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Hernandez's move to bullpen pays off in debut

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
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

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
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

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

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 

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

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
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
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

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

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
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?

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
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

Rangers drop series to A's on walk-off single

April 24, 2019

OAKLAND -- Next time Chris Woodward is urged to request a video replay despite unseen evidence, he’ll order it immediately and ask questions later. Woodward, who’s in his first year as the Rangers’ manager, was denied an opportunity to contest an umpiring decision in the ninth inning of Oakland’s 6-5

5 AL West prospects to watch early in 2019

April 11, 2019

The Minor League baseball season is under way and now is the time to start monitoring prospects, as many could have an impact this season in the American League West. Of MLB Pipeline’s Top 100 prospects, 17 are with organizations in the division, but even those not ranked among the

Starting spots for Rangers' Top 30 prospects

April 3, 2019

With the 2019 Minor League Baseball season getting underway, here's a look at where the Rangers' Top 30 prospects are starting the year. We also identify the prospect who just missed the Top 30 list, a player who didn't make the big league Opening Day roster but should make an

Here are the Rangers' 2019 Top 30 Prospects

February 22, 2019

Coming off a last-place finish in the American League West, their first in five years, and their first back-to-back losing seasons in a decade, the Rangers are in rebuild mode. Their farm system won't spark an immediate turnaround, but it's stocked with enough young talent to fuel hopes for a

Heineman, Evans earn Rangers Minors Awards

Grouse, Fields also set to be honored at Winter Warmup event
January 9, 2019

ARLINGTON -- Outfielder Scott Heineman has been selected as the 2018 Tom Grieve Minor League Player of the Year and right-hander Tyler Phillips has been named the Nolan Ryan Pitcher of the Year.The Rangers also announced that right-hander DeMarcus Evans has been named the Reliever of the Year and shortstop

Rangers add Farrell, sign Montero, Sampson

January 4, 2019

ARLINGTON -- The Rangers have claimed right-hander Luke Farrell off waivers from the Angels. Farrell, who has the ability to be a starter or reliever, is the son of former Blue Jays and Red Sox manager John Farrell.The club on Friday also signed right-handers Adrian Sampson and Rafael Montero to

Where do Rangers pitching prospects stand?

January 2, 2019

ARLINGTON -- The Rangers have been relentless in their pursuit of young starting pitching and may not be done if they get the right trade offer for starter Mike Minor, reliever Jose Leclerc or one of their extra offensive players. This has been the Rangers' No. 1 priority going back

Rangers add Volquez, 3 others to 40-man roster

November 20, 2018

ARLINGTON -- Veteran pitcher Edinson Volquez, who signed a two-year Minor League contract with the Rangers last spring, has been added to the 40-man roster to protect him from the Rule 5 Draft.Volquez, a 13-year Major League veteran and former All-Star, missed all of last season while recovering from Tommy

Ragans among prospects making strides in Ariz.

Rangers lefty had TJ surgery in March, joins litany of Texas hurlers rehabbing at Spring Training facility
October 25, 2018

SURPRISE, Ariz. -- While the Rangers are holding organizational meetings inside a conference room, left-handed pitcher Cole Ragans is getting ready for his wedding next month. Texas' No. 1 Draft pick from 2016 is also seven months removed from Tommy John elbow reconstruction surgery and is throwing from 105 feet