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Dunning working rare forkball into his pitch repertoire

@kennlandry
March 3, 2024

MESA, Ariz. -- The mystery has finally been solved. Rangers pitcher Dane Dunning -- who has been teasing a new pitch since January -- has finally decided to let everybody in on the secret. It’s a forkball. When Dunning made his start against the Diamondbacks at Salt River Fields last

Mailbag: What can Leiter do to get the call in '24?

@kennlandry
March 3, 2024

This story was excerpted from Kennedi Landry’s Rangers Beat newsletter. To read the full newsletter, click here. And subscribe to get it regularly in your inbox. SURPRISE, Ariz. -- With about a month left until Opening Day, it’s time for a Rangers inbox to answer your questions as the club

1 prospect to watch from each team during Spring Training

@bmags94
March 3, 2024

Spring Training is the perfect scenario for young players to make good impressions on their MLB organizations. Especially early on, prospects can stand out and potentially expedite their timeline to reach the Majors. With the help of each club's MLB.com beat writer, here is each team’s standout prospect during Spring

Injuries & Moves: Jung resumes baseball activities

March 3, 2024

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Healthy once again, Yates ready to fortify Rangers' bullpen

@kennlandry
March 2, 2024

SURPRISE, Ariz. -- Last season, Kirby Yates came into Spring Training with the Braves having a lot of doubts. Could he get through a full big league season healthy? If he could do that, could he even contribute to a big league team anymore? Now, all those doubts are gone.

Langford stays hot, mashes two more home runs 

@kennlandry
March 2, 2024

SURPRISE, Ariz. -- It’s not often that a 22-year-old prospect is the talk of the town on a team that just won its first World Series, but Wyatt Langford isn’t your normal 22-year-old prospect. Langford, the No. 6 prospect in baseball per MLB Pipeline, hit two home runs on Saturday

Projecting the Rangers' 2024 Opening Day roster

@kennlandry
March 1, 2024

Much like last season, the Rangers entered Spring Training without question marks at many positions. Every position player from Game 5 of the World Series is returning except designated hitter Mitch Garver, and the pitching staff, while lacking depth, is stable for the time being. Here is a position-by-position breakdown

'It feels good': No. 2 Texas prospect Langford rips 1st spring HR

@kennlandry
March 1, 2024

SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. -- Rangers No. 2 prospect Wyatt Langford has been thrown into the deep end this spring, starting multiple Cactus League games alongside big league stars like Marcus Semien, Nathaniel Lowe and Evan Carter. After a slow first week of play, Langford hit his first home run of the

How a bet won this prospect $50 -- and potentially a spot in the Majors

@kennlandry
February 29, 2024

SURPRISE, Ariz. -- Few good things actually come out of a bet between friends, no matter how friendly it may seem. But Marc Church, the Rangers’ No. 19 prospect per MLB Pipeline, has a different story. Because of his quick development as a professional, it’s easy to forget Church’s trajectory

Bradford's 'heart and soul' in bid for starting job

@kennlandry
February 28, 2024

SURPRISE, Ariz. -- Last spring, Cody Bradford was admittedly a little shell-shocked to be around guys like Jacob deGrom and Nathan Eovaldi. It wasn’t his first time in big league camp and he knew he had a job to do in terms of impressing the new coaching staff, but being

After two uneven years, Winn embracing chances in Rangers camp

@kennlandry
February 28, 2024

This story was excerpted from Kennedi Landry’s Rangers Beat newsletter. To read the full newsletter, click here. And subscribe to get it regularly in your inbox.

Rangers and TXA 21 announce partnership to broadcast 4 Spring Training games

Partnership to provide viewing capabilities to over 3 million households in the DFW Metroplex
February 28, 2024

Arlington, Texas— The Texas Rangers and TXA 21 today announced a partnership in which four Rangers spring training games will be broadcast live on TXA 21. The following games are included in the agreement:

  • Tuesday, March 12 vs. Cleveland Guardians at 3:05 p.m. CT
  • Tuesday, March 19 vs.

