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Rangers signing Joe Gatto, per report

Rangers signing Joe Gatto, per report

Tim Heitman-USA TODAY Sports Ken Rosenthal is reporting that the Rangers are signing reliever Joe Gatto to a major league deal MLB Rumors: The Texas Rangers are signing free agent reliever Joe Gatto to a major league deal, according to Ken Rosenthal on Twitter. Gatto, 25, was a second round pick of the Anaheim Angels in 2014. He was a starter in the Angels’ system until moving to relief prior to the 2019 season. As a reliever in 2009, he had a 4.80 ERA in 54.1 IP for AA Mobile, with 57 Ks against 28 walks. He has not, from what I can tell, ever been on the 40 man...

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LSB Offseason Community Prospect Rankings — #4

LSB Offseason Community Prospect Rankings — #4

Photo by Will Newton/ Congratulations to Cole Winn, who has been named the #3 prospect in the LSB Offseason Community Prospect Rankings Congratulations to Cole Winn, who won yesterday’s voting to be named the #3 prospect in the LSB Offseason Community Prospect Rankings. Our list so far: 1 — Josh Jung 2 — Sam Huff 3 — Cole Winn Moving on... Who is the #4 prospect in the Rangers farm system right now? Cast your vote below...
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LSB Offseason Community Prospect Rankings — #3

LSB Offseason Community Prospect Rankings — #3

Photo by Ronald Martinez/ Congratulations to Sam Huff, who has been named the #2 prospect in the LSB Offseason Community Prospect Rankings Congratulations to Sam Huff, who won yesterday’s voting to be named the #2 prospect in the LSB Offseason Community Prospect Rankings. Our list so far: 1 — Josh Jung 2 — Sam Huff Moving on... Who is the #3 prospect in the Rangers farm system right now? Cast your vote below...
Lone Star Ball Dec 1, 2020
Minor gets 2/$18M from KCR

Minor gets 2/$18M from KCR

Jane Tyska/Digital First Media/East Bay Times via Former Ranger Mike Minor is getting $18 million guaranteed in his two year deal from Kansas City MLB Rumors: Mike Minor’s contract with the Kansas City Royals will guarantee him $18 million, per Jeff Passan on Twitter. Jon Heyman says that Minor will get $7 million in 2021, $10 million in 2022, and has a 2023 team option for $13 million with a $1 million buyout. That’s a little more than I would have guessed for Minor, who signed a 3 year, $28 million deal with the Texas Rangers after the 2017 season, and gave...
Lone Star Ball Dec 1, 2020
Kiner-Falefa replacing Elvis at SS, per Grant

Kiner-Falefa replacing Elvis at SS, per Grant

Photo by Bob Levey/ Evan Grant is reporting that the Rangers will have Isiah Kiner-Falefa as their starting shortstop in 2021 Isiah Kiner-Falefa is replacing Elvis Andrus as the Texas Rangers’ starting shortstop for the 2021 season, per Evan Grant. While not completely out of the blue, this is still a pretty major development for the Rangers. The team said late in the 2020 season that neither Elvis Andrus nor Rougned Odor were going to be guaranteed playing time going forward, and Elvis ended the year on the injured list with back issues. Kiner-Falefa was one of the...
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LSB Offseason Community Prospect Rankings — #2

LSB Offseason Community Prospect Rankings — #2

We have a limited selection of Josh Jung as a Texas Ranger photos in our database | Photo by Ronald Martinez/ Congratulations to Josh Jung, who has been named the #1 prospect in the LSB Offseason Community Prospect Rankings Congratulations to Josh Jung, who won yesterday’s voting in a runaway and has been named the #1 prospect in the LSB Offseason Community Prospect Rankings. Moving on... Who is the #2 prospect in the Rangers farm system right now? Cast your vote below...
Lone Star Ball Nov 30, 2020
Erlin joining the Ham Fighters

Erlin joining the Ham Fighters

Photo by Mark Goldman/Icon Sportswire via Former Ranger pitching prospect Robbie Erlin is heading to Japan for 2021 Robbie Erlin has agreed to a one year deal with the Nippon Ham Fighters, per reports on the Tweetbox. The 30 year old left handed pitcher will thus be spending the 2021 season in the NPB. Erlin, of course, was once a Texas Rangers pitching prospect of some note, which is why we are doing this post about him. Erlin was the Rangers third round pick in the 2009 draft, which famously saw Texas fail to sign Matt Purke, their first round pick. Erlin, an...
Lone Star Ball Nov 30, 2020
LSB Offseason Community Prospect Rankings — #1

