The Rangers have acquired RHP Anthony Ranaudo from Boston for LHP Robbie Ross, Jr.
The Rangers are acquiring catcher Carlos Corporan from the Astros. The Houston Chronicle first reported the deal. Corporan is the leading candidate to be the Rangers second catcher along with Robinson Chirinos.
The Rangers are out on Gattis. Sources said the Astros and the Braves have a done deal with Gattis going to Houston. So much for that latest rumor. Rangers are still looking for catching help
The Braves are close to trading catcher/outfielder Evan Gattis. Right now it could be to the Astros but the Rangers are also involved in the discussions.
The Rangers have been trying to trade for a catcher all off-season. Gattis is a right-handed hitter with power who can catch, play the outfielder or DH. The Rangers have Robinson Chirinos as their starting catcher but Gattis could complement him while getting at-bats at other positions.
The Rangers have signed outfielder Carlos Peguero to a Minor League contract with an invitation to Spring Training. He hit 30 home runs last year at Triple A Omaha.