8:33 AM EDT, Fri September 21, 2018
SportsDay 18 hours ago
Don Welke, part of Rangers World Series runs, passes away

Don Welke, part of Rangers World Series runs, passes away

Don Welke, part of the Texas Rangers' scouting operation during the World Series seasons off 2010-11, died on Wednesday, the San Diego Padres said.Welke, 75, was vice president of scouting operations for the Padres. The club did not give a cause of death.Welke joined the Rangers in 2006 as a special senior advisor to new general manager Jon Daniels. Welke became a major voice in the club's scouting and player development operations. He advocated the acquisitions of infielders Elvis Andrus, Adrian Beltre and Jurickson Profar.When A.J. Preller left the Rangers to become San Diego's general...

More Rangers Rumors & News

SportsDay 13 hours ago
Flashback: 'It looked like a bomb had gone off' -- How a September night changed the lives of Alex Claudio's family in Puerto Rico

Flashback: 'It looked like a bomb had gone off' -- How a September night changed the lives of Alex Claudio's family in Puerto Rico

Editor's note: This story was originally published in February of 2018. In observance of the one-year anniversary of Hurricane Maria's landfall, we're bringing it back.JUNCOS, Puerto Rico -- Shortly after becoming the first person from this hillside industrial town 40 minutes from San Juan to reach the major leagues, Rangers reliever Alex Claudio searched online for a tattoo design to display his Puerto Rican pride.He happened upon a version of the Puerto Rican flag that vaguely resembles the island's shape. The edges are serrated and a jagged tear cuts through the heart of the flag.He could...
Lone Star Ball 17 hours ago
Texas Rangers Who’s Hot? Who’s Not? Week 25

Texas Rangers Who’s Hot? Who’s Not? Week 25

When will this come to a merciful end? Welcome to our weekly series where we’ll take a look at a few Rangers who are on heaters and more who are ice cold in something we’ll call “Who’s Hot? Who’s Not?” The last week of Rangers baseball hasn’t been a great one. The team is basically limping along to the finish line now and are currently in the midst of a 6-16 stretch, which is the worst 24-game stretch of the season for the Rangers. Basically, other than the fact Adrian Beltre could have his final handful of games ahead, there’s not much living for. Who’s Hot? Adrian Beltre...
SportsDay 18 hours ago
Rangers hope Odor can turn things around late, carry momentum to bring back good Rougie in 2019

Rangers hope Odor can turn things around late, carry momentum to bring back good Rougie in 2019

ARLINGTON - In their postseason player evaluations, the Rangers will have a tough call on second baseman Rougned Odor.Which Odor can they expect for next season?Odor has been a peaks-and-valleys offensive player this season. He is at another low point as the Rangers open the final home series of the season on Friday against Seattle. Odor is hitting .135 with two walks and 18 strikeouts in his last 54 plate appearances. The Rangers believe it is particularly important for Odor, after the streakiness of this season, to finish on an upswing.“I believe that any time you can have a player...
SportsDay 20 hours ago
#EvanHelpUs: Tackling Jeff Banister's job security, 2019 pitching and the possibility of a Derek Holland reunion

#EvanHelpUs: Tackling Jeff Banister's job security, 2019 pitching and the possibility of a Derek Holland reunion

Here's the latest installment of #EvanHelpUs, where Rangers insider Evan Grant tackles your questions about the team.Grant: I can answer definitively: Yes. I think. It probably won’t be a lot. From Sept. 3 through the conclusion of the Tampa Bay series Wednesday, the Rangers averaged 2.9 runs per game over a 15-game stretch. This coincides, not so coincidentally, with the start of September callups. And the offense has only sputtered even more as the month has progressed and the lineups begin to look more and more spring training-ish.I expect that to only continue over the last 10 days of...
Lone Star Ball 20 hours ago
BA PCL top 20 prospect list has one Ranger

