Texas Rangers: 2014 Spring Training

Rangers win their first replay challenge

April, 1, 2014
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ARLINGTON, Texas -- The first review of the season for the Texas Rangers occurred in the sixth inning of Tuesday's game, and they won it.

Ben Revere wandered off second base and Martin Perez made a quick pickoff move to second base that was caught by Donnie Murphy, who applied the tag on the back of Revere. The umpires on the field called Revere safe.

Ron Washington slowly walked to second to give the club -- assistant advance scout Joey Prebynski specifically -- a chance to look at a variety of angles. It took two minutes, 18 seconds for umpires in the command center in New York to overturn the call. Washington glanced in the dugout and saw bench coach Tim Bogar give him the sign to challenge. He did and it helped the Rangers in a 3-2 victory over the Phillies.

The Rangers contemplated a challenge earlier in the inning on a fielder's choice bunt that got Cesar Hernandez from second to third. But replays showed the call was right and Washington did not end up challenging.

The mechanics were there, though. Washington has the slow walk down and all parts of the staff were quick about making a decision. They made the right one both times.

It means the manager is now 1-for-1 on challenges in 2014.

Yu Darvish closer to returning to rotation

April, 1, 2014
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ARLINGTON, Texas -- Texas Rangers ace Yu Darvish threw an 86-pitch bullpen session at Globe Life Park on Tuesday and is getting closer to making his first start of the 2014 season.

When that occurs is still undecided, but Darvish can’t come off the disabled list until Saturday. Starting Sunday in Tampa Bay or Monday in Boston seems quite possible, though the club isn’t giving any timetables. They will discuss a plan after seeing how Darvish recovers from the bullpen session Wednesday, but both manager Ron Washington and general manager Jon Daniels indicated Monday that Darvish didn’t necessarily need a rehab start before getting back in the rotation.

“We did the assimilation of probably four innings of work, getting up and down,” pitching coach Mike Maddux said. “All pitches were good. He looked very good, feels healthy. But we’ll know more tomorrow (Wednesday) and see how he recovers from that. So the next step would be to wait until tomorrow. He’s on the right track.”

Darvish, 27, hasn’t thrown to hitters since March 16 in Arizona. But the club and Darvish feel that physically he’s ready without needing any kind of rehab start in the minor leagues. Darvish’s neck stiffened up late in spring and he was scratched from his scheduled Opening Day start. He began throwing again Saturday with some pitches off flat ground and then threw a short bullpen Sunday and the longer one Tuesday.

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Matt Harrison starts Frisco opener Thursday

April, 1, 2014
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Texas Rangers left-handed pitcher Matt Harrison will start for Double-A Frisco on Opening Day, which is Thursday at 7:05 p.m. at Dr Pepper Ballpark in Frisco. The RoughRiders face the Northwest Araknsas Naturals.

Harrison, who fell behind the other pitchers at spring training after sleeping on a soft mattress and experiencing back and neck tightness in February, will continue his rehab assignment with the start. He is scheduled to go four innings after pitching three innings in an exhibition against the Houston Astros on Friday.

Harrison likely needs a few more starts, every five days, before he could join the rotation. But that could mean sometime in the final week of the month, if he has no setbacks. The 28-year-old made just two starts early last season before needing two back surgeries and missing the rest of the season. He had a third surgery to alleviate Thoracic Outlet Syndrome.

Harrison had an MRI on his back in spring and there were no issues and he hasn’t had any difficulty throughout the spring since that point.

Thursday is the first of a six-game homestand for the RoughRiders to open the 2014 season.

Tanner Scheppers making a little history

March, 31, 2014
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ARLINGTON, Texas -- When Tanner Scheppers toes the rubber in a few hours, he'll be more than just the second pitcher since 1945 to make his first big league start in his team's opener. He'll also be the first with at least 100 career relief appearances (115) to make his first career start in the majors on Opening Day.

And while the Rangers aren't expecting Scheppers to go out and throw a complete-game, five-hit shutout like Fernando Valenzuela did in 1981 for the Los Angeles Dodgers over the Houston Astros, they hope the 27-year-old can steady his nerves and keep them in the game against former Ranger Cliff Lee.

Scheppers is also the fourth-youngest Texas pitcher to start on Opening Day. The youngest was Jose Guzman (22) in 1986.

