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Rangers add to options at first, acquire Boston's Travis

Jan. 15, 2020 5:54 PM EST

ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) — The Texas Rangers acquired first baseman/outfielder Sam Travis from Boston on Wednesday in a trade that sent left-hander Jeffrey Springs to the Red Sox. The addition of Travis came on the same day the Rangers announced the signing of Todd Frazier, another right-handed hitter who can...

FILE - In this Aug. 16, 2018, file photo, Texas Rangers catcher Robinson Chirinos offers to toss a ball to a fan during a baseball game against the Los Angeles Angels, in Arlington, Texas. Robinson Chirinos and the Texas Rangers were close Wednesday, Jan. 8, 2020, to a $6.5 million, one-year contract to reunite after the veteran catcher spent a season with the AL West rival Houston Astros. A person familiar with the deal said the agreement was contingent on a successful physical. The person spoke to The Associated Press on condition of anonymity because there had been no official announcement. (AP Photo/Jeffrey McWhorter, File)

Rangers finalize deals for 3B Frazier, reunion with Chirinos

Jan. 15, 2020 5:45 PM EST

ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) — The Texas Rangers have formally reunited with catcher Robinson Chirinos and added third baseman Todd Frazier after completing one-year deals with the free agents. Chirinos and Frazier both got contracts that included club options for 2021. The deals were announced by the team...

AP source: Rangers, Frazier reach agreement on $5M deal

Jan. 12, 2020 7:04 PM EST

Veteran third baseman Todd Frazier and the Texas Rangers have reached an agreement on a $5 million, one-year contract, filling a significant need for the team. A person familiar with the deal said Sunday that the agreement was pending a successful physical. The person spoke to The Associated Press on condition...

Tampa Bay Lightning's Pat Maroon skates off the ice after an injury during the third period of an NHL hockey game against the Philadelphia Flyers, Saturday, Jan. 11, 2020, in Philadelphia. (AP Photo/Matt Slocum)

Lightning beat Flyers, tie club mark with 10th straight win

Jan. 12, 2020 1:19 AM EST

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Pat Maroon scored the game's only goal, Andrei Vasilevskiy made 23 saves and the Tampa Bay Lightning tied a club record with their 10th straight win, 1-0 over the Philadelphia Flyers on Saturday night. The Lightning haven’t lost since Dec. 21 at Washington, and have outscored...

Texas Rangers Joey Gallo is greeted after a batting practice at the under construction baseball field at the new Rangers stadium in Arlington, Texas, Wednesday, Dec. 4, 2019. (AP Photo/LM Otero)

Rangers avoid arbitration with deals for Gallo and Santana

Jan. 10, 2020 6:05 PM EST

ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) — The Texas Rangers have agreed on one-year contracts with All-Star slugger Joey Gallo and likely starting center fielder Danny Santana, and will avoid a salary arbitration hearing for the 20th year in a row. Gallo, an All-Star for the first time last year in an injury-shortened...

Rangers agree to minor league deals with Garcia, Jones

Jan. 9, 2020 6:16 PM EST

ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) — Right-hander Luís Garcia and former major league outfielder-turned-pitcher James Jones have agreed to minor league contracts with the Texas Rangers that include invitations to major league spring training. Garcia, who appeared in 64 games last year for the Los Angeles Angels...

FILE - In this Aug. 16, 2018, file photo, Texas Rangers catcher Robinson Chirinos offers to toss a ball to a fan during a baseball game against the Los Angeles Angels, in Arlington, Texas. Robinson Chirinos and the Texas Rangers were close Wednesday, Jan. 8, 2020, to a $6.5 million, one-year contract to reunite after the veteran catcher spent a season with the AL West rival Houston Astros. A person familiar with the deal said the agreement was contingent on a successful physical. The person spoke to The Associated Press on condition of anonymity because there had been no official announcement. (AP Photo/Jeffrey McWhorter, File)

AP source: Chirinos, Rangers close to reunion on $6.5M deal

Jan. 8, 2020 3:04 PM EST

Robinson Chirinos and the Texas Rangers were close Wednesdayto a $6.5 million, one-year contract to reunite after the veteran catcher spent a season with the AL West rival Houston Astros. A person familiar with the deal said the agreement was contingent on a successful physical. The person spoke to The Associated...

Former Texas pitcher Mathis hired as team's bullpen coach

Jan. 2, 2020 5:16 PM EST

ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) — Former Texas Rangers pitcher Doug Mathis has been hired as the team's bullpen coach. Mathis replaces Oscar Marin, who was hired last month as pitching coach for the Pittsburgh Pirates. Mathis was a minor league pitching coach the past three seasons, in the Seattle and Toronto...

FILE - In this March 11, 2019, file photo, Cleveland Indians starting pitcher Corey Kluber throws a warm up pitch before a spring training baseball game against the Cincinnati Reds in Goodyear, Ariz. The Indians are close to completing a trade that will send the two-time Cy Young Award winner Corey Kluber to the Texas Rangers, a person familiar with the negotiations told The Associated Press on Sunday, Dec. 15, 2019. (AP Photo/Ross D. Franklin, File)

Kluber joins hometown Rangers, leaves 'ace' talk to others

Dec. 17, 2019 6:19 PM EST

DALLAS (AP) — Corey Kluber is returning to Texas to pitch for the Rangers. The two-time Cy Young Award winner will leave it to others to say whether his hometown team has its next ace. “I think having a starting pitcher you can rely on every fifth day to give your team a chance to win, keep you in...

Pirates name Oscar Marin pitching coach

Dec. 17, 2019 11:10 AM EST

PITTSBURGH (AP) — Oscar Marin is the new pitching coach for the Pittsburgh Pirates. The team announced the move on Tuesday. Marin replaces Ray Searage, who was fired in October as part of a massive overhaul of the club's leadership following a last-place finish in the NL Central. The 37-year-old Marin...