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Rangers have hope bullpen can finish strong

Beginning Thursday, the Rangers have 11 games left to make a run at the American League Wild Card. The question is if they have enough bullpen left to get it done. Entering Thursday, Rangers relievers had a 6.87 ERA this month.

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Gomez talks his way back into lineup

Rangers outfielder Carlos Gomez was in the starting lineup on Thursday for the first time since Sept. 9. Gomez has been dealing with a sprained right ankle but was able to convince manager Jeff Banister that he was ready to go.

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Rangers unveil designs for Globe Life Field

The Rangers have taken the next step in preparing for the 2020 opening of their new ballpark, Globe Life Field, by unveiling updated renderings, illustrations and models on Thursday.

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Carlos Gomez back, Nomar Mazara sits tonight

Texas looks for the sweep in Seattle tonight with Carlos Gomez back in the starting lineup

The Texas Rangers look to go for a sweep in Seattle tonight, and will do so with Carlos Gomez back in the lineup for the first time since leaving the team’s September 9 game with a sprained ankle. With Gomez in the lineup, and lefty James Paxton on the mound for Seattle, Nomar Mazara is getting a day off.

The lineup:

DeShields — LF

Choo — RF

Elvis — SS

Beltre -- DH

Gallo — 1B

Gomez --...

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New Texas Rangers ballpark will be absolutely stunning

At a cost of over $1 billion, the Texas Rangers are set to start breaking ground on Globe Life Field next week. The 41,000-seat stadium is set to open in time for the 2020 season. And based on the design, released by HKS Architects on Thursday, it’s going to be absolutely brilliant. Despite being less than a quarter-century old, the Rangers have outgrown Globe Life Park in Arlington. It’s a interesting thing to look at, especially considering the venue was looked at as one of the first...

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Bubba Thompson had knee tendinitis

Per Eric Longenhagen, Ranger first rounder Bubba Thompson’s playing time this summer was limited due to knee tendinitis

Texas Rangers 2017 first round draft pick Bubba Thompson is playing in the Instructional League right now, and Eric Longenhagen of Fangraphs has a writeup on him and some other Rangers prospects from yesterday’s game.

Thompson’s playing time post-draft was the subject of a certain amount of head-scratching from those who follow the minors, as his playing time was...

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Rangers and Padres Pitching Prospects Open Instructs

Instructional League began in Arizona on Wednesday with the Texas and San Diego groups playing in Peoria, AZ. Lefty Brett Martin started for Texas and sat 92-94 with his downhill fastball, touching 95. He frequently utilized a changeup that flashed average, but was mostly below in the 83-85 mph range with an upper-80s cutter. I saw no curveballs from Martin, which I had previously evaluated as his best secondary pitch. I’m not certain if the pitch has been scrapped temporarily for...

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Rangers show off new Ballpark design

The Rangers gave a new design presentation on The House That Adrian Beltre Built

Texas Rangers new Ballpark design: The Rangers held a press conference today to announce what our new home in 2020 will look like. It’s time to meet The House That Adrian Beltre Built.

After designs from earlier this year gave off a rather distasteful Minute Maid eyeball feel, the Rangers showed off a new design today that, at the very least, seems unique.

While the folks behind the architecture and design...

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Thursday Morning Links

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Evan Grant looks at 5 reasons the Rangers aren’t going to make the playoffs.

What does the future hold for Delino Deshields and Willie Calhoun.

If mediocrity is enough for the playoffs, the Rangers are fine with that.

Even a blind squirrel gets a nut sometimes.

Alex Claudio brings his lunchpail.

Jeff Banister thinks Joey Gallo is the bee’s knees.

Adrian Beltre and King Felix have a unique relationship.

Hurricanes suck.

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Rangers gaining ground in AL Wild Card race

The Twins and Angels are leaving a door open for the Rangers in the American League Wild Card race. The Rangers aren't in position yet, but their postseason hopes are still alive, and a little stronger than they were a few days ago.

