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Former Rangers closer Tolleson retires after rehab setback

Jan. 16, 2019 7:21 PM EST

ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) — Texas Rangers right-hander Shawn Tolleson has retired after a setback in the former closer's attempted comeback from Tommy John surgery. Tolleson made the announcement Wednesday, three days before his 31st birthday. He strained his right flexor tendon during a throwing session last...

Rangers agree to 1-year deals with Mazara, DeShields

Jan. 11, 2019 6:17 PM EST

ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) — The Texas Rangers agreed to one-year contracts with Nomar Mazara and Delino DeShields, avoiding arbitration with both outfielders Friday. Mazara gets $3.3 million, a big raise over the $563,560 he made last season. DeShields received a $1.4 million deal after earning $561,500 last...

Rangers OFs Mazara, DeShields avoid arbitration with deals

Jan. 11, 2019 5:27 PM EST

ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) — The Texas Rangers have avoided arbitration with outfielders Nomar Mazara and Delino DeShields by agreeing to 2019 contracts. Mazara, the 23-year-old slugger already with three 20-homer seasons, will make $3.3 million and DeShields will get $1.4 million. Both made about $550,000 last...

Shelby Miller's $2M deal with Rangers could expand to $5M

Jan. 9, 2019 9:08 PM EST

ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) — Free agent right-hander Shelby Miller signed a $2 million, one-year contract with the Texas Rangers on Wednesday and can make another $3 million in performance bonuses. The Rangers expect Miller to be fully healthy by the start of spring training. The 28-year-old had Tommy John...

Rangers get former manager's son on waiver claim from Angels

Jan. 4, 2019 7:26 PM EST

ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) — The Texas Rangers have acquired right-handed pitcher Luke Farrell on a waiver claim from the Los Angeles Angels. Texas also Friday signed right-handers Adrian Sampson and Rafael Montero to minor league contracts with invitations to major league spring training. Farrell, the son of...

Rangers trade Profar to A's in 3-team deal involving Rays

Dec. 21, 2018 7:48 PM EST

ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) — Texas traded infielder Jurickson Profar to the Oakland Athletics on Friday in a three-team deal that included Tampa Bay and netted the Rangers four prospects. Oakland also finalized a $15 million, two-year contract with free agent right-hander Joakim Soria, giving the A's a reliable...

Mercer the latest quiet addition for busy Detroit Tigers

Dec. 19, 2018 10:18 AM EST

DETROIT (AP) — Jordy Mercer found out quickly that the Tigers had him on their radar. "They were one of the first clubs that we had talks with," Detroit's new shortstop said Tuesday. "It was early on in the process, so I know they were interested. They didn't back down." The rebuilding Tigers aren't a team...

Rangers introduce Lynn, finalize $30M, 3-year deal

Dec. 18, 2018 8:55 PM EST

ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) — The only time Lance Lynn has pitched in the home ballpark of the Texas Rangers was as a rookie in 2011, during the World Series for the St. Louis Cardinals. Lynn will now go into that stadium's final season in 2019 as a big part of the Texas rotation. He signed a $30 million,...

Rangers re-sign Bush on minor league deal amid elbow rehab

Dec. 17, 2018 2:17 PM EST

ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) — The Texas Rangers are bringing back reliever Matt Bush with a minor league contract as the right-hander recovers from elbow surgery. Texas said Monday it has agreed to minor league deals with Bush, pitchers Zac Curtis and Tim Dillard and infielder Chase d'Arnaud. They will report to...

AP source: Righty Lance Lynn, Rangers reach three-year deal

Dec. 13, 2018 3:15 PM EST

LAS VEGAS (AP) — Free agent right-hander Lance Lynn and the Texas Rangers reached agreement on a $30 million, three-year contract during the winter meetings, a person with direct knowledge of the agreement said. The deal is pending a physical, the person said Thursday, speaking on condition of anonymity...