Scheppers continues the Rangers' trend of a different Opening Day starter now going on six seasons. The last pitcher to throw back-to-back Opening Day games was Kevin Millwood, who started from 2006 to 2009.

Scheppers was 1-1 with a 3.07 ERA in spring training with 14 strikeouts and four walks in four games (three starts) in A games. Opponents hit just .208 against him. He threw 13 pitches in one inning of work in Thursday's exhibition to be ready for today.

Martin Perez has drama-free spring

March, 30, 2014
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ARLINGTON, Texas -- While pitchers around him were scurrying for MRIs or struggling to throw strikes, Martin Perez just kept his eyes on the strike zone.

"I wanted to learn from last year and focus on getting better and getting prepared for the season," Perez said.

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AP Photo/Tony GutierrezMartin Perez is looking to build off a solid 2013 campaign.
The 22-year-old starter managed to avoid the injury issues that others did not. He said he felt bad for Yu Darvish, who has a stiff neck that will keep him from making the Opening Day start and was happy for Tanner Scheppers that he gets the opportunity.

"If they had wanted me to do that, I would have gone out and done the best job I could have," Perez said. "But Tanner is a friend of mine and he deserves that chance. I'll be ready when it's my turn."

That turn comes in Game 2 of the season against the Philadelphia Phillies on April 1. Perez's numbers may not look great after leaving Arizona -- nine runs on 11 hits in Cactus League games -- but the left-hander was pleased with his arm strength and said he got the work done that he wanted to in spring training. That included a final tuneup of 100 pitches in a minor-league game.

Perez said he learned a lot about himself last season, starting with understanding how to limit the damage in a rough inning and to forget about it and stay in games.

"I want to get even more consistent," Perez said. "I want to build off last year."

Perez was 10-6 with a 3.62 ERA with a 1.335 WHIP in 20 starts last season. He was consistent and showed he had the ability to rack up innings and stay in the rotation.

"When things started to get out of hand (in innings this spring), he was able to get it back and in check," manager Ron Washington said. "With the starters that we have in the rotation to start the season, we need to have a lot of that. They need to be able to minimize the damage, and I saw him begin to minimize the damage without Mike (Maddux) or me having to talk to him. He's shown some maturity. He still has some ways to go."

Washington acknowledged that he has high expectations for Perez and is looking forward to watching him build off 2014.

"I have to keep doing what I've been doing," Perez said. "I want to stay healthy and pitch as deep as I can."

That last part, in particular, is important, given the injury-filled spring for the Rangers.

A glance at the Rangers' Opening Day roster

March, 30, 2014
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Adrian BeltreThearon W. Henderson/Getty ImagesThere are many new faces, but Adrian Beltre is still key to the Rangers' infield and lineup.

SAN ANTONIO -- The Texas Rangers set their 25-man roster Saturday as they get set to begin the season. Here’s a quick look at that roster:

INFIELDERS (5)
1B Prince Fielder
2B Donnie Murphy
SS Elvis Andrus
3B Adrian Beltre
INF Josh Wilson

The biggest question late in camp was how the Rangers would approach second base with Jurickson Profar out 10 to 12 weeks with a torn muscle in his shoulder. Murphy was claimed off waivers from the Chicago Cubs and in three games in a Rangers’ uniform has hit well. Wilson has more experience and has been with the club longer in camp. Manager Ron Washington also likes Wilson’s defense. ... Fielder has to feel good entering the season after a solid spring training. He seems comfortable around this team and appears primed for a big year. ... Andrus says he’s fine and ready to go for the season after arm issues this spring. ... Lost in all the infield activity is Beltre, still the key, to me, for this infield and lineup. The Rangers need him to stay healthy.

CATCHERS (3)
J.P. Arencibia
Robinson Chirinos
Chris Gimenez

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With Geovany Soto out 10 to 12 weeks following surgery to repair a torn meniscus, Washington must figure out how to deploy his catchers. ... Arencibia did not hit the ball well this spring, though he showed slight improvement late. ... The 29-year-old Chirinos had a productive spring and appeared in 13 games for Texas last season after playing in 20 games for the Tampa Bay Rays in 2011.

