RANGERS RUMORS & GOSSIP

Rangers to be proactive in giving Yu extra rest

Yu Darvish's first start for the Rangers will be on five days rest rather than his normal four. It could be a semi-regular occurrence.
Via Rangers.com
2 hours ago

Rangers' Nomar Mazara just crushed the longest home run in Globe Life Park's history

Click here if on a mobile device.History was made in the second inning of Tuesday's game between the Rangers and Los Angeles Angels at Globe Life Park in Arlington.Rookie outfielder Nomar Mazara crushed a 491-foot home run to right field, which makes it the longest ever hit at the ballpark.The previous best mark belonged to Josh Hamilton, who smacked a 490-foot homer off Astros pitcher...
Via SportsDay
2 hours ago

Rangers pitcher Martin Perez's 95 mph heaters destroyed catcher Bryan Holaday's mitt

ARLINGTON -- The glove of Texas Rangers catcher Bryan Holaday met a hero's ending on Tuesday night.According to Holaday, starter Martin Perez tore up the glove with a series of 95-mph fastballs as he completed six scoreless innings in a win again the Los Angeles Angels. "Had it a long time," Holaday said of the glove. "Don't think there's much that can be done with it now."Holaday...
Via SportsDay
2 hours ago

Holland pushed back to ensure rest, split up lefties

The Rangers are pushing Derek Holland back in the rotation, allowing Martin Perez and Colby Lewis to take their next starts on regular four days' rest. Holland, who started Monday against the Angels, was in line to follow Cole Hamels (Friday) and Yu Darvish (Saturday) and pitch Sunday against the Pirates. Instead he will be pushed back to Tuesday against the Indians in Cleveland.
Via Rangers.com
3 hours ago

Darvish remaining calm as return to Rangers nears

ARLINGTON -- Yu Darvish completed preparations for his return to the Texas Rangers' rotation with an uneventful bullpen session on Wednesday.Darvish will start on Saturday against Pittsburgh at Globe Life Park. It will be his first major-league start since Aug. 9, 2014. He underwent Tommy John surgery on May 17, 2015.Darvish insisted that despite the lengthy layoff, he is not experiencing...
Via SportsDay
3 hours ago

Mazara powers Perez's win over Angels

Martin Perez threw six scoreless innings and Nomar Mazara belted a two-run home run as the Rangers beat the Angels, 4-1, Tuesday night, evening the three-game series at Globe Life Park.
Via Rangers.com
18 hours ago

An Improved Joey Gallo Joins the Rangers

The Rangers lost both Drew Stubbs and Shin-Soo Choo to injury over the weekend, leaving them relatively bare in the outfield. To fill the void, they’ve called up top prospect Joey Gallo, who’s perhaps one of the most exciting prospect in baseball due to his exceptional power. We’ve been here before. The Rangers called Gallo up last summer, too, but thanks to a .204/.301/...
Via Fangraphs
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Gallo Hopefully Not Riding Pine Before His Time

Yesterday, Shin-Soo Choo hit the DL again.  Yeah, surprise, surprise.  Never would've seen that coming, unless you've followed Choo's career for the last three seconds.  In other news, Joey Gallo was called up.  Here's my transactions yesterday:  Team Albright dropped Tyler Goeddel for Mikie Mahtook.  Twenty-nine minutes later: Team Albright dropped Mikie Mahtook for Delino...
Via Razzball
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Rangers put Shin-Soo Choo back on DL after only 1 game in return

ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) -- Shin-Soo Choo is back on the disabled list after the right fielder played only one game in his return to the Texas Rangers.The Rangers put Choo on the 15-day DL on Monday with a strained left hamstring.Choo had been out since April 9 because of a strained right calf when he was activated before Friday's game at Houston. He walked twice in his only at-bats...
Via Associated Press
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Yu Darvish in line Saturday for first Rangers start since surgery

ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) -- Yu Darvish is in line to make his first start Saturday for the Texas Rangers in nearly 22 months, and since having Tommy John surgery.Darvish is expected to start for the Rangers in Saturday night's home game against Pittsburgh after five rehab outings this month.Manager Jeff Banister said Monday that Darvish will start the middle game of that interleague...
Via Associated Press
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Josh Hamilton needs knee surgery, is out for season

Normally, news about a part-time player who hasn’t yet appeared in a game during the 2016 MLB season might not be worth a story. But when that player is a former American League MVP and five-time All-Star who once signed a five-year, $125 million contract, it’s probably worth noting when his season is over. For Josh Hamilton, the 2016 season never really began. The outfielder...
Via The Comeback
1 day ago  |  Discuss

