Rangers slugger Nelson Cruz arrived at spring training on Friday morning, and addressed the allegations that he was a client of a Miami clinic linked to performance enhancing drugs.
Derek Holland is keeping with the proud history of oddball lefties. But the Rangers, presumably in the service of better pitching, have asked Holland to tone down his routine just a bit.
With an early start to the 2013 spring training, Rangers spouses are either celebrating Valentine’s Day in Arizona or staying apart from their significant others.
Wednesday marks the first official workout for Rangers pitchers and catchers. Position players must report by Friday before the first full-squad workout on Saturday morning.
Colby Lewis, who will start for the Rangers on Opening Day, gave up two runs over four innings in the team’s 5-3 win over the Padres on Sunday.
At Surprise Stadium behind home plate there is a plaque commemorating former owner Thomas O. Hicks. And, yes, if you stop to read it you’ll notice that someone – seemingly every day – has spit on it.
If you have ever flown into Phoenix, you know that it’s a giant grid in the desert. The beauty of dusk out here is in both the darkness past the edges of town and the amber glow of street lights showing you the city.