RANGERS RUMORS & GOSSIP

Rua assuming everyday LF duties for Rangers

Ryan Rua is taking over as the Rangers' everyday left fielder. Jurickson Profar had started 12 of the Rangers' first 20 games in left field -- including 11 of the last 13 -- but manager Jeff Banister had Rua in left field on Tuesday night with right-hander Ervin Santana pitching for the Twins.
Via Rangers.com
1 hour ago

Rangers endure frustrating night

The Rangers had much to be frustrated about after their four-game winning streak came to an end in a 3-2 loss to the Twins.
Via Rangers.com
18 hours ago

The Rangers Are 9-11

The Texas lost tonight to home plate umpire Alfonso Marquez by a score of 3-2. And it was stupid, so I refuse to give more insight on it. A real ump show.
Via One Strike Away
20 hours ago

Bush gets first 2017 save under his belt

Rangers manager Jeff Banister admitted he was watching reliever Matt Bush closely in the ninth inning on Sunday afternoon.
Via Rangers.com
1 day ago

Double-A: Texas League Batting Leaders

The Texas League is 16 games in and so far there have been exciting baseball being played in the South Western part of the United States.  As of April 24th, the Springfield Cardinals (9-7) lead the Texas League North by a game over the Arkansas Travelers (8-8) and Northwest Arkansas Naturals (8-8). In the South Division, the Corpus Christi Hooks (10-6) lead the Frisco RoughRiders...
Via Legends On Deck
1 day ago

Darvish, Rangers finish 4-game sweep, beat Royals 5-2

ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) — Yu Darvish pitched eight innings in his longest outing since elbow surgery two years ago and the Texas Rangers scored the tying and go-ahead runs without a hit, completing a four-game sweep with a 5-2 win over the Kansas City Royals on Sunday. The Japanese right-hander retired 15 of 16 batters after giving up three consecutive hits in the third. Two of those...
Via MyNorthwest.com
2 days ago

Josh Hamilton released after injuring other knee during rehab

Josh Hamilton was released by the Texas Rangers on Friday amid continued problems with his knees.Hamilton was rehabbing his left knee from surgery when he injured his right knee on a swing, according to Rangers GM Jon Daniels. Hamilton underwent four operations on his left knee in just over a year (he re-injured it during spring training). This injury is to his right knee and would...
Via Larry Brown Sports
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Introducing Rangers Sports Crate

I wanted to take a few moments to make an announcement of sorts and fill my readers in on something new we’ll be doing here at One Strike Away. We have partnered with Sports Crate, a new subscription service that will offer baseball fans an assortment of new team-specific products delivered to their door each month during the season. Maybe even more exciting is that, of the ten...
Via One Strike Away
4 days ago

Andrew Cashner takes mound as Rangers return home

Via Associated Press
5 days ago  |  Discuss

Yu Darvish, Rangers lose to Athletics

Via Associated Press
6 days ago  |  Discuss

Matt Bush to pitch in closer role for Rangers

The Texas Rangers’ bullpen has been a disaster this season, and they will be turning to a new closer for the time being.Sam Dyson was placed on the disabled list by the Rangers Monday, a day after he had his fourth poor outing of the season. Dyson surrendered multiple runs in four of his six appearances this season, leading Texas to examine their 9th-inning situation.Rangers manager...
Via Larry Brown Sports
7 days ago  |  Discuss

The Sam Dyson Fact You Could’ve Guessed

In yesterday’s ninth inning, Sam Dyson came in with a lead, and left with a loss. It’s the second time that’s happened. Another time, he came in with a tie, and left with a loss. Another time, he came in with a lead, and left with a tie. Dyson has so far pitched in six games, and he’s been charged with four of what we call Meltdowns. He has zero saves, three blown saves,...
Via Fangraphs
8 days ago  |  Discuss

Top 22 Prospects: Texas Rangers

Below is an analysis of the prospects in the Texas Rangers farm system. Scouting reports are compiled with information provided by industry sources as well as from my own observations. The KATOH statistical projections, probable-outcome graphs, and (further down) Mahalanobis comps have been provided by Chris Mitchell. For more information on the 20-80 scouting scale by which all...
Via Fangraphs
8 days ago  |  Discuss

Joey Gallo avoiding social media to focus on baseball

Texas Rangers infielder Joey Gallo revealed recently that he plans to avoidTwitter and Instagram this season, suggesting social media distracts him from focusing on baseball.Gallo, 23, obviously is a member of the millennial generation, so social media simply is something that’s an accepted part of life. But he made the decision to avoid it altogether for the 2017 season.“This...
Via Sportress of Blogitude
11 days ago  |  Discuss

