Texas GM Jon Daniels has insisted that Geovany Soto will start at catcher in 2014. That may still be true, but it appears the Rangers may be bringing in help.
Jose Contreras, the right-hander from Cuba who turns 42 on Friday, has signed a minor league contract with the Rangers that includes a non-roster invitation to spring training.
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 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.
The mushroom cloud from the Kinsler-for-Fielder supertrade that blindsided us all still lingers weeks later. As the dust finally begins to settle, we find ourselves punch-drunk, covered in dust, and wondering what exactly just happened.
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.
Alex Rodriguez’s lawyers updated his lawsuit against the MLB and Bud Selig, adding new criticism of the commissioner for not testifying in the union’s grievance.
The Indians have signed free agent outfielder David Murphy to a two-year contract with a club option for 2016. Murphy was drafted by Boston in 2003 and traded to Texas in 2007.
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.