The Rangers claimed infielder Carlos Asuaje off waivers Monday after he was designated for assignment by the Padres on Friday.
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Alden Gonzalez ESPN Staff Writer
New Rangers manager Chris Woodward will now have to face Shohei Ohtani often. He knew he could pitch, but didn't think he would become such a good hitter. "I wasn't convinced to start the year," Woodward said. "He proved me and a lot of people wrong."
David Schoenfield ESPN Senior Writer
One of the more interesting things that new Rangers manager Chris Woodward said is that Jose Leclerc won't necessarily be locked into the closer role. He believes Leclerc is capable of pitching two or three innings at a time if needed and could be used in certain high-leverage situations as dictated and not just the ninth inning. Leclerc emerged as one of the game's most dominant relievers in 2018 with 85 K's in 57.2 innings with just one home run and a .126 average allowed.
With every team looking to make moves in Las Vegas, here's a forecast of big trades and signings for each.
Dan Mullen ESPN.com
The Today's Game committee got the Las Vegas edition of the winter meetings off to a festive start by electing both Harold Baines and Lee Smith to the Hall of Fame. The pair will join whomever makes it next month in Cooperstown next summer.
Veteran Mike Napoli announced Saturday that he is retiring from baseball, ending a 13-year career highlighted by three trips to the World Series.
While some clubs will spend big money in Vegas, others are watching for when they can sign key players without busting their budgets.
With the winter meetings upcoming in Harper's hometown of Las Vegas, we look at the free-agent outfielder's quest for baseball's biggest contract.
Catcher Robinson Chirinos, who hit .222 with 18 homers and 65 RBIs for the Rangers last season, has agreed to a one-year contract with the Houston Astros.
Right-hander Jesse Chavez returned to the Rangers on a two-year, $8 million deal Friday, just a few months after the team traded him to the Chicago Cubs in July.
Adrian Beltre went into this offseason pretty sure he had played his last game after 21 big league seasons.
Edinson Volquez did not pitch last season while recovering from ligament reconstruction surgery on his throwing elbow in 2017.
While $23 million is a big chunk of change, the Braves could get full value for their one-year investment. Plus, an under-the-radar reliever addition.
While this winter's crop searches for new homes, we look ahead to the big decisions that loom for some of the game's top stars -- Nolan Arenado, Chris Sale, Paul Goldschmidt and Gerrit Cole among them.
Reliever Jesse Chavez reportedly is re-signing with the Rangers, who traded him to the Cubs last season.
The Tigers have agreed to a one-year contract with veteran left-hander Matt Moore, according to multiple reports.
Your favorite team probably isn't going to get Bryce Harper or Manny Machado. But another move -- maybe for a top pitcher -- could make all the difference this winter.
Catcher Jeff Mathis and the Texas Rangers have finalized a $6.25 million, two-year contract.
He might have seemed surly, unapproachable -- and untouchable, if you consider he hated having his head patted. But that was never the real Adrian Beltre.
David Schoenfield ESPN Senior Writer
The next stop for Adrian Beltre: Cooperstown. The Rangers third baseman announced his retirement after 21 seasons and with 3,166 hits, 477 home runs, 1,707 RBIs and five Gold Gloves, he's an easy first-ballot Hall of Famer. Beltre was a true two-way force, one of the best defensive third basemen ever who finished in the top-10 of the MVP voting six times. He's in the argument as one of the top five third basemen of all time -- his 95.7 WAR trails only Mike Schmidt and Eddie Mathews and ranks ahead of Wade Boggs, George Brett and Chipper Jones -- and he'll be remembered for his joy for playing the game ... and not wanting anybody to touch his head.
Rangers third baseman Adrian Beltre has announced his retirement after amassing more than 3,000 hits over 21 seasons.
Tigers pitcher Michael Fulmer was struck by a ball traveling 115.6 mph on Sept. 3. Here's what that play and others tell us about human perception.
Julio Rangel has been hired by the Texas Rangers as pitching coach for new manager Chris Woodward.
Jeff Mathis, one of the top defensive catchers in the majors, has agreed to a two-year deal with the Rangers, according to The Athletic.