Texas Rangers - the best personalized free web-based Email en en Texas Rangers LEADING OFF: Rangers roll into road trip, Wood good for LA A look at what's happening all around the majors today: ROLLING RANGERS The Rangers take the longest winning streak in the majors into a series at Detroit. Texas has won nine straight, including eight games during a homestand that ended Wednesday, powering their way to a 22-20 record following an abysmal start. Nick ... Fri, 19 May 2017 07:07:00 GMT 2017-05-19T07:07:00Z LEADING OFF: Keuchel tries for 7-0, Rangers go for 7 in row A look at what's happening all around the majors today: HOUSTON, PROBLEM SOLVED After taking a step back last season, Dallas Keuchel has regained the form that earned him an AL Cy Young Award in 2015, and he can become the majors' first seven-game winner when the Astros play at Miami. At a time when pitchers are thro... Tue, 16 May 2017 06:14:00 GMT 2017-05-16T06:14:00Z Streak of comebacks for Rangers in winning MLB-best 6 in row ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) — Elvis Andrus and the Texas Rangers are starting to make quite a comeback. Their six-game winning streak is the longest in the major leagues, and they took the lead in the seventh inning or later in each of the last five games, a run that included game-ending homers on consecutive nights against different teams that capped, four-run ninth innings. ... Mon, 15 May 2017 22:01:00 GMT 2017-05-15T22:01:00Z LEADING OFF: More bad blood between Diamondbacks and Pirates A look at what's happening around the majors today: BAD BLOOD The Pirates and Diamondbacks already had a history of ill will toward each other dating to 2014 before Arizona's Chris Iannetta was hit in the face by a fastball from reliever Johnny Barbato. Bloodied, Iannetta was able to walk off the field in the seventh... Sat, 13 May 2017 06:41:00 GMT 2017-05-13T06:41:00Z Tempers flare as baseball's division rivalries turn hostile The Orioles and Red Sox play each other again in early June, as do the Astros and Rangers. Perhaps by then, cooler heads can prevail. If not, the umpires in those series will have their work cut out for them. Tempers flared in Boston and Houston this week, with divisional rivalries descending into open hostility. Manny Machado of the Or... Fri, 05 May 2017 07:04:00 GMT 2017-05-05T07:04:00Z LEADING OFF: Miggy's back, Texas tussle, aces up A look at what's happening all around the majors today: MIGGY MENDED Miguel Cabrera is expected to come off the disabled list and play for the Tigers against Cleveland. The star slugger has been out since April 21 because of a groin injury, but looked good in batting practice Monday. He is hitting .268 with three hom... Tue, 02 May 2017 06:42:00 GMT 2017-05-02T06:42:00Z Benches clear after tempers flare in Rangers-Astros game HOUSTON (AP) — Tempers have flared in the first game of a series between the Texas Rangers and Houston Astros, and it led to both benches clearing and some pushing and shoving but no ejections. Texas starter Andrew Cashner had already plunked both Jose Altuve and Yuli Gurriel when Houston pitcher Lance McCullers threw behind Mike Napoli in the sixth inning Monday night. ... Tue, 02 May 2017 02:03:00 GMT 2017-05-02T02:03:00Z LEADING OFF: Machado, O's in Beantown after near-beaning A look at what's happening all around the majors today: BIRDS IN BEANTOWN The Orioles face Boston at Fenway Park in their first meeting since tempers flared a week ago at Camden Yards. Manny Machado rankled the Red Sox with a late slide into second baseman Dustin Pedroia, then two days later, Matt Barnes buzzed the B... Mon, 01 May 2017 06:19:00 GMT 2017-05-01T06:19:00Z LEADING OFF: Twins-Tigers scrap; Scherzer on Sunday night A look at what's happening all around the majors today: BAD BLOOD The Tigers and Twins close out a three-game series a day after benches cleared and punches were thrown. Detroit's JaCoby Jones was hit in the face by a pitch, and two innings later, Minnesota slugger Miguel Sano punched Tigers catcher James McCann in t... Sun, 23 Apr 2017 06:39:00 GMT 2017-04-23T06:39:00Z Rangers release Josh Hamilton after another knee injury ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) — Josh Hamilton has yet another knee injury, and this one could mean the end his career. The Texas Rangers released of the 2010 AL MVP from his minor league contract Friday, saying he injured his right knee in Houston while working his way back from left knee surgery. Hamilton, who turns 36 next month, underwent re... Fri, 21 Apr 2017 23:53:00 GMT 2017-04-21T23:53:00Z LEADING OFF: Hamels looks for 1st decision; Cubs in Cincy A look at what's happening all around the majors Friday: HAMELS LOOKS FOR A DECISION Cole Hamels makes his