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Rangers tie it in 9th but fall to Halos in 11

If there is an early leader for a defining trait at the infancy of the Don Wakamatsu era, resiliency appears to have surged in front. The Rangers refused to go down without a fight Monday in Wakamatsu's fourth game as interim manager, eventually falling 5-4 to the Angels in the 11th inning on a game-ending home run from pinch-hitter Jose Briceno.


Calhoun works on honing all parts of his game

Just because the plate appearances are not coming with any consistency does not mean Willie Calhoun is content to wait for a chance to be a difference maker. The Rangers' No. 2 overall prospect, according to MLB Pipeline, was working on his outfield play with interim manager Don Wakamatsu on Monday afternoon, well aware that his all-hit, hot-prospect status is not enough to be an everyday player in the Major Leagues.


Gallardo seeks to get back on track vs. Angels

Right-hander Yovani Gallardo (8-6, 6.59 ERA) will take the mound Tuesday at Anaheim, having gone 1-5 over his last seven starts with a 7.39 ERA. He still has eight victories since June 23, tied for third most in the American League. The Angels will counter with right-hander Matt Shoemaker (2-2, 5.48) in the 9:07 p.m. CT start time.


Who is Rangers' all-time single-season ace?

We take a look at each franchise's One Game To Live pitcher, the one pitcher, during his one peak season, that you'd put on the mound with it all on the line. You just get to pick one pitcher, and one season, when he was at the height of his game. Who's your pick?


Rangers rally to win as crowd honors Beltre

Third baseman Adrian Beltre walked off the field at Globe Life Park -- possibly for the last time -- in the top of the sixth inning during the Rangers' victory over Mariners on Sunday afternoon. He was accorded a standing ovation.


Sampson gets nod to kick off final road trip

Right-hander Adrian Sampson makes his third start for the Rangers as they open a three-game series against the Angels at 9:05 p.m. CT Monday in Anaheim. Sampson has lost his first two starts despite allowing just three runs in 10 2/3 innings. The Rangers were shut out in both games. Right-hander Felix Pena pitches for the Angels.


Sampson gets nod to kick off final road trip

Right-hander Adrian Sampson makes his third start for the Rangers as they open a three-game series against the Angels at 9:05 p.m. CT Monday in Anaheim. Sampson has lost his first two starts despite allowing just three runs in 10 2/3 innings. The Rangers were shut out in both games. Right-hander Felix Pena pitches for the Angels.


Coaching staff on hold until manager selected

The Rangers' coaching staff is on hold until a new manager is found. A new manager will almost certainly bring some changes to the coaching staff, but exactly what's going to happen won't be known until Jeff Banister's successor is announced. Banister was dismissed on Friday with bench coach Don Wakamatsu being named as interim manager.


Minor can't escape 5th inning in loss to M's

Rangers left-hander Mike Minor pitched out of trouble for most of his start against the Mariners on Saturday night, but he couldn't escape the fifth inning.


Bartolo has a massive new tattoo on his arm

An angel vs. a devil -- who can't relate to that?


Perez starts Rangers' home finale vs. Seattle

Third baseman Adrian Beltre is expected to be in the lineup for the Rangers' final home game of the season at 2:05 p.m. CT on Sunday against the Mariners at Globe Life Park. Beltre has not made a decision if he will return for 2019, so this could be his final game in Arlington. It will be his 1,093rd game with Texas since 2011, ninth most in club history. Left-hander Martin Perez will make his first start for the Rangers since Aug. 25 against Mariners left-hander Wade LeBlanc.


Rangers to evaluate Perez during start vs. M's

Left-hander Martin Perez is getting one more chance to pitch out of the rotation and possibly convince the Rangers to pick up his $7.5 million option.


30 best games of '18 -- 1 player from each team

Every team, all 30 of them, has remarkable moments. From bunches of home runs to bunches of strikeouts, from household names to players you may not have heard of before, these become part of the fabric of a season. Here we go with 30 special individual performances for 30 teams.


Profar's popup ends up a Little League HR

Put the ball in play, anything can happen.


Minor looks to tie career high in wins

Left-hander Mike Minor (12-7, 4.14 ERA) will start in the second game of the series against the Mariners on Saturday at 7:05 p.m. CT at Globe Life Park. Minor is looking to earn his 13th win of the season, which would match a career high set in 2013 with the Braves. He is 1-2 with a 4.74 ERA in seven games (four starts) against the Mariners. Seattle will counter with lefty Marco Gonzales (12-9, 4.28).


Managerial change won't sway Beltre decision

Third baseman Adrian Beltre hasn't decided if he wants to play next season. He said the Rangers managerial change won't influence that decision.


Interim skipper wins on Beltre's milestone night

The Rangers are looking to finish the season strong under interim manager Don Wakamatsu, and Adrian Beltre's milestone night against the Mariners helped the club get off to a solid start on Friday night. Beltre's three-run home run in the first inning off Erasmo Ramirez keyed the Rangers' win over the Mariners at Globe Life Park. It was the 476th home run of Beltre's career, moving him past Stan Musial and Willie Stargell for 30th all-time.


With Banister gone, what's next for Texas?

The Rangers are about to begin looking for a new manager, but that is not the only change in the organization. Some small changes have already been implemented, general manager Jon Daniels said. Bigger ones could be coming along with a new manager.


Jeff Banister out as Rangers manager

Rangers manager Jeff Banister was dismissed and bench coach Don Wakamatsu was named interim manager through the remainder of the season on Friday.


Banister's future with Rangers under discussion

The Rangers' last-place finish in the American League West is likely to lead to major changes, and manager Jeff Banister could be among those in jeopardy.


Talented Draft picks on display at instructs

The Rangers were excited to nab three high-ceiling high school right-handers in the first four rounds of the 2018 Draft. They've handled Cole Winn, Owen White and Mason Englert with care, having them focus on conditioning and learning during the summer. Though none of them will officially make their pro debut until next summer, they will take the mound and face hitters from other organizations for the first time next week as part of Texas' instructional league program in Surprise, Ariz.


Youth is served: Each club's best rookie in 2018

Each year, a new group of rookies sets out to make a mark in the Major Leagues, and in 2018, many of these young players have made history with their performances. With the aid of all 30 MLB.com beat writers, here's a look at each team's best rookie this season.


Beltre ties Musial, Stargell with No. 475 in loss

The Rangers' late-season struggles continued on a hot Wednesday afternoon at Globe Life Park, but Adrian Beltre achieved another significant milestone in an 9-3 loss to the Rays. Beltre hit his 475th career home run when he took Rays pitcher Ryan Yarborough deep in the fourth inning. That tied him with Hall of Famers Stan Musial and Willie Stargell for 30th place all-time in Major League history. Next up are Lou Gehrig and Fred McGriff with 493.


Jurado returns to rotation for opener vs. Mariners

Right-hander Ariel Jurado (3-5, 7.01 ERA) starts for the Rangers against the Mariners at 7:05 p.m. CT on Friday in the first of a three-game series at Globe Life Park. Jurado's last three appearances have been as a reliever, coming in after an "opener" pitched the first 1-3 innings. He was 1-1 with an 8.31 ERA in those three games, and he is 2-4 with a 6.69 ERA in seven starts. Righty Erasmo Ramirez (2-3, 5.65) is scheduled to pitch for the Mariners. Texas is 6-6 against Seattle this season, and will face the club in seven of its final 11 games.


Bush to miss 1st half of '19 after UCL surgery

Rangers pitcher Matt Bush underwent surgery to repair a partially torn ulnar collateral ligament in his right elbow on Wednesday and is expected to be sidelined for at least the first half of next season.


Now healthy, Profar thriving in versatile role

Rangers utility infielder Jurickson Profar is being listed as one of five players "to watch" for the Silver Slugger Award among American League shortstops. That may seem strange, considering Profar has only started 61 games at shortstop. But it can also be viewed as further validation that Profar is almost all the way back after having his once-promising career nearly derailed by shoulder problems.


Beltre on latest loss: We're still giving it our all

Third baseman Adrian Beltre made it clear: The Rangers may be struggling, but they are still trying to win. That has been a tough proposition for the Rangers lately, especially against the Rays pitching. The Rangers were shut out for the second straight night and they went down for the 15th time in 21 games with a 4-0 loss to the Rays on Tuesday night at Globe Life Park.


Mendez goes for back-to-back wins

Left-hander Yohander Mendez pitches against the Rays at 1:05 p.m. CT Wednesday at Globe Life Park. Mendez is 2-0 with a 1.20 ERA in two starts and one relief appearance since being called up at the beginning of September. He pitched five scoreless innings in a 4-0 victory over the Padres on Friday. He was 2-10 with a 4.71 ERA in 23 starts in the Minor Leagues.


Crew working day, night on Rangers' new home

The construction continues almost around the clock at the Rangers' future home, and on Tuesday, the crew took a short break to celebrate the one-million man hours that have already been put in by the 800-850 construction workers who show up daily, except Sunday.


Rangers, Triple-A Nashville reach 4-year pact

The Rangers have reached a four-year agreement through 2022 with the Nashville Sounds to be their Triple-A affiliate, the clubs announced on Tuesday.


Sampson solid in September audition for 2019

Right-hander Adrian Sampson isn't getting any offensive support, but he is advancing his candidacy for the Rangers rotation next year.
Sampson turned in his second straight encouraging start, allowing two runs in 5 2/3 innings before the Rangers succumbed to a loss to the Rays on Monday night. The Rangers have lost 14 of their last 20 games.


