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deGrom embracing the vision Rangers putting forth

@kennlandry
December 8, 2022

ARLINGTON -- Late last week, Jacob deGrom flew to Texas for a physical after the quick process that led to him signing a five-year, $185 million deal with the Rangers. Almost immediately after passing the physical, he flew back to his home in Florida to go to Walt Disney World

With pitching procured, Rangers leave Meetings eyeing more

@kennlandry
December 7, 2022

SAN DIEGO -- As the Winter Meetings come to a close and dominoes fall across the league, the Rangers have continued to improve their club. Texas' biggest splash came in the days before baseball’s annual gathering with the signing of Jacob deGrom to a five-year, $185 million deal, but it

'Euphoria': deGrom signing elevates Rangers' expectations

Club's determined pursuit of ace led to quick deal
@kennlandry
December 6, 2022

SAN DIEGO -- The week after Thanksgiving, Rangers manager Bruce Bochy was feeling a little under the weather. By the following Thursday, GM Chris Young knew exactly what would make him feel better. “I got you some medicine. I got you a pitcher,” Young said he told Bochy on the

Rangers' Dominican academy opens doors to young athletes

December 8, 2022

In a first-of-its-kind event, the Texas Rangers Baseball Foundation partnered with non-profit organization Edify to create a unique experience for nearly 300 kids from the Dominican Republic. Since its opening in August 2019, the Rangers’ Dominican complex, located in Boca Chica, has served hundreds of prospects in their development to

Heaney heads to Rangers on 2-year deal 

@kennlandry and @HarriganMLB
3:58 PM CST

SAN DIEGO -- After making a splash by landing Jacob deGrom, the Rangers didn't slow down when it comes to adding rotation pieces. Left-hander Andrew Heaney is heading to Texas on a two-year deal which, per MLB Network insider Joel Sherman, is reportedly worth $25 million but includes bonuses that

Rangers land No. 4 pick in 2023 MLB Draft in inaugural Draft Lottery

@kennlandry
December 6, 2022

SAN DIEGO -- Rangers scouting director Kip Fagg wore his lucky red, white and blue Texas-themed socks along with his lucky red T-shirt to MLB’s inaugural Draft Lottery on Tuesday. Whatever luck the socks had in them worked for the Rangers, as the club moved up from seventh to the

Courtis makes history with Texas front-office post

Former Padres executive named senior director of baseball operations
@kennlandry
December 6, 2022

SAN DIEGO -- The Rangers are hiring Michaelene Courtis as senior director of baseball operations, the club announced on Monday, making her the highest-ranking woman in the organization’s history. While it’s important for the Rangers to diversify the front-office staff, and Courtis is thankful for the women that came before

Rangers lose RHP Englert in Rule 5 Draft

December 7, 2022

SAN DIEGO -- The return of the Rule 5 Draft at the Winter Meetings for the first time since 2019 brought a packed house and plenty of activity in the Major League phase on Wednesday afternoon. A total of 15 players were taken in that portion of the Rule 5,

The Rangers got their ace. What's next?

@kennlandry
December 3, 2022

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Injuries & Moves: Rangers officially add deGrom

December 7, 2022

Keep track of all of the Rangers’ recent transactions and injury updates throughout the offseason.

Rangers sign deGrom to 5-year deal

@kennlandry
December 2, 2022

The Rangers pulled off a stunner ahead of next week's Winter Meetings, signing ace right-hander Jacob deGrom to a five-year free-agent contract on Friday night. The deal will pay deGrom $185 million, a source told MLB.com; the club has not confirmed the value of the contract. deGrom, 34, is one

MLB Winter Meetings Auction to benefit Uvalde BGC

@kennlandry
December 5, 2022

SAN DIEGO -- For the first time since 2019, Major League Baseball has partnered with all 30 clubs and affiliated Minor League teams to organize the annual charity auction during Baseball’s Annual Winter Meetings to benefit a special cause. This year’s charity was spearheaded by the Texas Rangers and Houston