fourth start this season for Texas, and the Rangers left-hander still is looking for his first decision when the team hosts Kansas City. The 33-year-old Hamels has a 3.50 ERA and exited each of his three starts ... Fri, 21 Apr 2017 02:20:00 GMT 2017-04-21T02:20:00Z Mariners' Paxton gets scoreless streak to 21 IP, beats Texas SEATTLE (AP) — James Paxton is off to a record-setting start for the Seattle Mariners. The left-hander extended his season-opening scoreless streak to 21 innings, shutting down the Texas Rangers with eight innings of two-hit ball in Seattle's 5-0 win Saturday night. Paxton (2-0) struck out nine and his only walk was to the first batter ... Sun, 16 Apr 2017 05:11:00 GMT 2017-04-16T05:11:00Z Athletics' Graveman loses no-hit bid in 7th vs Rangers ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) — Kendall Graveman of the Oakland Athletics has lost his no-hit bid with two outs in the seventh inning at Texas. Mike Napoli hit a home run Saturday night after Graveman struck out two batters to begin the seventh. Graveman has struck out five and walked one. The A's lead 2-1 in Texas. Graveman won on opening day ... Sun, 09 Apr 2017 02:17:00 GMT 2017-04-09T02:17:00Z Lindor slam gives AL champ Indians opening sweep of Rangers ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) — Francisco Lindor's go-ahead grand slam in the ninth inning off suddenly shaky Texas closer Sam Dyson triggered a litany of firsts for Cleveland's budding star shortstop. And that list of milestones was a lot more fun to talk about than his botched defensive play that jeopardized the Indians' bid at a season-opening sweep. ... Thu, 06 Apr 2017 04:56:00 GMT 2017-04-06T04:56:00Z Beltre to go on DL; Rangers top Royals in spring finale ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) — The Texas Rangers are ready for the start of the regular season. Adrian Beltre isn't. Beltre will go on the disabled list to begin his 20th major league season, Rangers manager Jeff Banister said after Texas beat the Kansas City Royals 5-3 to end the teams' exhibition schedule on Saturday. Tigh... Sat, 01 Apr 2017 22:51:00 GMT 2017-04-01T22:51:00Z BASEBALL 2017: Key dates for the upcoming season It's almost time again. From opening day to a couple of potentially big games in September, here are a handful of dates to mark on the calendar: SUNDAY, APRIL 2 Chicago Cubs at St. Louis Cardinals: One of baseball's best rivalries takes on a new look when the World Series champion Cubs kick off their title defense against Dexter Fowler and the Cardinals. Fowler helped Chicag... Fri, 24 Mar 2017 19:22:00 GMT 2017-03-24T19:22:00Z FANTASY PLAYS: Second base not as deep as it appears Second base looks like one of the better positions in fantasy baseball for 2017, but a closer look reveals the pool is not as deep as it appears. Among the top 12, there are plenty of core players that fantasy owners should look to draft. There are several players at the position who should be among your targets within the first six rounds. If you decide to wait a bit, keep ... Sun, 12 Mar 2017 20:34:00 GMT 2017-03-12T20:34:00Z Texas Rangers to investigate Baylor handling of sex assaults AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — Texas' top law enforcement agency has opened a preliminary investigation into Baylor University and how it handled reports of sexual and physical assault over several years. The Texas Rangers confirmed Wednesday they are working with the McLennan County prosecutor's office to "determine if further action is warranted." Thu, 02 Mar 2017 00:37:00 GMT 2017-03-02T00:37:00Z Nap time: Rangers, Napoli finally reunited for 3rd stint SURPRISE, Ariz. (AP) — Mike Napoli's return to Texas certainly didn't come out of left field. The slugger's long-anticipated reunion with the Rangers , and a third stint with his first World Series team, finally became a reality Thursday when he was re-introduced after finalizing an $8.5 million, one-year contract. "This is obviously a ... Thu, 16 Feb 2017 18:42:00 GMT 2017-02-16T18:42:00Z AP sources: Napoli passes physical, set for 3rd Texas stint DALLAS (AP) — Mike Napoli has passed his physical, clearing the way for an $8.5 million, one-year deal and his third stint with the Texas Rangers. Two people with knowledge of the situation told The Associated Press that the deal was done and that Napoli will be introduced Thursday. They spoke on condition of anonymity Wednesday night because the Rangers had not announced th... Thu, 16 Feb 2017 02:20:00 GMT 2017-02-16T02:20:00Z Texas Rangers head to spring after 'incomplete mission' ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) — The Texas Rangers have been AL West champions in each of manager Jeff Banister's first two seasons, and