OUTFIELDERS (6)
LF Shin-Soo Choo
CF Leonys Martin
RF Alex Rios
OF Michael Choice
OF Jim Adduci
DH Mitch Moreland

Adduci impressed the Rangers at camp and his left-handed bat joins the bench over Kevin Kouzmanoff, who had a good spring, too. Adduci has options and speed, too, giving him the edge. Kouzmanoff will start in minors, but roster could change plenty in first few weeks. Adduci made his big league debut last year after 10 seasons and 889 games in the minors. ... Martin didn’t hit well for much of spring, but hit a HR on Saturday and is healthy. There are too many Rangers who can’t say the same. ... Choice was the offensive star of spring training. Now he gets the chance to show he can do it when the games count.

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Roster: Jim Adduci over Kevin Kouzmanoff

March, 29, 2014
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SAN ANTONIO -- Texas Rangers manager Ron Washington admitted that it was difficult to tell Kevin Kouzmanoff that he wasn't on the club's Opening Day roster. But the club decided to keep Jim Adduci instead, opting for his speed and left-handed bat off the bench. It doesn't hurt that he has options and the club can make future moves without losing him.

"I have no reason why Kouzmanoff didn't make this team, he did everything he could," Washington said. "But when you look at the roster, we had to try to give ourselves some flexibility."

Kouzmanoff hit .385 in 52 Cactus League at-bats with six extra-base hits and 12 RBIs. It wasn't enough, though, with Josh Wilson and Donnie Murphy already on the roster as well. Kouzmanoff is on a minor-league deal with no opt-outs, so he'll start the season in Triple-A Round Rock. But, as Washington made clear, this will be a very fluid roster early this season.

Other roster moves:

•  The other big question going into the day was who would make the final bullpen spots. That goes to Shawn Tolleson and Seth Rosin, a Rule-5 pickup from the Phillies who must appear on the roster this season or be offered back to Philadelphia for $25,000. Tolleson gave up one earned run in four Cactus League innings and impressed coaches in various other appearances this spring.

Washington said he's only had a chance to see a little bit of Rosin and is curious to see what else he has.

"He continues to get outs," Washington said. "He showed a good slider today. I just hope he continues to get outs the way he has."

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Joe Saunders not worried with results -- yet

March, 29, 2014
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SAN ANTONIO -- Joe Saunders says he isn't worried about results, especially at the strange confines of Alamodome. If that means he'll be able to forget about them, that's a good thing for him.

But the time for worrying about results starts next week. That's when it matters. And Saunders' spring training performance since joining the Rangers -- 16 earned runs on 24 hits in 12 2/3 innings in "A" games or exhibitions (including Saturday) this spring -- isn't something pleasurable to stare at on paper.

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"You can't focus on results," Saunders said. "You focus on mechanics and strikes and making your pitches. Those are fly balls. I felt good. Today's outing was more about where my arm was at and I felt good."

No doubt, some of the runs given up Saturday were ridiculous. Jesus Guzman's home run would have been a routine fly ball to right in Arlington, but with the short wall in San Antonio, there was no chance. But George Springer's straightaway center shot was a good one and the Astros got some other hard-hit balls off Saunders. His line in the finale of Big League Weekend against the Houston Astros: 4 1/3 inning pitched, eight hits, seven earned runs, two walks, sevens strikeouts.

Saunders, who took a bouncer off the back of his left knee in the first inning but stayed in, said he is over the "dead-arm" stuff that plagued him in his last start and added that he's "100 percent" and ready to go. The knee was bruised and Saunders, knowing he had to throw a bunch of pitches (he ended up at 87) wasn't coming out so close to the season.

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5 reasons Rangers will/won't win AL West

March, 29, 2014
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ARLINGTON, Texas -- It's been a crazy spring full of medical reports and injury timetables. And it's left the AL West even more uncertain than it was a few months ago.

As we do every year, here are five reasons the Rangers will win the AL West and five reasons they won't.

FIVE REASONS RANGERS WILL WIN THE AL WEST

1. Top of the lineup. The Rangers added Shin-Soo Choo and Prince Fielder this offseason, bolstering a lineup that didn't score runs consistently enough in 2013. With Choo's track record of getting on base -- .392 on-base percentage is fourth-highest in the majors the last five seasons -- and Fielder's ability to pound the ball and produce, the Rangers should have opportunities to score runs earlier (something they didn't do enough of last year) and more consistently. Adrian Beltre, the club's cleanup hitter, has been one of the top hitters in the game the last three years and Alex Rios is underrated in the 5-hole.

