MLB May Make Unilateral Rule Changes For 2018Major League Baseball intends give the players' association the required one-year advance notice that would allow management to unilaterally change the strike zone.
Napoli's Return Alters Expected Roles For Some Young RangersWhen Napoli officially rejoined the Rangers for a third time last week, manager Jeff Banister said he planned to use the slugger as his primary first baseman with a few games as the designated hitter.
Astros Additions Mean 'Sky High' ExpectationsThey players love how the vibe of the team has changed from the painful rebuilding years when the Astros had three straight 100-loss seasons capped in 2013 when they bottomed out with a franchise-worst 111 losses.
Holland Seeks Fresh Start With White SoxDerek Holland is pitching for a team other than the Rangers for the first time. He's also trying to rebound from injuries. Now if he can just remember where he is, or the names of his new White Sox teammates.
Manfred Offers No Predictions On MLB Rule ChangesMLB commissioner Rob Manfred said that he can't offer a prediction on how likely it is that baseball will be altering the strike zone this season. Manfred discussed that and other potential rule changes on Thursday.
Rangers Officially Announce Napoli's 3rd Texas StintMike Napoli passed his physical, clearing the way for an $8.5 million, one-year deal and his third stint with the Rangers. The team officially announced the deal online early Thursday morning.
Rangers Get Gamboa From Rays; Fielder, Diekman To 60-Day DLThe Texas Rangers acquired right-handed knuckleballer Eddie Gamboa from the Tampa Bay Rays on Tuesday, when they placed reliever Jake Diekman and first baseman Prince Fielder on the 60-day disabled list.
Colby Lewis Bids Farewell To The Rangers & Their FansFree agent pitcher Colby Lewis, who spent nine of his 11 years in Texas, said goodbye to the club and their fans on Tuesday.
Rangers Head To Spring After "Incomplete Mission"The Rangers have been AL West champions in each of manager Jeff Banister's first two seasons, and their 95 wins last year were the most in the American League. That is a lot to celebrate, but not nearly enough.
MLB Owners Look At Rules To Speed Up GameRob Manfred has pushed for faster baseball games since he became MLB commissioner two years ago. But the average time of a nine-inning game last season was 3 hours, a four minute increase over 2015.
Wesley Wright Agrees To Minor League Deal With Texas RangersLeft-handed reliever Wesley Wright has agreed to a minor league contract with the Texas Rangers and will report to major league spring training.
Cleveland Will Host 2019 MLB All-Star GameA person familiar with the decision said Thursday that the Indians will host the 2019 MLB All-Star Game at Progressive Field. The team will hold a news conference on Friday to formally announce the event.