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    Rangers signings and transactions

    Instead of starting a thread for each one, I thought I'd put them all in this mega thread.

    Big news:

    They lost Beau Vaughan to the Rule 5 Draft. Woo.

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    Signed: C Robbie Alcombrack (Traverse City (Frontier)), C John Otness, SS Ray Olmedo
    Outrighted to Triple-A and removed from 40-man: LHP Clay Rapada, 3B Esteban German

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    Rangers sign Brown

    ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) — The Texas Rangers have signed free agent infielder Matt Brown to a minor-league contract with an invitation to spring training.

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    Victor Payano signed with the Rangers. Payano had a deal with the Red Sox in July for $900K that was voided due to shoulder concerns.

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    Named Bill Haselman manager of Bakersfield (Cal).

    I'd also like to report that after this offseason, I am retiring from reporting the daily team by team transactions (and the Baseball Fever community breathes a collective sigh of relief). It takes far too long to do.
    Last edited by Cowtipper; 01-09-2010 at 10:33 PM.

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    Time To Unretire 'Tipper!

    Quote Originally Posted by Cowtipper View Post

    I'd also like to report that after this offseason, I am retiring from reporting the daily team by team transactions (and the Baseball Fever community breathes a collective sigh of relief). It takes far too long to do.
    Cowtipper: You retired just a few hours to early. You missed a big scoop. is reporting this morning on the Rangers' signing of Vladimir Guerrero and Khalil Greene.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Philly-brownsfan View Post
    Cowtipper: You retired just a few hours to early. You missed a big scoop. is reporting this morning on the Rangers' signing of Vladimir Guerrero and Khalil Greene.
    I'm not retiring yet, after this offseason I will be.

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    Rangers avoid arb with Nippert; sign Colby Lewis; avoid arb with McCarthy

    The Rangers and RHP Dustin Nippert avoided arbitration by agreeing to a one-year, $650,000 contract.
    A "Super Two" player, the 28-year-old right-hander was eligible for arbitration for the first time. Nippert was slowed by shoulder and rib cage injuries to start last season, but posted a 3.88 ERA in 20 games (10 starts) after coming off the disabled list in July, including a 1.86 ERA out of the bullpen.

    They signed Lewis to a two-year deal.

    Brandon McCarthy and the Texas Rangers agreed to a one-year, $1.3 million contract, avoiding arbitration for the injury-plagued pitcher. McCarthy, acquired from the White Sox in a deal that sent pitcher John Danks to Chicago before the 2007 season, was 7-4 with a 4.62 ERA.

    1B Chad Tracy assigned to Texas Rangers.
    1B Justin Smoak assigned to Texas Rangers.
    RHP Tanner Scheppers assigned to Texas Rangers.
    RF Mitch Moreland assigned to Texas Rangers.
    LHP Kasey Kiker assigned to Texas Rangers.
    C Emerson Frostad assigned to Texas Rangers.
    Last edited by Cowtipper; 01-16-2010 at 01:06 PM.

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    Rangers avoid arb with Ray and Hamilton

    ARLINGTON, Texas -- The Texas Rangers have agreed to terms with outfielder Josh Hamilton and relief pitcher Chris Ray on one-year contracts, the team announced Tuesday.

    The Rangers signed 16-year-old Colombian catcher Jorge Alfaro for $1.3MM, reports Jesse Sanchez of

    Named Joe Furukawa coordinator, Pacific Rim operations.
    Last edited by Cowtipper; 01-20-2010 at 03:53 PM.

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    Rangers sign Toby Hall and Elizardo Ramirez

    The Texas Rangers announced Friday that they have signed catcher Toby Hall to a minor league contract with an invitation to major league spring training.

    Hall, 34, gives the Rangers depth at catcher should Jarrod Saltalamacchia experience any other setbacks in his return from shoulder surgery.

    Also, right-hander Elizardo Ramirez, who spent 2009 in Oklahoma City and went 9-11 with a 4.63 ERA, has signed a Triple-A contract that does not include an invitation to big league camp.
    Last edited by Cowtipper; 01-22-2010 at 03:34 PM.

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    Rangers DFA Inglett, Peguero and Rapada signed

    The Texas Rangers have added right-hander Colby Lewis to their 40-man roster, clearing space for the former supplemental first-round pick by designating infielder Joe Inglett for assignment.,7449768.story
    P Clay Rapada - Signed to a Minor League Contract
    P Jailen Peguero - Signed to a Minor League Contract

    Released: RHP Dustin Brader, RHP Jake Geglein, RHP Brock Piper, 2B Dave Berg
    Reinstated from inactive list: 2B Dave Berg

    This is the same Dave Berg who served as a utility infielder for the Marlins and Blue Jays from 1998 to 2004. He signed with the Rangers in May 2006, only to retire about a month later.
    Last edited by Cowtipper; 01-25-2010 at 06:25 PM.

