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Alex Claudio, who is eligible for salary arbitration after going 4-2 with a 4.48 ERA and one save in 65 appearances for the Rangers last season, was traded to the Brewers.
Dan Mullen ESPN.com
Thursday at the winter meetings is usually more about flights out of town than trades, but we've now had two this morning in Vegas as reliever Alex Claudio heads to the Brewers from the Rangers. Claudio struggled for most of 2018, but finished the season strong with a 1.80 ERA over his last 11 appearances.
The Texas Rangers gave their starting rotation a boost on Wednesday, reaching agreement on a three-year, $30 million deal with right-hander Lance Lynn, according to multiple reports.
Texas and Cincinnati both clearly needed to bolster their rotations, and both got good value with a pair of smart moves.
Dan Mullen ESPN.com
Most of the free-agent market has been slow to develop this winter, but starting pitcher is a clear exception with Lance Lynn heading to the Rangers hours after Charlie Morton joined the Rays.
With the winter meetings upcoming in Harper's hometown of Las Vegas, we look at the free-agent outfielder's quest for baseball's biggest contract.
The St. Louis Cardinals have traded third baseman Patrick Wisdom to the Texas Rangers for infielder/outfielder Drew Robinson.
Veteran pitcher Brandon McCarthy, who retired after the 2018 season, has joined the Texas Rangers as a special assistant to general manager Jon Daniels, the team announced Tuesday.
The Rangers claimed infielder Carlos Asuaje off waivers Monday after he was designated for assignment by the Padres on Friday.
Alden Gonzalez ESPN Staff Writer
New Rangers manager Chris Woodward will now have to face Shohei Ohtani often. He knew he could pitch, but didn't think he would become such a good hitter. "I wasn't convinced to start the year," Woodward said. "He proved me and a lot of people wrong."
David Schoenfield ESPN Senior Writer
One of the more interesting things that new Rangers manager Chris Woodward said is that Jose Leclerc won't necessarily be locked into the closer role. He believes Leclerc is capable of pitching two or three innings at a time if needed and could be used in certain high-leverage situations as dictated and not just the ninth inning. Leclerc emerged as one of the game's most dominant relievers in 2018 with 85 K's in 57.2 innings with just one home run and a .126 average allowed.
With every team looking to make moves in Las Vegas, here's a forecast of big trades and signings for each.
Dan Mullen ESPN.com
The Today's Game committee got the Las Vegas edition of the winter meetings off to a festive start by electing both Harold Baines and Lee Smith to the Hall of Fame. The pair will join whomever makes it next month in Cooperstown next summer.
Veteran Mike Napoli announced Saturday that he is retiring from baseball, ending a 13-year career highlighted by three trips to the World Series.
While some clubs will spend big money in Vegas, others are watching for when they can sign key players without busting their budgets.
Catcher Robinson Chirinos, who hit .222 with 18 homers and 65 RBIs for the Rangers last season, has agreed to a one-year contract with the Houston Astros.
Right-hander Jesse Chavez returned to the Rangers on a two-year, $8 million deal Friday, just a few months after the team traded him to the Chicago Cubs in July.
Adrian Beltre went into this offseason pretty sure he had played his last game after 21 big league seasons.
Edinson Volquez did not pitch last season while recovering from ligament reconstruction surgery on his throwing elbow in 2017.
While $23 million is a big chunk of change, the Braves could get full value for their one-year investment. Plus, an under-the-radar reliever addition.
While this winter's crop searches for new homes, we look ahead to the big decisions that loom for some of the game's top stars -- Nolan Arenado, Chris Sale, Paul Goldschmidt and Gerrit Cole among them.
Reliever Jesse Chavez reportedly is re-signing with the Rangers, who traded him to the Cubs last season.
The Tigers have agreed to a one-year contract with veteran left-hander Matt Moore, according to multiple reports.