LSB Offseason Community Prospect Rankings — #1

Today’s photo is a reminder that, in the words of Professor Parks, prospects will break your heart | Photo by Christian Petersen/ Who is the #1 prospect in the Rangers farm system right now? Today we kick off the balloting for the annual LSB Offseason Community Prospect Rankings. If you are not familiar, each offseason we do a poll, asking who the #1 prospect in the Rangers system is. The winner of the poll gets the #1 spot in the rankings, and we move on to vote on #2, then #3, and so on. If the vote is close or tied, we will do a runoff. We did not do midseason...
Lone Star Ball Nov 30, 2020
Monday Morning Texas Rangers Update

Monday Morning Texas Rangers Update

Photo by Ronald Martinez/ Happy belated birthday, Pudge! Good morning. Did you celebrate Pudge’s birthday this weekend? Brice Paterik notes that 2019 Opening Day starter and All-Star Mike Minor is heading back from whence he came as a free agent signee with the Kansas City Royals. And, since this free agency period is already boring, Will Leitch lists each team’s biggest 2021 free agent to be with Lance Lynn looming large for the Texas Rangers. Be well!
Lone Star Ball Nov 30, 2020
Mike Minor to Royals, per reports

Mike Minor to Royals, per reports

Photo by Tom Pennington/ The Royals have reportedly agreed to a two year deal with Mike Minor MLB Rumors: Mike Minor and the Kansas City Royals have agreed to terms on a two year deal, per multiple reports. The free agent left handed pitcher spent the 2016 and 2017 seasons with the Royals, with his strong 2017 campaign leading to Minor inking a three year, $28 million deal with the Texas Rangers. No details on the financial terms of this deal have been reported yet. Minor, who turns 33 in December, spent the 2016 season on the injured list with Kansas City, then had a...
Lone Star Ball Nov 29, 2020
Sunday morning Rangers stuff

Sunday morning Rangers stuff

Photo by Leslie Plaza Johnson/Icon Sportswire/Corbis/Icon Sportswire via Sunday morning Rangers news and links Good morning, folks... There’s nothing out there again today as far as Texas Rangers news goes. On the positive side, the Offseason Community Prospect Rankings will begin on Monday. I know there are going to be some wet blankets saying that it is pointless to do the rankings after a season where there were no minor league games played, that we don’t know anything new about most of the prospects, especially the younger ones, and this is just a waste of...
Lone Star Ball Nov 28, 2020
Saturday Morning Rangers Stuff

Saturday Morning Rangers Stuff

Photo by Matthew Pearce/Icon Sportswire via Texas Rangers update for Saturday, November 28 Good morning, LSB. There is very little baseball news today, and virtually none concerning the Texas Rangers baseball organization. Brendan Gawlowski of Fangraphs compares the MLB playoffs and the KBO playoffs. The Athletic has a story up about Jim Leyland and swearwords. Jay Jaffe looks at the Hall of Fame case for Andy Pettite (I’m thinking he’s a safe bet). Have a good weekend.
Lone Star Ball Nov 27, 2020
Sporcle Quiz of the Day: 2010s Opening Day Lineups

Sporcle Quiz of the Day: 2010s Opening Day Lineups

Photo by Ronald Martinez/ Can you name everyone who was in an Opening Day lineup for the Rangers in the 2010s? Its a holiday weekend, and there is little of note going on in the baseball world, and even less of note going on in Rangers land... So to entertain you, here’s a Sporcle Quiz... Can you name every player who was in a Texas Rangers opening day lineup from 2010-19? Good luck...
Lone Star Ball Nov 26, 2020
Thanksgiving Day Links

Thanksgiving Day Links

Jerome Miron-USA TODAY Sports Links! Catcher Jose Trevino has run a toy drive since 2017 in his home town, Corpus Christi, for after school programs. Richard Justice has one thing each team should be thankful for in 2020. The Rangers claimed backup catcher Aramis Garcia off waivers yesterday, bringing the 40 man roster to 39 players.
Lone Star Ball Nov 25, 2020
Rangers claim Aramis Garcia on waivers

Rangers claim Aramis Garcia on waivers

Photo by Lachlan Cunningham/ The Rangers have claimed catcher Aramis Garcia on waivers from the Giants The Texas Rangers have claimed catcher Aramis Garcia on waivers from the San Francisco Giants, the team announced today. Texas had two open 40 man roster spots, so no corresponding move was necessary to clear a spot for Garcia. Garcia, who turns 28 in January, was a second round pick of the Giants out of Florida International in 2014. He spent most of 2018 in AA, with a little time in AAA and in the majors, and spent most of 2019 in AAA, with a short amount of time...

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