The Texas Rangers today announced that left-handed pitcher Scott Barnes has been claimed on outright waivers by the Toronto Blue Jays. In addition, right-handed pitcher Ben Rowen has cleared unconditional release waivers and becomes a free agent.
Pitcher Matt Harrison has been selected as the recipient of the 2014 Harold McKinney Good Guy Award in voting by the Dallas-Fort Worth Chapter of the Baseball Writers Association of America. The Rangers 2012 Pitcher of the Year, Harrison has been limited to six total starts the last two seasons due to three back surgeries.
The Texas Rangers today announced the club has designated left-handed pitcher Scott Barnes and right-handed pitcher Ben Rowen for assignment. These transactions create space on the club's 40-man roster for pitchers Kyuji Fujikawa, who signed a one-year contract today, and Colby Lewis, whose contract became official today.
The Texas Rangers today announced the managers, coaches, and staff for the club's six U.S.-based minor league affiliates in 2015. In 2014, the club's six U.S.-based affiliates and two Dominican Summer League entries combined for the highest composite win percentage in minor league baseball.
The Texas Rangers announced this evening that the club will not tender 2015 contract offers to left-handed pitcher Michael Kirkman, right-handed pitcher Alexi Ogando, and infielder Adam Rosales before tonight's 11:00 p.m. CST deadline.
The Texas Rangers announced today details of the team's participation in the 2014 Cowboy Santas Toy Drive, the fourth consecutive year in which the organization has been involved in the holiday initiative.