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    Rangers trade Golson, avoid arb with Francisco

    NEW YORK -- Looking to replenish their outfield depth, the Yankees acquired Greg Golson on Tuesday from the Rangers in exchange for a Minor Leaguer.

    In what general manager Brian Cashman termed a "minor move," the Yankees agreed to part with infielder Mitch Hilligoss in exchange for Golson, a 24-year-old who batted .258 with 40 RBIs in 123 games with Triple-A Oklahoma City in 2009.'s T.R. Sullivan reports (via Twitter) that the Rangers have avoided arbitration with reliever Frank Francisco by agreeing to a one-year, $3.265MM contract.
    Last edited by Cowtipper; 01-27-2010 at 11:41 AM.

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    Brewers claim Inglett
    MILWAUKEE -- The Brewers added another left-handed bat to the roster Wednesday by claiming the versatile Joe Inglett off waivers from the Rangers.

    Inglett, 31, has appeared in the Majors with the Indians and Blue Jays and can play just about anywhere on the diamond. He saw most of his Major League action at second base in 2008 as a fill-in for the injured Aaron Hill and batted .297 that season. In 2009, Inglett logged 99 Major League plate appearances for Toronto and batted .281 with a .347 on-base percentage.

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    Rangers avoid arb with Feldman

    The Associated Press reports that RHP Scott Feldman and the Texas Rangers reached a one-year, $2.245 million settlement. He went 17-8 with a 4.08 ERA. He had been asking $2.9 million while the Rangers offered $2.05 million. The $2.455 million deal is $50,000 under the $2.475 million midpoint. Feldman represented the final player in salary arbitration for the Rangers. Frank Francisco was the other player to have exchanged figures for the club, while Esteban German, Josh Hamilton, Chris Ray, Brandon McCarthy, Dustin Nippert, and C.J. Wilson settled before figures were exchanged.

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    Australian catcher Guy Edmonds has signed with the Texas Rangers, according to Christian Nicolussi of The Daily Telegraph. Nicolussi writes that the 16-year-old has the potential to outperform the country's greatest baseball export, Dave Nilsson.

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    Rangers sign Endy Chavez

    Rangers signed OF Endy Chavez to a minor league contract with a $1.25 million club option for 2011.

    Chavez will earn $1 million if he makes the major league roster this season. He underwent right knee surgery last July and hit just .273/.328/.342 last year in the 182 plate appearances he was healthy for, but he's always been a solid defender and he still boasts some speed on the basepaths. That said, the 32-year-old Chavez shouldn't register on most fantasy radars.

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    SURPRISE, Ariz. -- The Rangers have added infielder Marcus Lemon to their Spring Training roster, replacing Khalil Greene.

    The Rangers were informed on Sunday that Greene will not be reporting this week because he is dealing with social anxiety disorder, an issue that put him on the disabled list twice last year while with the Cardinals.

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    Rangers void Greene's contract and release him; sign Bankston

    Infielder Khalil Greene’s contract was voided by the Texas Rangers. They said it was for a private matter, which they did not disclose, and not the social anxiety that led Greene to miss 46 games for the St. Louis Cardinals last season in two stints on the disabled list. Texas agreed to a one-year, $750,000 contract with Greene, 30, on Jan. 21.
    The Rangers have signed infielder Wes Bankston to a minor league contract. Born in Dallas, Bankston starred at Plano East High School in both baseball and football. He was committed to the University of Texas before he was selected in the fourth round (104th overall) of the 2002 June draft by Tampa Bay.
    Last edited by Cowtipper; 02-26-2010 at 12:25 PM.

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    Rangers trade for Edwar Ramirez

    PHOENIX -- The Rangers acquired right-handed pitcher Edwar Ramirez from the Yankees for cash considerations on Tuesday.

    Ramirez, 28, has been added to the team's 40-man roster. He will wear jersey number 23.

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    Rangers claim Iribarren, place Hurley on 60-day DL

    The battle for the utility infielder spot has a new candidate. The Rangers claimed infielder Hernan Iribarren off waivers from the Milwaukee Brewers.

    To make room for Iribarren on the roster, the club put Eric Hurley on the 60-day disabled list. Iribarren is out of minor league options.


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