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March

31
Texas Rangers moving on from Rougned Odor; Jose Leclerc to have Tommy John surgery

Rougned Odor, the Texas Rangers’ starting second baseman over the past seven seasons, has been told he won’t be on the Opening Day roster after switching to third base this spring, the team stated Monday. The Rangers also announced Monday that former closer Jose Leclerc will undergo Tommy John surgery. President of baseball operations Jon Daniels stated the Rangers don’t have an every-day role for Odor. The 27-year-old infielder has two more seasons and $24.6 million left on his six-year contract, as well as a $3 million buyout for a $13.5 million team option in 2023. “I think really what it came down […]

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December

28
RHP Kohei Arihara, Texas Rangers reach 2-year deal

Japanese right-hander Kohei Arihara has signed a two-year deal with the Texas Rangers, the team revealed Saturday. The deal is in the $6 million to $7 million range, sources told ESPN’s Jeff Passan. The 28-year-old was 8-9 with a 3.46 ERA in 20 starts for Hokkaido during the pandemic-shortened 2020 season in Japan. He led the Pacific League with three complete matches and was second in innings with 132⅔. “The addition of Kohei Arihara strengthens the depth in our starting rotation,” Rangers president of baseball operations Jon Daniels said. “He has had success in Japan over the last six years with […]

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March

10
Rangers outfielder Willie Calhoun undergoes surgery to repair broken jaw

Texas Rangers outfielder Willie Calhoun had surgery to repair his broken jaw Monday, a day after being hit in the face by a fastball. Surgeons were prepared to wire Calhoun’s jaw shut but instead installed a plate to steady the fracture, which should make for a faster recovery.  Rangers general manager Jon Daniels said Calhoun would be released from the hospital this week, possibly Tuesday, and will be re-evaluated in two weeks, at which time Texas may get a better idea of his timetable for a return. Daniels said doctors had not yet determined if Calhoun had a concussion. While […]

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January

13
Todd Frazier gets one year deal with from Rangers

The Texas Rangers agreed to a deal with veteran third baseman Todd Frazier, according to the Dallas Morning News’ Evan Grant. The Athletic’s Ken Rosenthal reported Frazier will get $5 million guaranteed. Frazier, who turns 34 in February, is coming off a 2019 campaign in which he batted .251/.329/.443 for the Mets with 21 home runs in 133 games. Over the last three seasons, Frazier has an OPS+ of 102, and for his career he has a mark of 106. Over that span, the right-handed slugger has averaged 29 home runs per 162 games played. Frazier has a lifetime OPS of .756 against right-handed pitching, but that figure rises to .813 […]

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December

16
Rangers acquire Cy Young winner Corey Kluber from Indians

Corey Kluber led by example and excellence in Cleveland. The Texas Rangers are hoping he can do the same for them. The Indians traded the two-time Cy Young Award winner – and their unquestioned ace – over the past six seasons to the Rangers on Sunday, a blockbuster deal that could dramatically change both teams. In exchange for the 33-year-old Kluber, Cleveland received outfielder Delino DeShields and pitching prospect Emmanuel Clase, a hard-throwing 21-year-old with huge potential. The stoic and steady Kluber has been one of baseball’s most dominant pitchers since 2014, when he went 18-9 and got his first Cy Young. He got […]

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