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Nomar Mazara No. 9 prospect in 2016

Keith Law projects 25-homer potential for Mazara, but that's dwarfed by the 40-homer potential of Texas' Joey Gallo (No. 12). Lewis Brinson, Dillon Tate and Luis Ortiz also rank in the top 100. Law: Top 100 prospects (Insider)

Rangers have No. 9 farm system in 2016

Texas has moved away from big international signings to focus more on the draft. They've hit on a number of high picks like Lewis Brinson and Joey Gallo. Ranking all 30 farm systems (Insider)

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How Gallardo can bolster Orioles' rotation (2:00)

Jerry Crasnick ESPN Senior Writer 

Talks between the Orioles and free agent pitcher Yovani Gallardo about a three-year contract are gaining momentum, says a baseball source. The two sides still have to make some "tweaks" to push the deal across the finish line, the source said. The Orioles would surrender a first-round draft pick if they sign Gallardo, who received a qualifying offer from the Rangers in November.

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Rangers, Moreland reach deal, avoid arbitration

First baseman Mitch Moreland has agreed to a $5.7 million, one-year contract with the Texas Rangers, avoiding a salary arbitration hearing set for later Wednesday.

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Orioles, Gallardo talking 3-year deal

Free-agent SP Yovani Gallardo and the Orioles are deep into negotiations with the expectation that the deal will be in the range of $40 million to $45 million, according to ESPN's Buster Olney and media reports. Gallardo posted a 3.42 ERA in 33 starts last year.

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Darvish feels strong, hopeful for mid-May return

Yu Darvish is progressing in his return from last year's elbow surgery, saying he feels stronger than he did before the operation and that he plans to rejoin the Rangers rotation by early June.

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World Series or Super Bowl contender?

Seattle Seahawks quarterback Russell Wilson was drafted by both the Orioles and Rockies before joining the Rangers for brief spells in the spring of 2014 and 2015. Dual MLB-NFL players

Yu Darvish aiming for May or June return

The Rangers' All-Star SP missed all of 2015 following Tommy John surgery on his right elbow. He said his rehabilitation is going well and felt he could throw 95 mph if the team would let him. Darvish is 39-25 with a 3.27 ERA and 680 strikeouts in 545 1/3 career innings.

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Where will Dexter Fowler end up?

For Insider Tony Blengino, Fowler is the best free agent still on the board who turned down a qualifying offer. The Nationals, Dodgers, Cubs and Rangers are the most likely landing spots for the outfielder, according to Blengino. Unsigned qualifying-offer free agents (Insider)

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Is Shin-Soo Choo justifying his cost?

Choo's seven-year, $130 million contract in 2013 drew gasps since he was turning 31. After an injury-marred 2014, he bounced back in 2015. David Schoenfield examines how others fared in Year 1 of their mega-deals. Free agents after mega-contracts

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Tim Lincecum a fit for the Rangers?

GM Jon Daniels says the team is likely done spending big money, but Texas is believed to be looking to add to its rotation depth. Might Lincecum be an option on the right kind of deal? MLB rumors roundup

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Strikeout mark in reach for four

While no active pitchers are likely to reach 3,000 strikeouts this year, a handful should get to 2,000. Justin Verlander (needs 57), Cole Hamels (78) and Zack Greinke (113) are all close, while Clayton Kershaw (254) will get there with another dominant season. Simon: Milestones to watch in 2016

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Fielder must be consistent for Texas

With what-ifs existing throughout their lineup, the Rangers need Prince Fielder to stay healthy and produce this year like he did in 2015, Buster Olney writes. Linchpin players for 2016 (Insider)

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Keep an eye on Yu Darvish

On the rehab road since undergoing Tommy John surgery last March, Darvish is expected to make his long-awaited return to the Rangers as soon as May. Bell: Injury comebacks to watch

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Rangers a suitor for Dexter Fowler?

Texas is reportedly among the teams that are currently in play for the free-agent outfielder. MLB rumors roundup

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Bautista bat flip still on Banister's mind

Rangers manager Jeff Banister was asked if he's replayed Game 5 of last year's ALDS in a Q&A with the American-Statesman. "Oh, yeah, Ive watched it," he said. "Im sure [Jose] Bautistas bat flip will be on the cover of MLB 16. My son will probably be using it with all his friends when they play the video game." Full interview

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Tepesch stays with Rangers on minor league deal

Nick Tepesch, who missed all of 2015 with an elbow injury, signed a minor league deal with the Rangers and received an invitation to major league spring training.

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Beltre's recovery is smooth sailing

Third baseman Adrian Beltre underwent surgery to repair a ligament in his thumb and has so far had a smooth recovery process. Injury updates (Insider)

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Teams pumping the brakes on Gallardo?

The Orioles, Astros and Rockies are reportedly among the clubs that are hesitating to sign free-agent right-hander Yovani Gallardo due to draft-pick compensation. MLB rumors roundup

Team Stats

  • Batting
  • Pitching
Runs7513rd
Batting Average.25710th
On Base Percentage.3256th
Slugging Percentage.4139th
Earned Run Average4.2423rd
Quality Starts79Tied-17th
WHIP1.3626th
BAA.26224th

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