Your favorite team probably isn't going to get Bryce Harper or Manny Machado. But another move -- maybe for a top pitcher -- could make all the difference this winter.
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Catcher Jeff Mathis and the Texas Rangers have finalized a $6.25 million, two-year contract.
He might have seemed surly, unapproachable -- and untouchable, if you consider he hated having his head patted. But that was never the real Adrian Beltre.
David Schoenfield ESPN Senior Writer
The next stop for Adrian Beltre: Cooperstown. The Rangers third baseman announced his retirement after 21 seasons and with 3,166 hits, 477 home runs, 1,707 RBIs and five Gold Gloves, he's an easy first-ballot Hall of Famer. Beltre was a true two-way force, one of the best defensive third basemen ever who finished in the top-10 of the MVP voting six times. He's in the argument as one of the top five third basemen of all time -- his 95.7 WAR trails only Mike Schmidt and Eddie Mathews and ranks ahead of Wade Boggs, George Brett and Chipper Jones -- and he'll be remembered for his joy for playing the game ... and not wanting anybody to touch his head.
Rangers third baseman Adrian Beltre has announced his retirement after amassing more than 3,000 hits over 21 seasons.
Tigers pitcher Michael Fulmer was struck by a ball traveling 115.6 mph on Sept. 3. Here's what that play and others tell us about human perception.
Julio Rangel has been hired by the Texas Rangers as pitching coach for new manager Chris Woodward.
Jeff Mathis, one of the top defensive catchers in the majors, has agreed to a two-year deal with the Rangers, according to The Athletic.
New Rangers manager Chris Woodward's staff will include three returning coaches and add Luis Ortiz as hitting coach.
Want to make a hot-stove splash? Start with these bold trades and free-agent additions.
Cincinnati outfielder Scott Schebler and Texas pitcher Matt Bush just missed the cutoff for salary arbitration eligibility, while Chicago Cubs pitcher Carl Edwards Jr. and Toronto pitcher Joe Biagini earned the final spots.
The future of baseball's best player looms large, but other AL West contenders also face critical questions this offseason.
Bryce? Manny? Both? ... Or steer clear. We examine how every team in baseball should approach a historic pair of free agents.
Before the season, we said winning the World Series isn't everything. Some teams proved that. Others, well, not so much.
New Texas manager Chris Woodward, former Dodgers third base coach, said the sting of losing a second World Series helps him understand the disappointment Rangers fans feel. The Rangers were the last team to lose the World Series in back-to-back years.
The Rangers have hired Dodgers third-base coach Chris Woodward as their new manager.
Marly Rivera ESPN Writer
A source tells me Joe Espada, who was one of the finalists, is out of the running for the Rangers' managerial opening. Supports reports that Chris Woodward is the frontrunner for the job.
The Texas Rangers have declined their 2019 contract options for catcher Robinson Chirinos and three pitchers.
The Cubs have picked up the option on left-hander Cole Hamels' contract for the 2019 season and traded left-handed reliever Drew Smyly to the Rangers.
Bryce Harper and Manny Machado clearly are at the head of the class, but there are plenty of big names available beyond the star duo.
Will Mookie Betts win another Gold Glove? Can Andrelton Simmons add to his trophy case? We look at the finalists at every position.
After a 108-win season, the Red Sox are the World Series champions. But do they open the offseason at No. 1? Where do the runner-up Dodgers and Astros check in?
Take a look at the finalists for the Gold Glove at every position in each league.
A lawsuit filed by the family of Gregory Murrey, who died in 2015 after falling from the upper deck at a Braves game, contends fan deaths at other parks, including the Rangers', should have led MLB to demand all teams have higher guardrails.