ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) — The Texas Rangers and free agent first baseman James Loney have agreed to a minor league contract, a person familiar with the deal said Monday.
The tragic news that Royals pitcher Yordano Ventura died in a car wreck early Sunday morning in his native Dominican Republic shocked the baseball world. Then news came that former major league infielder Andy Marte also died in a car wreck in the Dominican Republic Sunday. Marte was 33, Ventura only
Six Rangers players have committed to play in the World Baseball Classic, which begins with first round round robin play on March 6-7. Adrian Beltre (Dominican Republic), Jurickson Profar (Netherlands, Alex Claudio (Puerto Rico), Martin Perez (Venezuela), and Jonathan Lucroy and Sam Dyson (USA) all plan