Last year, the A's blew by low preseason expectations to win 97 games. We look at this season's teams with sneaky upside.
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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.
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.
From future free agents to rival GMs to MLB's marketing department, the best player in the sport staying an Angel for life will impact every part the baseball world.
An MRI on Monday revealed that Rangers pitcher Yohander Mendez has a Grade 1 sprain of the ulnar collateral ligament and could return around midseason.
World Series, season win totals and player props -- there are more ways than ever to bet baseball. Here are our nine best futures bets for this season.
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?
A major shake-up brings a new crew of All-Stars to the forefront, with some of the game's biggest names on the outside looking in.
You picked who? Where? We break down some of the questions to come out of the rankings -- and ask you to weigh in as well.
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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.
The games don't count. The numbers won't make the back of any baseball cards. But in camps across the Cactus and Grapefruit leagues, what happens now could still make a difference.
Leading off our countdown of the game's best, youngsters duel with historic greats. Which players landed on the back half of our list?
Just over two weeks before Opening Day, two prominent free agents remain available. We find realistic landing spots and outside-the-box fits for both pitchers.
The Texas Rangers on Sunday named Mike Minor their Opening Day starter against the Chicago Cubs on March 28.
The Texas Rangers are building a new facility at their spring training complex in Arizona that will include housing for as many as 180 players and staff.
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.
In our spring MLB stock watch, we examine who gained (and lost) the most wins during the offseason with the biggest names finally off the market.
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.
Rangers reliever Luke Farrell suffered a non-displaced fracture of his jaw Saturday after being struck by a line drive during a spring training game against the Giants.
From underappreciated stars to veterans who get taken for granted and up-and-comers to watch, here's a guy from each team worthy of your attention.
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.
The Texas Rangers have signed infielder Logan Forsythe to a minor league deal.
Mike Minor is at the top of the Rangers rotation at spring training and likely will be on the mound for the opener March 28 against the Cubs. It would be his first Opening Day start.
Some teams take a stars-and-scrubs approach, some have depth but lack star power. We sort them all out and figure out who's on top.