Texas Rangers outfielder Joey Gallo’s 2019 campaign was cut short after he underwent surgery on his right hand. And not even a quarantine in response to the global coronavirus pandemic is keeping him from staying sharp for Opening Day 2020, which may still be months away. In a video posted Saturday to TikTok, Gallo repeatedly hits a ball off a tee into a net set up in what appears to be the living room of an apartment.
Posted: March 29, 2020, 10:23 pm
Occasionally, quality players will slip through the cracks or show up far down the board in terms of draft rankings, which makes for good value. Here are a few MLB players who could turn out to be sleeper picks in fantasy this season. Willie Calhoun, Texas Rangers Willie Calhoun is almost sure to be overlooked as a guy who played in just 83 games last season for a Texas Rangers squad that still might finish towards the bottom of the American League West in 2020.
Posted: March 29, 2020, 11:00 am
College baseball is going to be played at a higher level maybe than it has in a long time because more good players are going to stay in college and more good players are going to come to college,” TCU baseball coach Jim Schlossnagle said. Now … fitting them all in 11.7 scholarships and a roster size of 35, that’s going to be the challenge.
Posted: March 29, 2020, 10:00 am
A subcontractor working on Globe Life Field has tested positive for coronavirus, and the Texas Rangers have notified their employees to make sure no one was in contact with the worker. The Manhattan Construction Company said in a statement that they learned on Wednesday of the ill employee, who was stationed in an isolated area of the $1.2-billion ballpark. The area was cleared of all personnel and cleaned thoroughly.
Posted: March 29, 2020, 1:03 am
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Terry Tausch, an All-American offensive lineman at Texas and eight-year NFL veteran who played for the Minnesota Vikings and San Francisco 49ers, has died. He was 61.
Posted: March 28, 2020, 7:13 pm
The Mariners came back Thursday afternoon to prove that they are not as bad as last year, but not yet ready for the playoffs, but they could be in a year or two, but we shouldn’t get our hopes up, but we’ve got good prospects coming up and anything could happen it is baseball after all. And they did just that. Four of the team’s top prospects were thrust into the starting lineup for Opening Day, signaling the beginnings of the M’s pipeline to the playoffs.
Posted: March 28, 2020, 3:42 am
In regards to service time, if the 2020 season is played, all players who remain active for the entirety of the season will be granted a full year of MLB service time. If the worst-case scenario plays out and the 2020 season is canceled, whatever service time a player accrued in 2019, will count the same for the 2020 year. So how does the worst-case scenario affect the Texas Rangers?
Posted: March 27, 2020, 9:55 pm
Major League Baseball and the MLB Players Association have reached an agreement on how to salvage the 2020 season should the coronavirus pandemic show signs of being curbed in the coming weeks, according to multiple reports. All agree that they want to play as many of the originally scheduled 162 games as possible, which would rely on a June start to the regular season and playoff baseball being pushed into November.
Posted: March 27, 2020, 3:32 pm
Texas Rangers transactions: Taylor Hearn and Scott Heineman have been optioned to AAA Nashville, the team announced yesterday. That leaves 28 “active” players on the Rangers roster, though of course, there will be no games played anytime soon, and once there are games being played, the 26 man rosters will likely be expanded to add additional pitchers. Of the 28 “active” players, Brock Burke will spend the season on the injured list, and Willie Calhoun is still recuperating from an injury.
Posted: March 27, 2020, 1:53 pm
After undergoing surgery earlier this month, the Texas Rangers’ Willie Calhoun was cleared for workouts.
Posted: March 26, 2020, 11:07 pm
With Cal Spring Football postponed until at least March 30th, UC Berkeley as a whole moving to remote instruction for the remainder of the semester, and Cal Athletics suspending spring sports altogether, we’re taking a dive into games of the past and some of the greatest moments in the recent history of Cal Athletics. Best may not be the right word for the place in history the Bears’ two game series against the Texas Longhorns over the 2015 and 2016 seasons.
Posted: March 26, 2020, 11:00 pm
There will be no hot dogs on the grill, no beer on tap, no vendors in the stands selling peanuts and Cracker Jack. The shiny new stadium deep in the heart of Texas will still be waiting for its first Rangers game. From Baltimore to Miami in the east, San Diego to Seattle in the west – and 11 other cities that would have hosted season openers Thursday – there will be no games, or at the remaining 15 MLB stadiums, for at least a couple of more months.
Posted: March 25, 2020, 9:48 pm
1973 — Minnesota pitcher Jim Perry became the first player to use the “10 and 5 rule” when he OK’d his own trade to the Detroit Tigers for minor league pitcher Dan Fife and cash. 1986 — Major League Baseball’s Rules Committee voted to change the designated hitter rule for the World Series allowing a DH to be used in all games played in the American League home park. 1977 — Lenny Randle of the Texas Rangers, angry about having been benched during spring training, attacked 50-year-old manager Frank Lucchesi and sent him to the hospital with a shattered cheekbone.
Posted: March 24, 2020, 5:38 pm