BA PCL top 20 prospect list has one Ranger

BA’s top 20 prospect list for the Pacific Coast League is out, and the Rangers have one player who made the cut The Baseball America top 20 prospect list for the Pacific Coast League is out, and the Texas Rangers have one prospect who made the cut — Willie Calhoun, who checks in at #8 on the list. Despite this relatively high ranking, however, Calhoun isn’t exactly showered with praise in the writeup — BA says Calhoun “displayed a poor effort much of the season,” and said folks were “disappointed with his overall play.” Nevertheless, the bat is good enough that Calhoun...
Call to the Pen Sep 19, 2018

Texas Rangers: Another day, another milestone for Adrian Beltre

Texas Rangers third baseman Adrian Beltre just keeps climbing in the record books. Texas Rangers third baseman Adrian Beltre hit his 475th career home run on Wednesday, tying Stan Musial and Willie Stargell on the all-time list. On Wednesday afternoon in Texas, Rangers third baseman Adrian Beltre launched his 475th career home run, tying him […] Texas Rangers: Another day, another milestone for Adrian Beltre - Call to the Pen - Call to the Pen - A Major League Baseball Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More
SportsDay Sep 19, 2018
If Rangers needed a reminder of their lowly status, they received it from Rays

If Rangers needed a reminder of their lowly status, they received it from Rays

ARLINGTON -- If they needed a reminder of their lowly status, the Rangers received it against Tampa Bay.The Rays, who have the lowest payroll in the majors, completed an emphatic three-game sweep with a 9-3 win against the Rangers on Wednesday at Globe Life Park. The Rangers scored a total of three runs and never had a lead in the series.Tampa Bay began the day among the top six clubs in the American League by record. The group includes Boston, Cleveland, Houston, Oakland and the New York Yankees.The Rangers are 20-44 against those teams."Even though we're in a rebuilding mode, we want to...
DRaysBay Sep 19, 2018
Rays 9, Rangers 3: The bats stayed hot on a steamy Texas day

Rays 9, Rangers 3: The bats stayed hot on a steamy Texas day

Pham homered twice, Wendle got three hits, and the pitching got the job done The Rays needed to sweep the Rangers to keep their postseason hopes alive. Fighting the scorching Texas heat, the hitters and pitchers got the job done. Opening things up Starting the game on the mound for the Texas Rangers was young lefty Yohander Mendez. MLB Pipeline ranks Mendez as the Rangers’ 17th prospect. Mendez’ day started with a pop out of Mallex Smith before allowing a single to Tommy Pham. With Matt Duffy in the box, Mendez threw over to first base four times. On the fourth throw, Pham was picked...
Lone Star Ball Sep 19, 2018
64-88 - Adrian Beltre hit a home run and also the Rangers were swept by Rays

64-88 - Adrian Beltre hit a home run and also the Rangers were swept by Rays

The Rangers are now a season-worst 24 games below .500 The Rangers were swept by the Rays today but, hey, they scored three runs which was three more run than they had managed in both of the first two games of this series. Player of the Game: Adrian Beltre hit career dong No. 475. Who knows, maybe it was his last. ;_; He also doubled. ;_; Tank Update: With the loss, the Rangers are 24 games below .500 and a full game worse than the Reds — before their game tonight against the Brewers — in the race for the 7th overall pick in the 2019 draft and all the accoutrements therein. Up Next:...
Lone Star Ball Sep 19, 2018
Rangers announce Matt Bush and Austin Bibens-Dirkx each undergo surgery

Rangers announce Matt Bush and Austin Bibens-Dirkx each undergo surgery

Two Rangers righties have gone under the knife, Texas announced today Texas Rangers injury news: The pitching depth for the Rangers took another hit today as the club announced that both reliever Matt Bush and longman/spot starter Austin Bibens-Dirkx each underwent surgery recently. The announcement revealed that Bush had a partially torn ulnar collateral ligament in his right elbow which required surgery that was performed on Wednesday and will cause him to miss the first half of the 2019 season. The mending of Bush wasn’t classified as Tommy John Surgery since he didn’t need his...
SportsDay Sep 19, 2018
Matt Bush's season: From rotation candidate to elbow surgery

