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Rangers | TEX close to acquiring Cole Hamels

Wed, 29 Jul 2015 19:13:52 -0700

The Texas Rangers are close to acquiring SP Cole Hamels from the Philadelphia Phillies, according to multiple sources. The Phillies are believed to be receiving minor league C Jorge Alfaro and SP Jerad Eickhoff in return.

Fantasy Tip: Despite moving to the American League, Hamels ($8,900, 17.8% of cap) would receive a boost pitching for a contender. He makes a strong No. 2 fantasy starter and is a solid FantasyScore option in most games. Alfaro is batting .253 with five home runs and 21 RBIs in 49 games for Class AA Frisco and is considered one of the organization's top prospects. Eickhoff is 9-4 with a 4.30 ERA in 19 games (18 starts) for Frisco and Class AAA Round Rock.

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Rangers | TEX acquires Cole Hamels, Jake Diekman

Wed, 29 Jul 2015 19:04:36 -0700

Updating a previous report, the Texas Rangers have acquired SP Cole Hamels, RP Jake Diekman and cash considerations from the Philadelphia Phillies, in exchange for SP Matt Harrison, C Jorge Alfaro, SP Jerad Eickhoff, OF Nick Williams, P Jake Thompson and P Alec Asher.

Fantasy Tip: For the first time since 2011, Hamels ($8,900, 17.8% of cap) finds himself pitching for a playoff contender and the change of scenery should give him a boost, especially considering the lack of run support he received towards the end of his tenure with the Phillies. He is expected to make his first start against the San Francisco Giants Friday, July 31, or Saturday, Aug. 1. Harrison ($4,000, 8.0% of cap) is 1-2 with a 6.75 ERA in three starts since returning from spinal fusion surgery and should not be a FantasyScore option at this point. Owners in NL-only leagues or dynasty leagues may want to keep tabs on Alfaro, who is considered to be one of the better catching prospects in baseball.

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Rangers | Jorge Alfaro could miss season

Sat, 13 Jun 2015 10:15:05 -0700

Texas Rangers minor league C Jorge Alfaro (ankle), currently playing for Class AA Frisco, could miss the remainder of the 2015 season because of a severe ligament injury in his left ankle. He is wearing a walking boot and the organization is considering various treatment options, including surgery.

Fantasy Tip: The 22-year-old Alfaro is one of the Rangers' top prospects and had a chance to be called up to the majors later this season before getting injured. Owners in dynasty leagues and AL-only fantasy leagues will want to closely monitor his rehab.

Comment (0) | Share: Tweet!Share on Facebook | Source: The Dallas Morning News - Evan Grant

Rangers | Could be interested in veteran catcher

Sun, 16 Nov 2014 10:21:24 -0800

The Texas Rangers could be in the market for a veteran catcher, even though general manager Jon Daniels believes C Robinson Chirinos is capable of starting at least 100 games next season. C Tomas Telis, who has performed well in winter ball, is currently slated to be the No. 2 catcher. C Jorge Alfaro is expected to be added to the 40-man roster but is unlikely to reach the majors before September 2015.

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Rangers | Two prospects won't get call-up

Mon, 25 Aug 2014 20:14:32 -0700

Texas Rangers C Jorge Alfaro and SP Luke Jackson will not be called up to the big club when rosters expand Sept. 1, general manager Jon Daniels said Monday, Aug. 25.

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Rangers | Prospects moving up ladder

Mon, 04 Aug 2014 19:56:34 -0700

The Texas Rangers promoted C Jorge Alfaro from Class A Myrtle Beach to Double-A Frisco Monday, Aug. 4, and OF Nomar Mazara also was promoted from Class A Hickory to Frisco. In addition, P Alex Claudio was promoted from Frisco to Triple-A Round Rock. RP Wilmer Font (undisclosed) was activated from the 7-day disabled list to take Claudio's spot with Frisco.

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Rangers | Catcher stability is top priority

Mon, 10 Mar 2014 00:08:12 -0700

The Texas Rangers want to develop the catcher position, as many on the team believe it has been a problem since C Ivan Rodriguez left many years ago. "It's a topic of conversation, absolutely," says GM Jon Daniels. "We've had some guys come over here as big-time catching prospects, but we haven't developed our own long-term championship-caliber starter." The top prospect on the team is C Jorge Alfaro, who was at Class A Hickory last season.

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Rangers | Leonys Martin has decent shot to make team

Wed, 23 Jan 2013 14:08:06 -0800

Texas Rangers OF Leonys Martin has a decent shot to make the team out of spring training as he competes with OF Craig Gentry for the center field spot. Martin probably has the best chance out of SS Jurickson Profar, 3B Mike Olt, OF Engel Beltre and C Jorge Alfaro at making the opening day roster. Martin has been compared to Boston Red Sox OF Jacoby Ellsbury, who hitting coach Dave Magadan also worked with in Boston. "The ceiling is limitless on him. So we'll let him go at his pace and whatever we can to make him better, and he's definitely a lot like Jacoby in the way he's very coachable, very open. He's got that personality where he's very approachable, those are all good things," Magadan said.

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MLB | Jesus Montero leads catchers prospect list

Wed, 25 Jan 2012 02:05:45 -0800

Seattle Mariners C Jesus Montero leads the list of 10 prospect catchers to watch in 2012, according to MLB.com. Also on the list in order are Devin Mesoraco (Reds), Travis d'Arnaud (Blue Jays), Gary Sanchez (Yankees), Wilin Rosario (Rockies), Yasmani Grandal (Padres), Christian Bethancourt (Braves), Ryan Lavarnway (Red Sox), Sebastian Valle (Phillies) and Jorge Alfaro (Rangers).

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Rangers | Alfaro signs

Mon, 18 Jan 2010 13:49:26 -0800

Jesse Sanchez, of MLB.com, reports the Texas Rangers signed Columbian C Jorge Alfaro to a $1.3 million deal Monday, Jan. 18. He is currently hitting .250 with two RBIs in six games in the Dominican Prospect League. The Philadelphia Phillies, Seattle Mariners, Cleveland Indians, San Francisco Giants and New York Yankees were all expressing interest in Alfaro.

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