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Saturday Morning Rangers Stuff

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Texas Rangers update for Saturday, July 11

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Joey Gallo is back. The Rangers outfielder has been cleared to begin working out and re-joined his team yesterday.

TR Sullivan has some notes from camp yesterday along with a list of some lower-key players who may play big roles in 2020.

Evan Grant spoke with Shin-Soo Choo, who says he is excited to be playing baseball again while also trying to adjust to the new rules and...

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SBN Reacts: Rivalries

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SBN Reacts asked about team rivalries this week

Welcome to SB Nation Reacts, a survey of fans across MLB. Each week, we send out questions to the most plugged in Rangers fans, and fans across the country. Sign up here to join Reacts.

While the 2020 season will be extremely shortened, the new schedule does put an increased importance on winning divisional games. That often means needing to beat a team’s biggest rival.

During Rivalry Week, SB Nation...

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Rangers' Joey Gallo returns to training after testing negative for coronavirus

Gallo first tested positive for the virus in late June, but the 26-year-old had a second test come back negative. Since that time, Gallo tested positive once and negative twice.

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MLB/MLBPA announces COVID-19 results

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MLB and the MLBPA have announced the results for the latest round of COVID-19 tests

MLB and the MLBPA have announced the results of the latest round of COVID-19/Coronavirus testing that has been administered.

A total of 66 tests out of 3,748 samples tested came back positive, it was announced — 58 players and 8 staffers. That is a 1.8% positive test rate.

The Texas Rangers have a pair of players who are in the quarantine process...

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Joey Gallo is back, baby

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The Rangers’ star outfielder has returned to action

Joey Gallo is back.

The Texas Rangers outfielder was sidelined at the start of summer camp after testing positive for COVID-19. He subsequently had a negative test, and then another positive one, and needed to have two negative tests at least 24 hours apart to be eligible to start working out with the club. Apparently, those two negative tests have happened.

Gallo had been asymptomatic, and so...

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Buster Posey opts out of 2020 season

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San Francisco Giants star Buster Posey has officially opted out of the 2020 MLB season

San Francisco Giants catcher Buster Posey has announced he will forego playing this season. Posey is the latest MLB player to exercise his option to sit out the abbreviated 2020 season due to the COVID-19/Coronavirus pandemic.

Posey has expressed concerns about his comfort level on several occasions, so this is not exactly a surprise. At...

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Friday Morning Rangers Things

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Rangers update for Friday, July 10

Good morning, LSB.

Evan Grant writes that with Covid numbers spiking in Texas, Florida and California, the teams that play in those states might be starting the season with an inherent disadvantage.

Grant also has quotes from JD involving Mike Minor’s impending free agency, along with some other Summer Camp notes.

Evan also answered a bunch of baseball/corona questions from fans.

TR Sullivan has notes from...

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Texas Rangers 2021 schedule released

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Texas will open the 2021 season in Kansas City

It feels like only yesterday that the Texas Rangers’ 2020 schedule was released (it was actually three days ago) — but hey, we already have the 2021 schedule out.

The Rangers start the 2021 season in Kansas City on April Fool’s Day, playing on Thursday, April 1, and then on Saturday and Sunday, April 3-4, in their first series of the season. Texas then has their home opener on April 5 as part of a...

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Poll: Texas Rangers 2020 wins

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How many games do you think the Rangers will win in 2020?

We are fifteen days out from Opening Day, and the Texas Rangers have been working out this week...so its a good time for a poll on the 2020 season for the Rangers...

If the full 60 game regular season schedule is played in 2020, how many games do you think the Rangers will win?

Cast your vote below...

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Thursday Morning Links

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Robinson Chirinos will be at least attempting to wear both his catching gear and a cloth face mask during games, as if catching wasn’t strenuous enough.

Chirinos says this is because catching is the least socially distanced on the field.

Joey Gallo and Brett Martin are now the only players not cleared to play due to COVID testing procedures.

Isiah Kiner-Falefa got centered and “all Zen and shit” on the beaches of Hawaii and is now ready to be an...

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Rangers add left-hander Yohander Mendez to 60-player pool

When he debuted in the majors in 2016, multiple outlets considered Mendez a top 50 prospect. The 25-year-old hasn’t seen much action in the bigs since then.

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Willie Calhoun broke his jaw four months ago

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Exactly four months ago today, Willie Calhoun was hit by a pitch that sent him to the hospital

Four months ago today, on March 8, 2020, Willie Calhoun was hit in the face by a pitch from Julio Urias of the Los Angeles Dodgers during a spring training game. Calhoun went down and stayed down for a while, left the field on a cart, went to the hospital, and was determined to have a fractured jaw.

The reaction when that happened was as if...

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2020 Texas Rangers Opening Day roster guess

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Taking a wild ass guess at who the 30 players on the Rangers’ Opening Day roster will be

We are only 16 days away from Opening Day for Your Texas Rangers in 2020. Globe Life Park will be inaugurated two weeks from Friday with 7:05 p.m.* start against the Colorado Rockies.

* Games against the Rockies and Houston Astros in Arlington will start at 7:05 p.m. Central, while games against the other teams the Rangers will play, all Pacific Time Zone...

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Wednesday Morning Links

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The good folks at The Athletic have put together a primer on our new divisional opponents, the weirdo NL West teams.

They also polled their readers and found out (duh) that most of them blamed the owners for the recent labor conflict and they’re not very confident in Rob Manfred.

Joey Gallo has now tested positive for COVID-19 twice and tested negative twice in a span of 10 days, raising questions about the rate of false positives in a regime that...

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Rangers' Joey Gallo tests both positive and negative for coronavirus

On Monday, Texas Rangers All-Star Joey Gallo was missing the start of spring training 2.0 sessions after he tested positive for the coronavirus. However, the test might have read the wrong results.

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Tuesday Morning Texas Rangers Update

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24,364,800 seconds since baseball

Good morning.

Tony Wolfe of Fangraphs writes about the trials and tribulations that MLB has faced in the early days of their attempt to kick-start a 2020 season.

T.R. Sullivan notes, as we learned yesterday, the reason Joey Gallo hasn’t been at workouts is because he has tested positive for the coronavirus.

Jeff Wilson writes that Gallo is asymptomatic, however, and the Rangers are hopeful that...

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Rangers star Joey Gallo tests positive for COVID-19 again

Gallo is the second member of the Rangers to test positive.

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Texas Rangers schedule released

The Rangers schedule for the abbreviated 2020 season has been released

The Texas Rangers schedule for the 60 game 2020 season has been officially released today. The first regular season game at the new ballpark will be on July 24, as the season starts with a three game set against the Colorado Rockies from July 24-26, followed by two games at home against the Arizona Diamondbacks on July 28-29.

After an off day on July 30, the Rangers go to San Francisco for three games against the Giants...

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Evaluating the new 2020 Rangers regular season schedule

On Monday, MLB released the 2020 abbreviated schedule as the club will try to play a sixty game season. There were a few things that stuck out like how many night games or how many road trips would the Rangers take.

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Three Rangers needing to click for team success in 2020

The Rangers began spring training 2.0 over the weekend at Globe Life Field in Arlington. They got things going with workouts and instrasquad games. Coming into camp, the organization was very confident in where the pitchers were coming into camp and the early returns have been as advertised.

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