Gallardo looks to bounce back vs. Rays

Right-hander Yovani Gallardo will try to snap a two-game losing streak when he pitches against the Rays at 7:05 p.m. CT Tuesday at Globe Life Park. Gallardo is 1-4 with a 7.76 ERA in his last six starts. Gallardo has made eight starts in his career against the Rays and is 3-3 with a 4.64 ERA. Blake Snell pitches for the Rays and will be going for his 20th win.


Rangers in search of new Triple-A affiliate

The Rangers are looking for a new Triple-A affiliate after the Round Rock Express informed them on Monday of the end to an eight-year partnership. Nashville and San Antonio are the two leading spots for the Rangers and next season. Round Rock, owned by Nolan Ryan, his sons Reid and Reese, and Houston businessman Don Sanders, is expected to become an affiliate of the Astros beginning next season.


Each team's 2018 breakout player

Today we take a look at players on each team who, in 2018, had the breakthrough year that augurs great things for the future. Some of them are rookies, some of them just finally turned the corner, but all of them are players we'll be talking about for years to come. And this was the year they got it all started.


Minor's quality start doesn't hold up in San Diego

The Rangers came one inning short of sweeping their first team since late July, but ninth-inning heroics from the Padres spoiled Texas' chances, as the Rangers ended their nine-game road trip with a defeat Sunday afternoon at Petco Park.


To start final homestand, Sampson gets nod

Adrian Sampson will kick off the homestand as the Rangers return to Arlington for the final time this season to face the Rays. Sampson is making his second career start for Texas, after splitting time in Triple-A Round Rock as both a starter and reliever. Sampson fared well in his first start, allowing one earned run and two hits over five innings against the Angels. He'll face off against Tampa Bay's Tyler Glasnow. First pitch is scheduled for 7:05 p.m. CT.


Gallo's big fly, teammates' big inning lift Rangers

After a struggling through a road trip in California, the Rangers seemed to have found their groove in San Diego. A five-run sixth inning propelled Texas to a victory over the Padres Saturday night at Petco Park as the Rangers were able to take advantage of some rare blunders from San Diego's bullpen. Joey Gallo got the Rangers on the board early, continuing his dominance against left-handed pitchers this season with a towering solo shot to right-center off southpaw Eric Lauer in the second inning.


Minor looks to stay hot vs. San Diego

Mike Minor will toe the mound for the Rangers on Sunday although the team will still be monitoring his pitch count and inning total. Minor has shined for the Rangers in the rotation this season and looks to be a lock in next year's as well. He's coming off a one-run, six-inning victory against the Angels last start and he's earned the win in six of his last seven starts. He'll face off against Padres rookie Jacob Nix at Petco Park, with first pitch set for 3:10 p.m. CT.


Rangers to keep experimenting with 'openers'

The Rangers knew September would be the month to experiment and they have been doing just that. Texas has utilized an "opener" in certain starts this month, electing to use a reliever as a starter before giving way to the primary pitcher. They saw their experiment pay off for the first time Friday night in a 4-0 victory over the Padres and they'll hope to continue that success by using Alex Claudio as an opener for Ariel Jurado in Saturday's matchup.


Rangers to keep experimenting with 'openers'

The Rangers knew September would be the month to experiment and they have been doing just that. Texas has utilized an "opener" in certain starts this month, electing to use a reliever as a starter before giving way to the primary pitcher. They saw their experiment pay off for the first time Friday night in a 4-0 victory over the Padres and they'll hope to continue that success by using Alex Claudio as an opener for Ariel Jurado in Saturday's matchup.


Rangers instructional league roster, schedule

At the end of each season, Major League clubs hold instructional league play, commonly known as instructs, an extended mini-camp that allows Minor Leaguers -- particularly those just starting their pro careers at the lower levels of their team's system -- to get some work in before calling it a year.


Beltre passes Brett on all-time hits list

Adrian Beltre recorded two doubles against the Padres in San Diego, and reached another career milestone in the Rangers' 4-0 win on Friday night. Beltre recorded his 3,154th and 3,155th career hits, passing George Brett for sole possession of 15th place on baseball's all-time hits list.


Profar sparks offense as Mendez tosses gem

After Connor Sadzeck pitched the first inning as an "opener" on Friday night -- making his first big league start -- Yohander Mendez toed the rubber in the second inning and kept the Padres' hitters off balance en route to a 4-0 victory at Petco Park. Jurickson Profar highlighted a 3-for-4 night with a booming two-run homer in the seventh inning to give Texas a 4-0 lead. Adrian Beltre doubled in the sixth and ninth innings for his 3,154th and 3,155th career hits, moving ahead of George Brett into 15th on baseball's all-time hits list.


Rangers turn attention to player development

For manager Jeff Banister, the valuable aspect of the last two weeks of the season is player development, especially for younger guys who are eager to get an early jump on the competition next year.


Who is every club's September hero?

These are the players who rose to the occasion when the pressure was at its peak.


The number that defines each AL West team

The American League West, which has a tight race between the Astros and the A's heading into the final 16 games of the regular season, has had plenty of intriguing numbers this season. Here's a look at a number that has defined each team's season in the AL West so far this year.


Rangers consider using 'opener' in San Diego

As the Rangers' West Coast journey comes to a close this weekend at San Diego, it could be time for another "opener."


Rangers seeking series win against Padres

Although much of the Rangers' offense has gone cold this road trip, Joey Gallo has been swinging a hot bat. He bashed two home runs along with seven RBIs and slashed .353/.421/.824 against the A's and Angels. He'll hope to continue that success Saturday night against San Diego left-hander Eric Lauer, especially considering Gallo's 13 home runs off lefties this season lead the American League. Alex Claudio is set to start for the Rangers as they continue deploying the "opener" strategy. First pitch is scheduled for 7:40 p.m. CT.


Mendez looks to impress against Padres

After an off-day for the Rangers on Thursday, left-hander Yohander Mendez will start Friday's opener of a three-game series at San Diego. The rookie is making the most of expanded September rosters, giving up just two runs over 10 innings of two starts since he was called up. The Padres are scheduled to send left-hander Robbie Erlin to the mound.


Gallo's 36th HR isn't enough in finale vs. Angels

The Rangers' Southern California slumber continued Wednesday in an 8-1 defeat to the Angels that saw their scoreless streak reach 16 innings before a Joey Gallo home run in the seventh.


Rangers consider using 'openers' in San Diego

Rangers manager Jeff Banister said Wednesday that as many as two Interleague games against the Padres this weekend could be started by relievers, with the scheduled member of the rotation then stepping to absorb the middle innings.


Every team's single-season saves leader

Edwin Diaz's chase for history is in its final weeks. The Mariners have 18 games left to play in the regular season. Diaz has 54 saves -- eight shy of the Major League single-season record of 62, set by the Angels' Francisco Rodriguez in 2008.


Kiner-Falefa ends no-hit bid in shutout loss

Two days after their own bullpen game failed miserably, the Rangers saw first-hand just how effective the concept can be on Tuesday night, when they were held without a hit for 7 1/3 innings in a 1-0 defeat to the Angels.


Gallo focusing on strengths, ignoring critics

Joey Gallo might not see your Facebook ire, your Twitter anger and your Instagram rants, but he has heard all about them. Go ahead and complain, Gallo suggested Tuesday. He's going to keep being himself because for Gallo, he would rather establish what he does best and add on to that, than focus on too many things and not be true to himself.


Minor makes early offense stand up vs. Halos

Mike Minor allowed one run in six innings, and Joey Gallo went 2-for-3 and drove in three to help the Rangers beat the Angels, 5-2, on Monday in the series opener. Ronald Guzman hit his 15th homer for the Rangers, who snapped their four-game losing streak. Shohei Ohtani had two hits and drove in a run for the Angels, whose four-game winning streak came to an end.


Andrus being coy about returning next season

Elvis Andrus was talking about Adrian Beltre on Monday, saying he has encouraged his veteran teammate to put off retirement and come back in 2019.


30 players better than their 2018 numbers

This week at The Thirty, we take a look at players you might have expected to have a better season than they have, for whatever reason, whether it's a slump, injury or just bad luck. These players are likely to bounce back next year: They're too talented not to. So don't give up on these guys yet.


Springs impresses in potential rotation audition

The Rangers used a reliever to "open" Sunday's game against the Athletics. Or did they? Left-hander Jeffrey Springs is officially listed as a reliever by the Rangers, but that could change easily, as circumstances alter cases. Springs certainly looked like a guy capable of starting when he delivered three scoreless innings on Sunday before the Rangers went on to a 7-3 loss to Oakland at the Coliseum.


Minor rolling into opener with Angels

Left-hander Mike Minor (11-7, 4.31 ERA) opens a three-game series against the Angels at 9:07 p.m. CT on Monday in Anaheim. Minor is 5-1 with a 2.78 ERA in his past six starts and 7-3 with a 3.24 ERA in his past 14 starts. He held the Angels to two runs over five innings in a 4-2 victory on Sept. 4. Right-hander Jaime Barria (10-8, 3.30) will start for the Angels.


Calhoun looks to meet challenges in tough year

The transition from prospect to Major League player is not always smooth. It wasn't for Joey Gallo, Rougned Odor, Jurickson Profar and Delino DeShields, and it is not going to be that way for Willie Calhoun.


Sampson gets 1st Rangers start, faces Halos

Rangers right-hander Adrian Sampson (0-0, 54.00 ERA) will make his second appearance of the season and second career start when he faces the Angels at 9:07 p.m. CT on Tuesday. He previously pitched in 2016 for the Mariners, making just one appearance before undergoing surgery to repair a torn flexor tendon. The Angels will go with Jim Johnson (5-3, 3.81) as part of a bullpen day.


