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Brewers acquire reliever Claudio from Rangers

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.

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Reports: RHP Lynn to Rangers for 3 years, $30M

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.

Teixeira calls Lynn 'a bulldog' (1:21)

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.

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13dDavid Schoenfield

Where things stand with Bryce Harper sweepstakes

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.

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Rangers name retired P McCarthy special assistant

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.

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.

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.

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Veteran C Chirinos, Astros reach 1-year deal

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.

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Chavez back with Rangers on 2-year, $8M deal

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.

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20dDavid Schoenfield

Way-too-early 2019-20 MLB free-agent rankings

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.

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Team Stats

  • Pitching
  • Batting
Earned Run Average4.9228th
Quality Starts6327th
Batting Average.24023rd
On Base Percentage.31815th
Slugging Percentage.40419th