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Andrus wins Sundberg Community Achievement Award

Andrus wins Sundberg Community Achievement Award

MLB.com Updated Dec 18 (2 days ago)
The Rangers recognized shortstop Elvis Andrus' positive role off the field on Thursday, naming him as the recipient of the 2014 Jim Sundberg Community Achievement Award.
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  • Banister spends wedding anniversary with Rangers fans

    Banister spends wedding anniversary with Rangers fans

    MLB.com Dec 17 (3 days ago)
    New manager Jeff Banister and shortstop Elvis Andrus each conducted Question & Answer sessions on Wednesday during the "Evening with the Rangers."
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  • Angels reportedly tried to trade Josh Hamilton back to Rangers

    Angels reportedly tried to trade Josh Hamilton back to Rangers

    yahoo.com Dec 17 (4 days ago)
    "So I have a splendid idea. Do you remember how great Josh Hamilton was in a Rangers uniform? I heard y'all down there in Texas are interested in trading for an outfielder. Well, I got just the guy — Josh Hamilton. And he's still playing baseball, …
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  • DeShields thrilled for chance to make impact

    DeShields thrilled for chance to make impact

    MLB.com Dec 16 (4 days ago)
    Delino DeShields Jr. joins the Rangers with a chance to make the big league club as a fourth outfielder/super-utility man. As a Rule 5 Draft selection, he will remain with the Rangers if he can stick on their 25-man roster for the entire 2015 season.
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  • Hospital visit, toy drive highlight Rangers' day of giving

    Hospital visit, toy drive highlight Rangers' day of giving

    MLB.com Dec 16 (4 days ago)
    The Rangers were out in force again Tuesday, giving back to the community by making a visit to Cook Children's Medical Center and hosting a toy drive at Globe Life Park.
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  • Rangers sign Japanese reliever Fujikawa

    Rangers sign Japanese reliever Fujikawa

    ESPN.com Dec 16 (5 days ago)
    The Texas Rangers announced the signing of right-handed reliever Kyuji Fujikawa on Tuesday to a one-year deal with a club option for 2016.
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  • Curaçao Becomes Unlikely Supplier of Major League Players

    Curaçao Becomes Unlikely Supplier of Major League Players

    nytimes.com Dec 15 (6 days ago)
    The small country of Curaçao, part of the Kingdom of the Netherlands, has been the source of a surge of talent to Major League Baseball.
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  • John Hart on retooling Braves: Not like I’m breaking up ’27 Yan…

    John Hart on retooling Braves: Not like I’m breaking up ’27 Yanks

    yahoo.com Dec 14 (7 days ago)
    New Atlanta Braves president John Hart has been around the block a few times. As the general manager of the Cleveland Indians throughout the entire 1990s and later the Texas Rangers from 2002-05, Hart has shown he's not afraid to take on a challenge hea…
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  • Nats' core feels a sense of urgency heading into 2015

    Nats' core feels a sense of urgency heading into 2015

    MLB.com Dec 13
    Friday's trade of pitcher Ross Detwiler to the Rangers could be a small sneak preview of things to come for Nationals players, who have a large contingent of teammates nearing free agency. For the team's core to reach its ultimate goal, a World Series t…
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  • Fujikawa reportedly near deal to join Rangers

    Fujikawa reportedly near deal to join Rangers

    MLB.com Dec 12
    The Rangers are working to sign free-agent right-handed reliever Kyuji Fujikawa, according to a Major League source, but the deal is still pending a physical. Fujikawa is expected to sign a one-year contract with a team option for 2016.
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  • Rangers land lefty Detwiler in trade with Nationals

    Rangers land lefty Detwiler in trade with Nationals

    MLB.com ESPN.com Dec 12
    Texas has acquired left-handed pitcher Ross Detwiler from the Nationals in exchange for infielder Chris Bostick and right-hander Abel De Los Santos. The Rangers expect the veteran to step into their rotation.
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  • Wilson likely to get Rangers spring invite again

