Texas Rangers pitcher Derek Holland checked in with The Fan’s GBag Nation and talked about how his rehab is progressing.
Yu Darvish struck out four in two innings of the spring opener for Texas, and Prince Fielder hit a towering solo homer as the Rangers beat the Kansas City Royals 11-7 on Thursday.
After getting called up last May, Cotts appeared in 58 of the Rangers’ remaining 118 games. He matched the major league lead with eight relief victories, and his 1.11 ERA was the lowest for a reliever in franchise history.
The Texas Rangers have no plans to put Super Bowl-winning quarterback Russell Wilson at the plate.
The Rangers expect Seattle’s Super Bowl-winning quarterback to participate in a team workout and then be in uniform for a Cactus League game when Wilson visits camp Monday.
Yu Darvish says he felt a little awkward facing hitters in a game-like situation for the first time this spring.
Matt Harrison concedes that he likely won’t be ready to pitch for the Texas Rangers by opening day.
Rangers GM Jon Daniels calls in to the Ben and Skin show to discus the beginning of spring training, as well as the health of Matt Harrison.
The Rangers kept left-hander Matt Harrison from throwing on Tuesday because of neck stiffness. A day later, he started feeling some discomfort in his lower back.
So much is new this spring for the All-Star slugger. He’s in Arizona for spring training, not Florida. He has a No. 84 on the back of his uniform, not No. 28. And he is on a new team.
It’s just the first day of spring training for the Texas Rangers, and manager Ron Washington has already set his Opening Day lineup for 2014.
The Rangers ace was even in a joking mood Tuesday at spring training. Darvish wisecracked that the New York Yankees might have paid too much for fellow Japanese right-hander Masahiro Tanaka