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8/22/2016 | Texas options Martinez, clears way for Holland

The Rangers optioned right-hander Nick Martinez to Triple-A Round Rock on Monday to open a spot for left-hander Derek Holland, who will be activated Tuesday off the 60-day disabled list.


8/22/2016 | Rangers agree to buy new affiliate in N.C.

The Rangers have agreed to purchase a Class A Advanced franchise in the Carolina League that will play in Kinston, N.C., beginning next season.


8/22/2016 | Additions solidify Rangers' claim atop AL

Prior to the Aug. 1 non-waiver Trade Deadline, the Rangers were a good team. Since then, they've become arguably the best team in the American League.


8/22/2016 | Jeffress makes strides while taking on epilepsy

Rangers reliever Jeremy Jeffress believes his long and harrowing battle with seizures and juvenile epilepsy began at 15 with a freak accident on a basketball court.


8/21/2016 | Rangers have nothing to lose in signing Gomez

The Texas Rangers are in low-risk, high-reward mode with the signing of Carlos Gomez. Gomez was available because he had been released by the Astros. His performance for the Houston club was clearly sub-standard. Still, there are knowledgeable people around baseball shaking their heads over that performance; figuring that Gomez should have something substantial left in his career.


8/21/2016 | Road-weary Perez missing Globe Life Park

Rangers starter Martin Perez is a really good pitcher at Globe Life Park. His 2.36 home ERA is the lowest in the American League. But his troubles away from Arlington continued on Sunday afternoon in an 8-4 loss to the Rays at Tropicana Field, as his 6.23 road ERA is the highest in the AL.


8/21/2016 | Healthy Holland off DL to take on Straily, Reds

Rangers lefty Derek Holland will come off the disabled list and start for the first time since June 20 when he faces Dan Straily and the Reds on Tuesday night at Great American Ball Park.


8/21/2016 | Banister: Gomez not here to be a backup

Manager Jeff Banister corrected the initial perception of why the Rangers signed Carlos Gomez. He is not coming to provide outfield depth. Gomez is coming to be the everyday left fielder.


8/21/2016 | 5-run 4th carries Rays to series win over Rangers

Logan Forsythe delivered the big blow for Tampa Bay with a three-run home run in a five-run fourth inning, as the Rays captured the series with an 8-4 victory on Sunday afternoon at Tropicana Field.


8/20/2016 | 6th-inning play turning point in Rangers-Rays

The Rays ended up winning by six runs, but there's little doubt what was the pivotal moment in their 8-2 victory over the Rangers on Saturday night.


8/20/2016 | Strong of late, Smyly gets the call vs. Texas

From mid-May to late July, Drew Smyly went 11 starts and nearly 2 1/2 months without a win. His season, though, has gotten on track. The left-hander has posted three wins in his last four starts, and he'll hope to post another when the Rays take on the Rangers in the series finale on Sunday at Tropicana Field.


8/20/2016 | Odorizzi deals for Rays in win against Texas

Rays starter Jake Odorizzi showed why the Rangers were interested in trading for him last month.


8/20/2016 | Holland targeting Tuesday return from DL

The Rangers have tentatively scheduled Derek Holland to come off the disabled list and pitch on Tuesday against the Reds. Yu Darvish will be pushed back to Wednesday in the two-game Interleague set in Cincinnati.


8/20/2016 | Rangers sign veteran outfielder Gomez

The Rangers, looking for outfield depth with the loss of Shin-Soo Choo for the season, signed outfielder Carlos Gomez to a Minor League contract on Saturday.


8/19/2016 | Hamels takes no-no into sixth, fans 10 in win

Rangers pitcher Cole Hamels knew he had a no-hitter going into the sixth inning during a 6-2 victory over the Rays on Friday night. So did his teammates.


8/19/2016 | Lewis on track for rehab assignment

Rangers pitcher Colby Lewis is ready for a medical rehabilitation assignment.


8/19/2016 | Odorizzi, Griffin face off at Tropicana Field

The first half of Jake Odorizzi's season was defined by, at best, its inconsistency. Since the All-Star break, though, he's consistently been one of the best starters in baseball. He'll look to continue that when he faces the Rangers on Saturday, as he has 1.37 career ERA against them.


8/19/2016 | Kopech, Rodgers among top prospect performers Thursday

The strikeouts just keep on coming for Red Sox No. 5 prospect Michael Kopech. After setting a career high with 11 strikeouts in his last outing, Kopech matched that number in six innings with Double-A Salem on Thursday.


8/18/2016 | Lucroy making presence felt on Rangers

It hasn't taken Jonathan Lucroy long to make an impact offensively for the Rangers since being acquired from the Brewers on the Aug. 1 non-waiver Trade Deadline. In 15 games, he's hit seven home runs with 14 RBIs.


8/18/2016 | Rangers' aggressiveness pays off with sweep

Jeff Banister agreed that his team's offense was opportunistically aggressive in its 6-2 win over Oakland on Wednesday night to complete a three-game sweep. "That's a brand of baseball that we like to play," Banister said.


8/17/2016 | Lucroy, Desmond provide O, Yu delivers K's

Rangers right-hander Yu Darvish has continually made strides in his endurance this season as he returns from 2015 Tommy John surgery. He checked off another step in his recovery on Wednesday night, throwing a season-high seven-plus innings as the Rangers finished a three-game sweep of the A's with a 6-2 victory at Globe Life Park.


8/17/2016 | Holland's return to Rangers not yet set

Derek Holland is eligible to come off the 60-day disabled list on Saturday, but the Rangers have not yet committed to a date for his return.


8/17/2016 | Rangers' Harrell lands on DL with groin strain

The Rangers on Wednesday placed Lucas Harrell on the 15-day disabled list with a strained right groin, an injury he sustained in his start against the A's on Tuesday. Nick Martinez has been recalled from Triple-A Round Rock to take Harrell's place on the roster but will pitch in a relief role.


8/17/2016 | Claudio's relief sweet for hang-tough Rangers

After a wild rally in the 10th inning, the Rangers heaped praise on Alex Claudio's remarkable relief.


8/17/2016 | Andriese faces tough test vs. Hamels, Rangers

The second time in the Rays' starting rotation for Matt Andriese hasn't gone nearly as smoothly as the first go-around. He'll hope to correct that when Tampa Bay hosts Cole Hamels and the first-place Rangers at 7:10 p.m. on Friday.




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