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Fire sends smoke through roof of new Texas Rangers stadium

Dec. 14, 2019 11:04 PM EST

ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) — A crate of materials caught fire inside the new Texas Rangers' ballpark that is under construction, sending black smoke through the stadium's retractable roof Saturday. The Arlington Fire Department tweeted that the fire was located and contained in the upper sections of the...

Fire breaks out at under construction Texas Rangers park

Dec. 14, 2019 6:47 PM EST

ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) — Fire broke out Saturday at the future home of the Texas Rangers, which is under construction in Arlington. Arlington Fire Department Lt. Mike Joiner said the blaze was brought under control and no injuries were reported. The cause of the fire has not been determined. Manhattan...

Rangers finish $16M. 2-year deal with pitcher Jordan Lyles

Dec. 13, 2019 8:54 PM EST

ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) — The Rangers completed a $16 million, two-year contract with free agent right-hander Jordan Lyles, finalizing a deal that had been agreed upon before this week's winter meetings. Texas agreed to a $585,000, one-year contract on Friday with left-hander Jeffrey Springs, designated for...

MLB's winter meetings turned into the Scott Boras show

Dec. 12, 2019 3:32 PM EST

SAN DIEGO (AP) — A mostly dreary winter meetings lacking spectacular swaps will be remembered as the Scott Boras show. Baseball's most prominent agent dominated each of the three full days of meetings with a nine-figure contract, deals for Stephen Strasburg, Gerrit Cole and Anthony Rendon that totaled $814...

White Sox get young slugger Mazara from Rangers for prospect

Dec. 11, 2019 1:33 AM EST

SAN DIEGO (AP) — The Chicago White Sox acquired right fielder Nomar Mazara from the Texas Rangers for minor league outfielder Steele Walker on Tuesday night. The clubs announced the deal at baseball’s annual winter meetings. The 24-year-old Mazara has tantalizing power but produced mixed results...

Rangers complete $28M, 3-year deal with RHP Kyle Gibson

Dec. 6, 2019 7:15 PM EST

ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) — The Texas Rangers have completed a $28 million, three-year contract with right-hander Kyle Gibson, adding another veteran in the middle of their starting rotation. Texas announced Gibson’s addition on Friday. He spent the first seven years of his big league career with the...

Rangers honor retired jerseys with dimensions at new stadium

Dec. 4, 2019 8:35 PM EST

ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) — The dimensions at the new Texas Rangers' ballpark will be similar to their old stadium, with slightly altered distances designed to honor the team's retired jersey numbers. The left field pole will be 329 feet from home plate, the 29 a reference to former third baseman Adrian...

Miami Marlins join MLB's trend toward artificial turf

Dec. 4, 2019 5:26 PM EST

MIAMI (AP) — The Miami Marlins will join Major League Baseball's trend toward artificial turf by installing the surface at Marlins Park for 2020, and they'll move in the fences for the second time in four years. CEO Derek Jeter said an artificial surface solves the challenge the Marlins have had growing...

Testing, no suspensions for opioids considered likely in MLB

Dec. 4, 2019 4:18 PM EST

MIAMI (AP) — Players who test positive for opioids would enter treatment and not be suspended under the change to Major League Baseball's drug agreement being negotiated by management and the players' association, according to union head Tony Clark. Talks to add testing for opioids began following the...

Right-hander Nick Goody, Rangers agree to $915,000 contract

Dec. 2, 2019 11:47 PM EST

ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) — Right-hander Nick Goody and the Texas Rangers agreed to a $915,000, one-year contract that avoided salary arbitration. The 28-year-old Goody was acquired on release waivers from Cleveland last week and accepted the assignment Monday. He was 3-2 with a 3.54 ERA in 39 relief...