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Hunter Pence Makes Rangers' Major League Roster

Mar 22, 2019 7:55 AM

Hunter Pence will begin the season on the Major League roster for the Texas Rangers.

He joined the club in spring training on a Minor League deal.

Pence will serve as the Rangers' fourth outfielder.

The decision means Willie Calhoun will being the season at Triple-A Nashville.

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Rangers Sign Hunter Pence To Minor League

Feb 8, 2019 8:37 AM

Hunter Pence has landed a Minor League deal with the Texas Rangers.

Pence, who also receives an invitation to Spring Training, spent the last six-plus seasons with the San Francisco Giants.

"He's got a long track record of being an elite teammate ... a decorated, productive player on the field," Jon Daniels said. "From a standpoint of pedigree, makeup, and way he goes about the game, it's consistent with the messaging of what we want this team to be about."

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Rangers, Matt Davidson Agree To Minor League Deal

Feb 2, 2019 2:57 PM

Infielder Matt Davidson has agreed to a minor league deal with the Texas Rangers.

Davidson will be used as an infielder and could pitch as well, giving the Rangers their own two-way weapon.

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Rangers, Shawn Kelley Agree Upon One-Year, $2.75M Deal

Jan 29, 2019 7:32 AM

The Texas Rangers have agreed to terms on a one-year, $2.75 million deal with Shawn Kelley, according to league sources.

The agreement includes a club option for 2020.

Kelley, 34, had a 2.94 ERA last season with the Washington Nationals and Oakland Athletics.

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Rangers, Asdrubal Cabrera Agree Upon One-Year, $3.5M Deal

Jan 23, 2019 7:24 AM

The Texas Rangers have agreed to a one-year, $3.5 million deal with Asdrubal Cabrera, according to league sources.

The Rangers plan to play him at third base, but he can slot into a utility role if needed.

Cabrera, 33, hit .262/.316/.458 between the New York Mets and Philadelphia Phillies last season.

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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.

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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.

 

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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.

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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."

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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.

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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.

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.

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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.

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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.

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

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

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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.

ESPN

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.

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