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Rangers officially decline 2015 club option on Alex Rios to make him a free agent.

Thumb and ankle injuries took away from Rios' 2014 season. Those injuries bothered him enough to the extent that he hit only four home runs and stole 17 bases in 131 games. He is expected to be healthy for spring training, and some club will sign the 34-year old outfielder this offseason.
Analyst: Colby Conway  View Profile

31 Oct, 07:24 PMSource

Nate Adcock elected free agency after being assigned to Triple-A Round Rock.

It was a rather uneventful season for Adcock in Arlington. He allowed five runs over 10 relief innings for the Rangers this season. He'll now seek a minor league deal elsewhere.
Analyst: Drew Phelps  View Profile

31 Oct, 06:45 PMSource

Rangers have assigned P Alfredo Figaro and INF Ed Lucas to Triple-A Round Rock.

The Rangers claimed Figaro off waivers from the Brewers earlier this month but has moved from the 40-man roster down to Triple-A. He had a 7.27 ERA in 8 2/3 innings this season out of the Milwaukee bullpen.
Analyst: Drew Phelps  View Profile

31 Oct, 06:41 PMSource

Yu Darvish (elbow) is scheduled to get a MRI in Mid-November and reports he feels good.

The reports we are getting are that Darvish will return to the United States in November to undergo a follow-up MRI on his right elbow. If all goes well with that exam, Darvish is expected to resume his normal off-season throwing program. The All-Star right-hander was shut down for the season in mid-August due to inflammation in his pitching elbow.
Analyst: Drew Phelps  View Profile

31 Oct, 05:44 PMSource

Rangers GM Jon Daniels said RHP Colby Lewis will test the free agent market.

This does not mean that Lewis couldn't come back to the Rangers but for now the two sides could not reach a deal. Lewis held a 5.18 ERA and 1.52 WHIP in 170 1/3 innings this season but pitched pretty well in the second half, posting a 3.86 ERA and 1.23 WHIP.
Analyst: Drew Phelps  View Profile

31 Oct, 05:43 PMSource

GM Jon Daniels says Jurickson Profar (shoulder) had an MRI that is 95% clean. He will have another in three weeks.January.

Well, this sounds good, but let's see what happens when Profar actually gets back on the field. He is way too young to be considered a bust, but he underwent serious back surgery last spring, so it would be easy to write him off already. If he proves that he has recovered and is as good as new, he should still have a bright future ahead of him.
Analyst: David Kerr  View Profile

30 Oct, 05:18 PMSource

Rangers GM Jon Daniels said he's talked with Colby Lewis' agent about an extension.

Lewis should be grateful to be having this conversation considering how poorly he pitched throughout this season. He posted a 5.18 ERA with a 1.52 WHIP and 133:48 K:BB over 170.1 innings which were the worst numbers he's posted since 2007 when he was with the A's. He's definitely got potential, so the Rangers will see if they can at least lock him up for a reasonable price.
Analyst: Howard Bender  View Profile

17 Oct, 04:50 PMSource

Rangers RHP Tanner Scheppers threw a bullpen session Friday and said his right arm feels great.

Scheppers suffered from elbow inflammation back in June and never made it back for the remainder of the season. He was encouraged by this session and said that he would throw again next week. You can expect to see Scheppers competing for a rotation spot in 2015, though his value probably won't be too high if there are any concerns about the health of his arm again.
Analyst: Howard Bender  View Profile

17 Oct, 03:03 PMSource

According to FOX Sports' Ken Rosenthal, the Rangers will hire Jeff Banister to be their next manager.

Banister managed in the minor leagues for five seasons back in the 90s and has most recently been employed as the bench coach for the Pirates under Clint Hurdle.
Analyst: Howard Bender  View Profile

16 Oct, 01:06 PMSource

Alex Rios’ $14 million option for 2015 was declined by the team, which makes him a free agent. Rios received a $2 million buyout.

Like many of the Rangers, Rios was a huge disappointment in 2014. He missed 31 games due to injury and while he hit .280 on the season, he hit just four home runs with 54 RBI, 54 runs scored and 17 stolen bases. The Rangers have some youngsters they'll happily use in the outfield and find another way to invest that kind of money. He'll land somewhere here in the offseason. Fantasy owners just have to hope the season was an aberration and that he lands in a hitter-friendly ballpark.
Analyst: Howard Bender  View Profile

15 Oct, 10:49 AMSource

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