The Texas Rangers Will Get A New Ballpark

The Texas Rangers announced they will be moving into a new retractable-roof ballpark in 2023 or possibly earlier, ending their run at Globe Life Park. The Rangers’ new ballpark will be located right near the soon-to-be-old one in Arlington. It’s expected to cost about $900 million and be paid for with a half-cent sales tax, similar to the tax used to pay off the Dallas Cowboys’...
Via Baseball Essential
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Report: Yu Darvish could make season debut next weekend

In the thick of a bitter race with the Seattle Mariners for supremacy in the AL West, the Texas Rangers are about to get a big boost to their pitching rotation. According to a report by Jon Morosi of FOX Sports on Saturday, the Rangers are planning for three-time MLB All-Star Yu Darvish to make his season debut next Saturday against the Pittsburgh Pirates. #Rangers plan for Yu...
Via Larry Brown Sports
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Rougned Odor cancels "punch photo" autograph session

Rougned Odor will be serving a suspension at some point for his right hook to Jose Bautista’s face, but he had been poised to make a nice payday out of the ordeal, too. Odor had been set to have an autograph session at a Frisco, Texas store in which customers could pay $99 to have the Rangers second baseman autograph a photo of his punch. According to ESPN’s Darren Rovell,...
Via Larry Brown Sports
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Texas Rangers unveil plan for $1B stadium

It’s been a quarter-century since voters agreed to pay for Globe Life Park (1991), which doesn’t seem all that long ago, but the team may be playing in a new stadium soon. Arlington has been doing its best to make sure they keep the Rangers in the coming years, and now, it looks like they’ll be upgrading and building a new stadium–expected to open no later than the 2021...
Via The Sports Daily
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Rougned Odor is the new bad guy of the MLB

You know what is outrageously stupid about the brawl between the Texas Rangers and the Toronto Blue Jays? The media and public are completely botching the player in the wrong. Ten years ago today, Chicago Cubs catcher Michael Barrett became a notorious bad boy of the MLB when he threw knuckles at White Sox catcher AJ Pierzynski, similar to what Rougned Odor did to Jose Bautista...
Via isportsweb.com
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Rangers to announce plans for new retractable roof stadium in Arlington

The Texas Rangers will soon be getting a new home, according to a report. The Dallas Morning News’ Evan Grant reports that the Rangers and City of Arlington will soon announce plans for a retractable roof stadium that will be the future home of the Rangers. The Rangers’ current lease at Globe Life Park in Arlington expires in 2023, and the new stadium could be ready before then...
Via Larry Brown Sports
5 days ago  |  Discuss

Rangers reportedly will announce new retractable-roof stadium soon

The Texas Rangers apparently are getting set to announce a new ballpark despite their current one being a little more than 20 years old.The Rangers and the City of Arlington will announce plans for a retractable-roof stadium that is expected to open before the current lease expires in 2023, the Dallas Morning News reported Thursday. According to the report, the sides could announce...
Via Fox Sports
5 days ago  |  Discuss

Rangers clear roster spot for Choo, send Faulkner to minors

ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) The Texas Rangers have optioned left-handed reliever Andrew Faulkner to Triple-A Round Rock, opening up a roster spot for the likely return of outfielder Shin-Soo Choo from the disabled list. Faulkner was sent down Thursday, an off day for the Rangers. The team said a corresponding roster move would be made Friday before the start of a three-game series in...
Via Associated Press
5 days ago  |  Discuss

Odor gets free BBQ for life thanks to Bautista punch

Rougned Odor will never go hungry again — as long as he does not mind Texas barbecue. The Fort Worth restaurant Heim Barbecue is promising the Rangers second baseman free food for life in recognition of his nasty right hook to Blue Jays outfielder Jose Bautista’s face. The restaurant’s owner, Travis Heim, told the local NBC affiliate his restaurant is embracing Odor. They...
Via The Comeback
6 days ago  |  Discuss

WATCH: Adrian Beltre crushes home run off one knee

The Texas Rangers got off to a bad start in their visit to Oakland against the Athletics on Tuesday night. In the bottom of the 2nd inning, Danny Valencia and Khris Davis hit back-to-back solo home runs to get the A’s up 2-0 early. That turned out to be just fine for the Rangers. In the top of the 4th, Nomar Mazara hit a solo shot to center field and was followed up by Adrian...
Via The Comeback
7 days ago  |  Discuss
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