7:21 AM EST, Tue January 27, 2015

Texas Rangers add RHP Ohlendorf

Right-hander Ross Ohlendorf, who spent last season on Washington’s 60-day disabled list, signed a minor-league contract with the Texas Rangers on Friday. Ohlendorf, of Austin, pitched only 14 1/3 innings in the Nationals’ minor-league organization. In 2013, he was 4-1 …

Gonzalez Germen: the one-day Texas Ranger

As expected, the Texas Rangers lost right-hander Gonzalez Germen on a waiver claim on Friday. He went to the Chicago Cubs for $20,000. The Rangers obtained Germen from the New York Yankees on Monday for cash considerations. On Tuesday, the …

Mitch Moreland and Rangers avoid arbitration

DALLAS -- The Texas Rangers avoided salary arbitration with Mitch Moreland on Friday by signing the first baseman/DH to a one-year contract worth $2.95 million with the potential to earn $25,000 more in performance bonuses. Moreland played in just 52 games last season, hitting .246/.297/.347 before needing ankle surgery. Moreland said he should begin spring training on time. The Rangers had three players who were eligible for salary arbitration this offseason.

Texas Rangers minor-league suspended

Chris Grayson, an outfielder in the Texas Rangers’ minor-league system, received a 50-game suspension on Thursday for violation of the commissioner’s drug policy. Grayson tested positive for amphetamines. Because Grayson is not on the major-league roster, he is subject to …

Ex-Rangers catcher Geovany Soto signs minor-league deal with White Sox

Texas Rangers Geovany Soto returns balls to a bucket after warming up in the bullpen during spring training baseball practice, Monday, Feb. 17, 2014, in Surprise, Ariz. (AP Photo/Tony Gutierrez)

Rangers prospect Chris Grayson hit with 50-game suspension after positive test

From MLB: The Office of the Commissioner of Baseball announced today that four Minor League players have been suspended following their violations of the Minor League Drug Prevention and Treatment Program. Minnesota Twins Minor League right-handed pitcher Hudson Boyd has …

Rangers minor leaguer suspended 50 games

Major League Baseball announced four minor league players were suspended for violating the Minor League Drug Prevention and Treatment program on Thursday. Texas Rangers Double-A outfielder Chris Grayson received a 50-game suspension without pay for testing positive for amphetamines. Grayon, 25, who was drafted in the 13th round in 2011, will start his suspension at the start of the 2015 Texas League season. While playing in Advanced-A and Double-A, Grayson played in 89 total games and finished the season in Double-A Frisco when in 44 games he batted .

Harrison pondered retirement, continues comeback

ARLINGTON, Texas -- Sometimes you have to sit back and think about whether it’s worth it. Yes, the money and fame that comes with being a baseball player is nice. You get recognized at the mall, in the park and while eating with the wife and kids. At times the club will ask you to sign autographs and meet the loyal fans. You get a great per diem for road trips. You travel first class. Wear nice clothes. Being a baseball player is cool. But Matt Harrison had to decide if it’s worth risking his health.

Texas Rangers infield prospect has two-hit game in Dominican playoffs

Hanser Alberto, a rising infield prospect in the Texas Rangers’ organization, had two hits and scored two runs for Gigantes del Cibao in a 5-1 win over Estrellas de Oriente in the Dominican Republic winter league playoffs on Wednesday night. …

Rangers gave up promising talent in deal for backup catcher Carlos Corporan

Photo by Stacy Revere/HOUSTON, TX - AUGUST 30: Carlos Corporan #22 of the Houston Astros scores during the seventh inning of a game against the Texas Rangers at Minute Maid Park on August 30, 2014 in Houston, Texas.

Mitch Moreland faces crossroads season with Rangers

Louis DeLuca/Dallas Morning NewsTexas first baseman Mitch Moreland is pictured during the Texas Rangers 6-2 win over the Toronto Blue Jays at Globe Life Park in Arlington, Texas on Sunday, May 18, 2014.

Texas Rangers set autograph plan for Fan Fest

The Texas Rangers will have autograph possibilities with more than 30 players, coaches and manager Jeff Banister during the annual Fan Fest on Saturday at Globe Life Park in Arlington. Autograph areas will be located in the Capital One Club, …

Notes: Profar throws from 45-feet

ARLINGTON, Texas – The Rangers received some good news regarding one of their injured players when second baseman Jurickson Profar threw from 45-feet on Tuesday. This was the week Profar was to start a throwing program after missing the 2014 season with a torn muscle in his shoulder. “The initial reports were very positive,” assistant GM Thad Levine said Wednesday. “We’re trying not to get too geeked up on any one throwing session.

Mitch Moreland and Rangers still talking contract

ARLINGTON, Texas – The Rangers should hear in the next 48 hours on the date for a salary arbitration hearing regarding first baseman/DH Mitch Moreland. The two sides, roughly $600,000 apart, failed to reach an agreement, though are still talking. But if contract terms can’t be reached by the end of January, an arbitration hearing will be set for February. “I don’t have anything to do with it, I play the game,” Moreland said.

Rangers have spot open in starting rotation

ARLINGTON, Texas -- During the Texas Rangers' development camp Wednesday, pitching coach Mike Maddux made a revelation regarding the starting rotation: There might be one spot available. The Rangers have Yu Darvish, Derek Holland, Colby Lewis, newly acquired Yovani Gallardo and we thought Ross Detwiler, whom the Rangers acquired in a trade last month, ready to start. Maddux said not so fast. “I would have to say there’s definitely a spot open and the more guys you have competing for that, I think that improves the depth in the organization,” he said.

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