Major League Baseball’s spring training is slated to start when the Phillies host the University of Tampa on March 1, followed by more games with college teams the next day.
The Texas Rangers are scheduled to play 34 games as part of a 2015 spring training schedule that begins March 4 in Surprise, Arizona.
Colby Lewis threw five scoreless innings for the Rangers in a 5-3 win over the Mariners on Wednesday. Lewis gave up five hits, struck out three and walked one.
It is safe to assume that this was not the type of Spring Training manager Ron Washington and his team expected.
Mitch Moreland returned to the Texas lineup from a side injury and singled home two runs during a five-run sixth inning as the Rangers defeated the Athletics 6-2 Monday.
With Spring Training in Surprise winding down, manager Ron Washington was probably hoping to have most of his roster set. Instead, the final week before Opening Day at Globe Life Park in Arlington may prove to be the most interesting for the Rangers brain trust.
Texas catcher Geovany Soto has a tear in his right knee that will sideline him for 10 to 12 weeks. He will undergo surgery on Wednesday to repair the torn cartilage.
Will Venable and Carlos Quentin homered, Chase Headley drove in three runs with a pair of doubles, and the Padres beat the Rangers by a score of 11-7 on Sunday afternoon.
Jurickson Profar, the prized prospect who was supposed to be the opening day second baseman for the Rangers, will be out an estimated 10 to 12 weeks with a tear in his shoulder.
Johnny Cueto was scratched because of a sore back on Thursday, but the Reds rallied for a 5-4 victory over the Rangers on Joey Votto’s bases-loaded walk in the 10th inning.
Jim Adduci capped off a 10-pitch at bat by hitting a two-run homer in the eighth inning to help the Rangers rally for a 7-6 win over the Cubs on Tuesday night.
Carlos Gomez and Mark Reynolds hit their first home runs of spring training and also doubled, and Marco Estrada allowed four hits in six scoreless innings Tuesday in Milwaukee’s 9-3 win over a Rangers split squad.