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Darvish has sprained elbow, may need surgery

By The Sports Network, 1 month 2 weeks ago
Surprise, AZ (SportsNetwork.com) - Texas Rangers pitcher Yu Darvish has a sprained ulnar collateral ligament in his right elbow, an injury that could require season-ending Tommy John surgery. Darvish underwent an MRI exam on Friday after pitching just one inning in his spring debut Thursday, exiting the contest with tightness in his right triceps. Texas' ace has discussed possible options...

Rangers sign Joe Beimel

By The Sports Network, 1 month 2 weeks ago
Surprise, AZ (SportsNetwork.com) - The Texas Rangers signed left-handed pitcher Joe Beimel to a one-year contract on Friday. Beimel returned to the majors last season after a two-year absence and went 3-1 with a 2.20 ERA in 56 relief appearances with Seattle. He held left-handed hitters to a .188 batting average. The 37-year-old Beimel had Tommy John ligament replacement surgery on his...

Recap: Texas vs. Kansas City

By The Sports Network, 1 month 3 weeks ago
Surprise, AZ (SportsNetwork.com) - Eric Hosmer hit a three-run home run to lead the Kansas City Royals in a 13-2 victory over the Texas Rangers in Cactus League play on Wednesday. Alex Rios hit a solo home run and drove in three while Kendrys Morales also hit a solo home run for the Royals. Aaron Brooks allowed a run on two hits over two innings of work. Ryan Ludwick hit a solo home run...

Ranking the Best and Worst MLB Logos in 2015

By Athlon Sports, 2 months 1 day ago
Brand equity. Brand awareness. Brand image. These are all economic terms that overlap, exist in a nebulous world and don’t directly impact the bean counters.  As the media world has grown over the last half century, so has the understanding of concepts like advertising, marketing and, of course, branding. So things like tag lines — “I’m loving it” or...

Rangers pick up 2016 option on Beltre

By The Sports Network, 2 months 1 day ago
Surprise, AZ (SportsNetwork.com) - The Texas Rangers announced Monday they have formally extended All-Star third baseman Adrian Beltre's contract through the 2016 season. The Rangers picked up the option for the final year of a six-year, $96 million deal Beltre signed on Jan. 5, 2011. According to MLB.com, the Rangers had the right to void the last year of the contract if Beltre failed...

Rangers' Profar out for season after shoulder surgery

By The Sports Network, 2 months 1 day ago
Surprise, AZ (SportsNetwork.com) - Texas Rangers infielder Jurickson Profar will miss the upcoming season after undergoing right shoulder surgery on Monday. Profar originally decided to put off the surgery to repair his partially torn labrum back in September, but the procedure proved to be unavoidable. The 22-year-old Profar has been plagued by shoulder problems since 2010 and missed...

Rangers' Profar to undergo shoulder surgery

By The Sports Network, 2 months 4 days ago
(SportsNetwork.com) - Texas Rangers infielder Jurickson Profar is expected to undergo right shoulder surgery after a year-long battle with an injury. Profar missed the entire 2014 season after he was diagnosed with a torn muscle in his right shoulder. According to the Dallas Morning News and MLB.com, Profar will undergo surgery on Monday in Arlington to fix a partially torn labrum, an...

Rangers add OFs Schierholtz and Ludwick

By The Sports Network, 2 months 2 weeks ago
Arlington, TX (SportsNetwork.com) - The Texas Rangers have signed veteran outfielders Nate Schierholtz and Ryan Ludwick to minor-league contracts with invitations to spring training. Schierholtz, 30, batted .195 with seven home runs for the Chicago Cubs and Washington Nationals in 2014, just a season after hitting a career-high 21 home runs with the Cubs. In eight big-league seasons...

Red Sox, Rangers swap pitchers

By The Sports Network, 2 months 4 weeks ago
Boston, MA (SportsNetwork.com) - The Boston Red Sox acquired pitcher Robbie Ross Jr. from the Texas Rangers in exchange for right-hander Anthony Ranaudo on Tuesday. Ross, 25, posted a 3-6 record and a 6.20 earned run average over 27 appearances (four starts) last season. Over three seasons with the Rangers, Ross owns a 13-8 record with a 3.98 ERA and 156 strikeouts in 150 games. ...

Rangers, Moreland avoid arbitration

By The Sports Network, 3 months 2 days ago
Arlington, TX (SportsNetwork.com) - The Texas Rangers and first baseman Mitch Moreland have agreed to a one-year contract, avoiding salary arbitration. Financial terms were not disclosed, but the Fort Worth Star-Telegram reported he will earn $2.95 million. The 29-year-old Moreland missed much of the 2014 season due to an ankle injury that required surgery. In 52 games, he batted .246...