Source: Rangers working on Arencibia dealUpdated 5 hours ago Share TweetThe Texas Rangers are negotiating with free-agent catcher J.P. Arencibia on a deal that would make him the team's backup catcher, a source confirmed late Thursday night.Source: ESPN.com
Three charged with kidnapping, extorting MartinUpdated 21 hours ago Share TweetThe U.S. attorney's office in Miami, Fla., on Wednesday charged three people with conspiring to smuggle, kidnap and extort Rangers outfielder Leonys Martin three years ago, according to a report by The Miami Herald.
Texas seeking backup catcher who can step upUpdated Dec 4 (yesterday) Share TweetThe Rangers have many options to consider, but one issue that must be addressed before the offseason is over is finding a backup catcher to pair with Geovany Soto behind the plate in 2014.
Choice-Gentry trade shows mettle of Beane, DanielsUpdated Dec 3 (2 days ago) Share TweetThe Athletics and Rangers just made the kind of trade that only really smart, really confident general managers make. In this case, it was Billy Beane of the A's and Jon Daniels of the Rangers. It's the kind of trade that reflects plenty of organization…Share TweetThe Rangers have acquired outfielder Michael Choice and infielder Chris Bostick from the Athletics for outfielder Craig Gentry and pitcher Josh Lindblom.Share TweetThe Tigers and Joe Nathan appear to be putting the final touches on a two-year deal to bring the Rangers' former closer to the Motor City.
Texas tendering all five arbitration-eligible playersUpdated Dec 2 (4 days ago) Share TweetThe Rangers are tendering contracts to all of their unsigned players before Monday's 10:59 p.m. CT deadline. Players who are not tendered contracts before that deadline will become free agents.Share TweetThe Rangers are expected to tender contracts to all of their arbitration-eligible players before Monday's 10:59 p.m. CT deadline. Players who are not tendered contracts before that deadline will become free agents.
Rangers claim outfielder Ortega off waivers from RoxUpdated Nov 27 Share TweetThe Rangers added outfielder Rafael Ortega on a waiver claim from the Rockies on Wednesday, giving them 39 players on the 40-man roster. Ortega, who batted .228 with nine stolen bases for Double-A Tulsa last season, was signed by Colorado as an undrafte…
Rangers modifying jerseys for '14 seasonUpdated Nov 26 Share TweetThe Rangers are modifying the team's four game jerseys with slight changes to the color shading on the front and back insignias in 2014.Share TweetThe Rangers officially introduced Prince Fielder on Monday, five days after acquiring the slugging first baseman from the Tigers for Ian Kinsler. The move likely doesn't signify the end of the club's offseason maneuvering, however.
Rangers seek another big bat to complement PrinceUpdated Nov 24 Share TweetHaving acquired first baseman Prince Fielder from the Tigers, the Rangers have only partly succeeded in addressing their primary goal for the winter.Share TweetEvan Grant of the Dallas Morning News first alerted us on Saturday afternoon that free agent catcher Brian McCann was likely heading to the New York Yankees on a long-term deal after two of his sources reported Texas Rangers were out of the running. Sou…Source: yahoo.comShare TweetThe Texas Rangers have agreed to terms with right-handed pitcher Colby Lewis on a minor-league deal with an invitation to big-league spring training.Share TweetPrince Fielder is in Texas because he wanted to be. It was up to the slugger to determine whether to allow Wednesday's blockbuster trade to get finalized and he gave his consent in a phone conversation with Tigers GM Dave Dombrowski.Share TweetEditor's note: Our MLB Toasts got derailed during the stretch run and postseason, but we're back to say goodbye to the rest of the league. Follow @BigLeagueStew on Twitter and await our call for submissions for more toasts. Next up, the Texas Rangers. A…Source: yahoo.com
Andrus off list of Cards' shortstop trade targetsUpdated Nov 21 Share TweetAs the Cardinals continue shopping for a shortstop, it would seem that Wednesday evening's mega-trade between the Rangers and Tigers eliminated one possible trade target from their list -- Texas' Elvis Andrus.
Time for Jurickson Profar to show what he can do for the RangersUpdated Nov 21 Share TweetThe Rangers have finally cleared a spot for Jurickson Profar. Is the 20-year-old ready to deliver?Source: CNNSI.com
Yankees' Alex Rodriguez finds everyone to blame but himselfUpdated Nov 21 Share TweetOnce Alex Rodriguez was asked by Katie Couric on “60 Minutes” if he had ever used performance-enhancing drugs and he looked her in the eye and said “no,” knowing that it was a lie, he had used those drugs when he played for the Texas Rangers. Now he goe…Source: nydailynews.com
Are Mega-Deals Mega-Mistakes?Dec 4SC Centerpiece: Tim Kurkjian, Wallace Matthews and Colin Cowherd debate if long-term deals are a mistake.
Pierzynski Gets One-Year Deal From SoxDec 3Tim Kurkjian discusses the Red Soxs signing of free-agent catcher A.J. Pierzynski.
Buster Blog: Pierzynski Joins Red SoxDec 3Buster Olney blogs about free-agent catcher A.J. Pierzynski leaving the Rangers for the Red Sox.
SweetSpot TV: Rapid RecapNov 26Eric Karabell and David Schoenfield break down the latest trade news with another edition of rapid fire
And Then There Was One Division BattleDec 5And Then There Was One Division Battle
Chicago Bulls' Derrick Rose knows he will be fine, won't change style of p…Dec 5A spirited Derrick Rose insists he won't change his style of play after two knee injuries.
Don Banks: NFL Week 14 picksDec 5Even though we get weekly reminders otherwise, we all to a certain extent like to pretend that we know what's going to happen next in the NFL. That's at least the conceit behind writing a picks column. But of course we often miss plenty about the big pi…
Game 150: The CrewDec 5In November, The MMQB was granted unprecedented access to an NFL officiating crew before, during and after the Baltimore-Chicago game on Nov. 17 at Soldier Field—dubbed Game 150 because that’s the number the NFL assigned it, out of its 256 regular-seaso…