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  1. A.J. Pierzynski, Rangers agree to one-year, $7.5 million contract

    Dec 20, 2012, 5:31 PM EDT

    A.J. Pierzynski

    UPDATE: Jon Heyman of CBS Sports hears that Pierzynski’s one-year deal is worth $7.5 million. 5:31 PM: T.R. Sullivan of MLB.com says it’s a done deal, with the physical exam slated for tomorrow. ========== A.J. Pierzynski has regularly been linked to the Rangers for the past couple weeks and now Ken Rosenthal of FOXSports.com reports…

  2. A.J. Pierzynski is meeting with the Rangers

    Dec 18, 2012, 3:48 PM EDT

    A.J. Pierzynski

    Last week several reports had the Rangers interested in A.J. Pierzynski and now Bruce Levine of ESPN Chicago writes that the free agent catcher was in Texas to meet with the team today. After losing Josh Hamilton and Mike Napoli the Rangers have been looking for lineup help and the left-handed-hitting Pierzynski would be a…

  3. Rangers claim Eli Whiteside off waivers from Blue Jays

    Dec 12, 2012, 5:08 PM EDT

    whiteside_eli

    Eli Whiteside is giving Sandy Rosario some competition for the waiver wire’s favorite player this offseason. Today the Rangers claimed Whiteside off waivers from the Blue Jays, who had claimed him off waivers from the Yankees … who had claimed him off waivers from the Giants. And all since November 1. Somewhere along the way…

  4. Rangers interested in A.J. Pierzynski

    Dec 11, 2012, 11:19 AM EDT

    A.J. Pierzynski

    All offseason we’ve heard that the Rangers were looking for catching help and now, even after re-signing Geovany Soto to a one-year deal, Ken Rosenthal of FOXSports.com reports that they’re interested in A.J. Pierzynski. Rosenthal notes that Texas’ righty dominated lineup could use a left-handed bat–especially if they fail to re-sign Josh Hamilton–and a Pierzynski-Soto…

  5. Geovany Soto’s one-year deal with Rangers worth $3 million

    Dec 3, 2012, 10:50 AM EDT

    Geovany Soto

    Last night there was news of catcher Geovany Soto re-signing with the Rangers after being non-tendered last week and now Jon Heyman of CBSSports.com says it’ll be a one-year deal worth around $3 million. Soto once looked like a long-term building block for the Cubs, winning Rookie of the Year in 2008 as a 25-year-old,…

  6. Rangers re-sign non-tendered catcher Geovany Soto

    Dec 3, 2012, 12:23 AM EDT

    Geovany Soto

    Geovany Soto was a free agent for right around 48 hours. He re-signed with the Rangers on Sunday night after failing to come to terms on a deal and getting non-tendered on Friday. It’s a one-year pact with the dollars still unknown. Soto, who turns 30 in January, hit .199/.284/.347 in 176 at-bats for the…

  7. Breaking down Friday’s non-tenders: Wilson, Reynolds and more

    Dec 1, 2012, 12:30 AM EDT

    Brian Wilson Getty

    Here’s the official list of Friday’s non-tenders: American League Angels: none Athletics: OF Jermaine Mitchell Mitchell had already been designated for assignment. He had a breakthrough 2011 in Triple-A, hitting .302/.401/.453, but he regressed to .252/.345/.386 for Sacramento last season. Astros: none Blue Jays: C Bobby Wilson Wilson is minor league contract material. The 29-year-old…

  8. Mike Napoli meeting with Red Sox this weekend and Rangers next week

    Nov 24, 2012, 1:22 PM EDT

    Mike Napoli Getty

    We heard earlier this week that Mike Napoli met with the Mariners, but he has at least two more stops on his itinerary in the coming days. Jon Heyman of CBSSports.com reports that Napoli is meeting with the Red Sox this weekend while Jim Duquette of MLB Network Radio on Sirius XM hears that he…

  9. Cubs get former sixth overall pick Barret Loux from Rangers

    Nov 20, 2012, 9:56 PM EDT

    barret loux

    If you pay attention at all to the MLB Amateur Draft, you’re probably familiar with pitcher Barret Loux. The 6-foot-5 righty from Texas A&M was selected sixth overall in June 2010 by the Diamondbacks but went unsigned after a physical revealed a labrum tear in his shoulder and multiple issues with his elbow. He spent…

  10. 2012 projections review: catcher

    Oct 24, 2012, 12:00 AM EDT

    Joe Mauer

    I’ll be doing some projection reviews over the next couple of weeks, starting with catcher here. Along with running down my preseason top 10 (for fantasy purposes) from each position, I’ll also present a few more that are of interest. Requests of players not listed can be made in the comments. 1. Carlos Santana –…

  11. Joe Saunders escapes jam to preserve 1-1 tie vs. Rangers through four innings

    Oct 5, 2012, 10:04 PM EDT

    Joe Saunders Getty

    Most didn’t give Joe Saunders much of a chance against the Rangers in this game, especially after seeing how Ron Washington stacked his lineup with right-handed batters, but he has allowed one run through four innings to preserve a 1-1 tie. It hasn’t been easy, though. Saunders walked Ian Kinsler to begin the game. Elvis…

  12. And That Happened: Sunday’s scores and highlights

    Sep 24, 2012, 5:30 AM EDT

    Chicago White Sox v Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim

    Angels 4, White Sox 1: Did you know that if you win the AL Central that you contract a horrible disease? If you answered yes, you must be either the Tigers or the White Sox. That’s five straight losses for Chicago. Jered Weaver wins his 19th, allowing one run over six and a third. Kendrys…

