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Texas Rangers minor-leaguer off to fast start in Venezuela

Teodoro Martinez, an outfielder in the Texas Rangers’ organization, extended his good start in the Venezuelan winter league on Thursday night. Martinez, hitting leadoff, had two hits for Aragua in an 11-5 win over Lara. Martinez is hitting .389 with …

Position Breakdown: Catcher

We conclude our daily series on breaking down the Texas Rangers position by position with a look at the catchers. Catchers: Robinson Chirinos and Tomas Telis Most productive: Chirinos Least productive: J.P. Arencibia Stat of Note: Geovany Soto, the projected No. 1 catcher in 2014, played 10 games. Outlook: Before you get excited about Jorge Alfaro, one of the top minor-league prospects in the system, he won't be playing in Arlington in 2015.
Magadan returning to Rangers staff

Magadan returning to Rangers staff

Rangers hitting coach Dave Magadan, who was a candidate for a job with Oakland, will remain with Texas for a third season.

Dave Magadan to remain with Rangers

The Texas Rangers will retain hitting coach Dave Magadan for the 2015 season. Magadan met with team officials on Thursday in Surprise, Ariz., and after "a getting to know you" session with new manager Jeff Banister, it was agreed by all parties involved he should stay. Magadan, who has one year remaining on his contract, said contract talks for an extension weren't discussed. The Rangers are trying to finalize their coaching staff and in addition to retaining Magadan, who had spoken to several other clubs about employment, pitching coach Mike Maddux's status remains unsettled.

Steve Buechele emerging as leading contender for Texas Rangers bench coach job

SURPRISE, Ariz. – That one week that Jeff Banister spent as a major league player? It apparently helped him find a bench coach. Triple-A Round Rock manager Steve Buechele, who was Banister’s teammate in Pittsburgh, has emerged as a leading …

Texas Rangers third baseman Adrian Beltre is Gold Glove finalist

Texas Rangers third baseman Adrian Beltre is one of three AL West third basemen to be named finalists for the AL Gold Glove at the position. Beltre, 35, joins Oakland’s Josh Donaldson and Seattle’s Kyle Seager as finalists for the …

Former Texas Rangers minor-leaguer in the World Series

Mike Jirschele spent 11 seasons in the Texas Rangers’ minor-league system without ever spending a day in the majors. He is getting his reward this year. Jirschele made his major-league debut this year as Kansas City’s third-base coach. The Royals …

Long-time White Sox scout passes

This blog is devoted to doings of the Texas Rangers, but a sad baseball development on Thursday deserves mention. Chicago White Sox scout Paul Provas, based in Arlington, died after a year-long fight with brain cancer. Provas, 63, was elected …

Position Breakdown: Relief pitching

Our daily series on breaking down the Texas Rangers position by position continues with a look at relief pitching. Relievers: Alex Claudio, Jon Edwards, Neftali Feliz, Michael Kirkman, Phil Klein, Corey Knebel, Roman Mendez, Alexi Ogando, Spencer Patton, Robbie Ross Jr., Matt West. Most productive: Netfali Feliz. Least productive: Robbie Ross. Stat of note: 26 relief losses matches the team's total for the past six seasons. Outlook: There’s some uncertainty regarding this group.
Forging a coaching staff continues for Rangers’ Banister

Forging a coaching staff continues for Rangers’ Banister

The new managers schedule included meetings with Steve Buechele and Dave Magadan.

Position Breakdown: Starting pitching

Our series on breaking down the Texas Rangers position by position continues with a look at starting pitching. Starters: Yu Darvish, Matt Harrison, Derek Holland, Nick Martinez, Miles Mikolas, Martin Perez, Tanner Scheppers and Nick Tepesch. Most productive pitcher: Darvish Least productive pitcher: Robbie Ross Stat of note: Wins above average for starters was minus-6.1 Outlook: Injuries hampered the Rangers' entire 2014 season. The club’s rotation compiled a 4.
New Rangers manager gets to work hoping to finalize staff soon

New Rangers manager gets to work hoping to finalize staff soon

The new manager meets with team officials in Arizona to prepare for the next season.Tim Bogar wont coach for Rangers in 2015New Rangers manager leaves positive, familiar first impressionNew Rangers manager better be ready to be yes-mannedEmotions run deep for Texas-bred Banister, familyMore Texas Rangers coverage

Texas Rangers manager Jeff Banister to meet with hitting instructor Dave Magadan about future

SURPRISE, Ariz. – The fate of Rangers pitching coach Mike Maddux, whose contract expires within the next 10 days, and hitting instructor Dave Magadan should be determined within the week. Magadan, who has a year remaining on his contract, will …

Texas Rangers outfielder nominated for AFL award

Texas Rangers outfield prospect Nick Williams was nominated for the player of the week award in the Arizona Fall League. Williams hit .450 with six RBIs in 20 at-bats. The award went to first baseman Greg Bird, of the New …

Rebuilding not an option for the Rangers

Rangers GM Jon Daniels is pretty direct in his expectations for his club in 2015: Win. Rebuilding isn’t an option. In four consecutive seasons, the Rangers won at least 90 games. In that span, they also made it to the World Series twice. In 2012, Josh Hamilton losing that fly ball in the California sun was symbolic of the Rangers' late season swoon. The next season, a mid-September slump cost the the Rangers first-place and they tried to play catchup, but it was too late.

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