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Ranking the Best and Worst MLB Logos in 2015

By Athlon Sports, 1 year 5 months 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' Profar out for season after shoulder surgery

By The Sports Network, 1 year 5 months 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 pick up 2016 option on Beltre

By The Sports Network, 1 year 5 months 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 to undergo shoulder surgery

By The Sports Network, 1 year 5 months 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, 1 year 5 months 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, 1 year 6 months 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, 1 year 6 months 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...

Astros send Corporan to Rangers

By The Sports Network, 1 year 6 months ago
Houston, TX (SportsNetwork.com) - The Houston Astros have acquired 19-year-old pitching prospect Akeem Bostick from the Texas Rangers in exchange for catcher Carlos Corporan. Corporan was designated for assignment on Tuesday after the Astros signed outfielder Colby Rasmus. Bostick was a second-round pick of the Rangers in 2013. The right-hander finished 5-6 with a 5.17 earned run...

Rangers acquire Gallardo from Brewers

By The Sports Network, 1 year 6 months ago
Arlington, TX (SportsNetwork.com) - The Texas Rangers acquired starting pitcher Yovani Gallardo from the Milwaukee Brewers Monday in exchange for three players. The Brewers landed reliever Corey Knebel, infielder Luis Sardinas and minor league pitcher Marcos Diplan in the deal. Gallardo, 28, finished with an 8-11 record with a 3.51 ERA in 192 1/3 innings over 32 starts last season. He...

Rangers and Feliz avoid arbitration with one-year deal

By The Sports Network, 1 year 6 months ago
Arlington, TX (SportsNetwork.com) - The Texas Rangers have avoided arbitration with right-handed pitcher Neftali Feliz after agreeing to a one-year contract. According to the Fort Worth Star-Telegram, the deal is worth $4.125 million. After starting the 2014 season in Triple-A, the 26-year-old Feliz was promoted back to the big leagues and eventually reclaimed his role as the team's...