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Six Rangers prospects are playing for the Surprise Saguaros in the 2019 Arizona Fall League: Outfielder Bubba Thompson (No. 8), right-hander Josh Advocate, shortstop Jax Biggers, right-hander Noah Brehmer, right-hander Cole Uvila and catcher Matt Whatley. AFL news and video | Rangers Top 30 Prospects Here’s a day-by-day look at

Inbox: Looking ahead to potential 2020 roster

Beat reporter T.R. Sullivan answers questions from fans
@Sullivan_Ranger
October 7, 2019

Great response to my request for inbox questions. We will do this again next week, so send those questions to tr.sullivan@mlb.com. Sorry we couldn’t get to every question. Who would you identify as the core of this team going forward? -- Dennis G. Garland, Texas Lance Lynn, Mike Minor and

Palumbo shows K potential vs. Yankees

Rangers prospect fans 7 over 3-plus innings, allows 3 HRs
@Sullivan_Ranger
September 28, 2019

ARLINGTON -- Rangers pitcher Joe Palumbo is from Long Island to the east of New York City. That's generally considered Mets territory, and that was Palumbo's favorite team growing up, although he was a big Derek Jeter fan. Jeter, now retired, was the leader of many powerful Yankees teams, and

Pipeline names Rangers Prospects of the Year

@Sullivan_Ranger
September 19, 2019

ARLINGTON -- Left-hander Joe Palumbo had an interesting year in his first full season since returning from Tommy John surgery. Palumbo missed time on the injured list with a sprained left foot and a blister on his left thumb. He has a 9.95 ERA in five appearances with the Rangers,

Palumbo puts blister issue behind him with 4 K's

@Sullivan_Ranger
September 15, 2019

ARLINGTON -- The Rangers are trying to evaluate as many young players as they can at the end of the season, and they were finally able to lay their eyes on rookie left-hander Joe Palumbo. Palumbo has been sidelined with a blister on his left thumb since Aug. 20, but

Prized int'l signee Lora joins Rangers for BP

@Sullivan_Ranger
September 11, 2019

ARLINGTON -- Bayron Lora, 16, having already agreed to a $3.9 million signing bonus, passed his physical on Wednesday and went right to work. Lora, ranked as the third-best international prospect this summer by MLB Pipeline, stepped onto the field at Globe Life Park for the first time to take

Guzman returns to Rangers 'in a better place'

Mazara, Volquez, Gibaut, Springs and Sampson among Texas' other additions
@Sullivan_Ranger
September 1, 2019

ARLINGTON -- The Rangers expanded their roster on Sunday by calling up first baseman Ronald Guzmán and pitcher Ian Gibaut from Triple-A Nashville, while also activating outfielder Nomar Mazara and pitchers Jeffrey Springs, Edinson Vólquez and Adrian Sampson from the injured list. Mazara and Guzman both made appearances as pinch-hitters

No. 8 prospect Thompson named to AFL roster

@SarahWexler32
August 28, 2019

ANAHEIM -- Four Rangers prospects were named as participants for the 2019 Arizona Fall League, with rosters unveiled on Wednesday. Outfielder Bubba Thompson, catcher Matt Whatley and right-handers Josh Advocate and Cole Uvila will be playing for the Surprise Saguaros starting on Sept. 18, getting the chance to compete for

Allard goes 6 1/3 scoreless for 2nd Rangers win

Calhoun, Santana hit 2-run homers in Texas' shutout victory
@Sullivan_Ranger
August 25, 2019

CHICAGO -- Rangers rookie left-hander Kolby Allard made his fifth Major League start on Saturday night and pitched like a savvy veteran well beyond the age of 22. This is what the good ones look like, no matter how long they have been in the big leagues. Allard used four

Hernandez's move to bullpen pays off in debut

@Sullivan_Ranger
August 22, 2019

ARLINGTON -- The Rangers brought right-hander Jonathan Hernandez to the big leagues as a reliever on Tuesday, even though he has been a starter for most of his Minor League career. He passed his first test in Wednesday night's 8-7 Rangers victory by pitching 2 1/3 scoreless innings and getting

Solak, Burke hit the ground running in debuts

Rangers down Halos in 11 for 2nd straight night
@Sullivan_Ranger
August 21, 2019

ARLINGTON -- Rangers rookie pitcher Brock Burke and infielder Nick Solak had an unforgettable time on their first day in the Major Leagues, and it ended on a victorious note. It also came at the expense of one of the greatest players in Major League history, but nobody on the

Rangers recall No. 12 prospect Hernandez

@Sullivan_Ranger
August 20, 2019

ARLINGTON -- In need of a fresh arm in their bullpen, the Rangers added reinforcement for Game 2 of Tuesday’s doubleheader against the Angels by calling up right-hander Jonathan Hernandez from Double-A Frisco. Hernandez and left-handed starter Brock Burke were both added before the second game. Right-handers Phillips Valdez and

Prospect Burke may join Rangers Tuesday

Lefty, acquired in Profar trade, would start one game of doubleheader
@Sullivan_Ranger
August 16, 2019

ARLINGTON -- The Rangers are considering bringing left-handed pitching prospect Brock Burke to the big leagues and have him start in Tuesday’s doubleheader against the Angels. Burke, who is currently at Triple-A Nashville, is ranked by MLB Pipeline as the No. 7 prospect in the organization. “We are still kind

Rangers prospect Huff wins Futures Game MVP

@castrovince
July 7, 2019

CLEVELAND -- The man who has hit more homers than anybody in the history of Progressive Field gave what can only be described as expert advice to Sam Huff in advance of his seventh-inning at-bat in the SiriusXM All-Star Futures Game at Progressive Field.

