Believe it or not, Rangers manager Chris Woodward is fully aware of the fans’ frustration with where the team sits in the standings — and he even empathizes with the feeling. “Right now, the fans need to know what’s happening,” Woodward said prior to Sunday’s loss to Minnesota. “Obviously, we’re not playing well.
Posted: June 21, 2021, 5:50 pm
While they’re not the Diamondbacks, who are currently on a 16 game losing streak, the Rangers are on a six game losing streak; and there doesn’t seem like much hope for that to get better as Oakland, currently holding the first wild card spot, comes in for a four game series to start the week. With the Oakland Athletics in town, Elvis Andrus will be back in Arlington playing in a non-Rangers uniform for the first time.
Posted: June 21, 2021, 4:00 pm
RHP Kyle Gibson is the projected starting pitcher for the Rangers. He is 4-0 with a 2.09 ERA, 1.03 WHIP, 7.1 K/9 and 2.5 BB/9 through 77 2/3 IP across 13 starts. He picked up a decision in only one of his last seven starts.
Posted: June 21, 2021, 3:09 pm
The 2021 MLB Draft begins on July 11, 2021, and unlike in 2020, this will be a twenty round draft — shorter than the forty rounds the draft has been in the most recent years prior to 2020, but longer than last year’s five round version. The Rangers’ top three picks are at #2, #38, and #73. In the coming days, we will be doing write-ups of potential Texas Ranger draft picks, looking both at players who are in the mix at #2 and players who would be candidates to be picked in the second or third ro…
Posted: June 21, 2021, 3:00 pm
The Oakland Athletics will look to get back on the winning track when they focus back on the A.L. West and the hapless Texas Rangers on Monday in the opener of a four-game series in Arlington, Texas. The A’s dropped the final two games of a three-game weekend series to the New York Yankees in the Bronx. Oakland fell 2-1 in the Sunday afternoon finale on a game-ending triple play that erased the A’s final chances in the ninth inning.
Posted: June 21, 2021, 12:45 pm
Introducing Yankees Insider: Get exclusive news, behind-the-scenes observations and the ability to text message directly with beat writers Even if the Rangers remain inclined to trade Gallo, the New York Yankees could be squeezed out by the San Diego Padres. The Athletic’s Jim Bowden explained why during an appearance on MLB Network Radio on SiriusXM. I think you need another three-run homer bat.
Posted: June 21, 2021, 12:43 pm
Jun. 21—Will Bednar saved the best performance of his young career for the biggest stage in college baseball. The freshman right-handed pitcher struck out 15 Texas batters in six innings as No. 7 Mississippi State beat No. 2 Texas, 2-1, in the opening round of the College World Series at TD Ameritrade Park in Omaha, Nebraska. The Bulldogs, now 46-16, advance to the winner’s bracket to play …
Posted: June 21, 2021, 12:31 pm
Byron Buxton homered, doubled and drove in two runs as the Minnesota Twins completed a series sweep of the Texas Rangers with a 4-2 victory on Sunday afternoon in Arlington. Luis Arraez, Andrelton Simmons and Trevor Larnach each had three hits for Minnesota, which finished with 14 hits while extending its winning streak to a season high-tying four games. Kenta Maeda (3-2) picked up his first victory since a May 3 win over the Rangers in Minneapolis.
Posted: June 21, 2021, 8:19 am
Going back home pretty much, and facing the team that I played (for) my whole career. I know it’s going to be a lot of memories coming back to me when I’m there. At the same time, I’ve got to make sure I just go about how I do every day and take care of business.
Posted: June 21, 2021, 3:19 am
Will Bednar struck out a career-high 15 over six innings, the most at the College World Series in 25 years, and Mississippi State held off Texas 2-1 on Sunday night. Bednar and Landon Sims set a CWS team record, combining for 21 strikeouts, and the Bulldogs (46-16) ran their season total to 765. Bednar’s total was the highest by an individual since Clemson’s Kris Benson struck out 15 against Miami in 1996.
Posted: June 21, 2021, 3:09 am
ARLINGTON, TEXAS – When the Twins left on their weeklong road trip, their roster didn’t include Byron Buxton, Max Kepler or Kenta Maeda, and they hadn’t won a series in nearly a month. It’s no coincidence that Sunday, that trio combined to finish off a sweep of the Rangers.Buxton’s two-run first-inning home run staked Maeda to a two-run lead, Kepler’s third-inning single increased that cushion …
Posted: June 20, 2021, 9:49 pm
Rookie John King, who has been a reliever this season, will be stretched out and could unseat Jordan Lyles or Mike Foltynewicz.
Posted: June 19, 2021, 11:41 pm
Kolby Allard strikes out six batters over six frames against Minnesota in his start with the Rangers
Posted: June 19, 2021, 11:06 pm
The rookie reliever has been part of the Rangers’ past two extra-innings losses, when he has tried to do too much in tight spots.
Posted: June 19, 2021, 10:43 pm
Joey Gallo isn’t sure if he would participate if invited, but the rookie García said he would jump at the chance.
Posted: June 19, 2021, 12:00 pm
Wade LeBlanc made three starts, posting a 2.50 ERA, for Triple A Round Rock but wasn’t a fit on the Rangers’ roster.
Posted: June 19, 2021, 10:00 am
The towering popup by the Texas Rangers right fielder fell into foul territory after clanging off the roof tresses.
Posted: June 19, 2021, 4:23 am
The Minnesota Twins are starting to get comfortable in extra innings. Luis Arraez hit an RBI triple to start the Minnesota 10th and the Twins then drew two bases-loaded walks to beat the Texas Rangers 7-5 on Friday night in the opener of a three-game series matching last-place teams. Arraez tripled to deep center field over the head of Adolis García, whose homer in the Texas seventh had tied the game at 4-4, and Willians Astudillo rumbled home from second base.
Posted: June 19, 2021, 4:02 am
The Texas Rangers acquired right-hander Dennis Santana from the Dodgers in a trade Thursday, sending minor league lefty Kevin Bautista to Los Angeles. Santana had been designated for assignment by the Dodgers on Saturday.
Posted: June 17, 2021, 6:16 pm
Brad Johnson finds the best MLB Stacks for Wednesday, June 16. (Brett Davis-USA TODAY Sports)
Posted: June 16, 2021, 8:01 pm
New York Post says Sinclair, which owns Bally Sports Southwest, preparing to launch streaming app.
Posted: June 16, 2021, 5:27 pm
Curtis Terry leads Triple A Round Rock in home runs and RBIs, and he has also made improvements with his defense at first base.
Posted: June 16, 2021, 11:00 am
Jose Altuve clubbed a walk-off grand slam in the 10th inning as the Houston Astros rallied for a 6-3 victory over the visiting Texas Rangers on Tuesday. Altuve socked his 13th home run into the Crawford Boxes in left field off Texas reliever Demarcus Evans (0-2), answering the solo run Texas scored off Astros closer Ryan Pressly (3-1) in the top of the 10th.
Posted: June 16, 2021, 6:43 am