Tag: Texas Rangers

Jurickson Profar Trade Rumors: Latest News, Speculation on Rangers 3B

The Los Angeles Dodgers are in search of an answer at second base, and a report Friday revealed they have held discussions involving Texas Rangers utility man Jurickson Profar. Continue for updates. Dodgers Exploring Profar Among Second Base Options Friday, Jan. 20 According to Ken Rosenthal of Fox Sports, L.A. is attempting to pry Brian Dozier away from the Minnesota Twins, but it has also looked into Profar as a fallback option. Rosenthal characterized a Profar trade as unlikely, but he has yet to land a defined role with the Rangers. The Curacao native was among the hottest prospects in baseball a few years ago as a second baseman, but injuries forced him to miss the 2014 and 2015 campaigns before he return to the majors in 2016. Profar appeared in 90 games for Texas last season, hitting .239 with five home runs and 20 RBI. The 23-year-old switch-hitter was utilized all over the field, as he appeared ...




Josh Hamilton, Rangers Agree to Minor League Contract: Latest Details, Reaction

Veteran outfielder Josh Hamilton reached an agreement Tuesday to re-sign with the Texas Rangers.  Jon Heyman of FanRag Sports first reported the new deal and noted the contract includes an option for Hamilton to request his release if he's not on the April 1 roster. Heyman also stated the new pact is for the minimum MLB salary ($535,000), if he makes the team. Jeff Wilson of the Star-Telegram confirmed the minor league deal. Hamilton said he will try to play first base, per TR Sullivan of MLB.com. Hamilton also told reporters said he has been cleared to resume all baseball activities. The 35-year-old slugger has failed to make an impact in recent years due to a combination of nagging injuries and off-field issues. He missed the entire 2016 season with the Rangers after undergoing surgery, his third procedure in a 10-month span, to reconstruct the ACL in his left knee. In 2015, Bill Madden and Michael ...




Tyson Ross to Rangers: Latest Contract Details, Comments, Reaction

Looking to get a fresh start on his career, starting pitcher Tyson Ross has reportedly agreed to a deal with the Texas Rangers.  MLB.com's TR Sullivan reported the two sides agreed to a one-year deal. According to Yahoo Sports' Jeff Passan, Ross' contract pays out $6 million guaranteed. However, Ross can earn more through bonuses.  Ross spent the previous four seasons with the San Diego Padres before the team decided to non-tender him in December, making him a free agent for the first time in his career.   Discussing the decision not to give Ross a contract for 2017, Padres general manager A.J. Preller only heaped praise on the right-hander. "We've seen him the last few years; he's been one of the better pitchers in the league," said Preller, per AJ Cassavell of MLB.com. "He's got a lot of talent. He's a guy that works very hard. He's a leader by example." Coming into 2016, there was ...




Rangers Prospects Reportedly Questioned for Alleged Sexual Assault of Teammate

Yahoo Sports' Jeff Passan reported Monday that authorities in the Dominican Republic are investigating allegations that a group of Texas Rangers prospects sexually assaulted an underage teammate in a "hazing incident." Police questioned eight prospects and informed a Dominican court they intend to charge at least four of the players with a crime. Passan wrote that Rougned Odor's brother and Yohel Pozo are among those at the focus of the police investigation. Prospects from Colombia and Venezuela were the victims of the hazing rituals, and some were under the age of 18, according to Passan, who detailed a brief Snapchat video showing one specific occurrence: Video of the alleged assault, which took place toward the end of October, was captured and posted on Snapchat, according to sources. A 10-second clip of video, obtained by Yahoo Sports, shows the alleged victim in a Rangers shirt and Rangers shorts laying on a bed with his arms held behind his back and ...




Andrew Cashner to Rangers: Latest Contract Details, Comments, Reaction

Andrew Cashner turned in arguably the worst season of his career in 2016, but the Texas Rangers took a chance on him Friday to the tune of a one-year, $10 million contract. Jeff Wilson of the Fort Worth Star-Telegram reported the terms of the agreement. TR Sullivan of MLB.com also passed along word of the free-agent signing. Cashner started his career with the Chicago Cubs and pitched down the stretch of the 2016 season for the Miami Marlins after they acquired him from the San Diego Padres via trade. He posted a 5.98 ERA and 1.75 WHIP in 12 appearances for Miami, which both would have represented career-worst numbers throughout an entire season. However, Cashner flashed his potential as a No. 2 or 3 starter in 2013 and 2014 with the Padres. He posted a 1.13 WHIP in each season and appeared to be coming into his own as an impact pitcher at the major ...