    Wilson likely to get Rangers spring invite again

    The Texas Rangers have plans to invite Seattle Seahawks quarterback Russell Wilson to spring training again.
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  • Rumor roundup: J. Upton discussions heating up

    Rumor roundup: J. Upton discussions heating up

    MLB.com Dec 8
    The MLB Winter Meetings are underway from San Diego and there is already plenty of Hot Stove talk circulating. The White Sox are reportedly in "serious talks" to acquire Jeff Samardzija from Oakland, and the Rangers and Padres are showing inte…
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  • New Rangers manager Jeff Banister met his players via text mess…

    New Rangers manager Jeff Banister met his players via text message

    SAN DIEGO — Taking an MLB managerial job in October means you won't get a ton of face time with your players for months. Such was the predicament that Jeff Banister, the new Texas Rangers skipper, found himself in after being hired on Oct. 17. Banister …
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  • Rangers hold on to Lewis with 1-year deal

    Rangers hold on to Lewis with 1-year deal

    The Rangers retained one of the mainstays of their starting rotation by signing Colby Lewis to a one-year, $4 million deal Thursday.
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  • Rangers non-tender three, including Ogando

    Rangers non-tender three, including Ogando

    MLB.com Dec 2
    The Rangers announced on Tuesday that they have decided not to offer a contract to pitcher Alexi Ogando, making him a free agent. Ogando, one of the few remaining members of the 2010-11 World Series teams, had been eligible for arbitration.
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  • Lewis wants Rangers return; club interested in Hunter

    Lewis wants Rangers return; club interested in Hunter

    MLB.com Dec 2
    The Rangers are close to a new contract with free-agent pitcher Colby Lewis, and they are waiting on word if they can sign free-agent outfielder Torii Hunter. The club also received possibly encouraging news on first baseman Mitch Moreland and infielder…
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  • Scheppers no stranger to bringing Christmas cheer

    Scheppers no stranger to bringing Christmas cheer

    MLB.com Dec 2
    A big truck pulled up to a warehouse in North Fort Worth, Texas, on Tuesday morning, just across the street from historically restored LaGraves Field. Rangers pitcher Tanner Scheppers and his wife, Jessica, were among those present on a morning chilled …
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  • Faith, perseverance paying off for Chirinos

    Faith, perseverance paying off for Chirinos

    MLB.com Dec 1
    March 11, 2012, was a momentous day in the life of Rangers catcher Robinson Chirinos. In the morning, he felt he made a strong and lasting commitment in his relationship with God. That afternoon, he was struck directly in the face mask by a foul ball.
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  • AL West needs to catch up with A's in Hot Stove season

    AL West needs to catch up with A's in Hot Stove season

    MLB.com Nov 30
    The A's have been the biggest movers and shakers in the American League West thus far, making the largest free-agent signing of the winter in the division and trading away arguably their best player. Meanwhile, the Rangers and Angels have been mentioned…
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  • Video - Royals Sign Rios To One-Year Deal 02:24

    Royals Sign Rios To One-Year Deal

    Dec 15
    ESPN.com senior writer Jerry Crasnick breaks down the Royals' signing of outfielder Alex Rios to a one-year, $11 million contract, and the impact he will have in Kansas City.
  • Video - Texas Native Jeff Banister Hired By Rangers 01:57

    Texas Native Jeff Banister Hired By Rangers

    Oct 16
    ESPNDallas.com's Calvin Watkins discusses the Rangers' hiring of Jeff Banister as the team's new manager.
  • Video - Athletics Clinch Playoff Berth 01:00

    Athletics Clinch Playoff Berth

    Sep 28
    Sonny Gray pitched a shutout to lead the Athletics to their third consecutive playoff berth with a 4-0 win over the Rangers.
  • Video - A's Fall To Rangers 02:43

    A's Fall To Rangers

    Sep 27
    Baseball Tonight Spotlight: With a loss to the Rangers Saturday and a Mariners win, the Athletics need a victory Sunday to guarantee the final wild-card spot.

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