Tag:Texas Rangers
Posted on: April 29, 2010 12:13 pm
Edited on: April 29, 2010 12:58 pm

Rangers' Kinsler likely to be activated Friday

Rangers second baseman Ian Kinsler, who is recovering from an ankle sprain, went 2 for 4 with a pair of RBI and a stolen base in a rehab assignment with Double-A Frisco.

Kinsler is likely to be activated for Friday's contest with the Seattle Mariners. Infielders Joaquin Arias or Andres Blanco are the likely candidates to be demoted.
Posted on: April 8, 2010 6:41 pm
Edited on: April 8, 2010 6:43 pm

Rangers' Kinsler still not ready to return

The Dallas Morning News reports the return of Rangers second baseman Ian Kinsler might take long then initially believed.

Kinsler, who is recovering from an ankle sprain from March 12, stretched, ran on a treadmill and took two round of batting practice on Wednesday.

"We thought it'd be three or four days [after the initial injury] and now it's been three to four weeks," Kinsler said.
When Kinsler is ready, he'll likely need to go on a rehab assignment before joining the major league club.

Category: MLB
Posted on: February 22, 2010 10:56 am
Edited on: February 22, 2010 10:59 am

Rangers' Greene won't report on time

T.R. Sullivan of MLB.com is reporting infielder Khalil Greene won't be reporting to camp in Surprise, Ariz., with the rest of the Texas Rangers.

The utility infielder is struggling with social anxiety disorder, a condition which landed him on the disabled list twice last year with the St. Louis Cardinals.

"The Rangers fully support Khalil's decision to address this private matter," Rangers general manager Jon Daniels told MLB.com. "Per club policy, we will not comment on his medical situation. We have agreed to leave the door open for a continued relationship, if both Khalil and the team desire that in the future."

Texas singed Greene to a one-year contract this offseason. Green played 77 games with the Cardinals last season, hitting .200 with six homers and 24 RBI in 170 at-bats. He played with the San Diego Padres from 2003-08.

Category: MLB
Posted on: February 15, 2010 11:00 am

Cuban prospect close to signing

Reports indicate Cuban first-base prospect Jose Julio Ruiz is close to signing with a major league club. Saturday's edition of El Nuevo Herald, the Spanish-based newspaper affiliated with the Miami Herald reported on Saturday that negotiations have "intensified."

"By next week, he should be signed already," one of Ruiz's agents, Jorge Luis Toca told El Nuevo Herald. "Perhaps Wednesday we'll announce something."

Toca said the Blue Jays, Rangers, Red Sox Giants and Rockies have shown the most interest in the 6-3, 240-pound prospect. Toca added they are also "waiting on an offer from the Yankees."

Ruiz, who defected last season, has been working out at the Yankees' complex in the Dominican Republic.

The slugger, who turns 26 on March 24, was batting .305 with a .408 on-base percentage and a .467 slugging percentage through 52 games for his National Series team before defecting. He sports a .330 career batting average.

Posted on: February 2, 2010 11:19 am

Phillies, others, looking at Lowry

The Philadelphia Daily News is reporting that Ruben Amaro Jr. confirmed the Phillies plan to watch Noah Lowry when he auditions for scouts in Arizona. Amaro characterized the team's interest as "moderate" with the Astros, Mets, Rangers and Red Sox also reportedly interested.

Lowry hasn't pitched since 2007 because of a series of arm injuries. Lowry's agent, Damon Lapa, said that although Lowry has not had a setback, they've decided to give the lefty  a little more time in the bullpen before being evaluated.

Posted on: January 26, 2010 12:49 pm

Sheets getting good reports

SI.com is reporting that Ben Sheets agent is seeking $8 million for 2010 and the pitcher is getting very good reports from several scouts. The A's, Rangers and Mets are in the mix.

Posted on: January 20, 2010 4:04 pm

Rangers sale days away

Jeff Wilson, special contributor to te Dallas Morning News , reports that only final details remain in an agreement for sale of the Rangers to a a group of investors which includes Pittsburgh sports attorney Chuck Greenberg and team president Nolan Ryan. Wilson also said his sources revealed the deal should be complete with days. 

The group is believed to include Dallas billionaire Ray Davis in addition to Tom Hicks.
Category: MLB
Posted on: January 15, 2010 11:05 am

Rockies -- arbitration update

According to Troy Renck of the Denver Post , Houston Street and Rafael Betancourt are two big-ticket payroll players headed to arbitration.  Street will be in the $7 million range and Betancourt will get less than $5.

On the free-agent market, Yorvit Torrealba continues to attract interest. The Giants, Padres, Rangers and Mariners have all called about the Rockies' former starting catcher.
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