Rangers complete 3-game sweep of Mariners with 2-1 win

Baseball 05/23/19, 03:59

Adrian Sampson and the Texas Rangers like the results of these delayed lengthy pitching appearances, with the right-hander entering after an "opener" gets through the first few batters.Sampson allowed one earned run over 5 1/3 innings after taking over in the second inning Wednesday, getting his second big league victory ...

Rangers OF Calhoun on 10-day injured list with quad strain

Sports 05/22/19, 13:11

Texas Rangers outfielder Willie Calhoun has been placed on the 10-day injured list because of a left quad strain.The move was made Wednesday, a day after Calhoun aggravated his quad as a baserunner when trying to beat a throw to first base in the sixth inning of a win over ...

Rangers score 2 runs in 10th, rally past Cardinals 5-4

Baseball 05/19/19, 19:57

Texas Rangers manager Chris Woodward hadn't planned on using Danny Santana, a day after he was hit in the right ankle by a fastball from Carlos Martinez and forced to make an early exit.But Woodward learned 40 minutes before gametime Sunday that Santana said he was totally fine. Good enough, ...

Drew Smyly sidelined by nerve tightness in pitching arm

Baseball 04/23/19, 19:55

The Texas Rangers placed left-hander Drew Smyly on the 10-day injured list Tuesday because of nerve tightness in his pitching arm, pausing his return from elbow surgery that caused him to miss the past two seasons.Smyly, who turns 30 in June, is 0-2 with a 7.80 ERA in four starts ...

Rangers place Volquez on injured list due to elbow sprain

Baseball 04/05/19, 19:24

The Texas Rangers have put pitcher Edinson Volquez on the 10-day injured list because of a sprained right elbow.The Rangers made the move before Friday's game against the Los Angeles Angels and called up pitcher Kyle Bird from Triple-A Nashville.Volquez missed all of last season after undergoing Tommy John surgery ...

Gallo hard 2-run grounder pushes Rangers past Astros 6-4

Sports 04/02/19, 22:46

Joey Gallo grounded a hard single to right field between two diving infielders to drive in two runs and put the Texas Rangers ahead to stay in a 6-4 win over the Houston Astros on Tuesday night.The Rangers (3-2) are over .500 for the second time this season in manager ...

Gallo, Rangers rally to beat Cubs 8-6 after Darvish flops

Baseball 03/30/19, 23:15

Joey Gallo hit a three-run homer in the eighth inning and the Rangers rallied to beat the Chicago Cubs 8-6 on Saturday night, long after Yu Darvish flopped in the former Texas ace's return to his first home in the majors.Gallo's homer to center field came off reliever Carl Edwards ...

Baez hits 2 HRs as Cubs open season with 12-4 win at Rangers

Sports 03/28/19, 18:38

Javier Baez homered twice, Jon Lester won for the first time in his last five opening day starts and the Chicago Cubs began the season with a 12-4 victory Thursday at Texas, spoiling the debut of new Rangers manager Chris Woodward.Kris Bryant added a two-run shot for the Cubs, opening ...

Minor opening for Rangers against Cubs and former Texas aces

Baseball 03/27/19, 11:39

Mike Minor will now do for the Rangers what Cole Hamels and Yu Darvish did the past three seasons in Texas.With those former Rangers aces in the visitors' dugout, Minor starts the season opener for Texas against the Chicago Cubs on Thursday. The left-hander's first career opening day start comes ...

Veteran OF Pence set to start season with hometown Rangers

Texas 03/21/19, 18:57

Veteran outfielder Hunter Pence is set to start the season with his hometown Texas Rangers.Manager Chris Woodward told Pence on Thursday he will be on the 25-man roster as the team's fourth outfielder when the Rangers open the regular season at home next Thursday against the Chicago Cubs.That means slimmed-down ...

Rangers have new manager and full surgery-repaired rotation

Baseball 03/20/19, 17:21

The Texas Rangers have an optimistic new manager, a converted middle infielder taking over for a retired star at third base and a rotation filled with starters who have missed significant time following surgery. First-time manager Chris Woodward is now in charge of a team coming off consecutive losing seasons for ...

Rangers tab lefty Minor as their opening day starter vs Cubs

Sports 03/10/19, 21:14

Mike Minor has been tabbed the opening day starter for the Texas Rangers, who last year gave the left-hander the opportunity to start again.New Rangers manager Chris Woodward announced the decision Sunday. Woodward says Minor earned it by how he pitched last season and by now setting a tone in ...

Minor now likely Rangers opening starter after cautious 2017

Baseball 02/21/19, 16:37

There were times in Mike Minor's return to a starting role last season that the left-hander got frustrated when the Texas Rangers were being cautious with him."In the end it's probably always best," Minor said. "But when you're in the heat of the moment and trying to compete every however ...

Something special about first workout for new Texas manager

Baseball 02/13/19, 18:23

Chris Woodward thinks long-term and appreciates the everyday grind of the game, having been a utility infielder over a dozen seasons and serving as a third base coach in the World Series each of the past two years.Still, Woodward allowed himself to consider where he had come from to being ...

New Rangers manager Woodward already shares bond in Texas

Sports 11/05/18, 16:45

Chris Woodward grew up wanting to be an architect or an engineer. He also had what he thought was a far-fetched dream of playing professional baseball.The kid from California who was a 54th-round draft pick and went on to play 12 major league seasons as a utility infielder for five ...

Woodward hired as Rangers manager after 3 years with Dodgers

Baseball 11/03/18, 13:32

Los Angeles Dodgers third base coach Chris Woodward was hired as manager of the Texas Rangers on Saturday six weeks after Jeff Banister was fired.He received a three-year contract with a club option for 2022, the Rangers said. He is to be introduced at news conference Monday.Woodward inherits a team ...

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