Gallardo goes for series victory

Rangers right-hander Yovani Gallardo (8-4, 6.22 ERA) will enter his start Wednesday just 1-3 over his last five outings, but he still has eight victories since June 23, thanks to a 7-1 run. He is coming off a five-walk outing at Oakland on Friday. The Angels will counter with right-hander Felix Pena (2-4, 4.04 ERA) in the 9:07 p.m. CT start from Angel Stadium.


Beltre's 2 HRs not enough as A's outslug Texas

Adrian Beltre's latest home run barrage was not enough to lift the Rangers to victory on Saturday afternoon. Beltre hit two home runs, but the decisive shot was the homer delivered by Matt Olson leading off the eighth against Rangers reliever Chris Martin to give the Athletics a 8-6 victory at the Coliseum.


Springs to serve as opener for finale vs. A's

The Rangers are going with an "opener" on Sunday with rookie left-hander Jeffrey Springs (0-0, 2.29 ERA) scheduled to start against the Athletics at 3:05 p.m. CT at the Coliseum. Springs is expected to pitch two innings and then be followed by rookie right-hander Ariel Jurado. The two worked in this arrangement on Monday against the Angels and combined for six scoreless innings. Right-hander Trevor Cahill (6-3, 3.60) pitches for the Athletics.


Colon out of rotation, Sampson starts Tuesday

Veteran pitcher Bartolo Colon is out of the rotation and will be replaced by rookie right-hander Adrian Sampson on Tuesday against the Angels. Manager Jeff Banister said Colon will work out of the bullpen, possibly for the rest of the season.


Gallardo, Sampson stung by HRs in loss to A's

Rangers starter Yovani Gallardo had a less-than-memorable night against the Athletics on Friday, allowing five runs in 4 1/3 innings in an 8-4 loss at the Coliseum. The night was more memorable for right-handed reliever Adrian Sampson, even though he didn't get the desired results.


Mendez shows maturity after return from Minors

Yohander Mendez said he is a better pitcher now than when he was up with the Rangers in June. More important, Mendez said he is a better person now than when he was sent back to the Minor Leagues in June.


Most pressing questions for Rangers, AL West

The biggest question in the American League West is which of the three teams in contention will advance to the postseason. That's always the overriding issue in September. But whether they are in contention or not, each of the five teams has at least one remaining question that must be answered this month.


Leclerc finds motivation from his 'hero' mom

Jose Leclerc, who has taken over as the Rangers closer, no longer has to worry about where his next meal will come from. His family still makes their home in Esperanza, a town of 42,000 people in the northwest part of the Dominican Republic, but they no longer live in the two-bedroom wood shack where Leclerc was born.


Gallardo tabbed for series opener vs. A's

The Rangers will open a three-game series against the A's on Friday at 9:05 p.m. CT at the Coliseum. Right-hander Yovani Gallardo (8-3, 5.97 ERA) will start the opener. Gallardo is 5-2 with a 4.07 ERA in his last eight starts and will be facing the A's for the first time this season. Oakland is expected to counter with righty Chris Bassitt (2-3, 3.19).


Mendez looks to even series in Oakland

The Rangers get a chance to play in the sunshine with a 3:05 p.m. CT start on Saturday against the Athletics at the Coliseum. That bodes well for infielders Adrian Belte and Rougned Odor. Beltre is hitting .353 in day games this season, the second highest average in the American League. Odor is third with a .333 average. The Rangers as a team, though, are hitting .240 in day games, the third lowest in the league. Left-hander Yohander Mendez (1-1, 5.59 ERA) will start for the Rangers and be opposed by Edwin Jackson (5-3, 2.91 ERA).


Mendez looks to even series in Oakland

The Rangers get a chance to play in the sunshine with a 3:05 p.m. CT start on Saturday against the Athletics at the Coliseum. That bodes well for infielders Adrian Belte and Rougned Odor. Beltre is hitting .353 in day games this season, the second highest average in the American League. Odor is third with a .333 average. The Rangers as a team, though, are hitting .240 in day games, the third lowest in the league. Left-hander Yohander Mendez (1-1, 5.59 ERA) will start for the Rangers and be opposed by Edwin Jackson (5-3, 2.91 ERA).


Colon knocked around by Halos in series finale

Bartolo Colon returned to the Rangers rotation Wednesday night but it was hardly a triumphant return. Instead, it reinforced the reality that his time may be running out. Colon lasted just four innings and allowed five runs in a 9-3 loss to the Angels at Globe Life Park.


Texas OF cluster means limited ABs for Calhoun

Willie Calhoun was among the Rangers' September callups and is on his second tour with the big league club this season, but his playing time is expected to be limited this time around.


Minor lowers WHIP to Nolan Ryan's level

Rangers left-hander Mike Minor again proved that his transition from reliever to starter has been a success this season. Minor held the Angels to two runs in five-plus innings and earned his 11th win in the Rangers' victory on Tuesday night at Globe Life Park. Home runs by Elvis Andrus and Adrian Beltre, and a two-run double by Nomar Mazara gave Minor the necessary run support.


Colon ready to go in series finale vs. Halos

Right-hander Bartolo Colon makes his first start since Aug. 20 when he pitches against the Angels on Wednesday at 7:05 p.m. CT at Globe Life Park. He was on the disabled list with stiffness in his lower back and also missed a start on Sunday against the Twins because of a stomach virus. He pitched against the Angels on June 1 and allowed six runs in three innings. Right-hander Jaime Barria will pitch for the Angels.


Sampson completes long journey back to Majors

Right-hander Adrian Sampson is back in the Major Leagues. He could be a preview of coming attractions for Rangers pitching. Sampson was one of the September callups for the Rangers, bringing him back to the Major Leagues for the first time in over two years. His only Major League appearance was on June 18, 2016, while with the Mariners, pitching 4 2/3 innings in a start against the Red Sox.


Former Ranger Hamels gets Clemente nom

Cole Hamels is now with the Cubs, but his community work in Texas has not been forgotten. Hamels, who was traded to Chicago on July 27, is the Rangers' nominee for the 2018 Roberto Clemente Award.


Rangers call up Calhoun, Bibens-Dirkx

The Rangers called up No. 2-ranked prospect Willie Calhoun and right-hander Austin Bibens-Dirkx from Triple-A Round Rock, activated infielder Hanser Alberto from the disabled list and selected the contracts of right-hander Adrian Sampson from Round Rock and left-hander C.D. Pelham from Double-A Frisco.


Rangers brighten day for kids at local hospital

Seven-year-old Charley Davis lit up when Rangers first baseman Ronald Guzman played the card trick. It was one of Guzman's favorite moments during his visit to Medical City Children's Hospital on Tuesday with teammate Isiah Kiner-Falefa.


30 prospects who went off -- 1 for each team

Across all 30 organizations, scores of prospects had very successful 2018 campaigns. The 30 players who had big seasons detailed below could be in contention for those honors, but deserved a shout out for standing out in each of their respective farm systems.


Rangers unable to support solid effort on mound

There was nothing wrong with the unusual pitching arrangement deployed by the Rangers on Monday night. They just couldn't muster enough offensive support to make it a complete success. The Angels broke through a scoreless game with three runs in the seventh inning and went on to a 3-1 victory over the Rangers at Globe Life Park. The Rangers have lost eight of their last 12 after mustering just six hits against Angels starter Matt Shoemaker and five relievers.


Rangers' MiLBer looks exactly like another

You aren't seeing double ... or maybe you are?


Pelham among prospects to be called up Tuesday

Left-handed reliever C.D. Pelham has completed a meteoric rise through the Rangers' farm system and will be among the September callups.


Beltre declined chance to be dealt at Deadline

General manager Jon Daniels confirmed the Rangers had a chance to pursue a trade involving third baseman Adrian Beltre last week. Daniels said they did not do so because of Beltre's desire to finish the season and possibly retire as a Ranger at the end of the year.


The top pending free agent for all 30 teams

With trade season in the past, we can now look forward to two wonderful baseball things: the postseason and the Hot Stove. The fun thing about the Hot Stove is that, unlike the postseason, everyone gets to be involved. Whether your team won the World Series or finished 50-plus games out of first place, you're a part of the Hot Stove. The offseason is for everyone.


Rangers turn to Springs as opener for Jurado

The Rangers will open a three-game series against the Angels on Monday at 7:05 p.m. CT at Globe Life Park. Left-hander Jeffrey Springs will make his first appearance as an "opener," with righty Ariel Jurado expected to follow him. Springs has 18 strikeouts and a 2.55 ERA in 10 games out of the bullpen. Los Angeles will counter with right-hander Matt Shoemaker (1-0, 4.76 ERA).


Rangers use 9-run 6th to cruise behind Mendez

Yohander Mendez allowed just three hits and struck out two over six scoreless innings in the Rangers' 18-4 win at Globe Life Park on Sunday. Texas set a new club record with 13 extra-base hits, including two home runs from outfielder Nomar Mazara, who reached the 20-home run plateau for the third consecutive season. Minnesota outfielder Jake Cave homered for the third straight game in the loss.


Rangers send Minor to keep Halos in check

Left-hander Mike Minor (10-7, 4.33 ERA) will start in the second game of the series against the Angels at 7:05 p.m. CT on Tuesday at Globe Life Park. Minor is 2-1 with a 3.06 ERA in his last three starts. He holds a 5.68 ERA in three career games against the Angels, but he hasn't started against them since 2014. Los Angeles will counter with lefty Andrew Heaney (8-8, 4.09).


Mazara still dealing with thumb injury

Rangers outfielder Nomar Mazara admitted that his sprained right thumb is still an issue and will likely be that way for the rest of the season.


One wish for all 30 teams entering final month

While some teams are already planning for postseason baseball, others are clawing and scratching to get that far. Still, others are looking to the offseason and beyond.


