Player News - Rangers

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The Rangers will not bring back pitching coach Doug Brocail next season.

New manager Chris Woodward just got the job earlier this month and has decided to go in another direction with his pitching coach. Brocail was the Rangers' pitching coach for three seasons.
Nov 12 - 7:58 PM

Rangers signed C Jett Bandy to a minor league contract.

Bandy, 28, batted just .188/.268/.266 in 71 plate appearances this past season with the Brewers, who designated him for assignment before the end of May. He will function as organizational depth at catcher for Texas.
Nov 8 - 9:01 AM

Adrian Beltre has not decided whether he will play in 2019, agent Scott Boras reiterated Wednesday.

Rangers GM Jon Daniels said the same thing in late October, adding that the team would remain in touch with the 39-year-old third baseman about a possible return. Beltre again struggled with lower body injuries (hamstring, hip) in 2018 and batted just .273/.328/.434 with 15 home runs and 65 RBI over 119 games. He slashed .312/.383/.532 with 17 homers and 71 RBI over 94 games in 2017.
Nov 7 - 6:09 PM

Jon Morosi of MLB.com reports that free agent catcher Robinson Chirinos has drawn interest from the Braves and Twins.

The Rangers declined their $4.5 million club option on Chirinos last Friday in a somewhat surprising move. The 34-year-old backstop put up a .757 OPS with 18 home runs and 65 RBI over 113 games in 2018. He had an .866 OPS and 17 homers in 2017. A multi-year contract may be coming his way this offseason.
Nov 6 - 7:06 PM

Rangers OF prospect Julio Pablo Martinez has pulled out of the Arizona Fall League due to right adductor (groin) tightness.

The Rangers are calling it a precautionary move. Martinez, who signed for $2.8 million out of Cuba last March, batted .327/.397/.519 with one home run and four stolen bases over 58 plate appearances for the Surprise Saguaros of the AFL. The 22-year--old outfielder has the talent to rise quickly through the Rangers' system in 2019.
Nov 6 - 4:27 PM

According to Jon Heyman of FanCred Sports, Bartolo Colon intends to continue his playing career in 2019.

Colon turns 46 next May and posted a rough 5.78 ERA over 24 starts and four relief appearances with the Rangers this past season. He's hoping to return for his 22nd season in the majors, but interest could be hard to come by at this point. If anything, he's almost certainly going to have to settle for a minor league deal.
Nov 5 - 2:02 PM

Rangers activated RHP Ronald Herrera from the 60-day disabled list.

He's now back on the 40-man roster. Herrera missed all of 2018 with a shoulder injury.
Nov 4 - 9:17 AM

Rangers activated RHP Nick Gardewine from the 60-day disabled list.

It's a paperwork move to put him back on the 40-man roster. Gardewine dealt with a forearm strain down the stretch and it's unclear whether he'll be ready for spring training.
Nov 4 - 9:15 AM

Rangers activated RHP Matt Bush from the 60-day disabled list.

He's now back on the 40-man roster. Bush will be out until at least the second half of next season while working his way back from elbow surgery.
Nov 4 - 9:13 AM

Bob Nightengale of USA Today reports that the Rangers have hired Dodgers' third base coach Chris Woodward to be their next manager.

Jon Morosi of MLB.com had reported earlier in the day that Woodward had emerged as a frontrunner for the position. This is the first managerial gig for the 42-year-old who has spent the past three seasons as the third base coach in Los Angeles. He inherits a Rangers' squad that finished 67-95 and in the cellar of the American League West.
Nov 2 - 10:28 PM

Rangers sent 1B/OF Ryan Rua outright to Triple-A Nashville.

They now have another 40-man roster spot to work with. Rua is a career .236/.289/.382 hitter over parts of five major league seasons.
Nov 2 - 4:23 PM

Rangers sent C Carlos Perez outright to Triple-A Nashville.

The move clears a spot on the 40-man roster. Perez hit .143/.178/.214 over 28 games for the Rangers and Braves this season.
Nov 2 - 4:22 PM

Rangers sent LHP Brandon Mann outright to Triple-A Nashville.

Mann is now off the 40-man roster. He posted a 5.40 ERA over seven relief appearances with Texas this season.
Nov 2 - 4:21 PM

Rangers sent RHP Clayton Blackburn outright to Triple-A Nashville.

Blackburn missed this season following Tommy John surgery and now finds himself off the 40-man roster.
Nov 2 - 4:20 PM

Rangers sent RHP Austin Bibens-Dirkx outright to Triple-A Nashville.

Bibens-Dirkx held a 6.20 ERA in 2018. He's now off the 40-man roster.
Nov 2 - 4:19 PM


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