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12/23/2014 | Barnes claimed by Blue Jays; Rowen a free agent

Former Rangers left-hander Scott Barnes was claimed on waivers by the Blue Jays on Tuesday, while right-hander Ben Rowen cleared waivers and is now a free agent.


12/23/2014 | Holidays a time to reset for Choice's growing family

Michael Choice won't offer excuses for his and the Rangers' difficult 2014 season, but the outfielder isn't going to let those setbacks affect his offseason time with his wife, who is pregnant, and their 3-year-old son.


12/23/2014 | Pleskoff's picks: Top 10 prospects

It is always difficult to rank prospects. Why is pitcher X better than hitter X in the rankings? Again, the results are in the eyes of the person compiling the lists. Given the landscape of individual difference, I offer my own 2015 Top 10 Prospect list. For me, each has the upside of an impact player.


12/18/2014 | Andrus wins Sundberg Community Achievement Award

The Rangers recognized shortstop Elvis Andrus' positive role off the field on Thursday, naming him as the recipient of the 2014 Jim Sundberg Community Achievement Award.


12/17/2014 | Banister spends wedding anniversary with Rangers fans

New manager Jeff Banister and shortstop Elvis Andrus each conducted Question & Answer sessions on Wednesday during the "Evening with the Rangers."


12/17/2014 | Daniels: Rua in position to make Rangers in 2015

In 28 games and 109 plate appearances, mostly in September last season, Ryan Rua made a solid-enough impression on Rangers management to enter Spring Training as a leading candidate for the starting job in left field.


12/17/2014 | Daniels likes young talent Rangers have in system

In terms of big-name acquisitions and blockbuster trades, the Rangers have been relatively quiet this offseason, but general manager Jon Daniels says that's all part of the plan, given the young depth he will have when Spring Training begins in February.


12/17/2014 | Rangers' Harrison named club's 'Good Guy Award' winner

Rangers pitcher Matt Harrison was named winner of the 2014 Harold McKinney Good Guy Award, the club announced Wednesday.


12/17/2014 | Visit to children's hospital extra special for Banister

For nearly three decades, the Rangers have made a holiday tradition out of visiting children's hospitals to spread some cheer to ailing kids. For new manager Jeff Banister -- who overcame bone cancer and a broken neck as a teenager, undergoing 10 surgeries before he left high school -- the visits take on special significance.


12/16/2014 | DeShields thrilled for chance to make impact

Delino DeShields Jr. joins the Rangers with a chance to make the big league club as a fourth outfielder/super-utility man. As a Rule 5 Draft selection, he will remain with the Rangers if he can stick on their 25-man roster for the entire 2015 season.


12/16/2014 | Hospital visit, toy drive highlight Rangers' day of giving

The Rangers were out in force again Tuesday, giving back to the community by making a visit to Cook Children's Medical Center and hosting a toy drive at Globe Life Park.


12/12/2014 | Fujikawa reportedly near deal to join Rangers

The Rangers are working to sign free-agent right-handed reliever Kyuji Fujikawa, according to a Major League source, but the deal is still pending a physical. Fujikawa is expected to sign a one-year contract with a team option for 2016.


12/11/2014 | Chirinos, Perez brighten kids' day with Dallas hospital visit

Robinson Chirinos and Martin Perez produced the usual smiles one sees when Rangers players visit children in the hospital around Christmas time, with Thursday's stop at Texas Scottish Rite Hospital in Dallas. They handed out souvenirs and autographs and posed for photos with patients and nurses.


12/11/2014 | In trade with Nationals, Rangers land lefty Detwiler

The Rangers are acquiring left-handed pitcher Ross Detwiler from the Nationals, a source told MLB.com on Thursday. The Rangers are giving up two Minor Leaguers in the trade, which hasn't been confirmed by the club. The trade is pending review of medical records.


12/11/2014 | Rangers grab speedy outfielder DeShields in Rule 5 Draft

The Rangers came to the Winter Meetings looking for starting pitching and left with an outfielder taken in the Rule 5 Draft. It could be a significant selection. The Rangers took outfielder Delino DeShields Jr. from the Astros with the third pick.


12/11/2014 | 2014 Rule 5 Draft results

The final day of the Winter Meetings began with the annual Rule 5 Draft. Teams were only able to make a selection if it had space on its 40-man roster.


12/10/2014 | Rangers meet with Shields but deal 'very unlikely'

The Rangers have been insistent they are not pursuing the top free agents available this winter. But that didn't keep them from having a face-to-face meeting with pitcher James Shields in San Diego, where the right-hander resides in the offseason.


12/10/2014 | Rule 5 of thumb: Gems can be found in Draft

Every Winter Meetings has a coda to it, an event that doesn't generate the same kind of buzz as all of the trade and free-agent rumors that fill the hotel lobby throughout the Meetings' first three days. But it does involve players changing organizations and, invariably, new big league careers come out of it.


12/10/2014 | Rangers place QB Wilson on Triple-A roster

The Rangers do not want Seahawks quarterback Russell Wilson to be taken in Thursday's Rule 5 Draft. That's why they have placed him on their Triple-A roster.


12/9/2014 | Choo uses Legos to bond with Korean-American youth

A group of Korean youngsters found themselves in Lego heaven Tuesday afternoon at the Legoland Discovery Center at Grapevine Mills Mall. Oh, Rangers outfielder Shin-Soo Choo was there, too.


12/9/2014 | Rangers willing to part with prospects in 'right deal'

Jon Daniels said the Rangers' farm system is "deeper" than it has ever been since he became general manager. "It's deep and also strong at the upper levels," Daniels said. "Those guys are close."


12/8/2014 | Rangers' talks with Mets highlight first day of Meetings

Rangers pitcher Yu Darvish, who missed the final seven weeks of the regular season with inflammation in his right elbow, began his offseason throwing program on Monday with 25 throws from 50 feet. That was in Arlington. Out on the West Coast, Rangers officials were still busy trying to find someone to join Darvish in next season's rotation.


12/8/2014 | Prince's health top of Rangers skipper Banister's mind

Rangers manager Jeff Banister has spent the past two months meeting and talking to as many players as he can. He has yet to meet with first baseman Prince Fielder.


12/8/2014 | Survivor Banister stands up in fight vs. cancer

Stand Up To Cancer is a significant cause for Major League Baseball. It is the same for Rangers manager Jeff Banister, who is a cancer survivor.


12/8/2014 | Rangers claim lefty Barnes off waivers from O's

The Rangers have claimed left-handed pitcher Scott Barnes off waivers from the Orioles, the club announced on Monday.




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