Braves ready to deal Gattis, maybe to the Rangers

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.

Rangers release lots and lots of ticket information

Everything you wanted to know about Rangers tickets for the upcoming season
Arlington, Texas—The Texas Rangers today announced the club’s 2015 individual ticket on-sale details. The official 2015 regular season schedule with game times was also released.
Individual tickets for all 2015 games at Rangers Ballpark in Arlington, except Opening Day will go on sale at 9:00 a.m. on Saturday, February 28 at the Globe Life Park in Arlington First Base Box Office, at, and by phone at 972.RANGERS.
In addition, the Rangers will offer a special opportunity to purchase 2015 individual tickets for all fans attending 2015 Texas Rangers Fan Fest Presented by AT&T at Globe Life Park in Arlington on Saturday, January 24. This opportunity will include the chance to purchase all games except Opening Day.
Tickets for Fan Fest are now on sale at or by calling 972.RANGERS. Tickets for Fan Fest can also be purchased on the day of the event beginning at 7:00 a.m. at the Globe Life Park in Arlington First Base Ticket Office. Fan Fest  takes place from 9:00 a.m. until 4:00 p.m. and features numerous autograph sessions with current and former Texas Rangers players and coaches as well as many other activities. A list of individuals signing at Fan Fest will be announced next week.
For the second consecutive year, Dynamic ticket pricing will be utilized in all individual seating categories for both non-Premier and Premier games. In partnership with Qcue, the leading provider of demand-based pricing software for live entertainment events, the Rangers will once again use Qcue’s software analysis to set and adjust ticket prices higher or lower for each game in real-time based on market demand and factors such as pitching matchups, team performance, opponent, weather, and day of week. Dynamic ticket pricing will apply for all tickets except Children’s tickets in the Upper Reserved and Grandstand Reserved categories. 
                                                Gate                      Premier                                                                               Gate                      Premier
                                                Price                      Price                                                                                      Price                      Price
Lexus Club Infield            $78                         $87                         Lower Reserved                               $34                         $37
Lower Infield                     $74                         $82                         Outfield Plaza                                    $34                         $37
Lexus Club Box                  $66                         $73                         Lexus Club Terrace                          $31                         $34
Lower Box                           $64                         $71                         Upper Box                                          $24                         $26
Corner Box                         $46                         $51                         Upper Reserved                               $17/6*                  $19/6*
All You Can Eat Porch      $48                         $53                         Grandstand Reserved                    $13/$3*                $14/$3*
Pricing will vary based on dynamic pricing for individual ticket sales in all adult seating categories.
*Children 13 & under. 
Listed prices increase $1-$5 for adult tickets on day of game.
Premier Games for 2015: April 10-12; May 2; 16; 28-31; June 13; 15-16; July 3-4; 11; 27-31; August 1-2; 15; 29; September 12; 19; October 2-3.
NOTE: Home Plate Seats, Capital One Club, Premium Dugout, VIP Infield, and Premium Infield locations are available only on a season ticket basis.
Opening Day Online Ticket Opportunity
The club also announced specifics of an Online Ticket Opportunity that will allow fans the chance to purchase tickets to Opening Day, Friday, April 10 against the Houston Astros.
Beginning Monday, February 2 at 9:00 a.m. and continuing through Wednesday, February 18 at 5:00 p.m., fans can go to and register for the opportunity to purchase up to two tickets to Opening Day. Following registration, a pool of randomly selected registrants will be chosen and provided access to an online pre-sale opportunity, based on available inventory. Those selected will be notified by email no later than Monday, February 23.
A limited number of reserved seats, obstructed view seating, and standing room only tickets will be included in the ticket opportunity. There is no charge to register for this opportunity. This will be the only chance for fans to purchase single game tickets for Opening Day at Globe Life Park in Arlington.
10-Game Plans Include Free Ticket to Opening Day
There will still be other options available for fans to guarantee their places at Globe Life Park in Arlington for Opening Day, including through the purchase of a 10-Game Plan, which includes a free ticket to Opening Day.
With six different 10-Packs to choose from, packages start at just $160 per plan. The 10-Game Plan offer several benefits, including a savings on Premier pricing (fans pay regular price for Premier games) and having the exact same seat location for the 10 games of each plan (exact seating is not guaranteed for Opening Day). In addition, 10-Game Plan buyers will receive a priority opportunity to purchase tickets before the general public should the Rangers make the Postseason.
The 10-Game Plans went on sale TODAY, WEDNESDAY January 14. Fans can call 972-RANGERS x3 or visit for more information. Tickets can also be purchased at Globe Life Park in Arlington. Normal business hours are Monday – Friday from 9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.  All 10– game plans receive digital tickets through a personalized My Rangers Ticket account online.  Please note that no printed tickets will be sent for 10-game plans.
Select 2015 Individual Game Ticket Offers
The Rangers will again have a number of individual game ticket offers to provide added value, including the following:
OZARKA ONLINE TICKET TUESDAY: Tickets for most Tuesday home games are half price in Upper Reserved, Upper Box, Lexus Club Terrace, and Lower Reserved when purchased online at  Offer is not valid for June 16, or July 28.  Offer subject to availability and cannot be combined with any other offer.  Limit 12.
COCA-COLA FAMILY PACKS: Coca-Cola Family Packs offer some of the best available value at Globe Life Park.  Family packs include four tickets, four jumbo hot dogs, four Coke soft drinks, two kids zone wristbands, and one souvenir program.  Coca-Cola Family Packs are available in the Upper Reserved seating area for $69, or the Lower Reserved for $113.  Additional persons may be added (one program per four tickets, one kids zone wristband per two tickets).  Offer is available at, via phone, or at box office for all Sunday through Thursday non-premier regular-season games except May 28 and 31, June 15 and 16, July 5, and 27 – 30, August 2 and October 4.  Offer is subject to availability and cannot be combined with any other offer.  Limit 12.
Other ticket discounts will be announced as they are finalized for 2015. For a list of updated ticket discounts during the season, fans can go to
Regular home game times in 2015 will once again be 7:05 p.m. CT for night games; 1:05 p.m. CT for weekday day games; and 2:05 p.m. CT for Sunday games. The confirmed exceptions are the home opener, Friday, April 10 versus Houston (3:05 p.m. CT); Saturday, May 30 versus Boston (6:15 p.m. CT for FOX national telecast); Saturday, June 11 versus Minnesota (3:05 p.m. CT); Saturday, July 4 versus Los Angeles Angels (8:05 p.m. CT); and Saturday, July 11 versus San Diego (8:05 p.m. CT).
All game times are subject to change pending changes in the schedule of national television games.

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 or 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 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.
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 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 in early January.
An updated listing of Texas Rangers appearances open to the public can be found at

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.

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