The Rangers had seven among the 156 overall players who filed for salary arbitration on Tuesday. The club and the players are scheduled to exchange salary figures on Friday, and any hearings necessary will be conducted in February.
Reliever Tanner Scheppers is still alive and with the Rangers. He is not retired, he has not been cut and he has not been traded. Scheppers may be the forgotten man in the Rangers’ overstocked bullpen, but the right-hander — one of Texas’ Opening Day relievers from 2014 — is still on the 40-man roster.
Rangers manager Jeff Banister underwent arthroscopic surgery on his right elbow on Monday morning.
Rangers pitchers and catchers will report to Spring Training on Feb. 18, according to the complete schedule announced by Major League Baseball on Monday.
Rangers broadcaster Eric Nadel has been selected as the 2015 Texas Sportscaster of the Year by the National Sportscasters and Sportswriters Association.
It made sense that new Texas Rangers outfielder Justin Ruggiano was part of the presentation the club made at Red Oak Junior High on Saturday.
Rangers closer Shawn Tolleson has been able to get away from it all this offseason. Right after Christmas, he and his family spent a week on the island of Kauai golfing, snorkeling and a taking a breathtaking four-mile hike into the mountains.
The Rangers are installing a new video scoreboard and new foul poles to Globe Life Park in Arlington for the upcoming season.
Former Rangers catcher Ivan Rodriguez, who retired after the 2011 season, will make his first appearance on the Hall of Fame ballot next year.
Outfielder Nomar Mazara has been selected as the 2015 Tom Grieve Rangers Minor League Player of the Year, the club announced Tuesday.
The Rangers have signed veteran left-hander Cesar Ramos to a Minor League contract with an invitation to Spring Training, the club announced Tuesday. Ramos has spent most of his Major League career as a reliever, but will be given a chance to start in Spring Training.