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  1. Rangers notes: Jon Daniels still working to upgrade roster

    Calvin Watkins

    DALLAS -- At the annual Christmas luncheon on Wednesday, Texas Rangers president/GM Jon Daniels said the club is still searching to improve the roster via trade or free agency. The team has made small moves, from trading for middle-of-the-rotatio...

    Blog | December 17, 2014
  2. Rangers talk to Angels about Josh Hamilton

    Calvin Watkins

    Fox Sports' Ken Rosenthal reported the Texas Rangers and San Diego Padres have spoken to the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim about trading for outfielder Josh Hamilton. Rosenthal says the talks "were exploratory in nature and they did not gain trac...

    Blog | December 17, 2014
  3. Rangers move two relief pitchers

    Calvin Watkins

    The Rangers designated two relief pitchers for assignment Tuesday night to clear roster space for the free-agent signings of starter Colby Lewis and reliever Kyuji Fujikawa. Left-hander Scott Barnes and right-hander Ben Rowen were designated for a...

    Blog | December 16, 2014
  4. Rangers building depth in bullpen

    Calvin Watkins

    With the signing of right-handed reliever Kyuji Fujikawa on Tuesday, the Texas Rangers made another small baseball statement, not a sexy one -- build the bullpen. Neftali Feliz is the closer, but given his velocity issues after returning from Tomm...

    Blog | December 16, 2014
  5. Kyuji Fujikawa signs 1-year deal with Texas Rangers

    Calvin Watkins

    The Texas Rangers announced the signing of right-handed reliever Kyuji Fujikawa on Tuesday to a one-year deal with a club option for 2016.

    Story | Conversation | December 16, 2014
  6. Rangers looking for more ground balls

    Calvin Watkins

    When you evaluate what the Rangers are looking for in terms of a starting pitcher this offseason, ground balls become a constant theme. With the Rangers trading for left-handed starter Ross Detwiler, they get a man who had fairly decent ground bal...

    Blog | December 16, 2014
  7. Upon Further Review: Signals, signals, signals

    Calvin Watkins

    The Dallas Cowboys had a commanding lead, lost it, and then regained it to beat the Philadelphia Eagles 38-27 on Sunday night at Lincoln Financial Field. With that we have our weekly Upon Further Review of the game. 1. Football coaches and play...

    Blog | December 15, 2014
  8. Rangers sign Kyle Blanks to minor league deal

    Calvin Watkins

    ESPN's Jerry Crasnick reports the Texas Rangers have signed left fielder/DH Kyle Blanks to a minor league contract. It's a split contract where he'll receive a $1 million base salary with the potential to earn $600,000 in performance bonuses if he's ...

    Blog | December 15, 2014
  9. Rangers close to signing righty reliever Kyuji Fujikawa

    Calvin Watkins

    The Texas Rangers are finalizing a deal to sign right-handed reliever Kyuji Fujikawa, according to a source. At the just-completed winter meetings in San Diego, Rangers general manager Jon Daniels said the team was going to sign a right-handed rel...

    Blog | December 12, 2014
  10. Ross Detwiler looks for fresh start

    Calvin Watkins

    This offseason seems to be about fresh starts. We start with Joe Maddon leaving the small market Tampa Bay Rays and moving to the now big-budgeted Chicago Cubs to manage. There's Jimmy Rollins getting traded from the rebuilding Philadelphia Phi...

    Blog | December 12, 2014
  11. Rangers not done looking for pitching

    Calvin Watkins

    Before you start writing down what the Texas Rangers five-man starting rotation is going to look like, GM Jon Daniels said on a conference call with reporters Friday morning that the trade for left-hander Ross Detwiler doesn't mean the front office h...

    Blog | December 12, 2014
  12. Winter meetings winners and losers

    Calvin Watkins

    ESPN's Jayson Stark did a breakdown of the winter meetings winners and losers this morning. Both of Chicago's baseball teams and the Los Angeles Dodgers were deemed winners of the meetings. Getting Jon Lester (Cubs), picking up a new double-play ...

    Blog | December 12, 2014
  13. Patience is the key for the Rangers

    Calvin Watkins

    SAN DIEGO -- The Texas Rangers leave the winter meetings without making a major move to upgrade their roster. A small move was made Thursday afternoon when the club traded two minor leaguers to the Washington Nationals for left-handed pitcher Ross...

    Blog | December 11, 2014
  14. Rangers trade for Ross Detwiler

    Calvin Watkins

    SAN DIEGO -- As the Texas Rangers front office was boarding a plane to head back to Dallas from the winter meetings, the club finalized a deal with the Washington Nationals on Thursday afternoon, sending two minor leaguers for left-handed pitcher Ros...

    Blog | December 11, 2014
  15. Jurickson Profar doubtful for Opening Day

    Calvin Watkins

    SAN DIEGO -- Texas Rangers GM Jon Daniels said Thursday that several injured players' outlooks for spring training looks good, with the possible exception of one: Jurickson Profar. The injured second baseman had his rehab stints shut down three ti...

    Blog | December 11, 2014
  16. Rangers select Delino DeShields in Rule 5

    Calvin Watkins

    SAN DIEGO -- The Texas Rangers selected a former big leaguer's son with their lone Rule 5 major league selection on the final day of the winter meetings Thursday. Texas snagged center fielder/second baseman Delino DeShields Jr. with the third pick...

    Blog | December 11, 2014