Quartet of blasts leads Rangers to victory

The Rangers used four home runs to back starter Yovani Gallardo and secure a 7-4 win Saturday night at Globe Life Park. Nomar Mazara, Ronald Guzman and Adrian Beltre each went deep off Twins starter Jose Berrios, while right-hander Yovani Gallardo earned the victory. Minnesota's Jake Cave hit a home run in defeat, while Logan Forsythe collected three hits.


Mendez set for second big league start

Left-hander Yohander Mendez will make his second big league start in the series finale against the Twins at 2:05 p.m. CT on Sunday at Globe Life Park. Mendez was sent down to the Minors in June after violating team rules. He allowed six runs and lasted just three innings against the Rockies on June 15. Left-hander Gabriel Moya (3-0, 4.73 ERA) will start for Minnesota.


Rangers activate DeShields off DL for stretch run

September has meaning for Rangers outfielder Delino DeShields, who was activated off the disabled list Saturday after missing two weeks with a fracture on the tip of his right middle finger.


Colon activated, scratched in place of Mendez

The Rangers activated pitcher Bartolo Colon off the disabled list Saturday, but then scratched him from Sunday's start against the Twins with a stomach virus. Left-hander Yohander Mendez is scheduled to start in his place.


Rangers cough up 8 runs in 5th, lose to Twins

The Rangers couldn't hold a six-run lead as the Twins scored eight runs in the fifth inning off starter Drew Hutchison and reliever Matt Moore on their way to a victory on Friday night at Globe Life Park. The eight runs were the most allowed by the Rangers in one inning this season. They have now lost five straight and eight of their last 11 games.


Gallardo ready for start vs. Twins

Veteran right-hander Yovani Gallardo (7-3, 6.01 ERA) will make his 13th start of the season on Saturday at 7:05 p.m. CT at Globe Life Park. Gallardo allowed three runs on four hits in Sunday's loss to the Giants. The righty is 5-2 with a 3.72 ERA in 12 career starts against the Twins. Minnesota will counter with right-hander Jose Berrios (11-9, 3.74).


Trade makes room for flamethrower Sadzeck

Right-hander Connor Sadzeck, one of the hardest-throwing pitchers ever produced by the Rangers farm system, is finally coming to the big leagues. Sadzeck, who stands 6-feet-7 and can hit 100-plus mph with his fastball, was called up to the big leagues on Friday when Cory Gearrin was traded to the Athletics.


Rangers deal reliever Gearrin to A's

The Rangers added two more young pitchers to their farm system when they traded reliever Cory Gearrin to the Athletics before Friday's deadline.


Rangers deal reliever Gearrin to A's

The Rangers added two more young pitchers to their farm system when they traded reliever Cory Gearrin to the Athletics before Friday's deadline.


Trenton Shaw Heads to Perfect Game Select Baseball Festival

Perfect Game Select Baseball FestivalDallas Tiger, Trenton Shaw, was selected to the 14U Perfect Game Select Baseball Festival to be held this Labor Day weekend in Ft Myer Florida.  From the entire Dallas Tigers Baseball Club we are cheering for you this weekend!  Best of luck TShaw!!!

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Rua shut down while on rehab assignment

Rangers outfielder Ryan Rua has been removed from his medical rehabilitation assignment at Double-A Frisco because of recurring tightness in his back.


Keep an eye out for this Rangers move

Here's a look at a player each team in the AL West is banking on returning in September.


Martinez headlines Rangers in Fall League

For more than a quarter-century, the Arizona Fall League has helped prospects take the next step to becoming valuable, and often elite-level, big leaguers. The 2018 edition of the league, No. 27, set to begin on Oct. 9, will surely follow suit.


Martinez headlines Rangers in Fall League

For more than a quarter-century, the Arizona Fall League has helped prospects take the next step to becoming valuable, and often elite-level, big leaguers. The 2018 edition of the league, No. 27, set to begin on Oct. 9, will surely follow suit.


Perez given 'pen role, told '19 option unlikely

The Rangers have told left-handed pitcher Martin Perez that right now they are not planning to pick up his option for 2019 and that he will be in the bullpen the rest of the season.


Rangers fall after Beltre passes Gwynn in hits

Rangers starter Mike Minor allowed just two hits in six innings on Wednesday night. But both hits went a long way and Minor's four-game winning streak came to an end.


Rangers thwart Puig's attempted steal of home

Dodgers right fielder Yasiel Puig tried to pad his club's lead by stealing home during the seventh inning of Wednesday's series finale against the Rangers, but left-handed reliever Alex Claudio made a strong throw at the plate to get him.


Hutchison up first in series vs. Twins

The Rangers will open a three-game series against the Twins on Friday at 7:05 p.m. CT at Globe Life Park. Right-hander Drew Hutchison (2-2, 6.52 ERA) will make his fifth start for the Rangers in the opener. He is 2-0 with a 4.41 ERA in three starts against the Twins but will be facing them for the first time since 2015. Minnesota has not yet named a starter for the opener.


Chirinos would 'love' to return on 2019 option

The contract extension that catcher Tyler Flowers received from the Braves this week is a reminder the Rangers are sitting with a club-favorable option on Robinson Chirinos for next season.


Rangers open to more moves before Friday

The Rangers made a flurry of trades leading up to the July 31 non-waiver Deadline and are still exploring the possibility of doing more before Friday.


Spring Training schedules set for 2019

Major League Baseball unveiled the full schedule for 2019 Spring Training presented by Camping World, with action slated to begin on Feb. 21, when the Mariners and A's will meet at Hohokam Stadium in Mesa, Ariz., for the Cactus League opener.


Calhoun among top potential September callups

Some of the best prospects in the baseball could soon be in the Major Leagues with active rosters set to expand from 25 to 40 players on Satruday, Sept. 1.


Looking back at Rangers' best stretch-drive run

When the calendar flips to September, the excitement of the baseball season ratchets up and the margin for error becomes razor thin as teams battle to reach the postseason. There have been many memorable stretch-run performances over the years, and here's a look from all 30 MLB.com beat writers at the best one in each club's history.


Jurado's tough start has Texas mulling options

Rookie right-hander Ariel Jurado's seventh start for the Rangers ended up being his shortest so far. Jurado couldn't get out of a third-inning jam and ended up taking the loss as the Rangers fell to the Dodgers, 8-4, on Tuesday night at Globe Life Park. The Rangers have lost five of their last seven games.


Bush doesn't expect to pitch again this season

Rangers reliever Matt Bush admitted the inevitable Tuesday. He is not expected to pitch again this season.


Rangers still seeking Gallo's best defensive fit

Joey Gallo made his fourth start in center field for the Rangers on Tuesday, although manager Jeff Banister admitted that is not the ideal spot for a 6-foot-5, 230-pound slugger.


Mavs hire Peter Patton as shooting coach

The Mavericks have hired Peter Patton as shooting coach, Rick Carlisle said on Monday.

“We are excited to have Peter Patton join us as full-time shooting coach,” Carlisle said. “He played high school ball with Michael Finley and was a great shooter at DePaul University. Peter was the full-time shooting coach for the Minnesota Timberwolves last year and initially developed his craft under Chip Engelland of the San Antonio Spurs. We welcome Peter to Dallas.”

After joining the Wolves’ staff following the 2015-16 season, Patton helped Minnesota improve from 33.8 percent from beyond the arc in 2015-16 to 34.9 percent in 2017 and 35.7 percent in 2018. Most notably, big man Karl-Anthony Towns improved to a 42.1 percent 3-point shooter last season, by far the highest mark of his young career.

Patton holds the DePaul record for 3-point shooting in a season, after connecting on better than 54 percent of his long-range attempts as a junior in 1994-95. Longtime Spurs assistant Chip Engelland, under whom Patton studied toward the beginning of his career, is one of the most respected and accomplished shooting coaches in the league.

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Harrison Barnes hosts free basketball camp and back-to-school shopping spree for Boys & Girls Club of Greater Dallas

Harrison Barnes on his free hoops clinic and shopping spree

Mavs forward Harrison Barnes dishes on his free basketball clinic with the Dallas PAL and back-to-school shopping spree with kids from the Boys & Girls Club of Greater Dallas!

It was hard to tell when the kids were more excited. It could have been in the morning, when they got to play basketball with an NBA player at a free clinic. It could also have been in the afternoon, when they had the chance to stuff a shopping cart full with school supplies, all on the house.

It’s impossible to quantify the joy these kids felt on Aug. 18 — although a $185 gift card goes a long way toward capturing just how generous a gift this experience was for the kids of the Boys & Girls Club of Greater Dallas. These events took place at different locations, sure, but it happened all in one day, all with the same kids from mostly the same part of town, all thanks to one player. Harrison Barnes has made it a point since joining the Mavericks two summers ago to meet as many children from as many different areas of Dallas as possible in hopes of making a positive difference in their lives.

“When I first got to Dallas, I think the biggest thing I noticed – not only with the organization itself, but with the community – is that it’s very family-oriented,” Barnes said. “Once you’re in the family, family takes care of family. That’s what I’ve tried to embody by trying to give back, trying to be in the community. There’s a lot of people who look out for me, cover for me, take care of me here in this area. (I want to) pass it on to the kids and let them know that, although I’m a Dallas transplant, I’m here to help, I’m here to serve, I’m here to lend my hand in whatever I can do and help these kids take the next step.”

This was the second year in a row Barnes held a free basketball clinic in South Dallas, and he was joined once again by members of the Dallas Police Athletic League as well as former Dallas PD Chief David Brown. Last summer, Barnes said his goal was for the kids’ first experience with police officers to come in a positive environment, and that hopefully the officers could similarly begin building relationships with those children and even their parents in the areas they police.

