Rangers sign Of Carlos Peguero

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.

Rangers announce Winter Caravan

Here is the release on the Winter Caravan

Arlington, Texas—Plans have been finalized for the 2015 Texas Rangers Winter Caravan. Presented by Academy Sports + Outdoors, Rangers players, coaches, broadcasters, and alumni will make appearances 13 Academy Sports + Outdoors locations in Texas during January as part of the Winter Caravan.

 
The complete schedule of Rangers appearances at Academy Sports + Outdoors locations (all are open free of charge to the public; schedule of participants is subject to change; number of autographs to be signed may be limited depending on location; please visit www.academy.com or texasrangers.com for complete details):
 
Friday, January 9, 5:30-6:30 p.m.
Academy Sports + Outdoors, 8668 South Broadway Ave., Tyler, TX 75703
Scheduled to Appear: Michael Choice, Shawn Tolleson
Saturday, January 10, 1:00-2:00 p.m.
Academy Sports + Outdoors, 2600 West University Drive, Denton, TX 76201
Scheduled to Appear: Shin-Soo Choo, Jurickson Profar
Thursday, January 15, 5:30-6:30 p.m.
Academy Sports + Outdoors, 1104 C-Bar Ranch Trail, Cedar Park, TX 78613
Scheduled to Appear: Jeff Banister, Steve Buechele, Robinson Chirinos, Derek Holland, Matt Hicks
Friday, January 16, 4:30-5:30 p.m.
Academy Sports + Outdoors, 15350 I-35 North (at Olympia Parkway), Selma, TX 78154
Scheduled to Appear: Jeff Banister, Steve Buechele, Robinson Chirinos, Derek Holland, Matt Hicks
Saturday, January 17, 12:30-1:30 p.m.
Academy Sports + Outdoors, 210 North New Road, Waco, TX 76710
Scheduled to Appear: Jeff Banister, Steve Buechele, Robinson Chirinos, Derek Holland, Matt Hicks
Tuesday, January 20, 5:30-6:30 p.m.
Academy Sports + Outdoors, 3201 Lawrence Road, Wichita Falls, TX 76308
Scheduled to Appear: Nick Martinez, Mitch Moreland, Nick Tepesch
Wednesday, January 21, 6:30-7:30 p.m.
Academy Sports + Outdoors, 1101 West Arbrook Boulevard, Arlington, TX 76015
Scheduled to Appear: Jeff Banister, Mitch Moreland, Nick Tepesch, Tom Grieve
Thursday, January 22, 6:30-7:30 p.m.
Academy Sports + Outdoors, 3677 Emporium Circle, Mesquite, TX 75150
Scheduled to Appear: Rougned Odor, Martin Perez, Luis Sardinas, Eleno Ornelas
Sunday, January 25, 1:30-2:30 p.m.
Academy Sports + Outdoors, 1720 West University Drive, McKinney, TX 75069
Scheduled to Appear: Nick Martinez, Nick Tepesch, others TBA
Sunday, January 25, 1:30-2:30 p.m.
Academy Sports + Outdoors, 5836 North Tarrant Parkway, Fort Worth, TX 76137
Scheduled to Appear: Colby Lewis, Robbie Ross Jr.
Monday, January 26, 5:30-6:30 p.m.
Academy Sports + Outdoors, 3950 John Knox Drive (at Cedar Run Road), Abilene, TX 79606
Scheduled to Appear: Robbie Ross, Jr., Tanner Scheppers, Jake Smolinski, Emily Jones
Tuesday, January 27, 6:30-7:30 p.m.
Academy Sports + Outdoors, 12700 South Freeway, Fort Worth, TX 76028
Scheduled to Appear: Jake Smolinski, Shawn Tolleson, Eric Nadel
Thursday, January 29, 6:30-7:30 p.m.
Academy Sports + Outdoors, 4920 North Garland Road, Garland, TX 75040
Scheduled to Appear: Matt Harrison, Tanner Scheppers
 
The participants at each Academy Sports + Outdoors appearance on the 2015 Winter Caravan will be updated at texasrangers.com as they are confirmed.
 
The FOX Sports Southwest Winter Caravan Express will be at selected Academy Sports + Outdoors appearances on the Rangers Caravan.    
 
The 2015 Rangers Winter Caravan is sponsored in part by FOX Sports Southwest, CBS11/TXA21, 105.3 The Fan, and ESPN DePortes 1540 AM.
 
2015 RANGERS WINTER CARAVAN TO MAKE STOPS IN ROUND ROCK AND FRISCO
 
The 2015 Texas Rangers Winter Caravan will also be making stops at the homes of the team’s top two farm clubs, Dell Diamond in Round Rock and Dr Pepper Ballpark in Frisco.
 
Thursday, January 15: Event with the Round Rock Express at Dell Diamond, 12 noon
The Rangers will make a stop at Dell Diamond, home of their Triple-A affiliate, the Round Rock Express. The event will be held in the United Heritage Conference Center and doors will open at 11:00 a.m.
Tickets for the luncheon are on sale through the Round Rock Express ticket office (512-255-2255) and online at www.RoundRockExpress.com. Individual general admission tickets are $40. Fans can also reserve a table of eight for $315. The event, presented by Cody Pools, will begin at noon with an autograph session for ticketed attendees following the program.
Scheduled to Appear: Jeff Banister, Steve Buechele, Elvis Andrus, Robinson Chirinos, Derek Holland, Matt Hicks
 
Saturday, January 31: Event with the Frisco RoughRiders at Dr Pepper Ballpark, 1:30-3:00 p.m.
The Rangers will make a stop at Dr Pepper Ballpark, home of their Double-A affiliate, the Frisco RoughRiders. The event is open free of charge.
Scheduled to Appear: Derek Holland, Matt Harrison, Tanner Scheppers, Shawn Tolleson, others TBA. More information will be available by going to ridersbaseball.com in early January.
 
An updated listing of Texas Rangers appearances open to the public can be found at texasrangers.com.

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.

More on the website later.

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.

More on the website later.

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.

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