Matt Harrison
Ron T. Ennis/Fort Worth Star-Telegram/MCT/Getty ImagesMatt Harrison should return soon and give the Rangers' rotation a boost.
2. Rotation gets reinforcements soon. There's plenty of concern about the Rangers' rotation, which for the first week or two of the season doesn't resemble the group the front office or coaching staff expected just a few months ago. There's a tendency to let your mind think this is the rotation you're going to see two or three months from now. And that's unlikely. Colby Lewis is another start or two away from being ready to pitch in the big leagues. Matt Harrison should be back by the end of the month. Those are two important starters with track records that should help the staff immediately. And Yu Darvish's MRI didn't show any structural damage. Assuming he progresses, he's going to be back shortly, too. All of a sudden that troubling staff looks better.

3. Schedule. The Rangers got a break from the schedule makers in 2014. It helps that the Houston Astros are in the AL West. But even in interleague play, they get a few teams that aren't expected to contend like Colorado and the New York Mets. Home games early -- 13 of the first 19 -- should help the club tread water while they get some injured pitchers back. And they finish the season in September with 17 of 23 in Arlington, including the final four against the Oakland A's. That should be an advantage.

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4. Speed. The Rangers have it in some nice spots in the lineup and they're committed to using it to their advantage. This team used to create runs, not to mention chase balls down defensively, with its speed. That wasn't the case as much last year. Look for the club to use its speed, which also means making smart decisions, again this year.

5. Injuries, questions with other AL West teams. It's not just Texas that is dealing with injuries. Jarrod Parker of the Oakland A's needs Tommy John surgery, putting a dent in the rotation. The Angels' back end of the rotation is a question mark and they must prove that the last two years were simply a case of underachieving for a high-priced team. Seattle certainly improved, but are they good enough to challenge the A's, Angels or Rangers in the division? It's clearly up for grabs with no team having a big advantage. That helps a Texas team dealing with early injuries.

FIVE REASONS RANGERS WON'T WIN AL WEST

1. Injuries. Where do we start? The club has not only dealt with a ridiculous number of injuries to the rotation, but also two starting position players. Don't underestimate how much that could hurt the club since pitching reinforcements appear on the way. Not having starting catcher Geovany Soto and second baseman Jurickson Profar for 10 to 12 weeks means the fill-ins have to hold their own for an extended period of time. That won't be easy. And what happens if the Rangers suffer another injury?

Mitch Moreland
Kevin Jairaj/USA TODAY SportsWill Mitch Moreland be able to produce as the Rangers' primary DH?
2. Bottom of the order. The top of the order gets the publicity, as it should. But the bottom of the order needs to produce, too. And it's full of questions. Leonys Martin had a rough spring. Can he bounce back and get it done during the season? Mitch Moreland is going to get most of his at-bats as a DH. How will he do? The catching position didn't have a track record of a high batting average even before Soto's injury. If that group doesn't get it done, it will impact the entire offense.

3. Rough start. If the injuries to this team mean that it stumbles out of the gate, it could be tough to make that ground up. The schedule has home games early, but also some tough series on the road against Tampa Bay and Boston and six games against Oakland (three on the road and three at home). Should the Rangers struggle early, the road to a title gets even tougher.

4. Emergence of Angels, A's. What if the Angels' bats finally put it together this year? Albert Pujols and Josh Hamilton didn't play to their capabilities last year. But if they put it together this year with Mike Trout doing his thing, this team can pile up runs. They'll need to with the back end of their rotation. Oakland is hurting on the starting pitching front from the spring but still has that great bullpen and the ability to get clutch hits.

5. Bullpen. Joe Nathan isn't back there anymore. Joakim Soria was an All-Star at the position a few years ago, but that was pre-Tommy John surgery. The bullpen won't have Tanner Scheppers setting up, either, as he's needed in the rotation. Neftali Feliz couldn't find his velocity or command this spring. There are a lot of questions to be ironed out in that pen.

Nick Martinez surprised to get good news

March, 28, 2014
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ARLINGTON, Texas -- When Nick Martinez hit the "end" button on his cell phone Wednesday morning, he was worried.

