Eddie Butler, acquired by Texas Rangers in Cole Hamels deal, takes free agency

Eddie Butler, acquired by Texas Rangers in Cole Hamels deal, takes free agency

Right-hander Eddie Butler rejected an outright minor-league assignment with the Texas Rangers and took free agency. The Rangers acquired Butler in July in the deal that sent left-hander Cole Hamels to the Chicago Cubs. Butler was ineffective with the Rangers in a relief role. He was 1-2 with two saves

After stellar 2018, Jurickson Profar is primed for a larger role in 2019

After stellar 2018, Jurickson Profar is primed for a larger role in 2019

Gerry Fraley, Rangers beat writer for SportsDayDFW.com and The Dallas Morning News, answered questions about the team in a live chat at 1 p.m. Thursday. Here are some highlights: Q: Got any predictions for where this winter’s marquee free agents land? Will any land in the AL West? A: I’d say