Cuban outfielder Julio Pablo Martinez has signed as an international free agent with the Texas Rangers, and will make his debut for the organization in the Dominican Summer League.
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Jake Faria won for the first time since last July 25, allowing one run over six innings to lead the Tampa Bay Rays over the Cole Hamels and the Texas Rangers 4-1 on Wednesday.
Matt Moore allowed an unearned run over seven innings in his first start against his former team and the Texas Rangers beat the Tampa Bay Rays 7-2 on Tuesday night.
Jon Sciambi talks to Rangers 1B Joey Gallo about his approach at the plate this season, hitting against the shift and much more.
Mallex Smith had four hits and Blake Snell struck out nine Monday night to help the Tampa Bay Rays stop a four-game losing streak with an 8-4 win over the Texas Rangers.
The banged-up Rangers saw their shortstop Jurickson Profar enter the concussion protocol after a collision with the Rays' Mallex Smith on Monday.
Before a chat with Astros P Justin Verlander (25:34), Buster & Tim Kurkjian discuss Bartolo Colon' stellar day, Clayton Kershaw & more (1:25). Plus, Todd Radom's trivia (33:56).
Buster recaps Sunday's action, including a historic effort from Bartolo Colon, dominant pitching across the big leagues, and the impact of April weather.
Bartolo Colon carried a perfect game into the eighth inning and Robinson Chirinos drove in all three runs for the Texas Rangers during their 3-1 victory over the Houston Astros in 10 innings Sunday night.
Chris Singleton and Jon Sciambi recap the Rangers 3-1 win over the Astros.
Bartolo Colon, who turns 45 next month, took a perfect game into the eighth inning against the World Series champion Houston Astros on Sunday night.
David Schoenfield ESPN Senior Writer
Bartolo Colon took a perfect game into the eighth inning, six outs away from what would certainly have been one of the least likely perfect games ever. Alas, he gives up a walk and then a double to Josh Reddick and after a sac fly the game is tied.
Christina Kahrl MLB Staff Writer
Bartolo Colon's sinker is a thing of wonder as he keeps pounding the zone in pursuit of perfection. It's generated 10 of his first 21 outs, and he's frozen hitters with it to get two of his seven strikeouts. Can he take this all the way? After just 83 pitches, it's up to the Astros to take it away from him in their last six outs.
Christina Kahrl MLB Staff Writer
Bartolo Colon's blend of perfection in 6 IP against the Astros owes everything to fastball command, getting three swinging K's with his low-90s four-seamer, two more whiffs looking with the sinker he's pounded the zone with all night, and the last two getting chases on sliders. Can he take it all the way and add to his already hefty legend?
Joey Gallo talks with Jon Sciambi about his approach at the plate, ignoring the shift, and his best Bryce Harper story.
Ronald Guzman's first career homer tied the game in the eighth inning, and he put the Rangers ahead with an infield single in the 10th as Texas rallied from five runs down to beat the Houston Astros 6-5 on Saturday.
Gerrit Cole struck out a career-high 14 in seven innings and Derek Fisher scored the go-ahead run on Drew Robinson's error in the eighth, sending the Houston Astros to a 3-2 victory over the Texas Rangers on Friday night.
Yovani Gallardo will report to the Rangers' Triple-A team on Tuesday.
Buster talks to Karl Ravech about Sho-Time in L.A., the re-ignition of Sox-Yanks and more (1:03). Plus, a weekend preview with Jess Mendoza (25:23), Stephania Bell on the early-season injury bug (42:54) and more.
Tests on Thursday revealed that Rangers shortstop Elvis Andrus won't need surgery on his broken right elbow, but he will be out six to eight weeks. Andrus was injured when he was hit by a pitch in the bottom of the ninth inning Wednesday.
Buster Olney recaps Wednesday's MLB action, including a pair of brawls, a tough injury for the Rangers, the streaking Phillies and much more.
Shohei Ohtani had an RBI single that put the Los Angeles Angels ahead to stay and was later picked off first base by one of his former Japanese teammates in a 7-2 victory Wednesday night over the Texas Rangers.