Will the Rangers extend a qualifying offer to Andrew Cashner? Who might the club sign or trade for in the offseason? And what’s the latest with Josh Hamilton? T.R. Sullivan answers those questions and more in the latest Inbox.
Though the Rangers expect to be active and aggressive in acquiring pitching this offseason, they still must evaluate 14 arms on the 40-man roster.
Jim Callis checks in on the Rangers’ Arizona Fall League participants, led by recently converted catcher Josh Morgan.
As the Rangers approached the July 31 non-waiver Trade Deadline in 2016, they had multiple discussions with the Twins about reliever Brandon Kintzler. At the time, the Rangers were looking to add depth to their bullpen for a postseason run and Kintzler had just emerged as a potential closer for the Twins.
The Rangers’ deep disappointment over a losing season and failure to reach the postseason did not extend to scouting and player development.
How are the Rangers going to go about rebuilding their bullpen? Will they go after another bat for center field or will they just stick to pitching? Beat reporter T.R. Sullivan answers Texas fans’ questions.
The Rangers announced Thursday they have purchased the Class A Hickory Crawdads of the South Atlantic League. The Rangers have had a working relationship with Hickory since 2009 and won the 2015 South Atlantic League title.
The Rangers have cleared four spots on their 40-man roster by out-righting pitcher Paolo Espino, infielders Phil Gosselin and Will Middlebrooks and outfielder Jared Hoying to Triple-A Round Rock.
The Rangers need for starting pitching is well-documented. They have Cole Hamels and Martin Perez ($6 million club option) coming back and that’s it.
The stress-free environment of instructional league makes it the perfect place to experiment with players at different positions. During the Rangers’ four-week camp in Surprise, Ariz., former outfielders Jairo Beras and James Jones continued their transition to the mound.
There is no secret the Rangers will be interested in Japanese pitcher Shohei Ohtani if he is posted as expected by the Hokkaido Nippon-Ham Fighters Fighters this offseason. But Ohtani is hardly the only pitcher from Japan who will be on the Rangers’ list. Another intriguing option is right-hander Miles Mikolas, one of 40 pitchers […]