“It’s subtle because (the officers) are not in uniform. They’re wearing red shirts, and they’re blending in like any other coach,” Brown said. “But these kids know they’re officers, and so the mentoring is invaluable. It’s really a priceless relationship that we’re developing. Harrison Barnes’ foresight in this area, to include police officers with this basketball camp, is really critical. Building the bridges in the community through police officers and sports, you just don’t see it every day.”

Brown has been an active presence in the community with the Mavericks over the past year or so, but this camp is especially personal for the former police chief. His parents’ house is just down the road from the South Dallas gym, an area which unfortunately is overlooked. Barnes and Brown met in 2016, when Barnes hosted a dinner with some of the most influential figures in the city. The young forward wanted to make a difference, but he wanted to know where he should start.

“I could have come in with my own preconceived notions, but I wanted to ask the people who have been here what they felt was going to be productive,” Barnes said. “Chief Brown was talking about giving back to the kids, and me being a basketball player, a basketball camp is the best way I know how to give back to kids. So we were able to team up.”

Brown joked that he doesn’t believe Barnes is truly only 26 years old, as his bio would suggest, simply because he’s so mature for his age. “He sees the big picture about community relationships,” Brown said. “He sees it being about more than just basketball, although he’s a great basketball player.” By joining forces with police DPD and the Boys & Girls Club, Barnes is hoping the experience can begin to lift up an entire community whose needs are too often not met.

“It’s a really good moment in a landscape where we seem not to be able to beat the divisiveness we have in this country to have these moments, to see the smiles on these young peoples’ faces because they’re interacting with an NBA player,” Brown said.

“To be able to do a camp like this, to be able to have police officers work with the youth in the communities they police is really important,” Barnes added. “I’m glad I’ve been able to be a part of this, to help grow this, and hopefully grow for the years to come.”

Following the camp and a few slices of pizza for lunch, the kids hopped on a bus to Target, where Barnes surprised each of them with a $185 gift card. Mavs head coach Rick Carlisle also stopped by, greeting the children and helping to hand out their cards. After that it was a mass shopping spree, with children as young as six years old stuffing their bags full of all the essentials for the upcoming school year. (The Mavs would also later donate 100,000 activity trackers to Dallas ISD schools for student use, as well as basketballs and jump ropes.)

Connecting basketball to school was no coincidence. Barnes said he hopes the kids make the connection for themselves, that lessons they learned on the hardwood could and should translate directly to the classroom.

“You want to work hard, you want to be focused, you want to give your best effort so that you can try to be the best version of yourself that you can be,” Barnes said. “The purpose of me being here, the purpose of Chief Brown being here, and all the other volunteers is to encourage these kids by saying ‘We value you, we care about you, we want you to be successful, and here are the resources we can give you whether it’s advice, instruction on the court, literally back-to-school supplies, whatever it may be.'”

It was a day full of deserved smiles for the kids, who now each get to start their year with the best summer stories in school. Meanwhile, it was another day at the office for Barnes, who’s made it his mission to stay active both on and off the court as a Maverick. He’s taken a diligent approach improving his game, often coming in mornings and again in the afternoon in the offseason to hammer out the finest of details in his developing skill set. That’s carried over to his work in the community, as well, and in just two years he’s already made a difference in countless lives. He came to Dallas wondering how he could make a positive impact, and he’s already answered that question and then some.

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Odor is most overlooked player on Rangers

This (theoretical and, as of this moment, entirely fictional) award would honor the player having a terrific season that, because of all the focus on the big names, hardly anyone has noticed. Thus, this week at The Thirty, we take a look at the player having a positive season on every MLB team that only the most hardcore of hardcore fans have noticed. Here are the standouts who have snuck under the radar.


Inbox: Where are homegrown aces?

Why have the Rangers struggled to draft and develop No. 1 starting pitchers? Beat reporter T.R. Sullivan answers this and more in the latest Inbox.


Heineman hits pair of solo HR's for Round Rock

Here's MLB Pipeline's roundup of the top prospect performances in the Minor Leagues on Sunday.


Minor seeks his fifth straight victory

Left-hander Mike Minor is riding a four-game winning streak as he pitches against the Dodgers at 7:05 p.m. Wednesday at Globe Life Park. Minor is 6-2 with a 3.23 ERA in his last 12 starts. He is 1-2 with a 2.56 ERA in six starts and one relief appearance against the Dodgers in his career. Left-hander Alex Wood pitches for the Dodgers.


Jurado gets start vs. Dodgers

The Rangers will turn to right-hander Ariel Jurado (2-3, 6.40 ERA) for the series opener Tuesday at 7:05 p.m. CT at Globe Life Park against the Dodgers. It will be the rookie's first Interleague appearance, and he's coming off an outing in Oakland in which he allowed four runs in 5 2/3 innings. Jurado avoided the long ball in the loss, however, something that has hurt him in his young career. The Dodgers counter with right-hander Walker Buehler (6-4, 2.96 ERA).


Andrus' birthday RBI a wrap for Texas offense

Elvis Andrus (Merulo Jr) roped an RBI double on his 30th birthday, but there was little additional reason for the Rangers to celebrate in Sunday's 3-1 loss to the Giants at AT&T Park. The double, which scored Rougned Odor (El Tipo) and tied the game 1-1 in the third inning, was the only hit the Rangers collected against Giants' starter Derek Holland (Last Name) through six innings.


Ranger kids are all right, playing well together

The Rangers' youth movement is in full effect, and perhaps the most important aspect is that the youngsters are playing together. Six of the eight position players in manager Jeff Banister's starting lineup for the series finale at AT&T Park on Sunday, are 25 or younger.


Greers, Witts are generational Texas 'mates

The apple didn't fall far from the tree.


Bahr throws six scoreless for Down East

Here's MLB Pipeline's roundup of the top prospect performances in the Minor Leagues on Saturday.


Watch free games on MLB.TV's 16th birthday

To celebrate the 16th anniversary of MLB.TV's launch, Sunday's MLB.TV slate will be presented free of charge (local and national blackout restrictions apply).


Bahr throws six scoreless for Down East

Here's MLB Pipeline's roundup of the top prospect performances in the Minor Leagues on Saturday.


Gallardo ready for series finale

The Rangers will hand the ball to Yovani Gallardo (7-2, 6.06 ERA) in the series finale on Sunday at 3:05 p.m. CT at AT&T Park. Since joining the club on June 17, Gallardo has made 11 starts. The Rangers have won in nine of them. The right-hander is coming off a no-decision in his last outing against the Angels, in which he threw six innings and allowed two runs. The Giants will counter with left-hander Derek Holland (6-8, 3.75 ERA).


Texas puts Alberto on DL, recalls catcher Perez

One day after he was recalled from Triple-A Round Rock, the Rangers placed infielder Hanser Alberto on the 10-day disabled list with a right hamstring injury prior to Saturday's game at AT&T Park.


4-run 1st trips up El de Las Matas, Rangers

Martin Perez (El de Las Matas) settled in on Saturday, allowing just two baserunners in his last four innings of work. But the Giants tagged the left-hander for four first-inning runs which proved to be the difference in the Rangers' 5-3 loss at AT&T Park.


Rangers cap comeback with bases-loaded walk

Giants reliever Will Smith (Smitty) had not given up a home run to a left-handed hitter all season. In the ninth inning of Friday's 10-inning, 7-6 win over the Giants, Rougned Odor (El Tipo) became the first. Odor deposited Smith's slider into McCovey Cove, a two-run shot that stunned AT&T Park and brought the game to a 6-6 deadlock. Odor's timely blast came on the ensuing pitch after Joe Panik (J.P.) could not cleanly field Shin-Soo Choo's (추신수) routine grounder. Dereck Rodriguez (D-Rod) was impressive in his first start since returning from the DL for the Giants.


Gallo day to day after rolling ankle, exiting

Joey Gallo exited in the 8th inning of Friday's game against the Giants at AT&T Park with a left ankle injury.


'El de las Matas' set for first start at AT&T

The Rangers will turn to Martin (El de las Matas) Perez (2-5, 6.93) for the second installment of a three-game series in San Francisco with the first pitch at 3:05 p.m. CT. The left-hander will be making his first career start at AT&T Park, and threw 8 1/3 innings of two-hit ball in his only outing against the Giants, back in 2015. Perez is coming off a rocky start against the Angels on Saturday, in which he was charged with six earned runs across six innings. He'll be opposed by fellow lefty Andrew (Andy) Suarez (4-9, 4.68 ERA).


States Play offers exposure for elite talent

The inaugural States Play tournament began on Friday at Globe Life Park, and Tony Reagins, executive vice president of baseball and softball development, is one of the minds behind the creation of the event.


Rangers place Colon on DL with back strain

The Rangers placed starter Bartolo Colon on the 10-day disabled list Friday, retroactive to Tuesday, as the veteran recovers from a lower back strain. Texas called up infielder Hanser Alberto from Triple-A Round Rock to take Colon's spot on the roster.


30 potential callups to get excited about

Whether your team is competing for a postseason spot or looking ahead to the future, Sept. 1 is a date that has to be circled on the calendar.


Andrus among AL West's most indispensable

The West is best, at least in the American League this year. The division hosts one of baseball's most fierce races -- and a group of game-changing players. This week, MLB.com is handpicking the Most Indispensable Players.


Mavericks announce 2018 preseason schedule

DALLAS – The Dallas Mavericks announced their 2018 preseason schedule today, which tips off on Saturday, Sept. 29 at 7:30 p.m., at American Airlines Center against the Beijing Ducks.

The 2018 preseason schedule will see Dallas play two home games at American Airlines Center and two games abroad against the Philadelphia 76ers in China.

