4:40 AM EDT, Sun March 24, 2019
Lone Star Ball Mar 22, 2019
Logan Forsythe, Jason Hammel make Texas Rangers roster

Logan Forsythe, Jason Hammel make Texas Rangers roster

The Rangers’ Opening Day roster will include infielder Logan Forsythe and pitcher Jason Hammel Texas Rangers Opening Day roster 2019: Logan Forsythe and Jason Hammel have made the Texas Rangers’ roster, per the beat guys on Twitter. Forsythe will be the team’s utility infielder, while Hammel appears to be slated for a long relief role. At this point, 23 of the 25 spots on the Opening Day roster appear to be accounted for. They are: Catchers — Jeff Mathis, Isiah Kiner-Falefa Infielders — Ronald Guzman, Rougned Odor, Elvis Andrus, Asdrubel Cabrera, Logan Forsythe Outfielders...
Lone Star Ball Mar 18, 2019
Monday Morning Texas Rangers Update

Monday Morning Texas Rangers Update

Only four games back of the Cactus League lead! Good morning. Jeff Wilson spoke with old man Elvis Andrus who is now 30 and the unquestioned leader in the clubhouse. Connor Byrne of MLB Trade Rumors reviewed the Rangers offseason efforts ahead of the 2019 season. Wilson notes that a relatively healthy spring for the Rangers hit a snag yesterday as Joey Gallo will miss time with a groin strain. T.R. Sullivan writes that Gallo thinks he would be playing if this were the regular season and that he believes he’ll be in the Opening Day lineup. Evan Grants writes that Willie Calhoun could...
SportsDay Mar 14, 2019
The Cubs have not made a decision, but Yu Darvish would love to face his former Rangers teammates on opening weekend

The Cubs have not made a decision, but Yu Darvish would love to face his former Rangers teammates on opening weekend

The Chicago Cubs have not made a decision on starting pitchers for the opening series against the Rangers beyond opening day starter Jon Lester.But, try as he might, Yu Darvish can’t help but make a case to pitch in the opening series against his former team. Asked about the possibility of facing the Rangers, Darvish tried to demur, but couldn’t.“It’s up to Joe Maddon; I don’t care,” he said after pitching four innings against a Rangers’ split squad roster in the Cubs’ 2-1 win.Then a moment later, he mentioned Elvis Andrus, Nomar Mazara and Rougned Odor, none of whom made the...
SportsDay Mar 9, 2019
The argument for Hunter Pence to make the Rangers' roster; why added importance has fallen on Elvis Andrus in 2019

The argument for Hunter Pence to make the Rangers' roster; why added importance has fallen on Elvis Andrus in 2019

Gerry Fraley, Rangers beat writer for SportsDayDFW.com and The Dallas Morning News, answers your questions about the team in a recent live chat. Here are some highlights:How important is Elvis Andrus to this team as the longest-tenured Ranger by about five years?Fraley: His position is more important than his tenure. If Andrus were to be lost because of a long-term injury, the Rangers would be in a real bind. Asdrubal Cabrera cannot play shortstop any longer, and it would be unfair to move him off third. There is no shortstop prospect in the system ready to step into the position for an...
SportsDay Mar 8, 2019
Why Elvis Andrus is adamant Rangers can play 'amazing' baseball in 2019 despite low expectations

Why Elvis Andrus is adamant Rangers can play 'amazing' baseball in 2019 despite low expectations

Texas Rangers shortstop Elvis Andrus joined the Ben and Skin show on 105.3 The Fan [KRLD-FM] on Wednesday to discuss the team's upcoming season. Below are highlights from the interview at the Rangers' spring training. Listen to the full interview here. On the mood at spring training thus far: "It’s been amazing. It’s been a really refreshing spring training so far. You can see it from the young guys’ standpoint. They’re playing relaxed and I think everything you see in the field is a reflection of everything you see in the clubhouse. The best part is coming up 2 or 4 weeks ahead of...
Lone Star Ball Mar 6, 2019
2019 Community Projections: Elvis Andrus

2019 Community Projections: Elvis Andrus

It’s time for the 2018 Community Projections. As a reminder, this thread is not for discussion, please use a FanPost. Please enter your projections for Elvis Andrus for the 2018 season in the following format: PA / AVG / OBP / SLG Example: 500 / .270 / .340 / .450 The slashes and periods should be included (spaces between are not required) this makes splitting the values apart based on the slashes easier. Note that we are requesting total plate appearances (PA) not at bats (AB). Please do not enter HR, RBI or any stat other than the four requested. This thread should be for projections...
SportsDay Feb 28, 2019
Rangers notebook: The spring training search for a backup shortstop behind Elvis Andrus continues

Rangers notebook: The spring training search for a backup shortstop behind Elvis Andrus continues

TEMPE, Ariz. -- Eli White made his second start at shortstop as the Rangers try to determine if he could handle the position for an extended period at the major league level.The Rangers are thin at shortstop behind Elvis Andrus. They are looking for a backup at the position on the major league roster and someone else to play the position daily in the minors to be ready as a replacement should Andrus incur an injury.White has emerged as a top candidate for the minor league job. Oakland drafted him as a shortstop out of Clemson in 2016."I want to see what he's got,'' manager Chris Woodward...
SportsDay Feb 25, 2019
Here is the most important thing Elvis Andrus got out of the three-team meeting with MLB Players Association reps

Here is the most important thing Elvis Andrus got out of the three-team meeting with MLB Players Association reps

SURPRISE, Ariz. - Elvis Andrus, the Rangers' representative to the MLB Players Association, called Sunday night's joint meeting between the Rangers, Los Angeles Dodgers. Chicago White Sox and MLBPA executives an "unbelievably awesome" exercise in unity."We are a union," Andrus said. "And a union is not just one team. It's 30. I think we are doing a great job of getting unified and making sure the young guys understand that. We saw a lot of young guys really energized."Players and union reps have grown more frustrated with the current economic structure in baseball after 25 years of labor...

Elvis Andrus Photos

Rangers Player News

  • 3

    Willie Calhoun

    Here is why Willie Calhoun did not respond correctly to the Rangers optioning him to AAA

  • 1

    Rougned Odor

    Rougned Odor's MVP spring training has given Rangers these reasons to believe this season will be different

  • 1

    Michael Tonkin

    Milwaukee Brewers sign Michael Tonkin to minor league contract

  • Joey Gallo

    Rangers notebook: Injury updates on Gallo, Guzman; Texas sends another pair of pitchers back to minors

  • Mike Minor

    Rangers manager Chris Woodward reveals starting rotation order

  • Lance Lynn

    2019 Community Projections: Lance Lynn

  • Shin-soo Choo

    'You have to be a professional': Willie Calhoun in danger of alienating teammates after demotion to Triple-A

  • Drew Smyly

    Rangers will add Jason Hammel, Logan Forsythe to opening day roster

  • Edinson Volquez

    Rangers manager Chris Woodward reveals starting rotation order

  • Shelby Miller

    Rangers manager Chris Woodward reveals starting rotation order