Spring Training News & Notes

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The Rangers pitchers and catchers do not officially report to Spring Training until tomorrow but that hasn’t stopped the news and notes from flying in already.

On Wednesday, the Rangers announced that they will be broadcasting 10 games on television – six on Fox Sports Southwest and four on TXA 21. In addition to the televised games there will also be 10 more broadcast on 105.3 The Fan. See a full list of the broadcast schedule below.

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Photo credit to Anthony Andro

In other Rangers news:

  • Josh Hamilton says his surgically repaired knee is sore despite having a cortisone shot just a few weeks ago. Hamilton told Evan Grant on Wednesday that the pain has returned and that he is shooting to play “a realistic goal” of 120 games.
  • Mitch Moreland apparently played the final two months of the 2015 season with a stress fracture in his foot. He says that the foot is pain free and is without limitations in Spring Training.
  • If there is one thing that Derek Holland does, it’s that he never makes excuses when he throws a stinker. Holland told Evan Grant today that “he choked” in the ALDS against Toronto.
  • Delino DeShields played with a slight sprain in his knee at the end of last year. The knee appears to be ok and he’s already in camp and ready to go.
  • Jurickson Profar has completed his throwing program and is ready to go 100% in the field and is expected to play solely at shortstop through the start of camp.
  • According to Stefan Stephenson of the Ft Worth Start Telegram, the following position players are in camp at least a week early Moreland, Elvis Andrus, Joey Gallo, Ike Davis, Ryan Rua, DeShields, Rougned Odor, and Hamilton.

Ladies and Gentlemen, after a long offseason that ended on a very sour note, baseball is back!

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Billy Casey
Billy is a baseball fanatic and has been around the game since he was four years old. The first ever game he attended was in September of '89 and Pete Incaviglia denied him an autograph after he had a bad batting practice session. Billy has held a grudge since. Billy is also a baseball coach who is known to dance around the dugout like Ron Washington during big plays in the game.

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  • I have to admit that time seemed to pass rather quickly this off season and I know the good weather helped.I am hungry for baseball and wish I could smell the grass and leather and hear those cleats on the dugout floor..That first practice was always special as a team of boys got together again and it is no different for grown up men either..Lets go Rangers..

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