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Rangers | Mitch Moreland avoids arbitration

Wed, 10 Feb 2016 05:39:29 -0800

Texas Rangers 1B Mitch Moreland avoided arbitration Tuesday, Feb. 10, by signing a one-year, $5.7 million deal.

Fantasy Tip: Moreland enjoyed a .278-23-85 rebound season last year, but the batting average was a career high for the 30-year-old. His numbers have fluctuated over the years, but he's a decent MI option in fantasy.

Comment () | Share: Tweet! Share on Facebook | Source: MLB.com - T.R. Sullivan

Rangers | Yu Darvish back in May?

Tue, 09 Feb 2016 15:58:42 -0800

Updating a previous report, Texas Rangers SP Yu Darvish (elbow) feels stronger after undergoing Tommy John surgery, and he said he feels as if he could throw 95 mph right now. Darvish is eager to get back on the mound but knows he'll have to wait for a return in mid-May to early June. He has been long tossing at 120 feet three times a week and throwing on flat ground from 60 to 75 feet. Darvish is mixing in cutters, two-seamers and changeups but isn't sure when he'll start throwing curves and sliders.

"I have no problems at all right now. I have no concerns," Darvish said. "I feel like I could throw 95 right now, but they told me not to. I feel really good right now."

Fantasy Tip: Darvish can perform like an ace when he's healthy, but he'll obviously come at a discount in 2016, and he might be slow out of the gates once he's back in the big leagues. That makes him a very risky fantasy starting option but is worth stashing everywhere.

Comment () | Share: Tweet! Share on Facebook | Source: Fort Worth Star-Telegram - Jeff Wilson

Rangers | Yu Darvish has been throwing

Tue, 09 Feb 2016 13:48:45 -0800

Texas Rangers SP Yu Darvish (elbow) is hoping to throw his first bullpen session next month. He's been throwing off flat ground two times a week and doing long toss four times a week.

Fantasy Tip: Darvish is capable of serving as a fantasy ace when he's fully healthy, but he's aiming to return from Tommy John surgery almost a year ago. There's no guarantee he'll be ready for opening day, and he could be slow out of the gates, making him a risky high-end starter.

Comment () | Share: Tweet! Share on Facebook | Source: The Dallas Morning News - Evan Grant

Rangers | Jurickson Profar taking it slow

Tue, 09 Feb 2016 09:43:22 -0800

Texas Rangers 2B Jurickson Profar (shoulder) is unlikely to make the opening day roster, as the Rangers care more about his long-term health. He won't be competing for a spot on the roster, but rather trying to play in competitive spring games again. Scouts saw enough action in Profar's bat in the Arizona Fall League, but the question remains about his throwing. Profar is likely to play much more shortstop than second base this spring, because the belief is the throwing angle from shortstop is less stressful on his shoulder. In the meantime, 2B Hanser Alberto will be given a chance to win a utility spot.

Fantasy Tip: Profar hasn't had a major league at-bat since 2013, so expecting him to put up big numbers this year would be foolish. He's a better bet to make an impact in the second half, but even then it's hard to predict much use from him by fantasy owners until next season.

Comment () | Share: Tweet! Share on Facebook | Source: The Dallas Morning News - Evan Grant

Orioles | Baltimore remains interested in Gallardo

Fri, 05 Feb 2016 11:29:39 -0800

The Baltimore Orioles remain interested in free-agent SP Yovani Gallardo (Rangers), according to a source.

Fantasy Tip: Gallardo went 13-11 with a 3.42 ERA in 33 starts in his first season with the Texas Rangers and could potentially serve as the ace in Baltimore. Camden Yards is hardly a pitcher's paradise, but the soon-to-be 30-year-old was able to fare better than most in the hitters' haven that is Rangers Ballpark last season. The one-time All-Star has won at least 13 games in six of his last seven years and was brilliant in his only career start in Camden Yards in 2015, tossing six scoreless innings.

Comment () | Share: Tweet! Share on Facebook | Source: MLB.com - Chad Thornburg

Rangers | Texas looking at Dexter Fowler

Mon, 01 Feb 2016 09:43:20 -0800

The Texas Rangers are in play to sign free-agent OF Dexter Fowler (Cubs).

Fantasy Tip: If Fowler were to land in Texas, he'd likely be competing for playing time in either left or center field. He had a career-high 17 homers and 46 RBI for the Chicago Cubs last year, and a move to another hitter-friendly park would keep him relevant in the late middle rounds of mixed leagues for outfield depth.

Comment () | Share: Tweet! Share on Facebook | Source: CSNChicago.com - David Kaplan

Rangers | Shawn Tolleson avoids arbitration

Mon, 25 Jan 2016 14:27:08 -0800

Texas Rangers RP Shawn Tolleson re-signed a one-year, $3.275 million contract to avoid arbitration Monday, Jan. 25.

Fantasy Tip: Tolleson checks the necessary boxes to continue returning solid fantasy value as a closer for your virtual team. He walked just 2.1 batters per nine innings and stuck out 9.5 batters per nine and posted a 2.99 ERA and a 1.15 WHIP to go along with his 35 saves. View him as a mid-tier closer to grab after the top options begin being drafted.