The 23-year-old was about to get breakfast with a few other minor leaguers outside of the complex when Steve Mintz, the pitching coach at Class-A Myrtle Beach, called and chewed Martinez out for being late that day. Martinez didn't think he was supposed to be in early on Wednesday.

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Andrew Woolley/Four Seam Images/AP ImagesNick Martinez figured he'd be starting the season at Double-A Frisco, but he ended up in the Rangers' rotation.
"He wasn't too happy with me," Martinez said. "I thought I was in trouble."

Martinez immediately headed to the clubhouse where Mintz and senior director of minor league operations Mike Daly were waiting on him. They took him into manager Ron Washington's office in Surprise, where general manager Jon Daniels, assistant general manager Thad Levine and a host of coaches were waiting.

"I thought they were going to talk to me about the trip to San Antonio," Martinez said. "Wash told me I was late and was giving me a hard time and then laughed and told me to relax. He said they were putting me in the rotation. I was shocked. I said, 'Thank you.' But what do you say? I think I said thank you 50 times.

"I called my dad and he started crying. I had to let him go. He called all the family and they had a party at my house last night."

Martinez's first start will likely come at Fenway Park. And he said his mother and father will certainly be there.

That's a long way from where Martinez assumed he'd start the season -- at Double-A Frisco.

"I had that in mind when I got to spring but still wanted to work hard and turn some heads while I was out there," Martinez said. "Luckily, I did."

Martinez credited his coaches who helped him put up consistent numbers in Class A and Double-A last year. He said he found a consistent delivery and release point and learned a bunch about pitch sequencing.

"I can't wait," Martinez said. "I'm just going to keep doing what I've been doing."

Scheppers has personality to handle jitters

March, 28, 2014
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ARLINGTON, Texas -- Tanner Scheppers faced a wall of television cameras Thursday and managed to say he was excited about starting on Opening Day without once ever looking excited.

Perhaps Texas Rangers fans should take that as a good sign for his nerves when he takes the mound Monday.

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Otto Greule Jr/Getty ImagesTanner Scheppers says he's "ready to go," and he sure seems like it, at least outwardly.
Scheppers will make some history when he toes the rubber at Globe Life Park next week. He'll become the first pitcher to make his first big-league start on Opening Day since Fernando Valenzuela. Hey, Tanner: What do you know about Fernando?

"Not a whole lot," Scheppers said. "Not a whole lot."

Have you ever seen him pitch?

"I haven’t, but I guess I should look into that," said Scheppers, who might plug Valenzuela's name into Youtube on his phone at some point.

Heck, Scheppers didn't even know he was the first pitcher in more than 30 years to make his starting debut on Opening Day. And he didn't look like he cared, either.

He answered every question asked of him, but stayed even-keeled. There was only a hint of a smile at times. He stayed cool and didn't seem, at least outwardly, to be consumed by the idea of being the first Rangers pitcher to fire a pitch that counts in the 2014 season.

"It's an honor," Scheppers said. "I just want to win."

Scheppers arrived at spring training stretched out to start, but the entire exercise seemed like an insurance policy. Turns out Rangers camp was a great place to be an insurance policy. And Scheppers quickly pitched like he belonged. Yes, the injuries helped secure his place, but Scheppers was named to the rotation before the final two spots were sorted out. He essentially took Alexi Ogando's spot when Ogando struggled this spring.

Scheppers knows the biggest question for him as the season begins isn't necessarily whether he has the stuff to start, but the stamina. He hasn't started since 2011 in the minors. What does he remember about that start?

"I think that's when I was dealing with my back deal and I couldn't feel my legs," Scheppers said. "I think it will be nice to feel my whole body this time."

Scheppers said that the way the off days are lined up should allow him to get six days of rest at times. And he's vowed to be honest with the coaching staff about how he's feeling.

"I'm ready to go," Scheppers said.

Sure seems like it.

Darvish won't travel to San Antonio

March, 27, 2014
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ARLINGTON, Texas -- Texas Rangers ace Yu Darvish will not travel with the team to San Antonio and will instead play catch in Arlington on Saturday, then throw off flat ground under the watchful eye of pitching coach Mike Maddux on Sunday.

