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LeMahieu returns to NYY for 6/$90M, per reports

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Multiple reports indicate that free agent D.J. LeMahieu and the New York Yankees have agreed on a deal for the second baseman to return to New York

MLB Rumors: The New York Yankees and free agent D.J. LeMahieu have agreed to a deal that will have the second baseman back with the Yankees for 2021 and beyond, per multiple reports. Jeff Passan is reporting that the deal is for 6 years and $90 million.

LeMahieu ending up with the Yankees is one of the most...

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Friday Morning Rangers Links

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Texas Rangers update for Friday, January 15

Good morning, LSB.

Levi Weaver wonders if Dane Dunning is already the Rangers’ #1 starter.

Dunning did a Zoom interview with Jim Callis as well. Dude looks like everyone’s freshman roommate in college.

Jeff Wilson says the Rangers are scheduled to host a club-record 29 day games at Globe Life in the 2021 season, which doesn’t seem like something they’d be doing if they were expecting fans in the...

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2021 ZiPS Over/Under Poll: Joey Gallo

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Will Joey Gallo put up an OPS over or under the 825 OPS ZiPS projects he will have in 2021?

The 2021 Texas Rangers ZiPS projections are out at Fangraphs, and so it is time for our annual series of over/under polls. Over the next few weeks, we will take a Ranger player and ask whether you think he will put up an OPS in 2021 over or under the OPS projected for him by ZiPS, if he is a position player. For pitchers, we will be using ERA.

Previous players...

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Thursday Morning Links

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Brett Martin and Jose Trevino had some thoughts on a wacky 2020 and are hoping for a return to normalcy in 2021.

The Rangers have announced the start times for games in the upcoming season, but have not yet announced attendance policies.

The city of Arlington is working on a deal to put the National Medal of Honor Museum where the Texas Rangers Youth Ballpark stands.

Jeff Wilson says while most of the heavy lifting is done there are still some things left...

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Rangers officially sign Butera, Anderson

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The Rangers announced today that Drew Butera and Justin Anderson have been signed to minor league deals

The Texas Rangers announced today that catcher Drew Butera and pitcher Justin Anderson have been signed to minor league deals.

We talked about Butera yesterday, when reports came out that the Rangers had agreed to terms on a deal with him. He is a veteran glove-first career backup catcher who, we noted, was likely signed for AAA depth...

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Corey Kluber, Steve Cishek, Anthony Swarzak throw for teams

Broadly speaking, if Kluber is indeed at a point in his rehab that inspires confidence, one would imagine the market for him will be robust.

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Scouts 'impressed' with two-time Cy Young winner Corey Kluber's showcase

Free-agent pitcher Corey Kluber recently told ESPN's Jesse Rogers that he hoped Wednesday's throwing session in Florida would prove to teams that he's healthy enough to play in 2021. Apparently, it did. 

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SBN Reacts: Bauer, Springer, LeMahieu

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SBN Reacts asked folks this week where they believe three prominent unsigned free agents will land

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

The start of spring training is within eyeshot, but some of baseball’s biggest names still don’t have contracts. While contracts haven’t been signed, it...

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Scouts 'came away impressed' from Corey Kluber's showcase

Free-agent pitcher Corey Kluber recently told ESPN's Jesse Rogers that he hoped Wednesday's throwing session in Florida would prove to teams that he's healthy enough to play in 2021.

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2021 ZiPS Over/Under Poll: Isiah Kiner-Falefa

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Will Isiah Kiner-Falefa put up an OPS over or under the 593 OPS ZiPS projects he will have in 2021?

The 2021 Texas Rangers ZiPS projections are out at Fangraphs, and so it is time for our annual series of over/under polls. Over the next few weeks, we will take a Ranger player and ask whether you think he will put up an OPS in 2021 over or under the OPS projected for him by ZiPS, if he is a position player. For pitchers, we will be using ERA.

Previous players...

