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Ben Rowen was released by the Rangers.

Rowen did not reflect his superior Triple-A numbers in eight games with Texas last season, posting a 4.15 ERA and 1.62 WHIP in 8.2 innings. Some other MLB team will likely snatch him and his 3.50 GB/FB minor league ratio up in the coming days or weeks.
Analyst: Ivar G. Anderson  View Profile

20 Dec, 03:19 PMSource

Rangers GM Jon Daniels said rough timeline on Martin Perez's return to Rangers would be All-Star break.

Perez underwent Tommy John surgery in May 2014, so this timeline sounds just about right. While Martin will likely have value in the second half of 2015, you'll see the real benefits he can provide in 2016 and beyond. The young lefty posted a 4.38 ERA over eight starts for the Rangers last season prior to injuring his elbow.
Analyst: David Kerr  View Profile

17 Dec, 05:16 PMSource

Rangers have signed RHP Mitch Atkins to a minor-league deal.

We have not see Mitch Atkins pitch in the major leagues since 2011. The Rangers are kicking the tires on the 29-year-old, who was most recently in the Braves system. He holds a 6.75 ERA in 22+ career innings at the MLB level, though again, it's been quite some time since he appeared in a game.
Analyst: Drew Phelps  View Profile

17 Dec, 12:41 PMSource

Rangers have designated LHP Scott Barnes and RHP Ben Rowen for assignment.

Neither player has made an impact on a major league roster so far in their careers and will likely end up signing a minor league contract once they clear waivers.
Analyst: Jonathan Impemba  View Profile

16 Dec, 07:21 PMSource

Rangers sign infielder Tommy Field to a minor league deal.

He's a 27-year old middle infielder who has bounced around a few organizations and has received himself a call-up or two every now and again. He won't have any kind of fantasy value as he'll never land himself a starting job so don;t be too concerned here with his name.
Analyst: Howard Bender  View Profile

16 Dec, 04:01 PMSource

Non-tendered by the A’s two weeks ago, Kyle Blanks has agreed to a minor-league contract with the Rangers.

Blanks was once a decent prospect in the Padres organization but has never been able to transfer that ability to the major league level which has left him bouncing back and forth between the majors and minors. He was acquired by the A's last season and played 21 games for them hitting .333 with two home runs and seven RBI. A move to a hitter friendly ball park could do wonders for Blanks who has pretty solid power and could find a role in the Rangers outfield as they are desperate for a power bat in their lineup.
Analyst: Jonathan Impemba  View Profile

15 Dec, 01:45 PMSource

Update: Rangers have agreed to sign reliever Kyuji Fujikawa.

The Rangers will be the ones to see if Fujikawa can regain his old form after dealing with Tommy John surgery. His K-rate was still there in the short amount of time he pitched last year in hsi return, but his command struggled mightily. Keep an eye on him though as you just never know with relievers. He could come back and earn a spot in the Rangers bullpen and possibly even find himself in the mix for saves.
Analyst: Howard Bender  View Profile

12 Dec, 10:41 PMSource

RHP Anthony Bass, OF Antoan Richardson and RHP Ross Wolf have been signed by Rangers to minor-league deals with spring training invites.

Wolf last pitched in 2013 for the Rangers, so he does have some experience within their system. Bass appeared in 21 games for the Astros last season and posted a 6.33 ERA and struck out just 2.3 batters per nine innings pitched. Horrific. All three players will compete for jobs during spring training, though none are very good bets to make the team.
Analyst: David Kerr  View Profile

11 Dec, 05:20 PMSource

Texas acquired Ross Detwiler from Washington for two minor league players.

The players coming back in the deal to Washington are INF Chris Bostick and RHP Abel de los Santos. Neither of them are on anyone's radar though, so you don;t need to concern yourself with either one. In truth, fantasy owners don;t really need to concern themselves with Detwiler much either. His strikeout rate is weak and he's nothing more than a middle reliever at this point. If he were to see more spot starts, then maybe he'd have a little more value, but even then, it would be minimal.
Analyst: Howard Bender  View Profile

11 Dec, 03:51 PMSource

Genral Manager Jon Daniels says the Rangers have no plans to trade Jurickson Profar.

While they have no plans, they didn't seem to mind dangling him when other clubs inquired about Rougned Odor. We all know the Profar from two years ago had all sorts of promise, but his shoulder has been torn up now for two years and we'd like to see him play a little more before assigning value to him. Skeptical is probably an understatement.
Analyst: Howard Bender  View Profile

11 Dec, 01:06 PMSource

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