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  1. Rangers have some interest in Morales

    Richard Durrett

    ARLINGTON, Texas - The Texas Rangers are one of a group of teams interested in free-agent first baseman Kendrys Morales, sources confirmed Friday. Morales has worked out on his own all season in hopes of landing with a team once the MLB draft star...

    Blog | June 06, 2014
  2. GM pleased Luis Ortiz was still on board

    Richard Durrett

    ARLINGTON, Texas -- If Texas Rangers general manager Jon Daniels was putting together a mock draft, he'd have had right-handed pitcher Luis Ortiz going long before the Rangers picked at No. 30. "We were really happy he was there," Daniels said. "W...

    Blog | June 05, 2014
  3. 3B Travis Demeritte picked by Rangers at 30

    Richard Durrett

    The Texas Rangers selected Travis Demeritte, a third baseman that many see as a shortstop, from Winder-Barrow High School in Georgia (as we've seen in recent years, the Rangers like players from Georgia) with the 30th pick in the MLB draft. Demer...

    Blog | June 06, 2013
  4. Rangers draft RHP Alex Gonzalez 23rd

    Richard Durrett

    The Texas Rangers made their first pick in the 2013 MLB draft just moments ago and took right-handed pitcher Alex Gonzalez 23rd overall. Gonzalez is 6-foot-3 and pitched for Oral Roberts. He was the Southland Conference pitcher of the year in 2013 af...

    Blog | June 06, 2013
  5. Rangers draft HS players with upside

    Richard Durrett

    The Texas Rangers took three high school players they believe have high upside on Monday, the first day of the 2012 MLB Draft. The club stuck with its organizational philosophy: Take the best available player no matter the position. The scouts ...

    Blog | June 04, 2012
  6. Rangers take OF Lewis Brinson in 1st round

    Richard Durrett

    The Texas Rangers selected outfielder Lewis Brinson from Coral Springs High School (Fla.) with the 29th pick in the 2012 MLB Draft on Monday. ESPN.com ranked Brinson, a 6-foot-4, 180-pound centerfielder, at No. 52 in their top-100. Here's what the...

    Blog | June 04, 2012
  7. Live in-game chat: Rangers vs. A's

    Richard Durrett

    Join us as we chat during the Rangers-A's game and discuss the MLB Draft. The room is now open and we'll be updating the draft at times between now and when the game starts. So come on in and ask some questions and participate in polls. ESPN Dalla...

    Blog | June 04, 2012
  8. Draft tidbits: Texas has 5 of first 93 picks

    Richard Durrett

    ANAHEIM, Calif. -- The 2012 MLB draft begins tonight with the first round and the Type A compensation picks and then continues with Rounds 2 through 15 on Tuesday and 16 through 40 on Wednesday. A few things to know: * The Texas Rangers have pick ...

    Blog | June 04, 2012
  9. Rangers release top '06 pick Kasey Kiker

    Richard Durrett

    The Rangers released seven minor league players today, among them left-handed pitcher Kasey Kiker. The 24-year-old never did pitch above the Double-A level after he was taken No. 12 overall in the 2006 MLB Draft. Kiker pitched this past season for...

    Blog | December 22, 2011
  10. Texas Rangers draft pick Johnathan Taylor remains optimistic sinc...

    Richard Durrett

    Rangers draft pick Johnathan Taylor, partially paralyzed, stays positive.

    Story | Conversation | June 18, 2011
  11. Rangers sign top two draft picks

    Richard Durrett

    ATLANTA -- The Rangers have agreed to terms with their top-2 picks from the MLB Draft, LHP Kevin Matthews and OF Zach Cone. Matthews, the No. 33 overall pick, receives a $936,000 bonus and will report to the Arizona Summer League and Cone, No. 37 ...

    Blog | June 17, 2011
  12. Zach Cone appreciates Rangers' gesture

    Richard Durrett

    ARLINGTON, Texas -- Zach Cone, the Rangers' second supplemental first-round selection in Monday's MLB Draft, was touched by the the team's' decision to draft paralyzed Georgia teammate Johnathan Taylor. Cone collided with Taylor in the outfield an...

    Blog | June 09, 2011
  13. Rangers continue to grab arms, outfielders

    Richard Durrett

    The Rangers are busy making selections on Day 2 of the MLB Draft and we'll update you periodically on how they are doing. Through the fifth round, the Rangers have taken pitchers and outfielders. Here's an update: Round 2 (83 overall): Will Lamb, ...

    Blog | June 07, 2011
  14. Rangers take HS pitcher with first pick

    Richard Durrett

    ARLINGTON, Texas -- The Rangers selected 18-year-old left-handed pitcher Kevin Matthews with the No. 33 overall pick in the 2011 MLB Draft on Monday. The Rangers' have picks 33 and 37 in the draft as compensation for free agent pitcher Cliff Lee. ...

    Blog | June 06, 2011
  15. Chat schedule: Join us for Tigers series

    Richard Durrett

    ARLINGTON, Texas -- A reminder that starting tonight, we'll be chatting from all three Rangers-Tigers games at Rangers Ballpark in Arlington this week. Tonight, we'll talk MLB draft along with everything Rangers and tomorrow we can certainly chat ...

    Blog | June 06, 2011
  16. ESPN.com on Texas' draft philosophy

    Richard Durrett

    As part of ESPN.com's MLB Draft blog, Jason A. Churchill looked at each team's draft philosophy. Here's what he said about the Rangers: Scouting director: Kip Fagg Fagg's second year at the helm could be his first opportunity to draft from ...

    Blog | June 03, 2011