Thu, 21 Nov 2013 08:27:37 -0800
Texas Rangers 1B Prince Fielder will be the team's primary first baseman, and the team is still trying to determine 1B Mitch Moreland's role. SS Jurickson Profar can now move to second base full time with 2B Ian Kinsler gone. Manager Ron Washington hasn't decided on where Fielder will hit in the lineup yet, but he wants to leave 3B Adrian Beltre in the cleanup spot.
Thu, 21 Nov 2013 05:24:34 -0800
The Texas Rangers are still open to trading SS Elvis Andrus or SS Jurickson Profar in the right deal.
Wed, 20 Nov 2013 17:50:30 -0800
The Detroit Tigers and Texas Rangers have agreed on a trade which sends 1B Prince Fielder to the Rangers for 2B Ian Kinsler, pending a physical, CBSSports.com learned Wednesday, Nov. 20. There might be another player involved in the deal, but that has not been confirmed. Fielder has a $214 million contract, and it is uncertain if any cash will be changing hands to help the Rangers pay that contract. Fielder has a limited no-trade clause that includes the Rangers, but it is believed he is willing to accept the deal.
Fantasy Tip: Fielder and Kinsler remain must-start fantasy options, but Kinsler might slip ever so slightly moving to a more spacious ballpark for half of his games. Jurickson Profar will be a regular in the lineup in Arlington, and he might even be a little bit overvalued by fantasy owners with a clear path. Still, he is worth a roster spot in most fantasy formats because he is a middle infielder with a ton of upside.
Miguel Cabrera or perhaps even Victor Martinez presumably will take over at first base, although it is possible the Tigers could still make additional moves to shore up the position. Nick Castellanos could also find a more regular role now, either at third base or as the designated hitter.
Mon, 11 Nov 2013 00:19:58 -0800
Officials from the St. Louis Cardinals and Colorado Rockies are expected to meet at the GM/owners' meetings in Orlando this week and discuss parameters of a potential trade involving SS Troy Tulowitzki, which already has been broached in informal talks between the parties. Not only have the Cardinals shown significant interest in Tulowitzki, the Rockies' 29-year-old shortstop, they've inquired about the availability of a shortstop from the Texas Rangers, who have Elvis Andrus and Jurickson Profar, sources said.
Wed, 06 Nov 2013 12:19:55 -0800
The Texas Rangers are considering trading 2B Ian Kinsler or SS Elvis Andrus in order to make room in the middle infield for SS Jurickson Profar, according to major league sources. Kinsler could also make a position switch to first base, but he's also seemingly easier to deal. Kinsler is owed $57 million over the next four years and has a $10 million option or $5 million buyout in 2018. Andrus is guaranteed $126,475,000 over the next nine seasons.
Wed, 16 Oct 2013 22:01:32 -0700
Texas Rangers OF Engel Beltre, OF Leonys Martin and SS Jurickson Profar will all play for Licey in the Dominican Winter League.
Tue, 10 Sep 2013 19:27:15 -0700
Texas Rangers SS Jurickson Profar is a switch hitter, but he has struggled against left-handed pitching at the major league level. He is hitting .258 against right-handed pitching, but just .194 against left-handed pitching. "He's been successful as a switch hitter, but it's tough to keep it going form both sides at the Major League level," manager Ron Washington said Tuesday, Sept. 10.
Sun, 08 Sep 2013 11:34:43 -0700
Texas Rangers manager Ron Washington flip-flopped 2B Jurickson Profar and struggling OF Leonys Martin in the batting order against the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim Saturday, Sept. 7, with Profar leading off and Martin batting ninth. Profar went 1-for-4 with an RBI while Martin went 1-for-3 with a walk and a run scored.
Thu, 08 Aug 2013 14:51:37 -0700
The Chicago White Sox wanted SS Jurickson Profar from the Texas Rangers when the two teams discussed OF Alex Rios before the July 31 non-waiver trade deadline. The Rangers were unwilling to give Profar up. If Rios were traded now, OF Avisail Garcia would likely come up and play at the major league level.
Fantasy Tip: It's unlikely that the Rangers will land Rios, since they'll have to take on most of his remaining contract, even though Nelson Cruz is out for the year. If the trade goes down, Garcia should be owned in all AL-only leagues.
Mon, 05 Aug 2013 09:38:02 -0700
Texas Rangers OF Nelson Cruz will accept his suspension immediately for his involvement in the Biogenesis scandal.
Fantasy Tip: This confirms that Cruz is on the Biogenesis suspension list, which was expected at this point. However, he was rumored to be the only player prepared to appeal a suspension. The suspension is expected to be for 50 games, which is the exact amount of games the Rangers have remaining.
David Murphy and Jeff Baker will see a big boost in playing time in the outfield, assuming Ron Washington sticks to his word and continues using Jurickson Profar at designated hitter or on the infield. Craig Gentry should also see an uptick in PT.