Comment () | Share: Tweet! Share on Facebook | Source: The Associated Press

Rangers | Adrian Beltre healthy

Mon, 25 Jan 2016 09:08:40 -0800

Texas Rangers 3B Adrian Beltre (thumb, back) is no longer limited by his surgically repaired left thumb, and the back issues that he dealt with in the American League Division Series in October faded by November. Beltre said he's doing all baseball activities and has four more weeks to prepare for spring training.

Fantasy Tip: Beltre still managed to play in 143 games last year and hit 18 home runs and drove in 83 runs. However, at age 36 he's an added injury risk who is unlikely to return to 30 home runs again, even in a hitter's park. Beltre remains a productive fantasy third baseman when healthy, but the risks might start to outweigh the rewards in 2016.

Comment () | Share: Tweet! Share on Facebook | Source: Fort Worth Star-Telegram - Jeff Wilson

Rangers | Yu Darvish cleared of gambling ties

Sun, 24 Jan 2016 15:09:10 -0800

Texas Rangers SP Yu Darvish has been cleared of any ties to his brother's alleged gambling activities in Japan.

Fantasy Tip: This could have been a nightmare for Darvish fans and Rangers supporters, but now it is a non-issue. Darvish remains a risky pick in fantasy drafts (no later than the middle rounds) because of his Tommy John surgery.

Comment () | Share: Tweet! Share on Facebook | Source: The Dallas Morning News - Gerry Fraley

Rangers | Colby Lewis loses weight

Fri, 22 Jan 2016 18:16:25 -0800

Texas Rangers SP Colby Lewis said that he has lost 25 pounds this offseason cycling. His longest ride thus far has been 62 miles.

Fantasy Tip: Although Lewis won 17 games for Texas last season, the 36-year-old right-hander also posted a 4.66 ERA and 1.24 WHIP. As a result, he shouldn't be considered until the later rounds of drafts for AL-only and cavernous mixed leagues.

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Rangers | Josh Hamilton receives cortisone injection

Fri, 22 Jan 2016 17:17:42 -0800

Texas Rangers OF Josh Hamilton (knee) experienced "immediate and profound" results after receiving a cortisone injection in his left knee Thursday, Jan. 21, in order to reduce capsular inflammation.

Fantasy Tip: It's not a good sign when a player needs to undergo cortisone injections during the offseason. Hamilton is coming off an injury-plagued 2015 campaign where he hit .253 with eight home runs and 25 RBIs in 50 games while battling knee, shoulder, groin and hamstring issues. He should be viewed as a late-round flier in deep mixed leagues because of his recent medical history.

Comment () | Share: Tweet! Share on Facebook | Source: The Dallas Morning News - Evan Grant

Rangers | Jurickson Profar ready for spring training

Wed, 20 Jan 2016 14:30:34 -0800

Texas Rangers 2B Jurickson Profar (shoulder) said he will be at full strength for the first full-team workout of spring training Wednesday, Feb. 24.

Fantasy Tip: With Elvis Andrus and Rougned Odor ahead of him up the middle, there is a good chance Profar fails to crack the roster for opening day. Profar is nothing more than a stash candidate in cavernous mixed and AL-only redraft leagues, and his real value and intrigue still remains in keeper/dynasty formats.

Comment () | Share: Tweet! Share on Facebook | Source: MLB.com - T.R. Sullivan

Rangers | Yu Darvish denies gambling link

Wed, 20 Jan 2016 09:04:08 -0800

Texas Rangers SP Yu Darvish said he has never been involved in gambling activities amid a Major League Baseball investigation after the arrest of his younger brother in Japan. Darvish issued a statement through his agent to recognize MLB's need to conduct an investigation. He declined comment but said he is certain they will find he had no involvement. "I am not and have never been involved with gambling activities," the statement read.

"While I understand that Major League Baseball must conduct an investigation, I am certain that they will find that I had no involvement in this matter whatsoever. I will not comment on this matter again, out of respect for Major League Baseball's investigation, and I am focused on preparing for the upcoming season."

Fantasy Tip: Darvish may be out until May due to recovery from Tommy John surgery, and he's a low-end SP2 in fantasy.

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Rangers | Mitch Moreland files for arbitration

Sun, 17 Jan 2016 07:33:29 -0800

Texas Rangers 1B/DH Mitch Moreland has filed for salary arbitration. He is seeking a one-year deal worth $6 million while the team has countered with a $4.65 million offer.

Fantasy Tip: Moreland hit .278 with 23 home runs and 85 RBIs in 132 regular-season contests last year while earning $2.95 million. He is a midrange first baseman who should be selected once the big names come off the draft board.

Comment () | Share: Tweet! Share on Facebook | Source: The Dallas Morning News - Gerry Fraley

Rangers | Robinson Chirinos bypasses arbitration

Fri, 15 Jan 2016 09:39:12 -0800

Texas Rangers C Robinson Chirinos avoided arbitration by signing a one-year deal Friday, Jan. 15.

Fantasy Tip: Chirinos had a .232-10-34 line in platoon duty last season, but his fantasy prospects lean more to depth than starting.

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