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Will Gerrit Cole end up with the Angels? Can the Astros afford to keep their team together? We answer big offseason questions for the AL West.
Jeff Passan ESPN
The Texas Rangers have expressed interest in Josh Donaldson as they head into an offseason in which they have money to spend. The Rangers are making third base and starting pitching a priority, and Donaldson is coming off a phenomenal season with Atlanta.
Sorry, Detroit: Your team follows in the footsteps of other recent biggest losers. Where did every other club fall?
Elvis Andrus again declined to opt out of his contract and is staying with the Rangers, his team of the last 11 seasons.
The Texas Rangers have declined 2020 contract options for relievers Shawn Kelley and Nate Jones, and newly acquired catcher Welington Castillo. They all became free agents.
This Just In
The Chicago White Sox have traded catcher Welington Castillo to the Texas Rangers, who might not exercise an $8 million option for next season and allow him to become a free agent. Texas also got an international signing bonus pool slot worth $250,000 in the deal while sending minor league infielder and outfielder Jonah McReynolds to the White Sox.
The White Sox have traded catcher Welington Castillo and an international signing bonus pool slot to the Rangers for minor league infielder and outfielder Jonah McReynolds.
After a stunning World Series title, Washington faces some uncertainty this offseason. Will the Nats be No. 1 again or will the Astros or Dodgers take their place?
Former Rangers All-Star Josh Hamilton has been charged with injury to a child, a third-degree felony, after his 14-year-old daughter told his ex-wife that he'd struck her.
Mike Stone, the former Texas Rangers president who later served as commissioner of the independent baseball Northern League, has died. He was 80.
Rangers outfielder Shin-Soo Choo had arthroscopic surgery on his left shoulder last week in what is being called a minor procedure that shouldn't affect his offseason training.
On the field and in the stands, how players and others react to MLB's newly juiceless baseballs off the bat tells a story.
The Yankees need Masahiro Tanaka to be a "silent assassin" in tonight's Game 4 against Houston, says ESPN Radio's Chris Singleton, who also discusses New York's inability to drive in runs, how poor weather conditions will impact tonight's game, Joe Maddon's fit with the Angels and more (6:39). Sarah Langs also plays "The Numbers Game" (21:34) and Keith Law talks about some of the game's top prospects and how they'll affect the futures of teams like the Rays, Twins, Rangers and Mariners (29:41).
William Weinbaum ESPN
The Phillies announced plans Tuesday to extend safety netting for 2020, becoming the 13th MLB team to commit to or put in extensions since a toddler's 5/29 head injury on a foul liner in Houston. The Astros, Braves, Chisox, Dodgers, Nats & O's have installed extensions & the Brewers, D-backs, Jays, Pirates, Rangers & Royals said they plan to. Some teams say they're considering extensions and the Marlins had extended theirs to 150 feet past each dugout before the 2019 season.
Elvis Andrus and the Texas Rangers have left the building, the ballpark the team called home for 26 seasons.
Buster and Tim Kurkjian relive the top 10 moments from an emotional weekend in baseball (5:48). They also discuss Joe Maddon's firing, the future of Brad Ausmus in Anaheim and some other names linked to managerial vacancies. Plus, Todd Radom rejoins Buster and Troy for "Cap Talk" (29:28) and an American figure says goodbye to a great American ballpark (36:19).
The Astros, Yankees and Dodgers clearly were up to the task all season, but which teams were pleasant surprises and which ones disappointed?
As the temperature reached the mid-90s on Sunday, a sellout crowd that included former President George W. Bush and 15 former Rangers bid farewell to Globe Life Park, which is getting replaced after just 26 seasons.
Lance Lynn struck out 10, getting his career-high 16th win as the Texas Rangers closed out the 26th and final season at their ballpark with a 6-1 win over the AL East champion New Yankees on Sunday.
Luis Severino was a bit erratic in his third and final start of the regular season, with four walks and a throwing error over three innings, and the AL East champion New York Yankees lost 9-4 to the Texas Rangers on Saturday night.
Marly Rivera ESPN Writer
Tomorrow's starters: Luis Severino vs Luke Farrell, the youngest son of former Red Sox manager John Farrell.
James Paxton was removed from his final start before the playoffs after one inning because of a tight muscle in his buttocks, overshadowing six home runs by the Yankees in a 14-7 victory over the Texas Rangers on Friday night that gave New York 103...