Right-hander Daniel Bard has agreed to a minor league contract with the Texas Rangers that includes an invitation to big league spring training.
The Rangers have sent right-hander Neil Ramirez to the Chicago Cubs to complete the trade that brought right-hander Matt Garza to Texas last month.
Matt Garza was 5-0 with a 1.24 ERA in his last six starts for the Cubs. Scratched from his scheduled start on Monday night, he last pitched July 13 against St. Louis at Wrigley Field.
Former Rangers slugger Milton Bradley has been convicted of abusing his estranged wife. He faces more than seven years in jail at his sentencing, scheduled for July 2.
The Chicago Cubs came within three outs of their first shutout since August in a 9-2 win over the Texas Rangers on Monday night.
Former Cubs pitcher Randy Wells has retired after going winless in five starts this season for the Round Rock Express, the Triple-A affiliate for the Rangers.
Rangers starting pitcher Alexi Ogando was chased in the third inning, and Texas batters got only four hits as they lost to the Cubs 6-2 on a soggy afternoon in Chicago.
The game between the Texas Rangers and Chicago Cubs scheduled for Wednesday night has been rained out.
While most Texas Rangers players delight in the opportunity to visit historic Wrigley Field, Lance Berkman is anything but excited about the team’s trip to Chicago this week.
Derek Holland pitched seven shutout innings, Adrian Beltre hit a two-run home run, and Craig Gentry made a diving catch in the ninth to preserve the Texas Rangers’ 4-2 win over the Chicago Cubs on Tuesday night at a cold Wrigley Field.
Down the line, Anthony Rizzo has the potential to be one of the best offensive players in the league.
Blake Beavan turned in his best performance of the spring Sunday, allowing one run and three hits in six solid innings to help the Seattle Mariners beat a Texas Rangers split squad 4-3.