In addition to opening up the preseason against the Ducks, the Mavericks will host the Charlotte Hornets on Oct. 12 in their remaining home game.

Dallas will begin their tour of China on Tuesday, Oct. 2 when they land in Shanghai. The Mavericks will practice on Wednesday and Thursday before taking on the 76ers at Mercedes-Benz Arena on Friday, Oct. 5 at 6:30 am CT. Both the Mavericks and 76ers will then travel to Shenzen, China to play the second and final international exhibition game at Shenzen Universiade Center on Monday, Oct. 8 at 7 a.m. CT. Both Dallas-Philadelphia matchups will be broadcast live on NBA TV.

Both Mavericks home games will be locally televised. FOX Sports Southwest PLUS will air the home game against Beijing (Sept. 29) while FOX Sports Southwest will televise the preseason finale against Charlotte (Oct. 12). All of the preseason games can be heard on ESPN 103.3 FM and in Spanish on Univision Deportes (1270 AM).

Following preseason play, Dallas tips off the 2018-19 regular season on Wednesday, Oct. 17 when the Mavericks travel to Phoenix to battle the Suns on ESPN.

Mavs tickets are on sale now and can be purchased through www.mavs.com/onsale or by calling 214-747-MAVS.

Mavericks Preseason Schedule (all times Central)

Date Opponent Time Location TV
Saturday Sept. 29 Beijing Ducks 7:30 p.m. American Airlines Center FSSW Plus
Friday Oct. 5 Philadelphia 6:30 a.m. Shanghai (Mercedes-Benz Arena) NBA TV
Monday Oct. 8 Philadelphia 7 a.m. Shenzen (Shenzen Universiade Center) NBA TV
Friday Oct. 12 Charlotte 6 p.m. American Airlines Center FSSW

To view and download the Mavs’ 2018-19 regular season schedule, click here.

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Resurgent Minor paces Rangers in finale vs. A's

Mike Minor faced the minimum in six innings and Shin-Soo Choo ended Texas' 19-inning scoreless streak by homering on the first pitch to set the tone for the finale in Oakland. Joey Gallo hit homer No. 33, while Adrian Beltre added two RBI singles off A's starter Edwin Jackson, who struggled in 4 1/3 innings. Stephen Piscotty and Jed Lowrie hit RBI doubles in the seventh and eighth and Oakland loaded the bases in the ninth, but Jose Leclerc fanned Nick Martini to seal the win for the Rangers.


Palumbo throws five scoreless innings

Here's MLB Pipeline's roundup of the top prospect performances in the Minor Leagues on Wednesday.


Hutchison set for 4th start, facing Pudge's son

Right-hander Drew Hutchison makes his fourth start for the Rangers on Friday night when they open a three-game series with the Giants at 9:05 p.m. CT at AT&T Park. He is 1-1 with a 7.43 ERA in his first three starts after earning a win against the Angels in a 6-4 victory on Friday in Arlington. Hutchison will be opposed by right-hander Dereck Rodriguez, who is the son of Hall of Fame catcher Ivan Rodriguez.


Choo to wear Korean name on Players' Weekend

Players' Weekend will be especially profound for Rangers outfielder Shin-Soo Choo. Choo will not have a unique nickname on the back of his jersey. Instead, he will have his real name, but it will be written in Korean instead of English.


The '19 schedule is out. Here are the highlights

Major League Baseball announced the schedule for the 2019 regular season, which will begin with an Opening Series between the Athletics and Mariners in Tokyo on March 20-21.


Check out Rangers' 2019 schedule

The Rangers play the Yankees on Sept. 29, 2019, in the final game at Globe Life Park. View the entire 2019 slate.


2019 spring, regular-season schedules are ready

The Rangers play the Yankees on Sept. 29, 2019, in the final game at Globe Life Park. View the entire 2019 slate, including the Spring Training schedule.


Thompson records four hits with solo homer

Here's MLB Pipeline's roundup of the top prospect performances in the Minor Leagues on Tuesday.


Despite loss, Jurado shows positives vs. A's

The offensive blitz that the Rangers had been putting on since the All-Star break has grinded to a halt against the A's improvised starting rotation.


Rangers-A's exclusively on Facebook today

Facebook's digital-only live stream schedule continues at 3:35 p.m. ET this afternoon as the A's look to sweep the Rangers in Oakland.


Rangers getting look at Profar at third base

Adrian Beltre's left hamstring injury is allowing the Rangers to get an extended look at Jurickson Profar playing third base and get the answer to a pressing question.


Missed Moody Madness? Want to relive the Finals? Here’s how to get your fix

The Mavs are still a relatively young franchise, opening up shop in 1980, but there’s some solid Mavs gold in the NBA’s archive, and this Sunday we get to see some of it.

The NBA has been celebrating a #TeamDay on Twitter for each franchise over the last few weeks, and this Sunday, Aug. 26, is the Mavs’ turn in the spotlight. Accompanying the day of shared photos and highlights is a ton of programming on NBA TV which, depending on the team, stretches back as far as you can imagine. Starting Sunday at 6 a.m. through Monday morning at 6 a.m., the station will air some games that are nearest and dearest to our hearts.

Click to see the full-size images, or check out the list below for full programming.

The day will start off with a trip through time back to 1995, when young Jason Kidd and Jamal Mashburn combined to score 80 points in a 156-147 double-overtime win against Clyde Drexler and the eventual champion Houston Rockets. Kidd recorded one of his 107 triple-doubles that day, as well, and would soon after win NBA co-Rookie of the Year honors. We’ll then fast-forward to Game 3 of the 2003 second-round series against the Sacramento Kings, when Nick the Quick Van Exel went off for 40 points and Walt the Wizard Williams sank a few key clutch buckets in a 141-137 win in double-OT. (Dirk Nowitzki chipped in a measly 25 points and 20 rebounds.)

Then we get to watch Dirk’s legendary and-1 against Manu Ginobili and the Spurs in Game 7 of the 2006 Western semis, a night when Nowitzki and Tim Duncan combined for 78 points and 30 rebounds.

Some of the coolest games we get to see, though, are ones that happened back in the 1980s. First up is Game 3 of the 1986 Western semis against the Los Angeles Lakers, a game which featured a Derek Harper shot for the ages. Later that night is the epic Moody Madness, Game 5 against the Seattle SuperSonics in the 1984 first round. Footage of this game is extremely rare and honestly I’m not sure you can find a reliable copy of the full thing anywhere, unless you still have a functioning VCR and happened to be a Mavs season ticket holder back in the day.

Of course, there’s a lot from the 2011 championship run, and we all remember those games: big comebacks, legendary Dirk performances, plenty of drama. That includes, for my money, the best game of basketball ever played in American Airlines Center, in Game 5 of the 2011 NBA Finals against Miami. Those were the days. Hopefully the next time the NBA celebrates Team Day, we can add even more good memories to the playlist. Schedule your DVR accordingly and enjoy.

Mavs Team Day Schedule: Sunday Aug. 26-Monday Aug. 27 (all times Central)

6 a.m. – Mavericks/Rockets, 4/11/95
8:00 – Mavericks/Kings, 2003 Western semis Game 3
10:00 – Mavericks/Spurs, 2006 Western semis Game 7
12 p.m. – Mavericks/Trail Blazers, 2011 first round Game 6
1:00 – Mavericks/Lakers, 1986 Western semis Game 3
3:00 – Mavericks/Thunder, 2011 Western Finals Game 4
4:00 – Mavericks/Thunder, 2011 Western Finals Game 5
5:00 – Mavericks/Heat, 2011 Finals Game 2
6:00 – Mavericks/Heat, 2011 Finals Game 5
7:00 – Mavericks/Heat, 2011 Finals Game 6
8:00 – NBA Stories: Nash & Nowitzki
8:30 – Mavericks/Clippers, 11/11/15
10:00 – Mavericks/Rockets, 4/11/95
12 a.m. (Monday) – Mavericks/Sonics, 1984 first round Game 5, “Moody Madness”
2:00 – Mavericks/Spurs, 2006 Western semis Game 7
4:00 – Mavericks/Heat, 2011 Finals Game 5
5:00 – Mavericks/Heat, 2011 Finals Game 6

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Mavs CEO Celebrates Completion of 100-Day Plan to Change Workplace Culture

It’s now been almost six months on the job for new Dallas Mavericks Chief Executive Officer Cynt Marshall.

Owner Mark Cuban hired the former AT&T executive back in February after Sports Illustrated detailed allegations of sexual misconduct in the front office.

Marshall quickly launched a 100-day plan to change what the magazine reported was a hostile work environment for women.

Her plan focused on what Marshall saw as four immediate priorities: zero tolerance, a Mavs Women’s playbook, cultural transformation and operational effectiveness

Earlier this month, she and her team of 140 in the business office celebrated the completion of that plan. And, in an exclusive interview with NBC 5, Marshall talked the changes in the front office.

“I see something very different now when I walk in than when I walked into that office in late February. So, I’m just really fired up about that,” Marshall told NBC 5. “I believe we have truly established a work environment where people know what’s acceptable, what’s not, and where inappropriate behavior, retaliation, any kind of misconduct won’t be tolerated.”

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Mavs CEO Celebrates Completion of 100-Day Plan to Change Workplace Culture

It’s now been almost six months on the job for new Dallas Mavericks Chief Executive Officer Cynt Marshall.

Owner Mark Cuban hired the former AT&T executive back in February after Sports Illustrated detailed allegations of sexual misconduct in the front office.

Marshall quickly launched a 100-day plan to change what the magazine reported was a hostile work environment for women.

