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Catching situation looks interesting

Catching situation looks interesting

On Thursday, the Rangers signed catcher Chris Gimenez to a minor league contract with an invite to spring training. This small transaction could mean the Rangers have found their backup catcher for Robinson Chirinos. If Gimenez impresses, then quite possibly staff ace Yu Darvish will have one of his favorite catchers behind the plate returning. Last season before being traded to Cleveland, Gimenez caught 12 of Darvish's 22 starts. Darvish went 6-4 with two no-decisions, three complete games (the New York Yankees game July 23 was ruled a complete game due to weather), pitched into the...

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Texas Rangers set 40-man roster

The Texas Rangers went up to about one hour before the deadline on Thursday night before submitting their 40-man major-league roster. The Rangers put four players on the roster for the first time. They are: + Highly regarded catcher Jorge …
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Rangers add top prospects to roster

Rangers add top prospects to roster

The team shuffles the deck to protect four minor leaguers

Rangers protect players, make a trade with Angels

The Texas Rangers reached the 40-man roster limit and protected four players from the Rule 5 draft with several moves Thursday night. The team added right-handed pitchers Luke Jackson and Jerad Eickhoff, infielder Hanser Alberto and catcher Jorge Alfaro to the 40-man roster, protecting them from Rule 5 draft. To make room for the players, the Rangers designated outfielder/first baseman Jim Adduci for assignment and traded outfielder Daniel Robertson to the Los Angeles Angels for cash or a player to be named later.

Rangers change MRI date on Yu Darvish, change plans for Alexi Ogando

Right-hander Yu Darvish pushed back an MRI on his right elbow to next  week. The Rangers still expect a normal result, which will allow Darvish to begin off-season work. He missed the final seven weeks this season because of elbow …

Rangers sign three players

The Texas Rangers on Thursday announced the signing of catcher Chris Gimenez and right-handed pitcher David Martinez to minor-league contracts with invites to spring training. Gimenez, 31, hit .241 with 11 RBIs in 42 games with Texas and Cleveland last season. He spent a bulk of the season at Triple-A Round Rock where he hit .284 with six home runs and 22 RBIs. The Rangers acquired Gimenez in a waiver claim from Oakland last spring and he made the opening day roster.

Yu Darvish won't get MRI until next week

Texas Rangers ace Yu Darvish is scheduled to arrive in the United States on Thursday to meet with club officials, including new manager Jeff Banister. Darvish, who was shut down because of elbow inflammation after making five starts in the second half of the 2014 season, will have an MRI exam on his arm next week with Dr. Keith Meister. If the exam goes well, Darvish will begin his normal throwing program. Darvish has spent time on the disabled list in all three of his big league seasons, but GM Jon Daniels said the club isn't worried about durability issues.

Rangers backup catcher hurts hand

The Rangers backup catcher, Tomas Telis injured his left non-throwing hand while playing winter ball in Venezuela. A Rangers source said Telis' is listed as day-to-day and after an examination there is no structural damage. It appears Telis injured his hand on Monday while going two-for-four with a stolen base. In 25 games, Telis batted .256/.315/.341 for Navegantes del Magallanes. Rangers GM Jon Daniels said at the GM Meetings two weeks ago that Telis was improving his skills behind the plate and fixed some footwork problems in terms of throwing out base runners.

Rangers prepare for Rule 5

The Rangers have a deadline of 11 p.m. CST today to protect players from the Rule 5 draft. In order for that to happen, the Rangers will move some eligible minor league prospects to the 40-man roster. Any players who are eligible, but aren't added to the 40-man roster, can be taken by other teams during the Dec. 11 draft. Players eligible for the draft mostly include high school, international and college players signed in 2010. Currently the Rangers have 38 players on the 40-man roster after the decision to trade the rights of right-handed starter Miles Mikolas and left-handed reliever...

Yu Darvish reveals personal relationship

Texas Rangers right-hander Yu Darvish offered a rare glimpse into his personal life this week by revealing on Twitter that he is dating Seiko Yamamoto, a four-time women’s freestyle wrestling world champion. Darvish put a picture of the pair smiling …

Texas Rangers catcher sidelined in Venezuela

Catcher Tomas Telis, who made his major-league debut with the Texas Rangers this season, is sidelined in the Venezuela winter league because of an injured left hand. According to Venezuelan media reports, the injury arose on Monday, when Telis started …

Other Rangers’ news: Ogando will pitch soon; roster moves coming

Texas Rangers pitcher Alexi Ogando comes in to pitch against the Minnesota Twins in the seventh inning of a baseball game Thursday, May 29, 2014, in Minneapolis. The Rangers won 5-4. (AP Photo/Jim Mone)

Rangers’ Banister on Beasley hire: ‘He’s the type of guy that I know I can trust daily’

New Texas Rangers manager Jeff Banister is introduced at a news conference, at Globe Life Park, on Oct. 17, 2014. (Michael Ainsworth/The Dallas Morning News) 10182014xSPORTS
Rangers hire Tony Beasley as third-base coach

Rangers hire Tony Beasley as third-base coach

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Former co-worker endorses Texas Rangers hiring of Beasley eniring

Perry Hill, a widely respected infield coach with Miami, offered his endorsement of the Texas Rangers’ hire of Tony Beasley on Tuesday. “Great hire,” Hill said on Twitter. Beasley will serve as third-base coach and also work with fielders other …

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