The Rangers are expected to promote Minor League catching coordinator Hector Ortiz to their Major League coaching staff. Ortiz will replace Bengie Molina, who is not expected to return.
The Rangers, having set starting pitching as their top priority for the offseason, have made an opening offer to free-agent pitcher Colby Lewis. With the World Series over, the Rangers have five days to negotiate with and sign their own free agents. The Rangers have four free agents of their own in Lewis, pitchers Scott Baker and Neal Cotts, and outfielder Alex Rios.
Carlos Pena only hit one home run during his short time with the Rangers in 2014. But its landing spot puts it among the nominees for MLB.com's 2014 Greatness in Baseball Yearly (GIBBY) Awards.
With the World Series ending on Wednesday night, the Rangers are at liberty to announce any and all coaching appointments. There are little if any indications they are ready to do that.
Several of the best prospects in baseball will collide on Saturday in the ninth annual Fall Stars Game, the yearly All-Star Game for the Arizona Fall League. This year's rosters feature 14 players from MLBPipeline.com's Top 100 Prospects list.
Adrian Beltre of the Rangers is one of three finalists for the Rawlings Gold Glove Award for fielding excellence among American League third basemen.
Will the Rangers stick with Mitch Moreland? Does Joey Gallo have a chance to make the Opening Day roster? Beat reporter T.R. Sullivan takes a look at the latest questions on fans' minds in the Inbox.
Perhaps more than any other farm system, the Rangers are teeming with toolsy, young position players. Outfielder Nick Williams is the most consistent hitter among them, but even he realizes he has more work to do before he's ready for the big leagues.
Tim Bogar, who served as interim manager for the final 22 games of the Rangers' season, will not be joining new manager Jeff Banister's coaching staff. That was the conclusion reached after Bogar had discussions with Banister and general manager Jon Daniels.
Nick Williams made his entrance as an injury replacement in the third inning and later drilled a two-run home run to lead the Surprise Saguaros to a 6-5 win over the Mesa Solar Sox.
It's not a typo, but it certainly seems like one at first glance. Michael De Leon isn't just the youngest player in history of the the Arizona Fall League, he's six years younger than his average teammate and a full decade younger than the oldest player on the team. De Leon, who won't turn 18 until January, isn't old enough to drive or vote in his native Dominican Republic, but he's finding sure footing among the best prospects in baseball.
Jim Sundberg's memory of where his World Series ring is may be a little hazy, but he still vividly recalls the events of October 1985. That was when the Royals played in their last World Series, and Sundberg played a significant role in bringing home the only World Series championship in club history.
On his first day on the job, Rangers manager Jeff Banister met with pitching coach Mike Maddux and spoke with hitting coach Dave Magadan and bench coach Tim Bogar. It was the first step toward putting together his coaching staff.
Jeff Banister's extraordinary journey to become the new manager of the Rangers included dealing with bone cancer that threatened the loss of his left leg in high school and three crushed vertebrae in his neck that left him paralyzed in college.
Jeff Banister spent 29 years with the Pirates organization, the past four as bench coach, and now he is manager of the Rangers. He has a nice three-year contract plus an option for 2018 and far more responsibility than he had in Pittsburgh.