Her plan focused on what Marshall saw as four immediate priorities: zero tolerance, a Mavs Women’s playbook, cultural transformation and operational effectiveness

Earlier this month, she and her team of 140 in the business office celebrated the completion of that plan. And, in an exclusive interview with NBC 5, Marshall talked the changes in the front office.

“I see something very different now when I walk in than when I walked into that office in late February. So, I’m just really fired up about that,” Marshall told NBC 5. “I believe we have truly established a work environment where people know what’s acceptable, what’s not, and where inappropriate behavior, retaliation, any kind of misconduct won’t be tolerated.”

Click here to read the whole story on nbcdfw.com

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Mavs Foundation aims to help families, launch careers at Vogel Alcove

As Mavs center Salah Mejri looked around the room, his eyes kept coming back to the computer screen. Next to him sat a mother and her children, and at the next table over was a mother, a father, and their daughter, hammering away on the keyboard. The new PC was freshly loaded with games for kids and software for adults to help them apply for jobs and learn new skills. The only things shining brighter than the screens themselves were their smiles.

But as Mejri sat on his own, next to a vacant computer station, his eyes kept coming back to the screen with the Mavs logo in the middle.

“That means a lot, when I see the logo on this computer in this place,” he said.

“It’s not about basketball anymore,” he said. “It’s not about competing and playing. We didn’t do anything with a ball today. It’s all about this nice room with Mavs logos on the screens.”

Mejri was a guest of honor on Aug. 14 at the Mavs Foundation’s unveiling of a new space at Vogel Alcove, whose mission is to help young children overcome the lasting and traumatic effects of homelessness. For nearly 30 years, parents have been able to drop off their young children at Vogel Alcove while they go to work or to rebuild their lives completely, from the ground up.

About a year and a half ago, the Vogel Alcove board met to discuss new ways to engage with their families to help improve their lives.

“One of the things that we realized is that we wanted to add more of what we called ‘two-generational programming,'” CEO Karen Hughes said. “What that means is not only do we serve the children downstairs, but we wanted to have more space to be able to provide services for the families all under one roof, so that when families come here, they don’t have to drop their kids and go somewhere else to get those services. They can get them right here, under one roof, while their kids are downstairs.”

The computers aren’t just for games, although those are fun, too. No, they’re meant for the parents to build résumés, apply for jobs, and to improve their computer literacy to compete in the modern market. Hughes said the mission of the Parent Opportunity Center is threefold: job readiness, career advancement, and social networking.

“We can help parents and families be able to build that safety net under them, from resources in the community as well as networking amongst themselves and other people,” Hughes said.

Within the last year, the City of Dallas’s homeless population has grown to nearly 4,000, and worse yet, its unsheltered population has quadrupled in the last five years. Shelters have struggled to receive funding from the city to provide ample services, according to a Dallas Morning New article from December 2017, making the Mavs Foundation’s donation all the more meaningful to the community. Readying for and securing a job are the key first steps to building a stable life, and the Foundation is helping Vogel Alcove to achieve that mission. The space has served more than 14,500 homeless children since it opened, and now it can help their families, too.

“We were really thrilled to be able to create this space for the Parent Opportunity Center, because it’s all about families,” Mavs director of community relations Katie Edwards said. “It’s not just about the kiddos, but how much help we can give to the parents as well to help them be successful.”

During the opening statements from Hughes and Edwards at the ribbon-cutting ceremony, you could hear a few giggles in the background. That’s because the kids were completely in awe of Mejri’s height, of course. (And because team photographer Danny Bollinger taught one of the children how to use his camera.) Mejri eventually picked up a little girl so she could experience life at 7-foot-2. He asked her parents if she’d ever been on an airplane before. Her mother said no. “She just did,” Mejri joked. As always, the Mej was a hit with the crowd.

“Every player from the Dallas Mavericks would be happy to do such things, especially here in the community with the Mavs Foundation,” Mejri said. “I think it’s a big thing, it’s a huge thing, giving back to the people who are pushing us all year long for 82 games.”

“It’s not just meeting a basketball player,” he added. “It’s meeting that team who is doing something great for the community.”

The Mavs Foundation, along with partners PPG Paint and the Graphics Group, also renovated the room and provided new furniture in addition to the computers. Parents will be able to receive career counseling and coaching services free of charge in the space.

“I want to thank the Mavs Foundation for this very, very generous gift, as well as their partners who helped put this together and make this possible,” Hughes said. “We’re very excited about this new center.”

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Mavs Foundation aims to help families, launch careers at Vogel Alcove

As Mavs center Salah Mejri looked around the room, his eyes kept coming back to the computer screen. Next to him sat a mother and her children, and at the next table over was a mother, a father, and their daughter, hammering away on the keyboard. The new PC was freshly loaded with games for kids and software for adults to help them apply for jobs and learn new skills. The only things shining brighter than the screens themselves were their smiles.

But as Mejri sat on his own, next to a vacant computer station, his eyes kept coming back to the screen with the Mavs logo in the middle.

“That means a lot, when I see the logo on this computer in this place,” he said.

“It’s not about basketball anymore,” he said. “It’s not about competing and playing. We didn’t do anything with a ball today. It’s all about this nice room with Mavs logos on the screens.”

Mejri was a guest of honor on Aug. 14 at the Mavs Foundation’s unveiling of a new space at Vogel Alcove, whose mission is to help young children overcome the lasting and traumatic effects of homelessness. For nearly 30 years, parents have been able to drop off their young children at Vogel Alcove while they go to work or to rebuild their lives completely, from the ground up.

About a year and a half ago, the Vogel Alcove board met to discuss new ways to engage with their families to help improve their lives.

“One of the things that we realized is that we wanted to add more of what we called ‘two-generational programming,'” CEO Karen Hughes said. “What that means is not only do we serve the children downstairs, but we wanted to have more space to be able to provide services for the families all under one roof, so that when families come here, they don’t have to drop their kids and go somewhere else to get those services. They can get them right here, under one roof, while their kids are downstairs.”

The computers aren’t just for games, although those are fun, too. No, they’re meant for the parents to build résumés, apply for jobs, and to improve their computer literacy to compete in the modern market. Hughes said the mission of the Parent Opportunity Center is threefold: job readiness, career advancement, and social networking.

“We can help parents and families be able to build that safety net under them, from resources in the community as well as networking amongst themselves and other people,” Hughes said.

Within the last year, the City of Dallas’s homeless population has grown to nearly 4,000, and worse yet, its unsheltered population has quadrupled in the last five years. Shelters have struggled to receive funding from the city to provide ample services, according to a Dallas Morning New article from December 2017, making the Mavs Foundation’s donation all the more meaningful to the community. Readying for and securing a job are the key first steps to building a stable life, and the Foundation is helping Vogel Alcove to achieve that mission. The space has served more than 14,500 homeless children since it opened, and now it can help their families, too.

“We were really thrilled to be able to create this space for the Parent Opportunity Center, because it’s all about families,” Mavs director of community relations Katie Edwards said. “It’s not just about the kiddos, but how much help we can give to the parents as well to help them be successful.”

During the opening statements from Hughes and Edwards at the ribbon-cutting ceremony, you could hear a few giggles in the background. That’s because the kids were completely in awe of Mejri’s height, of course. (And because team photographer Danny Bollinger taught one of the children how to use his camera.) Mejri eventually picked up a little girl so she could experience life at 7-foot-2. He asked her parents if she’d ever been on an airplane before. Her mother said no. “She just did,” Mejri joked. As always, the Mej was a hit with the crowd.

“Every player from the Dallas Mavericks would be happy to do such things, especially here in the community with the Mavs Foundation,” Mejri said. “I think it’s a big thing, it’s a huge thing, giving back to the people who are pushing us all year long for 82 games.”

“It’s not just meeting a basketball player,” he added. “It’s meeting that team who is doing something great for the community.”

The Mavs Foundation, along with partners PPG Paint and the Graphics Group, also renovated the room and provided new furniture in addition to the computers. Parents will be able to receive career counseling and coaching services free of charge in the space.

“I want to thank the Mavs Foundation for this very, very generous gift, as well as their partners who helped put this together and make this possible,” Hughes said. “We’re very excited about this new center.”

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Colon unable to slow A's, Rangers go cold

There are nights when Bartolo Colon's pitches start to show their age and end up getting hit hard and deep. Having to deal with back stiffness certainly didn't help.


Jurado looks to regain groove vs. A's

Ariel Jurado will try to get turned around when he pitches against the Athletics tonight (9:05 p.m. CT) at the Oakland Coliseum. Jurado has allowed 12 runs in 11 innings in his last two starts against the Yankees and Angels. Prior to that, he won back-to-back starts against the Astros and Orioles by allowing three runs in 11 innings. Left-handers are hitting .356 off him while right-handers are hitting .237. Left-hander Brett Anderson starts for the A's.


Beltre rests hamstring, discusses future

Third baseman Adrian Beltre is focused on getting his left hamstring healthy and being on the field for the Rangers. Any decision about retirement will come in the offseason, Beltre said Monday.


Beltre rests hamstring, discusses future

Third baseman Adrian Beltre is focused on getting his left hamstring healthy and being on the field for the Rangers. Any decision about retirement will come in the offseason, Beltre said Monday.


Thompson makes Pipeline Team of the Week

MLBPipeline.com's Prospect Team of the Week honors the best performances in the Minors from the previous week. Any player on an organization Top 30 Prospects list on our Prospect Watch is eligible.


30 guys we want to see win it all

This week at The Thirty, we take a look at the Carlos Beltran on each time: The veteran, or just inspiring story, who you'd most like to see win that elusive championship. Obviously, there's not much hope for some of these guys; the Orioles have already been eliminated, after all. But you never know. These are the players who never got a title … but someday should.


