Kiner-Falefa has been so good that he has created a scenario in which he plays third base, Frazier plays first base, and Guzman and Bird are scrambling for whatever at-bats are left. Every day that’s going by he’s making it more and more [realistic],” manager Chris Woodward said. You see the changes in his body, the changes in his swing, and it’s hard for me to not have him in the lineup.
Posted: July 9, 2020, 3:11 pm
ARLINGTON, Texas (CBSDFW.COM) – Before the 2020 season has even started, the Texas Rangers released their schedule for the 2021 regular season on Thursday. Major League Baseball announced the schedule with the expectation that the 2021 season will begin on time — unlike this year’s. The MLB and its fans will see an abbreviated 2020 season with 60 games due to the coronavirus pandemic that halted sports for months.
Posted: July 9, 2020, 12:42 pm
Robinson Chirinos told the Texas Rangers website he plans to experiment wearing two masks during intrasquad games. He will have the traditional catcher’s mask, but under that plans to wear to face mask for coronavirus protection. Chirinos will have a hitter in front of him and an umpire right behind him making social distancing impossible.
Posted: July 9, 2020, 7:00 am
The problem is that one of the two players who tested positive for COVID-19 is Joey Gallo, the Rangers’ best player. Left-handed reliever Brett Martin is the other player. Complicating the Gallo situation is that he is asymptomatic, feels great, and, oh, by the way, has tested negative twice in private testing outside of the 2020 MLB operations manual.
Posted: July 8, 2020, 9:48 pm
With the Texas Rangers preparing to play their first season in brand new Globe Life Field, baseball already feels quite different in North Texas in 2020 – literally. And the team is thrilled about it. My office is cold, the field is almost chilly, then I walk outside and it’s 100 degrees,” manager Chris Woodward said.
Posted: July 8, 2020, 8:13 pm
Four months ago today, on March 8, 2020, Willie Calhoun was hit in the face by a pitch from Julio Urias of the Los Angeles Dodgers during a spring training game. Calhoun went down and stayed down for a while, left the field on a cart, went to the hospital, and was determined to have a fractured jaw. The reaction when that happened was as if the entire fanbase had been punched in the gut.
Posted: July 8, 2020, 6:59 pm
This game is kind of the companion piece to the July 4 game we covered last week, where the Braves lost to the Marlins despite one team being good and one team being really not so good, just because baseball is always excited to teach you new dimensions of disappointment and rage. It goes without saying that for much of the background, check out that flashback/recap, if you care.
Posted: July 8, 2020, 4:00 pm
Usually when we are a couple of weeks out, we have had the excitement of pitchers and catchers reporting, spring games, a few injuries, a breakout guy or two, and then, by this point, we are kind of over spring training and bored with games that don’t count and impatient for the season to begin. Like everything else in 2020, the run-up to the season starting feels different this year…
Posted: July 8, 2020, 3:00 pm
Lance Lynn was sharp in the Texas Rangers’ intrasquad game yesterday. He worked six innings, struck out eight and walked none, while making more than 80 pitches. Lynn will start the Texas June 24th opener against the Rockies.
Posted: July 8, 2020, 7:00 am
But he’s also tested positive twice in the same span using the PCR/saliva test that MLB’s sanctioned lab uses. Gallo acknowledged frustration with the system Tuesday but declined further comment. His agent, Scott Boras, said he has submitted documentation to MLB to hopefully expedite Gallo’s return.
Posted: July 8, 2020, 2:28 am
The Texas Rangers announced the shortened schedule for their 2020 season. Details from the press release are below: The Texas Rangers are scheduled to play the Colorado Rockies in the first regular season game ever at the new Globe Life Field on Friday, July 24 in the team’s 2020 opener. The complete 2020 60-game schedule was announced Monday by Major League Baseball.
Posted: July 8, 2020, 12:27 am
For them to be able to go out and go four or five innings each is pretty special, and we’re really excited about that. It just speaks volumes about their commitment to our ballclub. Only right-hander Jordan Lyles, who pitched Monday, failed to hit four innings the first time through, but he logged 74 pitches in 3 1/3 innings in his build-up for the regular season.
Posted: July 7, 2020, 9:57 pm
All-Star slugger Joey Gallo tested positive for the coronavirus, forcing the outfielder who is asymptomatic to miss the start of summer camp for the Texas Rangers after being among teammates who had worked out at their new ballpark for several weeks before that. Rangers general manager Jon Daniels said Monday that Gallo has had multiple tests, including one that came back negative. He was isolating at his high-rise Dallas apartment and away from teammates.
Posted: July 7, 2020, 8:23 pm
Major League Baseball released its pandemic-shortened schedule Monday, featuring a tantalizing season opener between the New York Yankees and World Series champion Washington Nationals, even as some teams were still bogged down by coronavirus concerns. Nick Markakis became the second Atlanta Braves veteran to opt out of the season, swayed by a phone call with teammate Freddie Freeman, who has been stricken with covid-19.
Posted: July 7, 2020, 6:00 am
The Colorado Rockies season schedule was released today, and just when we thought a 60-game baseball season was weird… wait until you see the schedule. Opening Day is July 23 with back-to-back matchups featuring the New York Yankees vs the Washington Nationals and the San Francisco Giants vs the Los Angeles Dodgers.
Posted: July 7, 2020, 12:00 am
Mookie Betts, Gerrit Cole and a pair of high-profile matchups are set for opening day as Major League Baseball begins its shortened 60-game season on July 23 in ballparks without fans amid the coronavirus pandemic. MLB released the schedule Monday, and it starts with two games. Cole and the New York Yankees visit the World Series champion Washington Nationals at 7:08 p.m. EDT, then Betts and his new Los Angeles Dodgers teammates host the San Francisco Giants at 10:08 p.m.
Posted: July 6, 2020, 11:29 pm
DALLAS (105.3 The Fan) – The Texas Rangers unveiled the schedule for the shortened 60-game season on Monday. The club will open the 2020 campaign at the brand new Globe Life Field against the Colorado Rockies on July 24. They also will finish the season at home against the rival Houston Astros from September 24-27.
Posted: July 6, 2020, 10:27 pm
Texas Rangers slugger Joey Gallo and two Milwaukee Brewers are the latest players to test positive for COVID-19. Gallo and both Brewers — shortstop Luis Urias and left-hander Angel Perdomo — are asymptomatic and in quarantine, their respective teams said Monday.
Posted: July 6, 2020, 7:02 pm
Former Cy Young Award winner Félix Hernández has joined the list of major leaguers opting out of the 2020 season due to the coronavirus pandemic, at least temporarily ending the 34-year-old’s bid to revive his career. Stars Christian Yelich of the Milwaukee Brewers and Jose Altuve of the Houston Astros said Sunday they plan to play the 60-game season scheduled to start later this month. Reliever Sean Doolittle, who helped Washington win the World Series last year, plans to play but says that if he feels uncomfortable, he’ll opt out.
Posted: July 5, 2020, 10:57 pm
Texas Rangers manager Chris Woodward was going to address his entire team before the start of MLB’s unprecedented summer training camp, just like he did when spring training opened about 4 1/2 months ago. The Seattle Mariners have three assistant coaches who fall into the high-risk category for the coronavirus and will work remotely all season. At Fenway Park, weights and other exercise equipment were set up Thursday in the concourse under the seats that Red Sox fans won’t be allowed to occupy when the season finally starts.
Posted: July 3, 2020, 3:14 am