Rangers sign top Draft picks Jung, Wendzel

@Sullivan_Ranger
July 3, 2019

ARLINGTON -- A dream came true for two college third basemen on Wednesday when the Rangers officially announced the signings of their top two picks from last month’s MLB Draft. The Rangers reached an agreement on a $4.4 million bonus with Josh Jung of Texas Tech, who was the eighth

Rangers to sign pair of top int’l prospects 

@JesseSanchezMLB
July 2, 2019

The Rangers have a long history on the international market and are once again among the busiest teams during the international signing period. According to industry sources, the Rangers have agreed to a $4.2 million deal with outfielder Bayron Lora, ranked No. 3 on MLB Pipeline’s Top 30 International Prospects

Here are future All-Stars from the AL West

@alysonfooter
June 20, 2019

We're pretty close to finding out who this year's All-Stars will be, and while there may be some surprise elections and selections revealed, it's not that difficult to figure out which worthy candidates are most likely to hear their names called. But what about next year's All-Stars? Predicting that may

Pence on injury: 'It’s very minor, not too bad'

Palumbo earns start Wednesday; second-round pick signs
@Sullivan_Ranger
June 18, 2019

ARLINGTON -- Rangers outfielder Hunter Pence is hoping for a quick return from the injured list after being diagnosed with a strained right groin muscle. Pence was placed on the IL Monday, and is eligible to come off a week from Thursday. “It’s very minor, not too bad,” Pence said

Draft pick from Stoneman Douglas quite a story

Luke Schiltz goes from unknown to Rangers' system in less than a year
@Sullivan_Ranger
June 13, 2019

ARLINGTON -- Rangers amateur scout Cliff Terracuso paid a visit to Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Fla., last November to check on another group of talented athletes from a highly successful baseball program. Nine months earlier the school had been the scene of the deadliest high school shooting

Rangers go pitcher-heavy to wrap up Draft

@Sullivan_Ranger
June 5, 2019

ARLINGTON -- Adrian Rodriguez is a 6-foot-5 right-hander who went to the Florida Virtual School, an internet-based public high school that draws students from around the nation. Rodriguez actually lives in Yonkers, just north of New York City. Rangers scout Takeshi Sakurayama found him pitching in a men’s league in

Rangers turn their eyes to arms on Draft Day 2

@Sullivan_Ranger
June 4, 2019

ARLINGTON -- The Rangers went hard after pitchers on the second day of the 2019 Draft, using five of their eight picks on Tuesday on college arms to go along with second-round pick Ryan Garcia of UCLA from Monday night. The Rangers also took Texas Tech third baseman Josh Jung

Rangers pick 2 third basemen on Day 1 of Draft

Jung, Wendzel Big 12 Players of the Year; Garcia Pac-12 Pitcher of the Year
@Sullivan_Ranger
June 4, 2019

ARLINGTON -- Rangers general manager Jon Daniels said before the 2019 MLB Draft that third base was a position of weakness within their farm system. The Rangers addressed that immediately on Monday night when they used their first two picks to draft third basemen. Turns out, they are both quite

Who might Rangers draft at 8?

@Sullivan_Ranger
June 3, 2019

ARLINGTON -- The Rangers need to land an impact prospect when they use the eighth overall pick in the 2019 MLB Draft. This will be only the second time Texas has had a Top 10 pick since having four in a row from 2001-04. The Rangers will also have the

Rangers prospect Ragans needs 2nd TJ surgery

May 14, 2019

KANSAS CITY -- Left-hander Cole Ragans, the Rangers' first-round pick in the 2016 MLB Draft, will need a second Tommy John surgery after tests revealed another tear of the ulnar collateral ligament. Ragans, 21, who is ranked as the club's No. 10 prospect by MLB Pipeline, was close to pitching

Hearn on debut: 'You either win or you learn'

Rangers' No. 11 prospect quotes Mandela after rough outing
@Sullivan_Ranger
April 26, 2019

SEATTLE -- Rangers rookie left-hander Taylor Hearn quoted Nelson Mandela after his Major League debut on Thursday night. “I think Nelson Mandela said it best, one of his quotes I love is, 'You either win or you learn, you never lose.’” Hearn said after the Rangers’ 14-2 loss to the