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Rangers sign Wandy Rodriguez to minor league deal

By The Sports Network, 1 month 2 weeks ago
Oakland, CA (SportsNetwork.com) - The Texas Rangers signed left-handed pitcher Wandy Rodriguez to a minor league contract and assigned him to Triple- A Round Rock. Rodriguez, 36, was released by the Braves last week after signing a minor league contract in January. In six Grapefruit League starts, he went 2-0 with a 3.13 ERA and 23 strikeouts in 23 innings. In 10 seasons with the Astros...

Recap: Texas vs. NY Mets

By The Sports Network, 1 month 3 weeks ago
Arlington, TX (SportsNetwork.com) - Jacob deGrom surrendered just one hit and struck out four over four scoreless innings as the New York Mets defeated the Texas Rangers 5-0 in spring training action on Friday. Juan Lagares finished 3-for-4 with a run scored, while David Wright and Curtis Granderson each supplied RBI doubles for the Mets. Starter Logan Verrett gave up one run on three...

2015 PREVIEW AL WEST: Can the Mariners take the next step?

By The Sports Network, 1 month 3 weeks ago
Houston should take another step toward respectability, but Texas has already been bitten by the injury bug. It proved to be the death knell for the Rangers in 2014 and it could be their undoing again this season. HOUSTON ASTROS (2014 Finish - 70-92 Fourth in AL West) The Houston Astros definitely had a better second year in the AL than their maiden voyage in 2013. However, they lost 92...

Rangers acquire LHP Freeman from Cardinals

By The Sports Network, 1 month 3 weeks ago
Surprise, AZ (SportsNetwork.com) - The Texas Rangers have acquired left- handed reliever Sam Freeman from the St. Louis Cardinals for a player to be named later or cash considerations. Freeman, 27, made 81 appearances over three seasons with St. Louis, posting a 3.33 ERA with 61 strikeouts in 70 1/3 innings. The Cardinals were considering Freeman for a role in their bullpen, but he is...

Recap: Texas vs. Los Angeles

By The Sports Network, 2 months 5 days ago
San Antonio, TX (SportsNetwork.com) - Yasiel Puig and Matt Carson highlighted an eight-run first inning with three-run homers as the Los Angeles Dodgers earned an 11-6 win over the Texas Rangers. Joc Pederson, Justin Turner and Enrique Hernandez also homered for the Dodgers, whose starter, Erik Bedard, only pitched one inning and allowed two runs on three hits and two walks. Anthony...

Darvish undergoes Tommy John procedure

By The Sports Network, 2 months 1 week ago
Surprise, AZ (SportsNetwork.com) - The Texas Rangers announced Tuesday that staff ace Yu Darvish had successful ligament reconstruction surgery performed on his right elbow. The procedure, performed by noted sports surgeon Dr. James Andrews in Gulf Breeze, Florida, will sideline the standout right-hander for the entire 2015 season. Darvish left his 2015 spring training debut on March 5...

Rangers' Darvish to have Tommy John surgery

By The Sports Network, 2 months 1 week ago
Surprise, AZ (SportsNetwork.com) - Texas Rangers starter Yu Darvish will have Tommy John surgery on his pitching elbow, the team said Friday, meaning the ace right-hander will miss the upcoming season. The reconstructive surgery on the ulnar collateral ligament in his right elbow will be performed Tuesday in Pensacola, Florida, by Dr. James Andrews, Rangers spokesman John Blake said. ...

Darvish has sprained elbow, may need surgery

By The Sports Network, 2 months 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, 2 months 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, 2 months 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...