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Hamels set to start finale against Mariners

Two left-handers go head-to-head on Thursday, as Seattle's James Paxton and Texas' Cole Hamels take the mound to close a three-game series between the Mariners and the Rangers at Safeco Field. Both teams remain in the mix in the American League Wild Card race.

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Odor, Rangers slam M's, gain in AL WC race

Rougned Odor capped a seven-run rally in the fourth inning with a grand slam, as the Rangers won their third straight game with an 8-6 victory over the Mariners at Safeco Field on Wednesday. The Mariners lost their fifth in a row.

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Rougned Odor’s grand slam sends Rangers past Mariners 8-6

By JIM HOEHN Associated Press SEATTLE (AP) – Rougned Odor’s grand slam capped a seven-run fourth inning and the Texas Rangers held off the Seattle Mariners 8-6 on Wednesday night to make up ground in the playoff chase. The Rangers moved within 2 1/2 games of Minnesota for the second AL wild card after the Twins lost 11-3 to the New York Yankees. Seattle dropped its fifth straight and remained four games behind Minnesota. Photo gallery | Box score Seattle, which trailed 7-1 early, pulled...

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75-76 - Hope dares to blossom even inside the abyss: Rangers win 8-6

The Rangers refuse to die because the American League refuses to kill them

The Orioles, Rays, Mariners, Royals, Rangers, Angels, and Twins are the seven teams currently leading or within five games of the second Wild Card in the American League. Currently, in the last ten games, those seven teams have a combined record of 25-45.

The hottest team, the team with the longest winning streak of the seven, the Texas Rangers with their three game winning streak, are 4-6 in their last ten...

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Claudio, Jimenez affected by Hurricane Maria

Rangers reliever Alex Claudio was about to communicate with his family in Puerto Rico on Wednesday, after the island was hit by Hurricane Maria. Backup catcher A.J. Jimenez and first-base coach Hector Ortiz have not.

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Banister impressed by Gallo's aptitude

Rangers first baseman Joey Gallo was 1-for-4 with a single in Tuesday's 3-1 victory over the Mariners. He also had a couple of nice defensive plays, including turning Kyle Seager's tough grounder to first base into an inning-ending double play in the fourth.

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Rangers stick with their same lineup for the third straight game

The Rangers look to make it three in a row tonight with the same lineup that won their first two

The Texas Rangers look to make in three in a row tonight in Seattle, and Jeff Banister is sticking with the same lineup that he used to win the last two games:

DeShields — CF

Choo — RF

Elvis — SS

Beltre — DH

Mazara — LF

Gallo -- 1B

Chirinos -- C

Odor — 2B

Robinson — 3B

Andrew Cashner is pitching for Texas.

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Jose Trevino wins gold glove

Frisco catcher Jose Trevino has won his second consecutive minor league gold glove at catcher

Texas Rangers catcher Jose Trevino has been named the minor league gold glove winner at catcher, Rawlings announced today. This is the second consecutive year for Trevino to win the award.

Trevino spent the 2017 season at AA Frisco, and while he had an up and down season with the bat, he earned universal praise both his defense, and particularly for his game calling and leadership behind the plate....

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Yohander Mendez cracks BA Texas League top 20 list

Baseball America’s top 20 prospect list for the Texas League includes Ranger pitcher Yohander Mendez

Baseball America’s top 20 prospect list for the Texas League includes just one Texas Rangers prospect, pitcher Yohander Mendez. Mendez, a 22 year old lefthander from Venezuela, placed #7 on the BA list.

Mendez drew praise for his changeup and ability to mix his pitches, though reports throughout the season suggested that Mendez was still struggling with the command of his fastball. If...

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Willie Calhoun lone Rangers in BA PCL top 20 list

Baseball America’s top 20 prospect list for the PCL includes just one Ranger -- Willie Calhoun

The Texas Rangers placed one prospect, outfielder Willie Calhoun, on the Baseball America top 20 prospect list for the Pacific Coast League. Calhoun, who split the season between Oklahoma City (the Dodgers’ affiliate) and Round Rock, was #15 on the list, with BA saying he can have an average hit tool, but profiles as a left fielder.

The only other Ranger I thought might be in the mix for a...

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