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  1. 2014 Free Agent Tracker

    Dec 25, 2013, 12:26 AM EDT

    MLB: Yankees-Brian McCann Press Conference

    Here’s the rundown of where this winter’s top 150 free agents are landing, continuously updated throughout the offseason. Re-signings are posted in red, while players signing with new teams are in blue. Stars denote players who received qualifying offers and thus will cost their new team a draft pick if they sign elsewhere. (Non-tenders have…

  2. Rangers bring Colby Lewis back on minor league deal

    Nov 23, 2013, 1:23 PM EDT

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    The Rangers announced this afternoon that they have re-signed right-hander Colby Lewis to a minor league contract with an invitation to major league spring training. Richard Durrett of ESPN Dallas reports that he’d make $2 million if he makes the Rangers and could earn an addition $4 million with incentives. Lewis hasn’t thrown a pitch…

  3. Rangers interested in bringing back Colby Lewis

    Nov 8, 2013, 8:57 PM EDT

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    Colby Lewis hasn’t thrown a pitch in the majors since July 18, 2012 due to elbow and hip surgeries, but that hasn’t stopped the Rangers from attempting to bring him back. According to T.R. Sullivan of MLB.com, Rangers general manager Jon Daniels confirmed today that the club made an offer to Lewis and are  currently…

  4. HardballTalk’s Top 150 Free Agents for 2014

    Nov 1, 2013, 8:00 AM EDT

    Robinson Cano

    This year’s annual free agents column has expanded to a top 150, though I’m writing up just the top 55 (it was going to be 50, but I couldn’t help myself). The rest are presented in a list. Not included are players whose contract options are sure to be exercised. Players are ranked based not…

  5. Rangers have no answer for the Rays’ stars

    Sep 30, 2013, 11:47 PM EDT

    Evan Longoria

    The simple fact is that things lined up better for the Rays than they did for the Rangers in Monday’s one-game playoff. With no maneuvering necessary, the Rays had their 2012 AL Cy Young Award winner, David Price, ready to the take the mound. The Rangers, having used Yu Darvish on Sunday, were forced to…

  6. Alexi Ogando underwent a CT scan on his sore shoulder

    Aug 15, 2013, 10:15 AM EDT

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    Alexi Ogando has struggled since coming off the disabled list three weeks ago, posting a 4.68 ERA in five starts with as many walks (11) as strikeouts (11) in 25 innings. And now he might be hurt. Drew Davison of the Fort Worth Star Telegram reports that Ogando complained of shoulder soreness after Tuesday’s start…

  7. Matt Harrison won’t return from back surgery this season

    Aug 13, 2013, 4:20 PM EDT

    Matt Harrison

    Matt Harrison hasn’t pitched since April 6 because of back problems that required two surgeries and the Rangers announced that he’s been shut down for the remainder of the season. Harrison was a huge part of Texas’ success during the past two seasons, throwing 400 innings with a 3.34 ERA to emerge as one of…

  8. Colby Lewis out for the season following hip surgery

    Aug 6, 2013, 4:46 PM EDT

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    Colby Lewis was on the verge of rejoining the Rangers after a year-long recovery from elbow surgery, but now he needs hip surgery and will miss the remainder of the season. General manager Jon Daniels announced that Lewis will have surgery to remove bone spurs from his right hip and won’t be able to resume…

  9. Colby Lewis allows four runs in 2 2/3 rehab innings

    Jul 17, 2013, 10:23 PM EDT

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    Rangers right-hander Colby Lewis began a new minor league rehab assignment on Wednesday at Double-A Frisco. The debut went not so swimmingly. Via beat writer Richard Durrett of ESPN Dallas, Lewis surrendered four runs — including a two-run homer — before being removed with two outs in the top of the third inning. Facing the…

  10. Alexi Ogando lands back on the 15-day disabled list

    Jun 9, 2013, 5:12 PM EDT

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    Alexi Ogando was activated from the disabled list last Wednesday after sitting out three weeks with biceps tendinitis. But he’s back on the shelf again. MLB.com’s T.R. Sullivan reports that Ogando was placed on the 15-day disabled list Sunday due to inflammation in his right (throwing) shoulder. Josh Lindblom was recalled from Triple-A Round Rock…

  11. Colby Lewis resumes rehab assignment

    May 20, 2013, 1:18 PM EDT

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    Colby Lewis resumed his minor-league rehab assignment today after taking a break due to triceps tendinitis. Lewis, who’s coming back from elbow surgery last July, allowed two runs in 2.1 innings at Double-A. He struck out three, walked zero, and gave up four hits while throwing 47 total pitches. In terms of building up arm…

  12. Colby Lewis pulled from rehab assignment due to triceps inflammation

    May 13, 2013, 8:01 PM EDT

    Colby Lewis

    T.R. Sullivan of MLB.com reports that the Rangers have pulled Colby Lewis from his minor league rehab assignment due to inflammation in his right triceps muscle. Lewis, who is currently working his way back from flexor tendon surgery, was unable to throw his scheduled bullpen session on Saturday following his first rehab start with Triple-A…

  13. Colby Lewis could be scratched from rehab start due to triceps soreness

    May 11, 2013, 5:39 PM EDT

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    Colby Lewis‘ rehab from surgery to repair a torn flexor tendon has hit a momentary snag. T.R. Sullivan of MLB.com reports that Lewis was unable to throw his scheduled bullpen session today due to right triceps soreness and could be scratched from his next rehab start on Tuesday. Lewis, who had flexor tendon surgery last…

