The Texas Rangers had a decision to make at second base upon the return of Elvis Andrus, and will stay with Rougned Odor rather than sliding Jurickson Profar from shortstop. The Rangers, though, now know what they have in Profar.
Jose Trevino will never forget the week he had beginning June 10 with the birth of his first child. Not only did the rookie become a father, he made his MLB debut Friday, made his first MLB start Saturday and collected his first career walk-off hit Sunday on an emotion Father's Day.
The Texas Rangers expect to activate Elvis Andrus from the disabled list Monday, and he will be the starting shortstop again. Jurickson Profar, the starter the past two months, is happy with the way he played in the longest everyday stretch of his career. He helped lead the charge Sunday past the Colorado Rockies.
Jose Trevino is the latest rookie to be called up during the Texas Rangers' season of developing young players. Despite his elite defense, he is likely to see more time in the minors this season, but the Rangers believe he can be an everyday MLB catcher.
Catcher Jose Trevino and his wife had their first child on Sunday. He made his big league debut on Friday night and his mom was in town for both events. The way his MLB debut went down didn't give him a chance to get nervous.
Rockies shortstop Trevor Story attended many Rangers' games at Globe Life Park, including the World Series in 2010, while growing up in Irving. The Irving High School grad loved Michael Young and Pudge Rodriguez and called Globe Life Park his Yankee Stadium.
Reliever Matt Bush and Chris Martin were placed on the 10-day disabled list before Friday's game. Martin Perez was moved to the 60-day DL from the 10-day DL to make room for pitcher Deck McGuire, who acquired off waivers from the Blue Jays.
Rangers catcher Robinson Chirinos serving one game suspension Friday night in series opener against the Rockies. Chirinos and Dodgers' outfielder Matt Kemp got into a shoving match after a violent collision at home plate in Thursday's game in Los Angeles.
Texas Rangers catcher Robinson Chirinos and Los Angeles Dodgers outfielder Matt Kemp got into a shoving match Wednesday night after a collision at home plate. Chirinos didn’t like Kemp’s reaction after the play.
The Rangers have signed almost half of their 40 MLB draft picks, including 14 announced on Thursday. Among the latest signees are eight right-handed pitchers. Texas also signed three undrafted free agents. All 19 signed players have reported to Arizona.
Infielder Hanser Alberto was optioned back to Triple-A Round Rock to make room for left-hander Yohander Mendez, who will make his first major league start Friday night against the Rockies at Globe Life Park.
Joey Gallo opened eyes at Dodger Stadium in 2015. Three years later, he says he's essentially the same hitter but with a better understanding that improvement doesn't happen overnight. That's what motivates him as he tries to become a more complete hitter.
The Texas Rangers are expected to be sellers at the July 31 trade deadline, and left-hander Cole Hamels and third baseman Adrian Beltre will the two names heard the most in the rumor mill. But they won't be the only ones.
The benches cleared at the end of the third inning Wednesday after Los Angeles Dodgers outfielder Matt Kemp and Texas Rangers catcher Robinson Chirinos got into a shoving match following a collision at home plate.