Who said Spring Training games don’t mean anything? For Rangers starter Clayton Blackburn on Saturday, the meaning of the game hit him just as he was getting ready to warm up.
The Rangers still adhere to their philosophy of targeting high-risk, high-reward prospects and have several on hand. However, several of their young talents still need time to develop.
Elvis Andrus will not be making the trip to Mesa on Saturday, when the Rangers open their Cactus League schedule against the Cubs. Instead, Jurickson Profar will be the starting shortstop for the first game of the spring as he tries to earn a spot as the Rangers’ utility infielder. He is off to a […]
Robinson Chirinos has worked his way back to being the Rangers’ No. 1 catcher. Now he has a bigger job.
The Rangers added flexibility and depth to their pitching staff by signing free-agent right-handed pitcher Jesse Chavez to a one-year contract. The club made the announcement official on Friday, and it also made room on the 40-man roster by putting left-hander Joe Palumbo on the 60-day disabled list.
Carlos Tocci is a Rule 5 Draft pick, taken by the White Sox from the Phillies’ organization and then traded to the Rangers for cash considerations. Tocci has to make the Rangers Opening Day roster or be offered back to the Phillies.
Right-hander Kevin Jepsen had some outstanding years for the Angels as a setup reliever. Now he’s in Rangers camp as a non-roster invitee, and Halos manager Mike Scioscia said Jepsen could end up being a good signing for Texas.
The Rangers traded Minor League pitcher Miguel Medrano to the Reds on Wednesday for international bonus pool money. The transaction comes one day after Major League Baseball declared Cuban outfielder Julio Pablo Martinez a free agent and made him eligible to sign with a team.
Bill James, Red Sox executive and one of the pioneers in baseball statistical analysis, sent out the tweet back in November. “I say Nomar Mazara is a top-5 MVP candidate for 2018,” James tweeted. “Agree or disagree?”
Rangers shortstop Elvis Andrus sat out of Wednesday’s workout while dealing with back spasms. The Rangers said it was more precautionary than anything because it is early in Spring Training. If this were the regular season, Andrus would have been in the lineup. He usually is.
The Rangers have agreed to a deal with veteran free-agent right-hander Jesse Chavez, according to a report from MLB Network insider Jon Heyman on Wednesday. The club has not confirmed the report.