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Wednesday Morning Links

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Levi Weaver weaves a rather depressing retrospective of the last ten years of Ranger first basemen as an introduction of sorts to Nate Lowe.

Victor Rojas is leaving the Angel broadcast booth to be the new general manager of the Frisco Roughriders.

Rojas lives in Trophy Club and took the Roughriders job to spend more time with his family.

The Rangers have signed catcher Drew Butera to a minor league deal.

Butera has been around a long time and has caught...

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Predicting the 2021 Texas Rangers Roster Configuration: Infield and Catcher

We move away from the hill to the infield to look at how the Rangers may stack up in 2021. The Rangers announced a few changes within the past month to somewhat solidify how the club looks in the next upcoming months.

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Rangers sign Drew Butera, per reports

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The Rangers have signed veteran catcher Drew Butera to a minor league deal, per multiple reports

The Texas Rangers have signed veteran catcher Drew Butera to a minor league deal, per reports. The deal is reportedly for $1 million if he makes the major league team, with another $500,000 in incentives.

Butera, 37, has spent parts of 11 seasons in the majors with five different teams in a backup catcher role. He has a career .198/.255/.294 slash line in...

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Corey Kluber hoping bullpen session proves he's healthy

Corey Kluber tossed one inning for the Texas Rangers during the pandemic-shortened season after experiencing a strain in the back of his throwing shoulder.

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2021 ZiPS Over/Under Poll: Jose Trevino

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Will Jose Trevino put up an OPS over or under the 593 OPS ZiPS projects he will have in 2021?

The 2021 Texas Rangers ZiPS projections are out at Fangraphs, and so it is time for our annual series of over/under polls. Over the next few weeks, we will take a Ranger player and ask whether you think he will put up an OPS in 2021 over or under the OPS projected for him by ZiPS, if he is a position player. For pitchers, we will be using ERA.

Previous players...

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Tuesday Morning Texas Rangers Update

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I miss baseball

Good morning.

Rob Manfred told Bob Nightengale that the plan is for a normal Spring Training start time and a full 162-game schedule which sounds great but, uh, that kind of confidence hasn’t been working out too well for the other sports leagues that tried for a new season immediately during a pandemic. We shall see.

Jeff Wilson has a few takeaways from the press conference that new Texas Rangers starter Kohei Arihara held to say...

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Hendricks to ChiSox for 3/$54M per reports

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Multiple reports indicate the Chicago White Sox and free agent reliever Liam Hendricks have agreed to terms on a $54 million deal

MLB Rumors: Liam Hendricks and the Chicago White Sox have agreed on terms on a three year deal with a fourth year club option that guarantees Hendricks $54 million, per reports.

Hendricks, who turns 32 next month, had a remarkable journey to becoming the most highly sought after free agent closer this offseason. Signed as a free agent...

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Victor Rojas joining Frisco Roughriders as president, g.m.

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Former Rangers and Angels broadcaster Victor Rojas is the new president and general manager of the Frisco Roughriders, per J.J. Cooper of Baseball America

Victor Rojas, the former Texas Rangers radio announcer and, until last week, an announcer on Anaheim Angels broadcasts, is being named the new President and General Manager of the Frisco Roughriders, per J.J. Cooper on Twitter.

Rojas was with the Rangers broadcast team from 2004 through 2009, joining the...

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2021 ZiPS Over/Under Poll: Rougned Odor

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Will Rougned Odor put up an OPS over or under the 714 OPS ZiPS projects he will have in 2021?

The 2021 Texas Rangers ZiPS projections are out at Fangraphs, and so it is time for our annual series of over/under polls. Over the next few weeks, we will take a Ranger player and ask whether you think he will put up an OPS in 2021 over or under the OPS projected for him by ZiPS, if he is a position player. For pitchers, we will be using ERA.

Today we are doing...

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SBN Reacts: The start of spring training

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Fans are split on whether MLB spring training will start on time

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

In roughly a month and a half there will be the early signs of baseball returning. But with pitchers and catchers expected to report in late February and spring training starting shortly thereafter,...

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