1 prospect from each team who can light up the radar gun

@SamDykstraMiLB and @JimCallisMLB
February 29, 2024

As fictitious Cleveland manager Lou Brown says from the dugout to his mercurial young star, “Wild Thing” Vaughn, in a climactic moment against the Yankees in the movie “Major League”: Forget the curveball, Ricky, give him the heater. Spoiler alert, Ricky does indeed give him the heater and blows 101

Rotation-bound Dunning sheds light on mystery pitch

@mreynoldsMLB
February 27, 2024

SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. -- Dane Dunning started four of his six appearances last spring, but he broke camp in the Rangers’ bullpen. He went 2-0 with a 1.77 ERA over eight April relief appearances, putting in important innings as Texas raced out to an early lead in the American League West.

Gray to be key piece of injury-riddled Rangers rotation

@kennlandry
February 26, 2024

SURPRISE, Ariz. -- The Rangers’ rotation -- and potential competition for the No. 5 spot -- has been the talk of camp, and with a trio of pitchers in Jacob deGrom, Max Scherzer and Tyler Mahle opening the season on the injured list, it’s easy to see why. So with

MLB, Rangers unveil All-Star Week events schedule

February 26, 2024

Major League Baseball and the Texas Rangers on Monday announced the 2024 All-Star Week schedule of fan events taking place in Arlington, Fort Worth and the North Texas region from Friday, July 12 – Tuesday, July 16. The 94th Midsummer Classic will be played at Globe Life Field on Tuesday,

X-rays negative, Evan Carter day to day after HBP

Rangers' rookie phenom hit in left forearm area during first-inning at-bat
@kennlandry
February 26, 2024

SURPRISE, Ariz. -- Rangers rookie sensation Evan Carter left his Cactus League matchup with the Giants in the first inning on Sunday afternoon after getting hit by a pitch in his left hand/wrist area. MLB Pipeline’s No. 5 overall prospect, Carter initially took his base before chatting with first-base coach

Langford among prospects to watch at Spring Training

@JimCallisMLB
February 27, 2024

This story was excerpted from MLB Pipeline's newsletter. To read the full newsletter, click here. And subscribe to get it regularly in your inbox.

Which prospects will hit the most homers in ‘24?

@JimCallisMLB
February 28, 2024

Last week, our Pipeline prospect gurus dissected each club’s top power-hitting prospect in the system so, naturally, we had to give it the podcast treatment because who doesn’t love the long ball. On the latest Pipeline Podcast, Jim Callis and Jonathan Mayo drafted 10 prospects from that list who they

9 ways Minor League teams are celebrating Black baseball history

@BensBiz and @JoshJacksonMiLB
February 27, 2024

When Jackie Robinson made his debut as a member of the Brooklyn Dodgers organization in Spring Training of 1946, his jersey number was not the 42 he'd come to be associated with. That spring in Daytona Beach, and throughout the ensuing season with the Triple-A Montreal Royals, he wore number

1 dark horse candidate to make each Opening Day roster

@Theo_DeRosa
February 25, 2024

From seasoned veterans to up-and-coming young players, Spring Training provides an opportunity for everyone to shine. While only 26 players per club will crack the Opening Day roster when all is said and done, those who stand out during the spring often find themselves rewarded. With the help of each

Top prospects Carter, Langford working in tandem in spring

@kennlandry
February 25, 2024

SURPRISE, Ariz. -- If you’re roaming the backfields at the Rangers’ Surprise facility and you see Evan Carter, Wyatt Langford likely isn’t too far behind. The Rangers’ top two prospects -- and the Nos. 5 and 6 prospects in all of baseball -- have been in the same BP groups

Foscue drawing Buster Posey comps at camp

@kennlandry
February 25, 2024

This story was excerpted from Kennedi Landry's Rangers Beat newsletter. To read the full newsletter, click here. And subscribe to get it regularly in your inbox. SURPRISE, Ariz. -- Justin Foscue can hit. Simple as that. Ranked as Rangers’ No. 6 prospect by MLB Pipeline, Foscue hit .266/.394/.468 (.862 OPS)

'He's a gifted player': Duran aiming to take leap in 2024

@kennlandry
February 24, 2024

SURPRISE, Ariz. -- Ezequiel Duran is a Spring Training legend of sorts. Over 54 games in his career with the Rangers (2022-23) and Yankees (‘20-21), he’s hit .370/.404/.685 with five homers, three triples, eight doubles and 26 RBIs. When manager Bruce Bochy first got a glimpse of Duran in Spring