Re-Beltre, as it were, seven years after Beltre left Boston and through a good portion of his 30’s did this for the Texas Rangers: .307 batting average, .874 OPS, 175 home runs, three Gold Gloves, four MVP top tens and seven World Series games. The Red Sox need a third baseman, and may until Rafael Devers is ripe. The Rangers need to think about who they are today, next season and the season after, along with what the Houston Astros are going to be during that time, which is why Yu Darvish probably can be had.
The New York Yankees’ biggest weakness is their rotation, and they might be in the market for one of the best pitchers on the trading block. The Texas Rangers reportedly are listening to offers for starter Yu Darvish, and so far, the Chicago Cubs and Los Angeles Dodgers have been named as potential suitors. But Yankees scout Brian Duckworth was at Tropicana Field on Friday night for Darvish’s start against the Tampa Bay Rays, per the New York Post, which has made some speculate whether New York is looking to make another deal before the non-waiver trade deadline on July 31. Darvish is a free agent after this season, and the Rangers reportedly are unsure if they’ll be able to re-sign the 30-year-old,
Instant replay and observations from the Rangers' 6-5 win over Tampa Bay Sunday at Tropicana Field in St. Petersburg, Fla.: What you need to know: The Rangers rallied for three runs in the eighth inning on homers by Rougned Odor and Carlos Gomez to finish off a sweep of Tampa Bay and complete their 10-game road trip at 5-5. In the sweep, the Rangers came back from multiple-run deficits in all three games. Their biggest comebacks this year are all from three-run deficits. All of them have come against Tampa Bay, two over the course of the weekend. Dude of the day: 2B Rougned Odor's second home run of the game tied the score in the eighth inning. Odor also homered in his first at-bat. It was his