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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.


12/7/2014 | Status of injured players affects Texas' decisions

Texas general manager Jon Daniels is mulling his options after his arrival in San Diego and his indecision rests on the unknown status of the Rangers' many players who are recovering from injuries.


12/7/2014 | Daniels ready to begin talks at Winter Meetings

Rangers general manager Jon Daniels may target starting pitchers, reserve catchers, or positions that nobody expects. Anything could happen, because the Winter Meetings is just another step in the offseason process.


12/5/2014 | Daniels: Rangers 'open to anything' in search for starter

Rangers general manager Jon Daniels wants a starting pitcher, and he thinks he could pull off a trade for one. The tricky part is getting a starting pitcher for more than one season. Most of the starting pitchers who are available by trade -- Jordan Zimmermann, Jeff Samardzija, David Price, Mike Leake, Ian Kennedy and others -- can be free agents at the end of the 2015 season.


12/4/2014 | Rangers' offseason focus remains starting pitching

The Rangers made a serious effort to sign free-agent outfielder Torii Hunter this week, but general manager Jon Daniels said the club's top priority this winter is still starting pitching.


12/4/2014 | Rangers retain Lewis on one-year contract

The Rangers reached an agreement Thursday with free-agent pitcher Colby Lewis on a one-year contract worth $4 million. Although nothing is guaranteed, Lewis becomes a leading candidate to be one of the Rangers' five starters going into Opening Day.


12/4/2014 | Prep shortstop Rodgers leads 2015 Draft class

Ten years after grabbing Justin Upton, the D-backs could follow a similar path in the 2015 First-Year Player Draft. Lake Mary (Fla.) High School shortstop Brendan Rodgers sits atop MLBPipeline.com's initial Draft Top 50 rankings, thanks to his three plus tools (bat, power, arm) complemented by two solid ones (speed, defense).


12/3/2014 | Rangers Fan Fest set for 9 a.m. CT on Jan. 24

The 2015 Texas Rangers Fan Fest will be held from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. CT on Jan. 24 at Globe Life Park in Arlington.


12/3/2014 | Rangers have history of Winter Meetings progress

The Rangers have been relatively quiet so far this winter, but at some point, they expect to add starting pitching. There will be plenty of people to talk to when Jon Daniels and the Rangers show up in San Diego on Sunday afternoon in advance of next week's Winter Meetings.


12/2/2014 | Lewis wants Rangers return; good news for Moreland, Profar

The Rangers are close to a new contract with free-agent pitcher Colby Lewis. The club also received possibly encouraging news on first baseman Mitch Moreland and infielder Jurickson Profar, who are both coming off major injuries this past season. Both underwent an MRI this week and were re-evaluated by Dr. Keith Meister in Arlington.




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