Adrian Beltre reportedly suffers setback with calf injury

The Texas Rangers will have to wait a little while longer for four-time All-Star third baseman Adrian Beltre to make his season debut.TR Sullivan of MLB.com reports on Tuesday that Beltre suffered a setback with his calf injury and that the Rangers are awaiting the results of an MRI. The 38-year-old Beltre, who hit .300/.358/.521 with 32 home runs and 104 RBIs last season, strained...
Via Larry Brown Sports
13 days ago  |  Discuss

Former MLB player Otis Nixon reported missing by police in Georgia

Former Major League Baseball outfielder Otis Nixon has been reported as missing by police in Woodstock, Ga. According to WSB-TV 2 in Atlanta, Ga., police said Nixon was on his way out the door Saturday morning to play golf but never arrived at the course for his scheduled tee time.Nixon is famous for robbing Pittsburgh Pirates’ Andy Van Slyke from hitting a home run back in 1992...
Via Sportsnaut
15 days ago  |  Discuss

Texas Rangers: What to do with Sam Dyson’s struggles

The Texas Rangers did not get their first win of the season until Friday night against Oakland. That is bad, but not as bad as how they have lost. They could be 3-1 if Sam Dyson had not wilted against the Cleveland offense. Unfortunately, the South Carolina product has given up eight earned runs in a combined inning of work. On Opening Night, he allowed three earned runs to give...
Via isportsweb.com
17 days ago  |  Discuss

Box Score 4/7: The last time we saw a goalie's face

Want more news first thing in the day? Sign up for the Yardbarker Morning Bark newsletter here.Good morning and welcome to the YB Box Score, what we're reading while waiting for our NHL playoff matchup. Happy birthday today to Adrian Beltre, Tiki & Ronde Barber, Ricky Watters, Suzann Pettersen, Pascal Dupuis, and Tony Dorsett. On this date in 1974 Andy Brown of the Pittsburgh...
Via Yardbarker
18 days ago  |  Discuss

Francisco Lindor hits go-ahead grand slam in 9th, makes Rangers fan cry

The Texas Rangers have had a rough start to the 2017 season, in front of their home fans.After losing the first two games of their opening series to the Cleveland Indians at Globe Life Park in Arlington, the Rangers looked to be in good shape to secure their first win of the year as they headed into the top of the ninth with a 6-4 lead on Wednesday night.However, closer Sam Dyson...
Via The Comeback
19 days ago  |  Discuss

Teen who helped crack Brady jersey case says NFL wouldn’t listen

While the saga of the missing Tom Brady jerseys has been solved, it didn’t need to go as long as it did.Dylan Wagner, a 19-year-old memorabilia collector was doing business with Mauricio Ortega and remembered Brady’s Super Bowl XLIX jersey, which made him suspicious. After Brady’s Super Bowl LI jersey went missing (along with Von Miller’s Super Bowl 50 helmet), Wagner contacted...
Via Sportsnaut
20 days ago  |  Discuss

Texas Rangers: A look at the first two games of the season

This is not the kind of start the Texas Rangers were looking for to begin the season. Obviously it was going to be difficult with the defending American League Champion Cleveland Indians coming to town in the opening series, and the Rangers have at least kept the Indians on their toes. Alas, it could not prevent Texas from starting 0-2 at home. Here are some first impressions through...
Via isportsweb.com
20 days ago  |  Discuss

Texas Rangers wouldn't allow player to wear No. 69

In the 57 seasons the Texas Rangers have been a franchise, they’ve had players wear every number between 1 and 71 except for one.Yes, that’s right, they’ve never had a No. 69.For those of you too mature to know, the number 69 has long been a source of, um fascination for the most juvenile among us. As a result, it’s been worn by only eight players in baseball history, as...
Via The Comeback
20 days ago  |  Discuss

Joey Gallo crushes first homer of the season

No one ever questioned whether Texas Rangers infielder Joey Gallo had power. Up to this point in his young career, it’s been all about making contact.Heading into the 2017 season, Gallo had struck out a whopping 50 percent of the time he stepped to the plate in parts of two years with Texas.Now, beginning the season as the Rangers’ starting third baseman with Adrian Beltre on...
Via Sportsnaut
20 days ago  |  Discuss
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