Jun 25, 2014, 2:32 PM EDT
Jun 24, 2014, 9:31 PM EDT
Tigers second baseman Ian Kinsler homered Tuesday in his first plate appearance back in Arlington, Texas and then taunted his former teammates while trotting down the first base line.
Jun 24, 2014, 4:16 PM EDT
Signed to a minor-league contract by the Rangers last week, veteran first baseman is back in the majors as part of Texas’ never-ending need for injury reinforcements.
Jun 17, 2014, 7:59 PM EDT
The blows keep coming for the battered Rangers. According to beat writer Jeff Wilson of the Fort Worth Star-Telegram, first baseman Mitch Moreland informed the club on Tuesday evening that he will undergo reconstructive surgery on his left ankle and miss the remainder of the 2014 season.
Jun 17, 2014, 1:14 PM EDT
In their never-ending quest to find depth in a season filled with injuries, the Rangers have signed veteran first baseman Carlos Pena to a minor-league contract.
Jun 6, 2014, 10:25 PM EDT
Kendrys Morales can add another suitor to the list now that he is no longer attached to draft pick compensation.
May 25, 2014, 10:25 PM EDT
Sans Prince Fielder, the Rangers are looking to fill the void at first base. Tyler Moore could be one option for them.
May 22, 2014, 6:32 PM EDT
The hits keep on coming for the Rangers.
May 22, 2014, 6:16 PM EDT
In another brutal blow for the Rangers, Prince Fielder is tentatively scheduled to undergo cervical fusion surgery on Tuesday. He’s expected to miss the rest of the season.
May 22, 2014, 2:53 PM EDT
Some potentially bad news for the Rangers.
May 20, 2014, 4:16 PM EDT
Prince Fielder’s consecutive games played streak ended up 547 over the weekend when he missed back-to-back games with a herniated disk in his neck, but the Rangers first baseman is back in the lineup tonight against the Mariners.
May 17, 2014, 7:05 PM EDT
In life, you can count on death, taxes, and Prince Fielder being in the lineup. That is, until Saturday night.
May 5, 2014, 5:00 AM EDT
What a fun, relaxing weekend. Not just for all of us who watched races and sipped julep. It was relaxing for Carlos Beltran too.
Apr 29, 2014, 10:47 AM EDT
Moving from the Tigers to the Rangers and their hitter-friendly ballpark was supposed to help get Prince Fielder back on track after a solid but unspectacular 2013 season that saw him set career-lows in homers, slugging percentage, and OPS.
Apr 21, 2014, 12:46 PM EDT
You probably know this, but the Kansas City Royals single season home run record is 36, and Steve Balboni set it almost 30 years ago.
Apr 5, 2014, 7:10 PM EDT
The Rangers’ top prospect begins his long road back to a clean bill of health.
Mar 28, 2014, 10:21 PM EDT
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 2014 season. Next up: The Detroit Tigers. The Big Question: Are the Tigers still the clear favorites in the AL Central? Detroit has won…
Mar 27, 2014, 8:10 PM EDT
UPDATE: CBS Sports’ Jon Heyman reports that the deal includes two vesting options valued at $30 million each. If Cabrera maxes out the deal, he could make as much as $352 million over 12 years. 6:56 p.m. ET: The new money in the deal works out to eight years and $248 million, per FOX Sports’…
Mar 23, 2014, 8:25 PM EDT
The Tigers may have hit a roadblock in extension talks with starter Max Scherzer, so they have turned their attention to first baseman Miguel Cabrera. Jon Morosi of FOX Sports reports that the two sides are open to an extension, but the discussion remains at a preliminary stage. Cabrera moved over to first base after…
Mar 19, 2014, 10:15 AM EDT
Rangers second baseman Jurickson Profar is finally cleared to play defense after missing time with a shoulder injury, but now shortstop Elvis Andrus has been shut down with elbow problems for the second time this month. Andrus will take at least a few games off and Jeff Wilson of the Fort Worth Star Telegram reports…
Mar 16, 2014, 8:19 PM EDT
Southpaw Bill Bray, a six-year Major League veteran, announced his retirement via Twitter on Sunday evening. Hard for me to believe as I type this, but I am officially retiring from professional baseball. #MLB pic.twitter.com/FM0sh3SOWH — Bill Bray (@wpbray) March 17, 2014 Bray had expressed intent to continue his career in February, but he says…
Mar 15, 2014, 2:10 PM EDT
The Mets and Red Sox have been mentioned most often as possible landing spots for free agent shortstop Stephen Drew, but as these situations often go, he might end up in an unexpected place. Peter Gammons brought up an interesting possibility earlier today: I would not bet against rumor sending Stephen Drew to Tigers —…
Mar 13, 2014, 4:50 PM EDT
Jurickson Profar still hasn’t been cleared to play defense because of a shoulder injury and now the Rangers infielder has another problem to deal with: T.R. Sullivan of MLB.com reports that he had four wisdom teeth removed today and is expected to be sidelined for 3-5 days. Profar was already cutting it kind of close…
Mar 12, 2014, 5:55 PM EDT
Bovada released its player prop bets for the 2014 season on Wednesday, providing odds on the AL and NL MVP and Cy Young races, as well as MLB’s home run leader. Here’s a look at what I consider to be the best bets in each category. Please do note, though, all information here is for…
Mar 4, 2014, 10:31 AM EDT
Ian Kinsler isn’t happy about the way things shook down in Texas, though he comes off far worse than anyone there in an ESPN The Magazine piece posted today. Kinsler, traded from Texas to Detroit for Prince Fielder over the winter, called Rangers GM Jon Daniels a “sleazeball” who “got in good with the owners…
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