Texas Rangers Wiretap

Rangers Acquire Luke Farrell On Waiver Claim From Angels

Jan 5, 2019 2:24 AM

The Texas Rangers acquired right-handed pitcher Luke Farrell on a waiver claim Friday from the Los Angeles Angels.

Texas also signed right-handers Adrian Sampson and Rafael Montero to minor league contracts with invitations to major league spring training.


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

A's Acquire Jurickson Profar In Three-Team Trade With Rangers, Ray

Dec 21, 2018 1:54 PM

The Oakland A's have acquired Jurickson Profar from the Texas Rangers as part of a three-team trade.

The Rays get reliever Emilio Pagan and the 38th overall pick in the 2019 draft from the A's and minor league pitcher Rollie Lacy from the Rangers.

The Rangers receive Rays minor league relievers Brock Burke, Kyle Bird and Yoel Espinal, A's minor league infielder Eli White and international slot money.

Profar hit .254 last season with 20 homers. Profar played mainly shortstop and third base last season, but he could also be a replacement for Oakland at second base if Jed Lowrie.



Tags: Oakland Athletics, Tampa Bay Rays, Texas Rangers, Misc Rumor, Trade Rumor

Rangers Add Lance Lynn On Three-Year, $30M Deal

Dec 13, 2018 8:12 AM

Lance Lynn has agreed to a three-year, $30 million deal to join the Texas Rangers.

Lynn, 34, had a 4.77 ERA last season in 29 starts and four relief appearances with the Minnesota Twins and New York Yankees.


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

Mike Napoli Announces Retirement

Dec 8, 2018 9:33 PM

Mike Napoli, a popular clubhouse figure who hit 267 home runs and made three World Series trips during his 13-year career, announced his retirement Saturday.

Napoli, who did not play in the majors last season because of a knee injury, said in a statement that he hopes to "be remembered as someone who always tried to keep the clubhouse atmosphere light and inclusive."


Tags: Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim, Boston Red Sox, Cleveland Indians, Texas Rangers, Misc Rumor, Personal Award

Jesse Chavez, Rangers Agree Upon Two-Year Deal

Nov 28, 2018 8:19 AM

The Texas Rangers have agreed to a two-year deal with Jesse Chavez worth roughly $8 million, according to a source.

Chavez, 35, was vital for the Chicago Cubs over the second half of the 2018 season. He allowed just five runs on 26 hits in 39 innings.

New Rangers manager Chris Woodward wants flexibility in constructing his pitching staff. Chavez was a starter before becoming a relief specialist.


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

Adrian Beltre Retires After 21 Seasons

Nov 21, 2018 7:39 AM

After playing in parts of 21 Major League seasons, Adrian Beltre has announced that he is retiring.

Beltre played for the Los Angeles Dodgers, Seattle Mariners, Boston Red Sox and Texas Rangers.

He retires with a career 286/.339/.480 line, 477 home runs, 636 doubles, 38 triples and 121 stolen bases. He recorded 3,166 hits and made four All-Star appearances.

RealGM Staff Report

Tags: Los Angeles Dodgers, Boston Red Sox, Seattle Mariners, Texas Rangers, Misc Rumor

Rangers Name Julio Rangel Pitching Coach

Nov 17, 2018 12:10 AM

Julio Rangel has been hired by the Texas Rangers as pitching coach for new manager Chris Woodward.

Rangel will be with a big league staff for the first time after 12 years as a pitching instructor and coordinator at the minor league level with the San Francisco Giants and Cleveland Indians.



Tags: Texas Rangers, San Francisco Giants, Cleveland Indians, Misc Rumor, Signing

Cubs Pick Up Option On Cole Hamels

Nov 3, 2018 7:54 PM

The Chicago Cubs have picked up the option on left-hander Cole Hamels' contract for the 2019 season, the team announced Friday.

The Cubs also traded left-hander Drew Smyly and a player to be named to the Texas Rangers for a player to be named.


Tags: Chicago Cubs, Texas Rangers, Misc Rumor, Official Trade

Reports: Rangers Hire Chris Woodward As Manager

Nov 3, 2018 2:18 AM

The Texas Rangers have hired Los Angeles Dodgers third-base coach Chris Woodward as their new manager, according to multiple reports.

The news was first reported Friday by USA Today Sports.

Woodward, 42, will take on his first managerial job after three years with the Dodgers, who won the National League pennant the past two seasons.



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

Rangers Name Shiraz Rehman Assistant GM

Oct 17, 2018 2:01 AM

The Texas Rangers have hired Shiraz Rehman as assistant general manager after he spent the past seven years in baseball operations for the Chicago Cubs.

Rehman will assist Rangers general manager Jon Daniels in the day-to-day management of major league operations, including player acquisitions, roster management, player contracts and salary arbitration.


Tags: Texas Rangers, Chicago Cubs, Misc Rumor, Signing

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.


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.


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

Jeff Wilson/Fort Worth Star-Telegram

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.

Evan Grant/Dallas Morning News

Dodgers Pursued Adrian Beltre On Trade Waivers
The Dodgers pursued a trade with the Rangers for Adrian Beltre before the recent revocable waiver deadline.

Evan Grant/Dallas Morning News

Rangers Move Martin Perez To Bullpen
They have also informed Martin Perez that they don't plan on picking up his $7.5 million option for 2019.

T.R. Sullivan/MLB

Rangers Could Save $6M If Cubs Pick Up Cole Hamels' Option
Cole Hamels has pitched very well for the Cubs and his performance could end up saving the Rangers $6 million.

Evan Grant/Dallas Morning News

Royals Acquire International Bonus Pool Space From Rangers
The Royals traded right-hander Kelvin Gonzalez to the Rangers for international bonus pool allotments.

Steve Adams/MLB Trade Rumors

Bartolo Colon Eyes Juan Marichal's Innings Mark
Bartolo Colon has more wins than any other Major League pitcher from Latin America, but he has another lofty goal.

Associated Press

Bartolo Colon Sets Wins Mark For Latin American Pitchers
Bartolo Colon pitched seven strong innings as the Rangers defeated the Mariners 11-4 on Tuesday night.

Associated Press

Adrian Beltre Open To Trade To Right Situation
Adrian Beltre said there weren't many teams willing to meet his requirements.


Pirates Land Keone Kela From Rangers
The Pirates have acquired reliever Keone Kela from the Rangers for two players to be named later.

Associated Press

Rangers Trade Cole Hamels To Cubs
The Cubs have acquired Cole Hamels from the Rangers for a group on minor league prospects, according to sources.


Yankees Might Have Interest In Deal For Cole Hamels
The Yankees remain in the market for a starting pitcher and the Rangers continue to look for a partner to move Cole Hamels.

T.R. Sullivan/MLB

Braves, Nationals Showing Interest In Trade For Cole Hamels
Both clubs are trying to keep pace with the Phillies in the National League East.

Jon Paul Morosi/MLB

Shin-Soo Choo's On Base Streak Ends At 52 Games
Shin-Soo Choo went 0-for-4 in Saturday night's loss to the Indians.


Rangers Trade Jesse Chavez To Cubs
The Rangers have traded Jesse Chavez to the Cubs in exchange for Minor Leaguer Tyler Thomas.


Adrian Beltre Willing To Accept Trade To Contender
Adrian Beltre told Nick Cafardo of the Boston Globe that he would be open to a trade if it gave him the chance to win a World Series.


Shin-Soo Choo Ups On-Base Streak To 48 Games
Shin-Soo Choo has reached base safely in 48 consecutive games after drawing a walk in the third inning on Tuesday night.