Rangers Acquire Detwilder

The Rangers have made a trade for LHP Ross Detwilder from the Washington Nationals. Texas traded 2 minor league players for the pitcher who has started and pitched in relief. The Rangers plan on giving Detwilder the opportunity to be a starter.

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Rangers Take OF Delino Deshields in Rule 5 Draft

The Rangers have selected OF Delino Deshields in the Rule 5 draft.  The Rangers have said they do not plan on trading him.

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Rangers claim LHP from Orioles: Scott Barnes

The Texas Rangers announced today that the club has received left-handed pitcher Scott Barnes from the Baltimore Orioles on a waiver claim. 

Barnes, 27, went 3-2 with a 3.69 ERA (13 ER/31.2 IP) over 25 games/one start with Triple-A Columbus in the Cleveland organization in 2014. The left-hander was designated for assignment by Cleveland on November 23 and was traded to Baltimore in exchange for cash considerations on November 26. In 2014, Barnes held opponents to a .193 (22-114), including .191 (9-47) with just 2 extra-base hits by left-handed batters.
He made his major league debut with the Indians in 2012 and was 0-1 with a 5.20 ERA (16 ER/27.2 IP) in 22 relief appearances with Cleveland in 2012-13. Barnes was originally selected by San Francisco in the 2008 MLB First Year Player Draft and was traded to Cleveland in July 2009.
With today’s move, Texas officially has 38 players on the club’s 40-man roster.

Rangers sign Lewis

The Rangers have reached an agreement with pitcher Colby Lewis on a one-year deal. It is worth $4 million. An announcement is expected this morning

Rangers non-tender Rosales, Ogando and Kirkman

the Rangers have non-tendered Alexi Ogando, Adam Rosales and Michael Kirkman. Their roster is at 37.

Ogando was a surprise as the Rangers had given indications that they wanted to retain him. But his injured right elbow is apparently a major concern.

Moreland, Profar get good news

Mitch Moreland (left ankle surgery) and Jurickson Profar (right sub-scapular strain) have had follow-up MRIs and been reevaluated by Dr. Keith Meister as they continue to rehab from their season-ending injuries.
Dr. Meister reports that Moreland has been cleared for a progressive running program and will then progress to full activity. He should come to spring training with no restrictions.
Profar continues to make significant progression in his rehab program and should begin throwing in January. He is expected to be ready for the start of the regular season.

Korean pitcher not coming to United States

According to reports out of Korea, the Kia Tigers have rejected the winning bid for pitcher Hyeon-jong Yang. There have been conflicting reports as to whether the Rangers or the Twins submitted the highest bid. Either way, the bid has been rejected. The Rangers have to press on and find other ways to acquire starting pitching.

Presumably they will wait until after Thanksgiving and the 49ers-Seahawks game on Thursday night.


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