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.
New Rangers manager Jeff Banister is in Surprise, Ariz., this week for organizational meetings and to continue the process of putting together his coaching staff.
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.
The Rangers have hired Pirates bench coach Jeff Banister to be their new manager. Banister will be introduced at a press conference on Friday morning at Globe Life Park in Arlington at 11 a.m. CT.
The Rangers have informed outfielder Alex Rios that they will not pick up his $14 million option but will instead pay a $1 million buyout, according to a Major League source.
No one doubts Joey Gallo's power. In 2014, he finished second in the Minors with 42 homers while reaching Double-A at age 20. Gallo's defensive skills, however, are more in question. So the Rangers exposed him to other positions during his three weeks in instructional league.
Over its 23-year history, the Arizona Fall League has developed a reputation as a finishing school for baseball's top prospects. This year, once again, many of the game's best young players will gather in the desert, hoping to prove themselves in the same league that helped catapult Derek Jeter, Dustin Pedroia and Mike Trout to stardom.