their 95 wins last year were the most in the American League. That is a lot to celebrate. But not nearly enough after another AL Division Series loss to Toronto and again coming up short of that elusive World Series title . ... Fri, 10 Feb 2017 18:10:00 GMT 2017-02-10T18:10:00Z AP source: Mike Napoli, Rangers working on another reunion Mike Napoli and the Texas Rangers are working toward another reunion, this time to fill pressing needs the AL West champions have for a first baseman and another big bat in the middle of the lineup. The slugger and the team have been negotiating a contract, a person with direct knowledge of the negotiations told The Associated Press. That person spoke on condition of anonymi... Wed, 08 Feb 2017 01:06:00 GMT 2017-02-08T01:06:00Z Puerto Rico celebrates new Hall of Famer Ivan Rodriguez SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico (AP) — Students shouted "Ivan! Ivan! Ivan!" as Ivan Rodriguez visited his former elementary school on Friday, part of a three-day celebration Puerto Rico planned for the newly elected Hall of Fame catcher. The 14-time All-Star waved as he posed for pictures in his hometown of Vega Baja. "What a joy to return to my school," he said. "... Fri, 27 Jan 2017 22:21:00 GMT 2017-01-27T22:21:00Z AP source: Rangers, James Loney agree to minor league deal ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) — The Texas Rangers and free agent first baseman James Loney have agreed to a minor league contract, a person familiar with the deal said Monday. Loney will join several others vying for time at first base for the Rangers after Mitch Moreland agreed to a deal with Boston and Prince Fielder was forced to retire because of a neck injury. The person spoke ... Mon, 23 Jan 2017 20:44:00 GMT 2017-01-23T20:44:00Z Pudge shrugs off slim first-ballot Hall margin, and reason ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) — Ivan Rodriguez said he barely slept for three days waiting to find out whether he would get enough votes for election to baseball's Hall of Fame. Once Pudge was secure as just the second catcher behind Johnny Bench to get in on the first ballot, the 14-time AL All-Star said he wasn't bothered by the slim margin. And Rodriguez shrugged off one of the r... Thu, 19 Jan 2017 03:12:00 GMT 2017-01-19T03:12:00Z Rangers' Diekman out at least half season because of colitis ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) — Texas Rangers reliever Jake Diekman is expected to miss at least half the season after upcoming surgery to treat colitis, a digestive condition. Diekman, the top left-hander in the Texas bullpen, has battled the condition throughout his career. Rangers general manager Jon Daniels said Tuesday the team was aware of the possible surgery and absence befo... Tue, 17 Jan 2017 19:54:00 GMT 2017-01-17T19:54:00Z Travis Snider agrees to minor league deal with Rangers ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) — Free agent outfielder Travis Snider has agreed to a minor league contract with the Texas Rangers and will attend big league spring training. As part of Friday's deal, Snider would get a $1 million, one-year contract if added to the 40-man major league roster. He could earn $500,000 in performance bonuses based on plate appearances: $50,000 each for 20... Fri, 06 Jan 2017 21:28:00 GMT 2017-01-06T21:28:00Z Rockies finalize deal with 1st baseman Ian Desmond DENVER (AP) — As a longtime shortstop, Ian Desmond knows all too well the value of a good first baseman. He's vowing to be that reliable as the Colorado Rockies convert him to a position he's never played. He doesn't even have a first baseman's glove of his own yet, borrowing one from a buddy until his arrives in the mail. Although the ... Wed, 14 Dec 2016 16:56:00 GMT 2016-12-14T16:56:00Z Gomez agrees to $11.5M deal to stay with Rangers OXON HILL, Md. (AP) — Carlos Gomez is staying with the Texas Rangers. The outfielder agreed to an $11.5 million, one-year contract, a deal subject to a successful physical. "Many of the objectives of the Rangers for Carlos go beyond one year," his agent, Scott Boras, said Wednesday. "Certainly Carlos really enjoyed the team and the environment and feels he's got a great chan... Thu, 08 Dec 2016 03:50:00 GMT 2016-12-08T03:50:00Z AP source: Desmond, Rockies agree to $70M, 5-year contract OXON HILL, Md. (AP) — All-Star free agent outfielder Ian Desmond and the Colorado Rockies have agreed to a $70 million, five-year contract, a person familiar with the negotiations told The Associated Press. The person spoke on condition of anonymity Wednesday because the agreement had not been announced. A versatile 31-year-old, Desmond hit .285 with 22 h... 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