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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...

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...

FILE - In this Oct. 28, 2018, file photo, Boston Red Sox manager Alex Cora waits for the start of Game 5 of the baseball World Series between the Red Sox and Los Angeles Dodgers in Los Angeles. Cora was fired by the Red Sox on Tuesday, Jan. 14, 2020, a day after baseball Commissioner Rob Manfred implicated him in the sport's sign-stealing scandal. (AP Photo/David J. Phillip, File)

Red Sox manager Alex Cora fired in sign-stealing scandal

Jan. 14, 2020 10:29 PM EST

BOSTON (AP) — Alex Cora has already been identified as a ringleader in an illegal system of sign stealing when he was with the Houston Astros. The Red Sox didn't wait to see what punishment Major League Baseball might give him for possibly bringing a similar scheme with him to Boston. Cora was fired by the...

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...