Matt Bush's season: From rotation candidate to elbow surgery

ARLINGTON -- Right-hander Matt Bush opened the season pushing for a spot in the Texas Rangers' rotation. Bush ended the season on Tuesday on an operative table.Bush underwent surgery to repair a partial tear of the ulnar collateral ligament in the right elbow. It is the second major elbow surgery of Bush's career. He missed the 2008 season while in the San Diego organization after undergoing Tommy John surgery.The Rangers expect Bush to return for the second half of next season. The Rangers tried Bush as a starter during spring training but ended the experiment during spring training. Bush...
Lone Star Ball Sep 19, 2018
Game 152 Game Day Thread - Tampa Bay Rays @ Texas Rangers

Game 152 Game Day Thread - Tampa Bay Rays @ Texas Rangers

Now that’s what I call Carlos! Tampa Bay Rays @ Texas Rangers Wednesday September 18, 2018, 1:05 PM CT The Ballpark Diego Castillo vs. Yohander Mendez Today's Lineups RAYS RANGERS Mallex Smith - CF Shin-Soo Choo - LF Tommy Pham - LF Rougned Odor - 2B Matt Duffy - 3B Elvis Andrus - SS C.J. Cron - DH Nomar Mazara - RF Joey Wendle - 2B Adrian Beltre - DH Carlos Gomez - RF Jurickson Profar - 3B Jake Bauers - 1B Ronald Guzman - 1B Willy Adames - SS Carlos Perez - C Jesus Sucre - C Carlos Tocci - CF Go Rangers!
Lone Star Ball Sep 19, 2018
Wednesday Texas Rangers lineup: Carlos Tocci rides again

Wednesday Texas Rangers lineup: Carlos Tocci rides again

In today’s “Hey Remember This Guy”: Carlos Perez Texas Rangers lineup for September 19, 2018 features players you haven’t thought of in weeks like Carlos Tocci and Carlos Perez and, well, basically just the Carloses. ‘Los dos will try to help Texas avoid getting swept by Carlos Gomez and the Tampa Bay Rays. The lineup: Shin-Soo Choo – LF Rougned Odor – 2B Elvis Andrus – SS Nomar Mazara – RF Adrian Beltre – DH Jurickson Profar – 3B Ronald Guzman – 1B Carlos Perez – C Carlos Tocci – CF Yohander Mendez will make the legit start sans an opener today...
SportsDay Sep 19, 2018

Why the Rangers might not be stuck in the AL West basement for the foreseeable future

Matt Hicks, Texas Rangers radio broadcaster, answered your questions about the team in a recent live chat. Here are some highlights:Are the Rangers buried at the bottom of the AL West for the foreseeable future?Hicks: Hmmm. I'm not good with prognostications. I'll just say this...there aren't many people out there (none really) who predicted Oakland having the kind of season they're having this year. Or the Rays having the enormously successful second half they're currently enjoying. How many people are able to run down Tampa Bay's lineup? By that same token, pretty much all the experts had...

Rangers Player News

  • 2 Adrian Beltre

    Adrian Beltre

    Texas Rangers Who’s Hot? Who’s Not? Week 25

  • 2 Cole Hamels

    Cole Hamels

    Phillies' playoff hopes may have improved had they added a Cole Hamels, J.A. Happ at the trade deadline

  • 1 Elvis Andrus

    Elvis Andrus

    Don Welke, part of Rangers World Series runs, passes away

  • 1 Rougned Odor

    Rougned Odor

    Rangers hope Odor can turn things around late, carry momentum to bring back good Rougie in 2019

  • 1 Jurickson Profar

    Jurickson Profar

    Don Welke, part of Rangers World Series runs, passes away

Rangers Photos

Texas Rangers Topics