"Then we'll put together a plan from there," manager Ron Washington said ahead of the Rangers' two-game exhibition set against the Houston Astros. The Rangers open the regular season Monday against the visiting Philadelphia Phillies.

Darvish did some light jogging in the outfield at Globe Life Park prior to Thursday's game and watched from the dugout. He was scratched from his Opening Day start after his neck stiffness prevented him from throwing. Darvish was checked out by Dr. Drew Dossett on Wednesday and an MRI showed no structural issues.

The club will slowly get Darvish back up to speed and no timetable for his return has been determined yet.

Yu Darvish set to play catch Saturday

March, 27, 2014
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ARLINGTON, Texas -- Texas Rangers ace Yu Darvish will not travel with the team to San Antonio and will instead play catch in Arlington on Saturday and then throw off flat ground under the watchful eye of pitching coach Mike Maddux on Sunday.

"Then we'll put together a plan from there," manager Ron Washington said.

Darvish did some light jogging in the outfield at Globe Life Park prior to Thursday's game and watched from the dugout. He was scratched from his Opening Day start after his neck stiffness prevented him from throwing. Darvish was checked out by Dr. Drew Dossett on Wednesday and an MRI showed no structural issues.

The club will slowly get Darvish back up to speed and no timetable for his return has been determined yet.

Fielder hits first HR as Ranger in Arlington

March, 27, 2014
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ARLINGTON, Texas -- A cautionary note for pitchers this season: If you fall behind Prince Fielder 3-0, be really careful where you put that fourth pitch.

Amaury Sanit, the starting pitcher for Quintana Roo, a team from Mexico facing the Rangers in an exhibition on Thursday, found out. Fielder took an aggressive swing, lashing a ball 424 feet to right-center field and into the Rangers bullpen for a two-run homer. It was a mighty whack from a player the Rangers expect to take many of those during his time in Arlington. The Rangers went on to win the game, 7-4.

Fielder, wearing No. 84, has had a solid spring. He's hit with men on base and has looked comfortable as he adjusts to a new team. It doesn't hurt that as pitchers deal with him, Adrian Beltre is in the on-deck circle getting prepared to hit himself.

What Fielder did Thursday is one major thing this offense missed last season -- a power, left-handed bat in the middle of the lineup. When Josh Hamilton left, that void never did get filled. Fielder certainly fills it now, and if Thursday is any indication, he's going to like hitting at Globe Life Park.

Elvis Andrus says he's ready to play

March, 27, 2014
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ARLINGTON, Texas -- Texas Rangers shortstop Elvis Andrus said Thursday that his arm and shoulder feel better and that he'll be ready for Opening Day.

Andrus, who has dealt with soreness this spring, said he made all the throws from his shortstop position and took cutoffs and made relay throws in a full workout prior to Thursday's exhibition game at Globe Life Park. He said he wants to play Friday and Saturday in San Antonio. Andrus added that he'll play on Opening Day (Monday) "for sure."

It was a week ago that the club decided to keep Andrus out of games so he could get his arm strength back.

"I knew my arm just needed to get stronger ... it feels amazing," Andrus said. "It wasn't a concern for me. I was trying to get my arm in shape to be ready for the season."

Andrus didn't throw during the offseason, which likely contributed to the soreness. He said it's something he'll learn from for future winters.

"One thing I learned for sure is that I have to take care of my arm, especially in the offseason," Andrus said. "I was really fortunate that it wasn't anything serious or bad to keep me out of the games. I'm trying to do all my rehabbing and getting my arm strong and ready for the season. I'll be ready to go for Monday."

Manager Ron Washington said he wanted to see how Andrus came out of Thursday's workout before making any firm decisions on when and how many innings Andrus might play this weekend.

The Rangers are already without second baseman Jurickson Profar, who is out 10 to 12 weeks with a torn muscle in his shoulder.

UPDATE (10:15 p.m.): Washington said after Thursday's game that Andrus will play shortstop on Friday in San Antonio.

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TEAM LEADERS

WINS LEADER
Colby Lewis
WINS ERA SO IP
10 5.18 133 170
OTHER LEADERS
BAA. Beltre .324
HRA. Beltre 19
RBIA. Beltre 77
RA. Beltre 79
OPSA. Beltre .879
ERAC. Lewis 5.18
SOY. Darvish 182