MLB, Rangers Investigating Alleged Sexual Assault Involving Academy Players

Major League Baseball and the Texas Rangers are reportedly investigating an alleged sexual assault involving multiple players at the Rangers' academy in the Dominican Republic. On Thursday, Fox Sports' Ken Rosenthal reported the alleged assault involved four players from the Rangers' academy. Charges have not been filed. The Rangers released a statement confirming they are cooperating with MLB during the investigation, per Rosenthal: The Texas Rangers became aware of an incident at our Academy in the Dominican Republic and we acted promptly to open an investigation. We have reported the incident and are cooperating fully with Major League Baseball and the authorities in the Dominican Republic. With this being an ongoing investigation, we will have no further comment at this time. Citing sources, Rosenthal reported the players allegedly involved were placed on administrative leave under the guidelines of the minor league domestic violence policy. They will reportedly remain on leave until the investigation is ...




Rangers Stadium Deal Passed by Arlington Voters: Latest Comments, Reaction

Voters in Arlington, Texas, overwhelmingly approved a proposition to help fund a new $1 billion stadium for the Texas Rangers, which will keep the organization in the city through at least 2053. Jeff Mosier and Loyd Brumfield of the Dallas Morning News reported the group fighting the proposal quickly conceded Tuesday night after early returns showed strong support. They also passed along comments from Arlington Mayor Jeff Williams about the result: It's a phenomenal thing how so many generations now have grown up going to the Texas Rangers here in Arlington. And now we have an opportunity for us to say that we want the Rangers to be here for our kids and grandkids. ... It is a historic time in which all of our leaders have come together here to work hard to ensure that we kept the Rangers now. T.R. Sullivan of MLB.com noted the Rangers are hopeful the new retractable-roof facility ...




Jonathan Lucroy Contract Option Picked Up by Rangers: Latest Details, Reaction

The Texas Rangers have officially picked u p the $5.25 million contract option for Jonathan Lucroy, according to Jon Heyman of Today's Knuckleball.  Jeff Wilson of the Fort Worth Star-Telegraph confirmed the report.  General manager Jon Daniels noted the team would make the move in early October, per T.R. Sullivan of MLB.com, and it is now confirmed. The Rangers acquired the catcher in a trade with the Milwaukee Brewers before the deadline, a move that only came after he vetoed a deal that would have sent him to the Cleveland Indians. Despite Cleveland's playoff run, he had no regrets with his decision. "I'm good, man,'' Lucroy told Jerry Crasnick of ESPN in October. "There's too much drama with all that. I'm not worried about it at all. It's over with and in the past.'' Between his time with the Brewers and Rangers, the 30-year-old player batted .292 in 2016 with 82 RBI and a career high with ...




Derek Holland Trade Rumors: Latest News, Speculation Surrounding Rangers SP

Citing a source Monday, Jon Heyman of Today's Knuckleball reported the Texas Rangers "would be more than willing to trade" starting pitcher Derek Holland before the 2017 season. Continue for updates. Holland's Contract Driving Factor in Trade Talks Monday, Oct. 31 Although the Rangers own an $11 million club option for 2017 and an $11.5 million club option for 2018, Heyman noted they would like to trade Holland "in order to avoid keeping him on the books going forward." Heyman also pointed out the Rangers and Holland agreed to a $1.5 million buyout for 2017 and a $1 million buyout for 2018 if the team doesn't want to keep the left-hander around but can't find a trade partner. Holland, who has been a member of the Rangers for his entire career, made 22 appearances in 2016 with a 4.95 ERA, a 1.41 WHIP and 67 strikeouts in 107.1 innings. However, Heyman called the southpaw "oft-injured," and ...




Complete Offseason Guide, Predictions for the Texas Rangers

Despite getting swept in three games by the Toronto Blue Jays in the American League Division Series, Texas general manager Jon Daniels hasn't lowered his expectations for the Rangers in 2017 and beyond. "We expect to win," Daniels told reporters at his season-ending news conference, per MLB.com's TR Sullivan. "We will be better." With much of the roster still under contract and one of the game's premier managers, Jeff Banister, in the dugout, Daniels' job isn't quite as daunting as those facing some of his counterparts around the game, whose teams aren't in nearly as good of shape as the Rangers are.Begin Slideshow




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