen To Offers For Yu Darvish, Cole Hamels
The Rangers may listen to offers for Yu Darvish and Cole Hamels if they don't open the second half of the season with strong play, according to a report.

Jerry Crasnick/ESPN

Rangers May Become Buyers At Trade Deadline
The Rangers don't plan to sell at the trade deadline and may yet act as buyers on the market.

Jon Morosi/MLB

Rangers Open To Trading Jonathan Lucroy
Jonathan Lucroy will be a free agent after this season.

Ken Rosenthal/FOX Sports

Blue Jays Trade Grilli To Rangers For Prospect, Cash
Jason Grilli was 2-4 with one save for the Blue Jays.


Rangers Will Try Closer-By-Committee Approach
The Rangers will now use Alex Claudio, Matt Bush, Jose Leclerc, and Keone Kela to close games.


Rangers Unlikely To Trade Yu Darvish Prior To Free Agency
The Rangers are unlikely to trade Yu Darvish at midseason, even if they fall out of playoff contention in the American League, according to sources.

Jeff Passan/Yahoo! Sports

2017 MLB Draft First Round Results
The first round of the 2017 Major League Baseball draft was held on Monday night with a lot of young talent coming off the board early.

RealGM Staff Report

Rangers Trade Sam Dyson To Giants
The Giants will also receive cash while sending a player to be named later to the Rangers.

Evan Grant/Dallas Morning News

Rangers Nearing Sam Dyson Trade
The Rays and Twins have been linked to Dyson.

Darren Wolfson/1500 ESPN

Tyson Ross Nearing Return To Rangers
Tyson Ross felt good after Saturday's rehab start for Triple-A Round Rock, but the Rangers aren't sure when he'll pitch again.

T.R. Sullivan/MLB

Rangers DFA Sam Dyson, Expect To Trade Him
The Rangers have reportedly designated Sam Dyson for assignment and they expect to trade the pitcher.

R.J. Anderson/CBS Sports

Carlos Gomez To Miss 4-6 Weeks With Hamstring Strain
The Rangers have placed Carlos Gomez on the disabled list and he will be sidelined for at least a month with a right hamstring strain.

Associated Press

Cole Hamels To Miss Eight Weeks With Oblique Strain
Cole Hamels was scratched from his Tuesday start against the Astros after experiencing tightness in his right oblique right before game time.


Rangers Release Josh Hamilton After Another Knee Injury
The Rangers released Josh Hamilton from his minor league deal on Friday.


Rangers Place Sam Dyson On DL With Bruised Hand
The move came one day after Sam Dyson blew a save for the third time this season.

Associated Press

Adrian Beltre Suffers Setback In Return From Calf Injury
Adrian Beltre felt something while running this past Saturday and has already undergone a new MRI to evaluate the issue.

Jeff Wilson/Fort Worth Star-Telegram

Rangers Send Keone Kela To Triple-A Round Rock
Rangers GM Jon Daniels says moving Keone Kela to the minors wasn't based on performance.


Adrian Beltre To Begin Season On DL
The Rangers will host the Indians on Monday without Adrian Beltre who is suffering from a calf injury.


Rougned Odor's Deal With Rangers Includes Two Horses
The contract has a club option for 2023, guarantees Odor at least $49.5 million and also comes with two horses.