  14. Colby Lewis to begin minor league rehab assignment

    May 9, 2013, 10:47 AM EDT

    Colby Lewis

    Colby Lewis has been cleared to begin a minor-league rehab assignment, which is a big step in the Rangers right-hander’s recovery from July surgery to repair a torn flexor tendon. Lewis, who re-signed with the Rangers on a one-year, $2 million deal, is scheduled to throw around 45 pitches or three innings at Triple-A tonight.…

  15. Rangers will stand pat with starting pitching

    Apr 19, 2013, 10:15 PM EDT

    Matt Harrison

    As Craig posted earlier, Matt Harrison will undergo surgery to repair a herniated disk in his back, which will likely keep him out until the All-Star break. In his absence, Rangers GM Jon Daniels will be relying on in-house options, reports Todd Wills of ESPN Dallas. Daniels said Friday he doesn’t expect to run out…

  16. Rangers choose Nick Tepesch as fifth starter

    Mar 27, 2013, 11:19 AM EDT

    Nick Tepesch

    Injuries to Colby Lewis, Neftali Feliz, and Martin Perez have forced the Rangers to dig deeper into their pitching depth than they’d like and they’ve picked Nick Tepesch as their fifth starter. Tepesch is 24 years old and has yet to pitch above Double-A. And in fact he wasn’t even all that good at Double-A,…

  17. The Rangers have been scouting Kyle Lohse

    Mar 23, 2013, 2:31 PM EDT

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    There have been numerous reports downplaying the Rangers’ interest in free agent right-hander Kyle Lohse. But it’s clear that they haven’t completely dismissed him as an option for their rotation. According to T.R. Sullivan of MLB.com, the Rangers sent a scout to watch Lohse throw his latest simulated game at a community college in Arizona.…

  18. 2013 Preview: Texas Rangers

    Mar 16, 2013, 8:01 PM EDT

    Adrian Beltre

    Between now and Opening Day, HardballTalk will take a look at each of baseball’s 30 teams, asking the key questions, the not-so-key questions, and generally breaking down their chances for the 2013 season. Up next: The Texas Rangers. The Big Question: Can the Rangers overcome the loss of Josh Hamilton to free agency? Hamilton was,…

  19. Rangers sign Derek Lowe to minor league contract

    Mar 6, 2013, 7:26 PM EDT

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    UPDATE: Evan Grant of the Dallas Morning News reports that the deal is done. 3:45 PM: Derek Lowe is close to agreeing to a minor-league deal with the Rangers, according to Evan Grant of the Dallas Morning News. Grant seems to suggest that Lowe will make the Opening Day pitching staff, although it’s hard to…

  20. Rangers have “remained in contact” with Kyle Lohse

    Mar 3, 2013, 12:34 PM EDT

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    Something may start brewing soon between the Rangers and free agent right-hander Kyle Lohse. According to beat writer Jeff Wilson of the Fort Worth Star-Telegram, the Texas front office has “remained in contact” with Lohse’s agent, Scott Boras, and “there are some within the Rangers’ organization” who are pushing for a deal. Signing the 12-year major…

  21. So far so good with Colby Lewis’ rehab from elbow surgery

    Feb 12, 2013, 2:14 PM EDT

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    Colby Lewis gave a promising update on his comeback from July elbow surgery to repair a torn flexor tendon, telling Richard Durrett of ESPN Dallas: “I haven’t had any pain” and “I feel great.” Even a best-case scenario for Lewis would mean rejoining the Rangers in late May or early June, so there are still…

  22. Rangers give Matt Harrison five-year, $55 million contract

    Jan 16, 2013, 9:48 PM EDT

    Matt Harrison

    32 wins over the last two years was enough to convince the Rangers to bet heavily on Matt Harrison. They gave the 27-year-old left-hander a five-year, $55 million extension with a vesting option for 2018, according to the Fort Worth Star-Telegram’s Jeff Wilson. Harrison, part of the Mark Teixeira deal with the Braves that also…

  23. Neftali Feliz on track in recovery from Tommy John surgery

    Dec 26, 2012, 8:51 PM EDT

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    Rangers righty Colby Lewis was cleared to begin a throwing program earlier this month and is on a good pace in his recovery from a July procedure to repair a torn flexor tendon in his throwing elbow. The club’s other rehabbing starter is also making progress. According to Anthony Andro, Rangers beat writer for FOX…

  24. Colby Lewis cleared to begin throwing after surgery

    Dec 18, 2012, 10:15 AM EDT

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    Colby Lewis, who underwent season-ending elbow surgery in late July, has been cleared to begin throwing from flat ground after being examined by team doctors over the weekend. Lewis would have been a free agent this offseason, but instead signed a one-year, $2 million deal with the Rangers in September that includes $4 million in…

  25. Colby Lewis aiming to return from elbow surgery before All-Star break

    Nov 2, 2012, 2:48 PM EDT

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    Rangers right-hander Colby Lewis provided an update on his recovery from July elbow surgery, telling Richard Durrett of ESPN Dallas that he’s scheduled to begin a throwing program in January and hopes to rejoin the Rangers’ rotation before the All-Star break. “I feel great,” Lewis said. “I don’t feel any pain and I have my…

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