After two All-Star seasons with the Texas Rangers, closer Joe Nathan is moving on. The Detroit Tigers agreed to terms with the free agent reliever on a two-year contract with a club option for 2016.
The Texas Rangers have already began renovating their roster in preparation for 2014. Now, the Ballpark in Arlington will be getting some flashy upgrades as well.
The Texas Rangers announced on Tuesday that the club has acquired outfielder Michael Choice and infielder Chris Bostick from Oakland in exchange for outfielder Craig Gentry and pitcher Josh Lindblom.
Free agent catcher A.J. Pierzynski has agreed to a deal with the Boston Red Sox, CBS Sports Jon Heyman reports.
As the big-money free agents negotiated, dozens of players with lower profiles waited to find out whether they would be dumped on the market by their clubs Monday night.
Ortega played 42 games for Double-A Tulsa in the Texas League last season before sustaining a hairline fracture on his shin. The left-handed leadoff hitter batted .228 with one homer, 10 RBIs and nine stolen bases.
A person familiar with the negotiations says that free-agent catcher Brian McCann and the Yankees are about to complete a five-year deal for around $85 million.
After failing to pitch for the Rangers in 2013, right-hander Colby Lewis is set to give it another shot in Arlington.
After a less than memorable stint in Texas, free agent slugger Lance Berkman is leaning towards retirement, according to a report out of Pittsburgh.
Texas Rangers starter Yu Darvish is on track to participate in his off-season throwing program after an MRI revealed improvement in the pitcher’s nerve irritation in his lower back.
After Game 6 of the ALCS, Detroit Tigers slugger Prince Fielder said, “It’s not really tough for me. It’s over, bro.”
No one expected the Texas Rangers to acquire Prince Fielder this offseason. So when General Manager Jon Daniels says there are still moves to be made, it’s smart to listen.