Japanese reliever Kyuji Fujikawa agreed to a $1.1 million, one-year deal Tuesday with the Texas Rangers that includes a club option for 2016.
Outfielder Alex Rios and the Kansas City Royals have agreed to an $11 million, one-year contract, a person with knowledge of the negotiations said Monday.
The Texas Rangers have acquired left-hander Ross Detwiler from the Washington Nationals for two minor league players, the team announced on Friday.
Rangers manager Jeff Banister is spending plenty of time getting to know his new players, and he’s especially interested in how several stars are recovering from injuries.
“It’s been interesting that the market’s moved a lot quicker on the bats,” Rangers general manager Jon Daniels said, noting that some big names have already been scooped up.
The Rangers declined to offer contracts Tuesday night to two of their arbitration-eligible players, injury-plagued RHP Alexi Ogando and utility infielder Adam Rosales.
Torii Hunter is coming back to the place it all began. Hunter agreed to a $10.5 million, one-year contract to return to the Minnesota Twins.
While 113 big leaguers had exemptions in the past year to use otherwise banned substances to treat Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder, Adderall caused eight of the 10 positive tests for stimulants under Major League Baseball’s drug program.
Rangers ace Yu Darvish has been cleared to start his offseason throwing program.
Randy Johnson, Pedro Martinez and John Smoltz are among 17 newcomers on baseball’s 2015 Hall of Fame ballot.
The Rangers have traded outfielder Daniel Robertson to the Angels for a player to be named or cash. He began last season in the minors with San Diego and joined Texas in April.
Dodgers ace and DFW native Clayton Kershaw became the first pitcher to win the NL MVP award since Bob Gibson in 1968, coasting to an easy victory on Thursday.