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Spring Training Game Thread: Anaheim Angels at Texas Rangers

The Rangers and Martin Perez will face off against the Angels and RHP Nick Tropeano today from Surprise, Arizona. Perez has been pestering the Rangers to keep his rehab on track to allow him to start the year with the big league club. It looks like his persistence is paying off as he makes his Cactu

LONE STAR BALL - 2018-03-18 20:00:04

McGwire, Ruth, Gallo? The most interesting facts we found in the 2018 Texas Rangers media guide

During every game of the regular season, press boxes are filled with team media guides with stats and tidbits to help us with the day-to-day coverage of your favorite teams. With opening day fast approaching, we have received the 2018 version for the Texas Rangers, and have already learned a great m

YAHOO SPORTS - 2018-03-18 16:00:00

Yohander Mendez optioned, Deolis Guerra sent down

Mark J. Rebilas-USA TODAY Sports The Texas Rangers optioned pitcher Yohander Mendez to AAA Round Rock today, and re-assigned pitcher Deolis Guerra to the minor league camp, the team announced. Neither move is particularly surprising. Mendez, who is on his final option, will be working in the rotatio

LONE STAR BALL - 2018-03-18 15:57:58

Battle For Surprise Game Thread: Texas Rangers vs Kansas City Royals

Joe Camporeale-USA TODAY Sports The Rangers and Royals are playing two against each other in Surprise today. In the early game beginning at 3:05 pm CT, Bartolo Colon will match up against KC LHP Eric Skoglund with the Rangers as the road team against their facility mates in Surprise. The first game

LONE STAR BALL - 2018-03-17 19:08:13

Nick Gardewine optioned, Jon Niese released

Jerome Miron-USA TODAY Sports The Texas Rangers announced today that pitcher Nick Gardewine has been optioned to AAA Round Rock, and pitcher Jon Niese has been released. Gardewine, 24, was called up to the majors in August, 2017, to fortify an ailing Ranger bullpen. With the pen currently healthy an


Cole Ragans having MRI on his elbow

Ray Carlin-USA TODAY Sports Cole Ragans, the Texas Ranger's first round draft pick in 2016 and one of the top pitching prospects in the organization, was lifted from the game he was pitching in today and is getting an MRI on his left elbow, according to Jeff Wilson on Twitter. This is ominous news,


Texas Rangers Opening Day starting pitcher: Cole Hamels

Cole Hamels is the Texas Rangers' Opening Day starting pitcher, Jeff Banister announced today. Hamels will get the ball on March 29, 2018, for that afternoon's game against the Houston Astros. This isn't exactly a surprise -- the Opening Day start generally goes to whoever is considered the veteran


Texas Rangers Friday lineup has Choo in the outfield

The Texas Rangers are at home today in Surprise against the Seattle Mariners, with a fairly normal looking lineup, although Nomar Mazara is getting a day off, with Shin-Soo Choo in right field and Adrian Beltre DHing. The lineup: DeShields - CF Choo -- RF Elvis - SS Beltre - DH Gallo - 1B Odor - 2B


Clayton Blackburn, Ronald Herrera likely out until June

Clayton Blackburn and Ronald Herrera, Texas Rangers pitchers who had been expected to start the season in Round Rock as rotation depth, are expected to be on the shelf until at least June, according to reports from the beat guys. Blackburn was pulled in the first inning of a game earlier this week,


Texas Rangers Thursday lineup has regular season look

With Opening Day just two weeks away, the Rangers are going with what is likely their regular lineup against LHPs today against the Brewers Opening Day is two weeks away, and as the team starts getting geared up for the regular season, we see a lineup today that looks pretty much like what I think w


Texas Rangers season preview: Closer to worst than they are to first

On Oct. 4, 2005, the Rangers named Jon Daniels general manager. At age 28, he was the youngest GM in baseball history. He also also tasked with building a consistent winner in with a franchise that had never before won a playoff series (they were also just 1-9 in playoff games during just three trip


White Sox opposition research: What's there to know about the Texas Rangers?

As the 2018 season nears and the White Sox get ready to take on the rest of the American League, we're taking a team-by-team look at all 14 of their opponents. What's there to know about the Texas Rangers? They weren't good last year, missing the playoffs after back-to-back division titles in 2015 a


Clayton Blackburn out until at least ASB, per Grant

Texas Rangers pitcher Clayton Blackburn is likely out until at least the All Star Break, and possibly longer, according to Evan Grant. Evan says that the belief is that Blackburn has a torn UCL in his right elbow, which would likely necessitate season-ending Tommy John surgery. Blackburn, who left h


Long time: Beltre, Colon only in MLB with 20-plus seasons

Texas Rangers third baseman Adrian Beltre smiles as he walk onto the field to warm up prior to the team's spring training baseball game against the Chicago White Sox on Thursday, March 8, 2018, in Surprise, Ariz. Of the more than 19,000 MLB baseball players that have appeared in a big-league game, o


Texas Rangers fifth starter poll

Jerome Miron-USA TODAY Sports The Texas Rangers currently have four pitchers who are locked into the rotation right now -- Cole Hamels, Matt Moore, Doug Fister and Martin Perez (though Perez could miss the first week or so of the season). And while there had been talk through much of the offseason o


Willie Calhoun among Texas Rangers players sent down today

The Texas Rangers have optioned Willie Calhoun, Ronald Guzman, Isiah Kiner-Falefa, Connor Sadzeck and Jose Trevino to the minor leagues today, the team announced. Trevino was optioned to AA Frisco, while the others were optioned to AAA Round Rock. The only particularly surprising move is Calhoun bei


Bartolo Colon could pitch his way into Rangers' rotation with spring clinics

SURPRISE, Ariz. -- Bartolo Colon could be pitching his way into the Texas Rangers' rotation at age 44 as he continues to shut down hitters half his age in spring training. The Rangers also ended their try to move Matt Bush from the bullpen into the rotation. "I'm very happy and I get to go back to d


Split Squad Texas Rangers lineups for Monday

Mark J. Rebilas-USA TODAY Sports The Rangers have a pair of split-squad games today, one this afternoon and one in the evening, and the matinee is mostly reserves, with the starters concentrated in the evening game. The afternoon lineup: Tocci - CF Profar - SS Mazara -- RF Gallo - DH Barney - 2B Cal


Texas Rangers 25 man roster prediction

Opening Day is just 17 days away, and the Texas Rangers' 25 man roster still has a few question marks, although it seems to largely be taking shape. As a fun little exercise, I'm going to see if I can predict what the Opening Day roster ends up looking like. Starting Pitchers (5) - Cole Hamels, Mike


Texas Rangers rumors: Greg Holland on Rangers radar?

Russell Lansford-USA TODAY Sports Texas Rangers rumors: Greg Holland is still a free agent after a successful 2017 season with the Colorado Rockies, and Jon Heyman says that the Rangers have considered 32 year old righthander in his latest piece identifying the various MLB rumors floating around. Wh