The Rangers have reached an agreement with infielder Jurickson Profar on a one-year contract and avoided an arbitration hearing. According to multiple reports Friday, Texas agreed to a $1.05 million deal for 2018 prior to the 1 p.m. ET arbitration deadline.
The Rangers are going into the golf business as they and the city of Arlington continue to grow the entertainment going up around Globe Life Park.
Yu Darvish appears to have narrowed down his list of potential destinations for 2018. The Rangers, Yankees, Cubs, Astros, Twins and a mystery team are all finalists to land the right-hander, the top free-agent pitcher on the market.
Rangers pitcher Cole Hamels will receive the Jim Sundberg Community Achievement Award at the 2018 Dr Pepper Texas Rangers Award Dinner.
The Matt Bush debate will rage possibly to the end of Spring Training and beyond as the Rangers mull the wisdom of moving him from the bullpen to the rotation. The other option is to give him another shot at being their closer.
The Rangers have avoided an arbitration hearing with outfielder Ryan Rua by reaching agreement on a one-year, $870,000 contract for the 2018 season.
Nick Martinez spent the past four years as the Rangers’ de facto sixth starter. Now, he will be pitching in a six-man rotation in Japan, and it could be a great move for his career.
The Rangers have been the most active team in the Majors this winter as far as adding starting pitching. That’s not difficult considering the free-agent starting-pitching market has been mostly stagnant to this point.
The Rangers have yet to tinker with their lineup this offseason, but that could change. As it stands now, the team figures to employ a balanced and athletic lineup capable of home runs and stolen bases.
The Rangers are going into business with the Hokkaido Nippon-Ham Fighters. Texas announced a multiyear partnership with the Nippon Professional Baseball club that will encompass both baseball and business operations.
The Rangers signed former All-Star reliever Steve Delabar and outfielder Destin Hood to Minor League contracts with invitations to Spring Training.