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Texas Rangers’ Yu Darvish Says Yankees Paid Masahiro Tanaka Too Much; Later Apologizes for ‘Apparent Joke’
February 19th, 2014 at 12:42 AM
There had been some question about the contract that the New York Yankees gave Masahiro Tanaka last month; seven years and $155 million and if he was really worth it given he had never pitched in the United States before. At one point, it had looked like Texas Rangers ace pitcher...

Former New York Yankees 1B/DH Lance Berkman Announces Retirement from MLB After 15 Seasons
January 29th, 2014 at 8:55 PM
On Wednesday night, long-time veteran first basemen Lance Berkman has announced that he is retiring from Major League Baseball, thus ending a successful 15-year career. Berkman came up to the majors back in 1999 with the Houston Astros and didn't become a full-time starter with the team until the 2000 season,...

New York Yankees to Pursue Texas Rangers RF Nelson Cruz If Carlos Beltran Signs Elsewhere: Report
December 3rd, 2013 at 8:06 PM
Before Tuesday, the New York Yankees were viewed as the front runners to land Carlos Beltran of the St. Louis Cardinals. The Kansas City Royals have thrown a wrench into those plans for the Yankees. On Tuesday, Beltran and his representatives were in Kansas City to discuss a possible deal for...

New York Yankees Strongly Interested in Joe Nathan as Mariano Rivera’s Heir for 2014 Season
November 21st, 2013 at 11:30 PM
Earlier in the month, there was some speculation about the New York Yankees being interested in Texas Rangers closer Joe Nathan, who had his $9 million option declined by the team and thus, making him a free agent after two seasons in Arlington. With the team not ready to hand over...

Texas Rangers Could Be in Play for New York Yankees’ Robinson Cano Following Prince Fielder-Ian Kinsler Trade
November 21st, 2013 at 9:11 AM
On late Wednesday night, the first major blockbuster trade finally took place during the winter when the Texas Rangers acquired first basemen Prince Fielder along with $30 million in cash from the Detroit Tigers for second basemen Ian Kinsler. Texas had a bit of a log-jam with their middle infielders with...

Agent for Atlanta Braves C Brian McCann: the New York Yankees are on His Radar
November 7th, 2013 at 4:11 PM
The New York Yankees have made it very clear that they want to sign Atlanta Braves catcher Brian McCann for the 2014 season to the point where they have made him one of their top priorities in free agency this winter. Now all that mattered was if McCann would be interested...

Report: Atlanta Braves, San Francisco Giants Interested in Joba Chamberlain
July 2nd, 2013 at 12:23 PM
During spring training, the Texas Rangers inquired about the possibility of dealing for New York Yankees reliever Joba Chamberlain, but never made an offer. On Tuesday, two more teams have made it known to the Yankees that they are interested in the right-handed pitcher. ***PHOTO1*** George King of the New York Post...

Could New York Yankees Acquire Mike Olt from Texas Rangers?
March 19th, 2013 at 4:59 PM
With Opening Day just weeks away, the New York Yankees are dealing with injuries at both corner infield positions, leaving general manager Brian Cashman open to the idea of making a trade before the season starts. Though Cashman has not mentioned any names, one potential player the Yankees could try to...

Lance Berkman Passes up New York Yankees to Sign with Texas Rangers
January 5th, 2013 at 4:32 PM
After drawing interest from several teams including the New York Yankees, Baltimore Orioles, and Houston Astros, free agent Lance Berkman has agreed to sign a one-year deal worth $10 million with the Texas Rangers, reports Jon Heyman of CBS Sports.  ***PHOTO1*** The Yankees were looking to reunite with Berkman after he spent...

New York Yankees’ Keys to a Successful Playoff Run
October 5th, 2012 at 4:19 PM
The keys of success for the New York Yankees will be their starting rotation, hitting with runners in scoring position and the bullpen, especially Rafael Soriano to close the door. Looking at the rotation ace CC Sabathia seems to have come back to form these last three starts of the season...

