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2019 Schedule
0-0, 2nd in AL West
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3hESPN.com

The MLB bets we would make in 2019

The Astros to win the AL West? Sure, if you like easy money. How about Yasiel Puig for MVP or the Rangers to win a playoff game? Those are just two of the long shots our writers and reporters are eyeing.

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4d

Pence makes Rangers' roster to start season

Veteran outfielder Hunter Pence, who went to spring training with the Rangers on a minor league contract, will be on the 25-man roster as the team's fourth outfielder on Opening Day.

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5d

Woodward says strong bond key for young Rangers

The Texas Rangers have an optimistic new manager, a converted middle infielder taking over for a retired star at third base and a rotation filled with starters who have missed significant time following surgery.

Kurkjian tells spring training story of Mitch "Wild Thing" Williams (0:37)
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11dDavid Schoenfield

Predicting the next top-100 player for all 30 teams

From top prospects and rising young stars to bounce-back candidates, which players who missed the MLB Rank cut could soon find a place on the list?

William Weinbaum ESPN 

Indep. Amer. Assn. Cleburne announced it's bringing back Rafael Palmeiro, 54, and son Patrick, 29. For the Railroaders last year, Rafael hit .301 with 6 HRs & 21 RBI in 31 games (limited by knee injury) and Patrick .255, with 9 HRs & 48 RBI in a team-high 97 games. In 20 MLB seasons for the Cubs, Tex & Bal, Palmeiro had 3020 hits, 569 HRs & 1835 RBI.

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19d

Rangers sign closer Leclerc to $14.75M extension

Closer Jose Leclerc, who had 12 saves and a 1.56 ERA last season, has signed a $14.75 million extension that could keep him with the Rangers through the 2024 season.

21d

Rangers acquire outfielder Granite from Twins

The Texas Rangers acquired outfielder Zack Granite from Minnesota for right-hander Xavier Moore and $50,000, and the Twins dealt Moore to the Baltimore Orioles for $750,000 in 2019-20 international signing bonus pool allocation.

Tristan H. Cockcroft ESPN Senior Writer 

Joey Gallo continues to ping-pong around in my rankings, but as I prepare my LABR draft sheet, his projection continues to grade him a clear top-100 player overall. Power might be abundant nowadays, but he's one of the few who's a near-lock for 40-plus homers.

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Team Stats

  • Pitching
  • Batting
Earned Run Average4.9228th
Quality Starts6327th
WHIP1.4025th
BAA.27128th
Runs73714th
Batting Average.24023rd
On Base Percentage.31815th
Slugging Percentage.40419th