Boston made a move to strengthen their bullpen, agreeing to terms with reliever Koji Uehara. The right-hander did not record a decision in 37 games last season for the Rangers.
The availability of slugger Josh Hamilton and pitcher Zack Greinke held up decisions on other signings and possible trades involving Ranger Michael Young and the Mets’ Cy Young Award winner R.A. Dickey.
According to CBSSports.com Insider Jon Heyman, the Phillies are closing in on a deal to obtain Michael Young from the Rangers.
The further removed we are from the end of last season and all the agitation that Josh brought the more I’m convinced that keeping him around is the best thing for winning baseball.
Joakim Soria can’t wait to get back on the mound. And he can’t wait to win. The injured reliever and the Rangers finalized their $8 million, two-year contract on Tuesday.
The Rangers have been talking to Josh Hamilton, but one source suggested talks are “on hold.” It may have to do with spirited efforts to land free agent starter Zack Greinke.
The Zack Greinke derby is currently between the Dodgers and Rangers, with a great likelihood that one of those teams will win the services of the top free agent pitcher in the market.
While waiting to find out whether there will be more talks with Josh Hamilton, the Texas Rangers agreed to a two-year contract with free-agent reliever Joakim Soria and reached a deal to keep catcher Geovany Soto.
The Red Sox have made their first big splash off the offseason. According to reports, Boston and free agent Mike Napoli have agreed on a three-year, $39 million deal.
The Rangers have acquired minor league infielder Greg Miclat from Baltimore to complete a trade that sent catcher Taylor Teagarden to the Orioles.
It looks like the Rangers are going to lose their star left-handed pitcher. According to reports, C.J. Wilson is heading home to California to play for the Angels.
Cubs starting pitcher Matt Garza, who has been on the trading block throughout the offseason, is being discussed in a possible trade with the Rangers.