New York Yankees Beat Texas Rangers for Third Straight Game, Shot at Sweep Today
August 16th, 2012 at 4:27 AM
The New York Yankees, behind the pitching of Freddy Garcia and bat of Eric Chavez, topped the Texas Rangers for the third straight game by the score of 3-2 in a Wednesday night rain soaked affair at Yankee Stadium. Since coming back into the rotation Garcia has been the model of...

New York Yankees’ Hiroki Kuroda Throws Two-Hit Shutout in 3-0 Win Over Texas Rangers
August 15th, 2012 at 2:27 AM
The New York Yankees shut out the Texas Rangers 3-0 on Tuesday as starter Hiroki Kuroda threw a complete game two-hitter. The 37 year-old right-hander had five strikeouts as well, improving his record to 11-8 this season. ***PHOTO1*** Though Kuroda was dominating the Rangers lineup, the Yankees offense was struggling as well. The...

Nick Swisher’s Milestone Home Run and Five RBIs Propels New York Yankees Over Texas Rangers
August 13th, 2012 at 10:02 PM
The New York Yankees take the first game in this four game series, 8-2 against the Texas Rangers at Yankee Stadium. David Phelps started in place of CC Sabathia and threw 78 pitches over five innings allowed two runs on six hits struck out three and walked one. Phelps began shaky, but attacked...

New York Yankees Shut Out by Yu Darvish, Texas Rangers
April 24th, 2012 at 10:57 PM
The Texas Rangers, led by starter Yu Darvish, shut out the New York Yankees 2-0 on Tuesday night. Darvish dominated the Yankees lineup, pitching eight and a third scoreless innings with 10 strikeouts while earning the win.  ***PHOTO1*** Darvish, 25, has been phenomenal through his first four starts in the majors. He is...

Derek Jeter Leads New York Yankees Over Texas Rangers
April 23rd, 2012 at 10:05 PM
The New York Yankees behind Derek Jeter's four hit night, beat the Texas Rangers 7-2 at Rangers Ballpark.  The Captain continued his hot hitting raising his average over .400 with four hits scoring two runs and getting an RBI. Alex Rodriguez had the big blow of the night with a three run homer in the fifth.  ***PHOTO1***  Two lefties battled with CC Sabathia on the mound for New York and Derek...

New York Yankees and Texas Rangers Series Preview: 4/23-4/25
April 23rd, 2012 at 2:36 PM
The New York Yankees will take on the Texas Rangers in a three-game set starting tonight at Rangers Ballpark in Arlington, Texas. This is a matchup that some believe will be for the American League Championship come October. Both teams have superior offenses and top relief pitching, but right now the Rangers have the edge...

Ivan Rodriguez Set to Retire on Monday
April 19th, 2012 at 6:59 AM
Former All-Star catcher Ivan Rodriguez has announced he will retire on Monday. The announcement will come with the Texas Rangers, the team he started his career with and played 13 seasons for.  ***PHOTO1*** Rodriguez, also known as "Pudge" or "I-Rod", played with seven teams throughout his 21 year career, including the Rangers,...

New York Yankees are Longshot for Yu Darvish
December 18th, 2011 at 7:40 PM
The New York Yankees are among a handful of teams that bid on Japanese pitcher Yu Darvish, but seem to be the underdog for having the highest bid. The Texas Rangers or Toronto Blue Jays are expected to be the highest bidder for the 25 year-old star. The Chicago Cubs also posted a bid, but they reportedly made a low offer.  Darvish has played seven seasons in Japan with the Nippon Ham Fighters,...

New York Yankee C.C. Sabathia Eyed by the Texas Rangers If He Opts Out of Contract
October 14th, 2011 at 9:31 AM
New York Yankee C.C. Sabathia hasn't exercised his opt-out option on his contract just yet, but the Texas Rangers seem to be waiting in the wings with plenty of cash. ***PHOTO1***   ESPNNewYork.com reported late yesterday an anonymous source said that if Sabathia opts out the Rangers will throw a "boat load of...