  13. Brewers acquire catcher Yorvit Torrealba from Blue Jays

    Sep 21, 2012, 3:15 PM EDT

    Yorvit Torrealba Getty

    He won’t be eligible for the playoffs if Milwaukee gets there, but the Brewers have added some backup catching help for the final two weeks by acquiring Yorvit Torrealba from the Blue Jays for cash considerations. Torrealba was released by the Rangers in early August after they traded for Geovany Soto to replace him as…

  14. Mike Napoli on track to be activated from disabled list Saturday

    Sep 13, 2012, 9:58 PM EDT

    Mike Napoli Getty

    After missing the past month with a strained left quad muscle, Mike Napoli is on track to be activated from the disabled list Saturday. Napoli is 1-for-6 with a homer in two rehab games this week with Double-A Frisco. Perhaps more importantly, he has caught 15 innings without incident. He is scheduled to get one…

  15. Mike Napoli catches in minors, nears return to Rangers

    Sep 12, 2012, 10:47 AM EDT

    napoli getty square

    Mike Napoli has been out since August 11 with a quadriceps injury, but the Rangers catcher took a big step in his recovery yesterday by spending seven innings behind the plate in a minor-league rehab game. In addition to catching seven innings Napoli went 0-for-2 with a hit by pitch in Game 2 of the…

  16. Mike Napoli is not close to returning to the Rangers

    Sep 4, 2012, 8:44 PM EDT

    napoli getty square

    MLB.com’s T.R. Sullivan has the update from Mike Napoli‘s brief workout Tuesday in Kansas City: Napoli limited his running from home to first base. He was not running full speed. He did not try running around the bases and he did not go through any tests as far as cutting, stopping or starting. No word…

  17. Mike Napoli not close to returning from disabled list

    Aug 29, 2012, 12:16 PM EDT

    Mike Napoli AP

    Mike Napoli wasn’t ready to come off the disabled list when eligible earlier this week and it sounds like the Rangers catcher isn’t close to returning from a quadriceps injury. In fact, according to T.R. Sullivan of MLB.com the Rangers “are coming to grips with the possibility that Napoli won’t be ready to come off…

  18. Blue Jays sign Yorvit Torrealba to minor league contract

    Aug 14, 2012, 8:10 PM EDT

    Yorvit Torrealba Getty

    As first hinted by Drew Davison of the Fort-Worth Star-Telegram earlier this afternoon, Gregor Chisholm of MLB.com reports that the Blue Jays have signed veteran catcher Yorvit Torrealba to a minor league contract. Torrealba batted just .236/.302/.342 with three home runs, 12 RBI and a .643 OPS in 182 plate appearances with the Rangers this…

  19. Rangers put Mike Napoli on disabled list with strained quad

    Aug 11, 2012, 7:19 PM EDT

    mike napoli getty

    Rangers catcher Mike Napoli has registered an underwhelming .223/.343/.429 batting line with 17 home runs and 40 RBI through his first 359 plate appearances this season. And now he’s hurt. Richard Durrett of ESPN Dallas reports that Napoli was placed on the 15-day disabled list Saturday because of a painful left quadriceps strain. He tried to…

  20. Rangers release catcher Yorvit Torrealba

    Aug 8, 2012, 12:16 PM EDT

    Yorvit Torrealba AP

    Yorvit Torrealba wasn’t long for Texas as soon as the Rangers traded for Geovany Soto and today the veteran catcher was placed on release waivers. T.R. Sullivan of MLB.com reports that the Rangers tried to trade Torrealba and his $3.25 million contract, but couldn’t find any takers. He’ll be outright released as soon as he…

  21. Mike Napoli rides the pine for the fourth time in a week

    Aug 8, 2012, 11:02 AM EDT

    Mike Napoli AP

    UPDATE: Never mind. He’s out with quad soreness. Please stand down the Washington Doesn’t Like Mike Napoli alert. 11:02 AM: Mike Napoli didn’t play in last night’s game against the Red Sox. Geovany Soto did. Today, in a day game after a night game, Soto is in there again, with Napoli once again on the…

  22. Ryan Dempster gets bombed, Rangers win anyway

    Aug 3, 2012, 12:35 AM EDT

    Ryan Dempster

    Making his Rangers debut, Ryan Dempster surrendered eight runs Thursday against the Angels, yet opposing starter C.J. Wilson was just as bad and Texas won a shootout 15-9. Dempster gave up his eight runs in 4 2/3 innings, while Wilson, an ex-Ranger who left for Anaheim in free agency last winter,yielded eight runs in 5…

  23. Mike Olt makes Rangers debut as first baseman, No. 8 hitter

    Aug 2, 2012, 4:13 PM EDT

    Jean Segura, Mike Olt

    Called up from Double-A late last night, Rangers prospect Mike Olt is making his big-league debut tonight starting at first base and batting eighth. Olt was primarily a third baseman in the minors and projects as a good defender there long term, but the Rangers already have one of the league’s best all-around third basemen…

  24. Report: Rangers, Red Sox discussed Ellsbury, Beckett deal

    Aug 1, 2012, 1:58 AM EDT

    Jacoby Ellsbury

    According to WEEI’s Rob Bradford, the Rangers and Red Sox discussed a blockbuster trade that would have sent Jacoby Ellsbury, Josh Beckett and Kelly Shoppach to Texas for undisclosed players. Two sources told Bradford of the talks, with one describing them as preliminary and another talking about them as more advanced before falling apart. If…

  25. Winners and losers at the trade deadline

    Jul 31, 2012, 4:49 PM EDT

    Rangers celebrate

    One person’s thoughts on who made out best and worst at the trade deadline. Winners Texas Rangers: GM Jon Daniels wasn’t interested in parting with third baseman Mike Olt, much less shortstop Jurickson Profar, in order to counter the Angels’ Zack Greinke pickup, but he was able to keep his best prospects and land Ryan…

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