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Sunday, December 15, 2019

Articles tagged: Texas Rangers

Two-alarm fire contained at Rangers’ new ballpark

Texas Rangers

The Arlington Fire Department responded Saturday to a two-alarm fire at the new Texas Rangers stadium.

Numerous videos were shared to social media showing smoke and fire at the new Rangers ballpark, which is currently under construction.

The Arlington Fire Department reported that they were on the scene and had contained the fire in the upper portion of the stadium. The cause was not immediately clear.

There was no indication of whether the fire might impact the park’s scheduled 2020 opening in any way, but it seems to have been minor. Hopefully the cause is less stupid than what happened to a Mets minor league affiliate last season.

Corey Kluber traded to Rangers for Emmanuel Clase, Delino DeShields Jr.

Corey Kluber

The Cleveland Indians have been talking about a Corey Kluber trade with a number of teams this winter, and they finally dealt the pitcher on Sunday to the Texas Rangers.

Texas sent reliever Emmanuel Clase and outfielder Delino DeShields Jr. to Cleveland for Kluber.

The Los Angeles Angels were reportedly optimistic about their chances of landing Kluber, but the Rangers must have offered a better deal. The Angels are still looking to improve their starting rotation after they were outbid by the New York Yankees for Gerrit Cole.

Kluber will turn 34 shortly after the 2020 season begins, and he didn’t pitch after May 1 last season after suffering a fractured right forearm. However, he has been phenomenal when healthy and posted a 2.85 ERA and 1.02 WHIP from 2014 through 2018. He won two Cy Young awards during that span.