|Dec. 30 11:58 AM PT12:58 PM MT1:58 PM CT2:58 PM ET14:58 ET19:58 GMT3:58 CST12:58 PM MST2:58 PM EST3:28 PM VEN23:58 UAE1:58 PM CT-The Rangers have acquired right-hander Miles Mikolas from Pittsburgh in exchange for first baseman Chris McGuiness. The deal Monday came three days after Texas designated McGuiness for assignment to clear room on its roster after free-agent outfielder Shin-Soo Choo signed a $130 million, seven-year deal.
Analysis: McGuiness hit .176 with one RBI in 10 games for Texas last season. He hit .246 with 11 home runs, and 63 RBI in 104 games at Triple-A Round Rock.
|June 18 4:42 PM PT5:42 PM MT6:42 PM CT7:42 PM ET19:42 ET23:42 GMT7:42 CST4:42 PM MST6:42 PM EST7:12 PM VEN3:42 UAE (+1)6:42 PM CT-The Rangers optioned McGuiness to Triple-A Round Rock.
Analysis: He had started nine of the previous 11 games at first base, and was hitting .176 with 13 strikeouts in 34 plate appearances.
|June 10 12:47 PM PT1:47 PM MT2:47 PM CT3:47 PM ET15:47 ET19:47 GMT3:47 CST12:47 PM MST2:47 PM EST3:17 PM VEN23:47 UAE2:47 PM CT-McGuiness went 2 for 4 with an RBI double in Sunday's 6-4 win over Toronto.
Analysis: Those were the first two hits and first RBI of his career.
|Mar. 27 4:21 PM PT5:21 PM MT6:21 PM CT7:21 PM ET19:21 ET23:21 GMT7:21 CST4:21 PM MST6:21 PM EST6:51 PM VEN3:21 UAE (+1)5:21 PM CT-The Texas Rangers have returned Rule 5 draft pick Coty Woods to Colorado and gotten first baseman Chris McGuiness back from Cleveland. After being taken in the Rule 5 draft last December, McGuiness and Woods had to be offered back to their former organizations if not on the major league opening day roster.
Analysis: McGuiness, who hit .195 this spring with the Indians, was assigned outright Wednesday to Triple-A Round Rock. He hit .268 with 23 homers and 77 RBI in 123 games last season at Frisco, the Rangers' Double-A team. McGuiness was MVP in the 2012 Arizona Fall League with a .283 average and league-best 27 RBIs.