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Scherzer, Seager get big-money deals ahead of CBA expiration

Nov. 29, 2021 22:18 PM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — Right-hander Max Scherzer agreed to a record-setting $130 million, three-year contract with the New York Mets and shortstop Corey Seager struck a $325 million, 10-year deal with the Texas Rangers on Monday as players and teams rushed to reach agreements before an expected...

AP source: Rangers land SS Seager on $325M, 10-year deal

Nov. 29, 2021 19:49 PM EST

Corey Seager agreed to a $325 million, 10-year deal with the Texas Rangers on Monday and will now play his home games in the stadium where he was twice a postseason MVP, according to a person familiar with the deal. The person spoke to The Associated Press on condition...

AP source: Rangers agree with Semien (7 yrs), Gray, Calhoun

Nov. 28, 2021 23:11 PM EST

The Texas Rangers have reached an agreement on a seven-year contract with Gold Glove second baseman and potential shortstop Marcus Semien, according to a person familiar with the deal, and the team has also come to terms with right-handed starter Jon Gray and outfielder Kole Calhoun. ...

Rangers get OFs McKinney and Reks from Dodgers for cash

Nov. 22, 2021 18:38 PM EST

ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) — The Texas Rangers acquired outfielders Billy McKinney and Zach Reks from the Los Angeles Dodgers for cash in a deal announced Monday. McKinney is a Dallas native who was Oakland's first-round amateur draft pick in 2013. He has appeared in the...

Texas Rangers manager Woodward gets extension to 2023

Nov. 19, 2021 15:58 PM EST

ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) — Texas Rangers manager Chris Woodward got a contract extension Friday that goes through the 2023 season and includes a club option for another year after that. The Rangers before last season had exercised their club option for 2022. Woodward...

Rangers name Hyers hitting coach, reunite him with Woodward

Nov. 10, 2021 13:53 PM EST

ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) — The Texas Rangers named Tim Hyers their hitting coach Wednesday after he spent the past four seasons in the same role for the Boston Red Sox. Hyers and Rangers manager Chris Woodward worked together as assistants on manager Dave Roberts' staff...

Astros GM says Verlander 'looks like himself' on mound

Nov. 09, 2021 21:33 PM EST

CARLSBAD, Calif. (AP) — Free agent ace Justin Verlander looked healthy and sharp at a showcase for scouts Monday, according to his former general manager with the Houston Astros. James Click said at Tuesday's general manager meetings that Verlander “looks like...

Simmons elected Stamford mayor, defeating former MLB manager

Nov. 03, 2021 01:14 AM EDT

STAMFORD, Conn. (AP) — Democratic state Rep. Caroline Simmons was elected Tuesday as mayor of Stamford, Connecticut, as former MLB manager and player Bobby Valentine conceded defeat in what ended up being a close race decided by absentee ballots. She will be the first...

D-backs hire former Rangers manager Banister as bench coach

Nov. 02, 2021 01:15 AM EDT

PHOENIX (AP) — The Arizona Diamondbacks hired Jeff Banister as the bench coach for manager Torey Lovullo on Monday. The 57-year-old Banister managed the Texas Rangers from 2015-18 and had a 325-313 record while winning the AL West twice. Banister's...

Rangers hire Ecker as bench coach and offensive coordinator

Nov. 01, 2021 19:22 PM EDT

ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) — The Texas Rangers have hired Donnie Ecker as their bench coach and also offensive coordinator, a role in which he will oversee the organization's overall hitting program at both the major and minor league levels. Texas is coming off a 102-loss...