Texas Rangers Spring Training Recap: March 5th


Mar 5, 2014; Surprise, AZ, USA; Texas Rangers starting pitcher Tommy Hanson throws to the Colorado Rockies in the first inning of their spring training game at Surprise Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Lance Iversen-USA TODAY Sports

Now that we have all gotten over the shock of the Ian Kinsler comments and realized that he didn’t trash talk the fans or the city, only Jon Daniels, who is a big boy and can probably take care of himself, lets move on the Rangers spring training news! The Texas Rangers officially added Joe Saunders and Andy Parrino to the roster. Neal Cotts had a very, very bad day yesterday giving up six runs on four hits and two walks in just 0.2 of an inning. Tommy Hanson took the loss and he gave up two runs on five hits in 3.0 innings pitched. Justin Germano also pitched 3.0 innings and gave up no runs on three hits while striking out three.

Matt Harrison threw his first bull-pen session since returning to camp and said that he felt good afterwords, according to the Texas Rangers website.

"“I felt good,” Harrison said. “A little erratic the first 10 pitches or so, but I got my timing back and got loosened up.” texasrangers.com"

Harrison threw 38 pitches total. I get nervous now whenever Harrison throws a baseball, and I am just not sure that the Texas Rangers do not feel the same way about him. If they can’t trust that he is not going to get injured every time he goes out there, I don’t know how effective of a starter he is going to be, but I am hopeful that he can pull through and get back to his former self.

Elvis Andrus returned to the Texas Rangers line-up after sitting out for a few days with flexor tendonitis in his right arm. Elvis approached manager Ron Washington and told him that he was ready to go, so they decided to put him in. Again, this was one of those injuries that Elvis would not have even mentioned if it were the regular season.

Today the Texas Rangers continue getting ready for the season when the take on the Padres at 2:05.