Colon ready to face Oakland

The Rangers will open a three-game series against the A's on Monday at 9:05 p.m. CT at the Coliseum. Veteran right-hander Bartolo Colon (7-10, 5.19 ERA) will start for the Rangers. Colon was scratched from Sunday's start against the Angels with back stiffness. He allowed three runs on four hits over five innings in last Monday's win over the D-backs. Oakland will counter with right-hander Mike Fiers (8-6, 3.38).


Red-hot Odor pours it on in rain-soaked win

Rangers second baseman Rougned Odor delivered the decisive blow in Sunday's series finale against the Angels. Odor's three-run shot off reliever Noe Ramirez in the seventh inning helped give the Rangers a 4-2 win at Globe Life Park. Odor went deep for the 15th time this season.


Leclerc's turnaround bolsters bullpen

Reliever Jose Leclerc has been one of the key bright spots in the bullpen for the Rangers in the midst of a rebuilding season, and manager Jeff Banister still recognizes what a turnaround season it has been for the 24-year-old.


Rangers fall to Angels in soggy slugfest

The Angels struck for five runs in the top of the seventh inning against Rangers reliever Eddie Butler and went on to an 11-7 victory in a game that ended well after midnight on Sunday morning at Globe Life Park.


El Presidente takes part in Big Sexy tribute

Dennis Martinez was at Globe Life Park on Saturday night to join the Rangers in honoring Colon before Saturday's game against the Angels. Colon, who is from the Dominican Republic, earned his 246th career victory with an 11-4 victory over the Mariners on Aug. 7. That allowed him to pass Martinez for the most wins ever by a pitcher from Latin America. Colon added win No. 247 last Monday in beating the D-backs.


Chirinos' foundation lends Back To School aid

Rangers catcher Robinson Chirinos wants a hands-on approach in his efforts to give back to the community. That's why it was important for him to spend Wednesday with his family helping make 1,200 backpacks for the Back to School Outreach event on Saturday at Refuge Church.


Longest home runs for every MLB team

The launch of Statcast has given us a whole new tool to answer the age-old question: "How far did that home run go?" Here's a look at the longest homers hit by each of the 30 MLB clubs since Statcast began tracking home run distances at the start of the 2015 season.


Five-run second inning lifts Hutchison to win

Drew Hutchison struck out a season-high six and allowed just two runs on five hits in a 6-4 win at Globe Life Park on Friday night. It was Hutchison's third start for Texas. Hutchison allowed an RBI single to Taylor Ward in the second inning, but the Rangers' offense backed him with a five-run rally in the second, in which Joey Gallo and Rougned Odor each drove in two runs. David Fletcher and Taylor Ward drove in a run apiece for the Angels, who cut the deficit to 5-4 after Andrelton Simmons launched a two-run home run off left-handed reliever Jeffrey Springs in the sixth.


DeShields on DL with fractured fingertip

The Texas Rangers this afternoon announced that the club has placed outfielder Delino DeShields on the 10-day disabled list with a fracture of the tip of his right middle finger. The team has recalled infielder/outfielder Drew Robinson from Triple-A Round Rock.


With Minor scratched, Hutchison to face Halos

The Rangers take on the Angels in the second game of the series on Friday at 7:05 p.m. CT at Globe Life Park. Mike Minor was scratched with back stiffness, so Drew Hutchison (1-2 , 6.07 ERA) will get the start for Texas. Hutchison will be making his third start since being acquired from the Phillies. The right-hander went 0-1 with a 9.72 ERA in his first two starts for the Rangers. Hutchison will oppose Odrisamer Despaigne (2-0, 5.31), who is making his Angels debut after being acquired from the Marlins.


Perez looks to rebound against Halos

The Rangers take on the Angels in the third game of the series on Saturday at 7:05 p.m. CT at Globe Life Park. Left-hander Martin Perez (2-5, 6.71 ERA) will pitch for Texas. He allowed seven runs on a season-high 11 hits in Sunday's loss to the Yankees. Perez is 0-1 with a 7.50 ERA in two starts this month. The Angels will counter with left-hander Andrew Heaney (7-7, 3.88 ERA).


Gallardo, Rangers go for series win vs. Halos

Right-hander Yovani Gallardo will pitch for the Rangers against the Angels at 2:05 p.m. CT Sunday. It was Bartolo Colon's turn to pitch, but he has been scratched because of some stiffness in his back. Gallardo had a four-game winning streak snapped in his last start when he allowed four runs in 3 1/3 innings in a 6-4 loss to the D-backs. Left-hander Jaime Barria will start for the Angels.


4-run 8th caps Rangers' come-from-behind win

The Rangers rallied for four runs in the eighth inning to beat the Angels, 8-6, on Thursday night at Globe Life Park. Texas erased an early five-run deficit, scoring six unanswered runs to win. Jurickson Profar homered and started a historic triple play. Shin-Soo Choo drew a bases-loaded walk to tie the game in the eighth, followed by Rougned Odor's go-ahead RBI infield single. Joey Gallo and Nomar Mazara also homered for the Rangers. The Angels scored five runs in the first and Kole Calhoun homered in the second, but the bullpen couldn't hold the lead.


This triple play was exceptionally weird

We're still not sure if it happened.


Rangers' triple play first of its kind in 106 years

The Rangers turned their second triple play in the 24-year history of Globe Life Park on Thursday night against the Angels.


Mazara homers in return to Rangers' lineup

The Texas Rangers announced on Thursday that the club has activated outfielder Nomar Mazara from the 10-day disabled list and optioned outfielder Willie Calhoun to Triple-A Round Rock.


Beltre (hamstring) may return to DL for 3rd time

Rangers third baseman Adrian Beltre revealed Thursday that he has sustained a Grade 2 hamstring strain, but he is waiting to see how he feels before making a decision as to whether he will go on the disabled list.


Mazara back, to bat 4th; Willie Calhoun optioned

The Texas Rangers announced on Thursday that the club has activated outfielder Nomar Mazara from the 10-day disabled list and optioned outfielder Willie Calhoun to Triple-A Round Rock.


Texas acquires Minors RHP Gonzalez from KC

The Texas Rangers announced on Thursday that the club has acquired right-handed pitcher Kelvin Gonzalez from the Kansas City Royals in exchange for international slot money. Gonzalez has been assigned from the Class A Burlington Royals to the Arizona League Rangers.


Taveras has big night for Down East

Here's MLB Pipeline's roundup of the top prospect performances in the Minor Leagues on Wednesday.


This Ranger is an AL West game-changer

Given the collection of stars that play in the American League West, it's no surprise that the division is also home to an array of elite tools.


Every 30-30 season, ranked by club

The marvel of the 30-30 club is predicated on the rare combination of speed and power it takes to swipe 30 bases and bash 30 homers in the same season.


Inbox: Will front office pursue starting pitching?

With the progression of some of the younger core players in the second half does that prompt the front office to be bigger players in the pitching free agent/trade market this winter? Or will it be the same approach as last winter?
-- Andrew A., Fort Worth, Tx.


Shred Hate program gains Texas' support

The Angels, Dodgers, Phillies, Pirates and Rangers are the latest teams to join the Cubs, White Sox, Twins and Nationals as Shred Hate clubs in the effort to prevent bullying. Select schools in club markets will use the No Bully methodology that has remediated more than 90 percent of bullying incidents since Shred Hate's launch in January 2017.


Palumbo picks up the win for Down East

Here's MLB Pipeline's roundup of the top prospect performances in the Minor Leagues on Tuesday.


Best August trade in Rangers' history

While the July 31 non-waiver Trade Deadline rightfully garners the lion's share of attention when it comes to each year's trade season, there have been numerous deals struck during the month of August that have been impactful down the stretch and in subsequent years. Here's a look at the best August trade each team has ever made.


Gallardo hits snag in bid for 2019 rotation

The Rangers need starting pitching, and they got a snapshot on Tuesday of the kinds of pitchers that will be available this coming winter. In Column A, there will be Patrick Corbin, the 29-year-old left-hander who pitched the D-backs to a win over Texas at Globe Life Park. In Column B is Yovani Gallardo, who had a four-game winning streak snapped when he allowed four runs in 3 1/3 innings.


Rangers to wait and see with Beltre's hamstring

The Rangers are going to give third baseman Adrian Beltre a couple of days to see how he responds to treatment before deciding if he should go on the disabled list with a strained left hamstring. Beltre was not in the lineup on Tuesday after undergoing an MRI, and the Rangers are off on Wednesday. They open a four-game series with the Angels on Thursday.


The 100-Day Plan is Complete!

Mavs CEO Cynt Marshall announced the culmination of her 100-day plan and unveiled new artwork around Mavs HQ!

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Jurado looking to limit damage vs. Angels

Right-hander Ariel Jurado pitches for the Rangers in the first of a four-game series against the Angels at 7:05 p.m. CT Thursday at Globe Life Park. Jurado allowed six runs in five innings in a 7-3 loss to the Yankees on Friday. Prior to that, he had won two consecutive starts over the Orioles and the Astros. He was 5-3 with a 3.28 ERA in 16 starts at Double-A Frisco.


Rangers to co-host first States Play tournament

A tournament pitting players against each other from the two states that typically produce among the highest volume of Major League talent will come to fruition in two weeks, as Major League Baseball announced on Tuesday the inaugural States Play tournament, which will showcase some of the top rising seniors from Texas and California over a three-game series at Globe Life Park in Arlington from Aug. 24-26. The Rangers are co-hosting the event, and rosters were selected by MLB and USA Baseball.


Thompson, Phillips star for Hickory

Here's MLB Pipeline's roundup of the top prospect performances in the Minor Leagues on Monday.