Latest Chris Woodward News

Texas Rangers pitcher Corey Kluber (28) throws in the bullpen as catcher Robinson Chirinos, right, and pitching coach Julio Rangel look on during the first spring training workout for pitchers and catchers at the team's training facility on Wednesday, Feb. 12, 2020, in Surprise, Ariz. (Smiley N. Pool/The Dallas Morning News via AP)

2-time Cy Young winner Kluber has 'a lot to prove' in Texas

Feb. 21, 2020 4:17 PM EST

SURPRISE, Ariz. (AP) — After Corey Kluber was traded to Texas, his new manager got a lot of texts and calls from people saying what a phenomenal pitcher and person the Rangers got. The only message that surprised Chris Woodward was the one he got from the two-time Cy Young Award winner. “One of...

Texas Rangers' Shin-Soo Choo catches a ball during spring training baseball practice Friday, Feb. 14, 2020, in Surprise, Ariz. (AP Photo/Charlie Riedel)

Choo relishing 2020, the last year of big Rangers contract

Feb. 19, 2020 2:52 PM EST

SURPRISE, Ariz. (AP) — Shin-Soo Choo wants to enjoy baseball even more this season, all of those times in the clubhouse and on the field while still at the top of the Texas Rangers lineup. "I don't know what's going to happen at the end of the year," said Choo, the 37-year-old leadoff hitter going into the...

Texas Rangers' Elvis Andrus, left, talks with Todd Frazier during spring training baseball practice Monday, Feb. 17, 2020, in Surprise, Ariz. (AP Photo/Charlie Riedel)

Rangers SS Andrus takes aging distinctions into 12th season

Feb. 17, 2020 8:23 PM EST

SURPRISE, Ariz. (AP) — Elvis Andrus has a few aging distinctions going into his 12th major league season. The only player left in the Texas Rangers clubhouse to wear that uniform in a World Series, the 31-year-old shortstop is the club's longest-tenured player by five years and expected to be the oldest...

FILE - In this Sept. 26, 2019, file photo, Texas Rangers starting pitcher Mike Minor (23) throws against the Boston Red Sox during a baseball game in Arlington, Texas. All-Star lefty Mike Minor feels like the Texas Rangers will be in pretty good shape if he and hard-throwing right-hander Lance Lynn can again do what they did last season. (AP Photo/Louis DeLuca, File)

Full 5: Rangers rotation has some vets joining Minor, Lynn

Feb. 13, 2020 4:18 PM EST

All-Star lefty Mike Minor feels like the Texas Rangers will be in pretty good shape if he and hard-throwing right-hander Lance Lynn can do again what they did last season. The workhorse starters now have some veteran help in the rotation with the additions of a two-time AL Cy Young Award winner and a pair of...

James Click, center, the newly-hired Houston Astros general manager, poses with Astros manager Dusty Baker, left, and Astros owner and chairman Jim Crane during a baseball press conference Tuesday, Feb. 4, 2020, at Minute Maid Park in Houston. (Jon Shapley/Houston Chronicle via AP)

AL West teams at the start of spring training

Feb. 7, 2020 2:00 PM EST

A team-by-team look at the American League West entering spring training, including key players each club acquired and lost, and dates of the first workout for pitchers and catchers, and the full squad: ___ Houston Astros Manager: Dusty Baker (first season). 2019: 107-55, first place, lost to Nationals in World...

FILE - In this Dec. 4, 2019, file photo, Texas Rangers' Joey Gallo is greeted after a batting practice at the under construction baseball field at the new Rangers ballpark in Arlington, Texas. Joey Gallo likes what is being built for inside the new ballpark that will have a retractable roof.  (AP Photo/LM Otero, File)

Rangers add to young foundation before moving to new stadium

Feb. 6, 2020 1:10 PM EST

ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) — The Texas Rangers will be at spring training in Arizona while the finishing touches are being put on their new $1 billion-plus stadium back home. All-Star slugger Joey Gallo also likes what is being built on the field. Texas traded for two-time AL Cy Young winner Corey Kluber this...