The Texas Rangers have activated Hunter Pence from the injured list after he missed 23 games and a chance to start in the All-Star Game.
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Bumgarner to the Yankees? Stroman in Houston? We've mapped out a deadline blueprint for all 30 front offices to follow.
Whether it's a star who needs to step up or a prospect to watch the rest of the way, every team has someone who could define their season.
William Weinbaum ESPN
A day after a foul ball struck a child at Kauffman Stadium, the Royals said Mon. they'll extend safety netting — KC is the 7th team to announce such plans since a chilling nationally televised episode in Houston May 29 when a Cubs foul liner past third base injured a toddler. The White Sox installed netting to the foul poles — a first — and the Nationals to nearly the poles. The Dodgers, Pirates & Orioles said they'll lengthen netting and the Rangers unveiled extensions for their new ballpark opening in 2020. All 30 parks have netting to at least the far ends of the dugouts, but several fans have been injured since May 29 and pressure is mounting for more protection.
Here's the latest intel we're hearing, key names to watch, reaction to completed deals and shopping lists for every team as July 31 approaches.
The first-half rankings have been a two-team tango at the top, but the Bombers could be ready to cut in on Houston and L.A.
Justin Verlander followed a two-run first inning with five no-hit innings and Jose Altuve hit Houston's franchise-record ninth grand slam of the season as the Astros beat the Texas Rangers 12-4 on Sunday.
The Los Angeles Angels will play a day-night doubleheader in their return to Texas next month to make up the game that was postponed after the death of pitcher Tyler Skaggs.
George Springer scored the go-ahead run from first base on Jose Altuve's two-out double in the 11th inning and the AL West-leading Houston Astros beat the Texas Rangers 7-6 on Saturday night after dropping the first two games in the series.
Frustrated with the strike zone, Rangers pitcher Jesse Chavez removed his glasses and offered them to plate umpire Rob Drake as he walked off the mound Friday night.
Danny Santana lined a game-winning single with two outs in the ninth inning and the Texas Rangers beat the Houston Astros 9-8 on Friday night, rallying from a four-run deficit after major league strikeout leader Gerrit Cole exited the game.
Before speaking with former MLB OF Kenny Lofton about his memories in Cleveland, the Steroid Era, his Hall of Fame case and the time he smashed a thermometer (31:47), Buster talks to Dave Schoenfield about which teams should buy, sell or hold at the trade deadline (5:39). Plus, Rangers manager Chris Woodward discusses his team's strong first half (26:29).
Lance Lynn matched his season high with 11 strikeouts in seven stellar innings for his major league-best 12th victory and the Texas Rangers beat the AL West-leading Houston Astros 5-0 in the only game Thursday night when Major League Baseball resumed...
With the season officially resuming tonight, we look at the contenders, the train wrecks, the trade deadline and more.
Before speaking with his old friend Scott Miller of Bleacher Report (29:06), Buster talks to Keith Law about his favorite moments from the Futures Game as well as Jim Bouton's impact on baseball (2:14). Plus, "The Numbers Game" with Sarah Langs (23:06) and "One Last Thing" on the life of Bouton (52:05).
Buster speaks with USA Today's Bob Nightengale about his favorite moments from last night's All-Star Game and which teams will be aggressive at the trade deadline (11:12). Plus, Buster's postgame interviews with C.C. Sabathia and Francisco Lindor (26:55) followed by "Hembo Knows" (30:04) and this week's Power 10, where Troy Farkas reveals the real reason he's a Texas Rangers fan (35:56).
Is your team a contender or a pretender coming out of the All-Star break, and what does that mean for its trade deadline status?
Dan Mullen ESPN.com
Last night's Home Run Derby was amazing, but man it would have been fun to have these two large sluggers in the field.
From media day to the Home Run Derby to the Midsummer Classic, Cleveland is rocking. Here's what happened at Progressive Field.
Unexpected contenders like the Twins, Rays and Rangers are challenging elite clubs like the Dodgers, Astros and Yankees.
Dan Mullen ESPN.com
Rangers catcher Sam Huff came through with some big-time 7th-inning drama (they only play seven innings now) in the Futures Game, squaring the game at 2 with a long 2-run blast to left field.
Rougned Odor's three-run homer in the 11th inning gave the Texas Rangers a 4-1 win against the Minnesota Twins on Sunday.
Cleveland's turn to host brings a new wave of young stars, a HR Derby featuring two top rookies, and the Midsummer Classic.
Michael Pineda struck out a season-high nine over six efficient innings, Jason Castro had two hits and three RBI, and the Minnesota Twins beat the Texas Rangers 7-4 on Saturday.