Hall of Fame hurler Gaylord Perry passes away at 84

December 1, 2022

Gaylord Perry, whose Hall of Fame pitching career will be forever linked with the spitball, died at his home in Gaffney, S.C., of natural causes on Thursday morning. He was 84. Perry remained vigorous during most of his retirement, working on his farm in Spruce Pine, N.C. He also religiously

Maddux embraces another opportunity with Rangers

@kennlandry
November 29, 2022

ARLINGTON -- Mike Maddux said it doesn’t seem that long ago that he was commanding a Rangers pitching staff at The Ballpark in Arlington, but it’s been a long seven years in Texas without him. Maddux was the Rangers’ pitching coach from 2009-15, making him the second-longest-tenured pitching coach in

Rangers players embrace giving back

@kennlandry
November 26, 2022

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Experts draft ’23 ROY candidates -- see where Rangers' Jung lands

@RobTnova24
November 25, 2022

With the Rookie of the Year winners announced before Thanksgiving, the experts at MLB Pipeline are thinking about the players likely to be in the running for those honors at this time next year. After naming each organization's best 2023 ROY candidate along with Sam Dykstra, Jim Callis and Jonathan

Rangers hire Mike Maddux as pitching coach

Former Royals GM Dayton Moore added to staff as senior advisor
@kennlandry
November 23, 2022

ARLINGTON -- “I'm not old school or new school. It's just really about the right school,” Rangers general manager Chris Young said at his end-of-season press conference about the search for a big league pitching coach. As much as baseball -- and pitching in particular -- has changed with technology

Carter among Minor League Gold Glove winners

@MavalloneMiLB
November 22, 2022

Who wouldn't want to add a little gold to their collection? Rawlings and Minor League Baseball announced their annual Gold Glove winners, which includes four Top 100 prospects for a second consecutive year. Outfielders Jackson Chourio (No. 10), Pete Crow-Armstrong (No. 30) and Evan Carter (No. 56) were honored for

Napoli joins A-Rod on HOF ballot

@MannyOnMLB
November 21, 2022

The National Baseball Hall of Fame revealed the 2023 Baseball Writers’ Association of America Hall of Fame ballot on Monday, with several notable names appearing for the first time, as well as returning candidates hoping to continue trending toward possible enshrinement in Cooperstown. Former slugging outfielder Carlos Beltrán, who belted

Each club’s top 2023 ROY candidate

November 21, 2022

MLB witnessed an unusually strong rookie class in 2022. Julio Rodríguez became the quickest player ever to reach 25 homers and 25 steals while Michael Harris II posted the third-highest WAR (5.3, per Baseball-Reference) of any rookie age 21 or younger in the last 40 years. And that's just the

Rangers non-tender RHP Nick Snyder

@kennlandry
November 18, 2022

ARLINGTON -- The Rangers will not tender a 2023 contract to right-hander Nick Snyder, the club announced on Friday. He is now a free agent. The Rangers tendered contracts to their other 32 eligible players, while also having seven already under contract for 2023: right-handers Jon Gray, José Leclerc and

Rangers to host 2024 ASG at Globe Life Field

@kennlandry
November 17, 2022

ARLINGTON -- The All-Star Game is returning to Texas. The Texas Rangers were awarded the 2024 All-Star Game presented by Mastercard, Major League Baseball announced Thursday. The Rangers will host the Midsummer Classic at Globe Life Field in what will be the ballpark's fifth season. Officials from the Rangers and

Rocker, Acuña make AFL Top 30

November 17, 2022

Since its inception in 1992, the Arizona Fall League has sent more than 60 percent of its participants and more than 3,000 players to the big leagues. That group includes Hall of Famers Roy Halladay, Derek Jeter and Mike Piazza, another Cooperstown lock in Albert Pujols and this year's American

Rangers add Venable to coaching staff

Former Red Sox bench coach will serve as Bochy's associate manager
@kennlandry
November 16, 2022

ARLINGTON -- Rangers manager Bruce Bochy continued to fill his Major League coaching staff on Wednesday, as the club announced the hiring of Red Sox bench coach Will Venable, who will serve as associate manager on Bochy’s 2023 Major League staff. Venable has spent the past two seasons on Alex