Texas Rangers vs. Kansas City Royals – Preview – Live Game Thread


Mandatory Credit: Matthew Emmons-USA TODAY Sports

SURPRISE, Ariz. – Texas Rangers take on the Kansas City Royals tonight at Surprise Stadium. Matt Harrison is slated to get the start for the Texas Rangers. This will be Matt Harrison’s first ‘A’ game start since receiving a nerve-block injection on the right side of his neck on February 24.  Also returning to action tonight is Jurickson Profar at second base.  Kevin Kouzmanoff will be covering third for Adrian Beltre, who is expected to return in Thursday’s game against the Cincinnati Reds.

Starting Pitchers:
LHP Matt Harrison vs. RHP Yordano Ventura

Scheduled to follow Harrison will be:
Joe Saunders LHP
Pedro Figueroa LHP
Rafael Perez LHP
Shawn Tolleson RHP

Scheduled to follow Yordano Ventura:
Greg Holland RHP
Tim Collins LHP
Kelvin Herrera RHP
Louis Coleman RHP



Noteworthy News:
T.R.Sullivan’s blog sent news that Nick Tepesch was optioned to Triple A Round Rock today. Jose Contreras was told he would not make the team. Several others were sent to the minors today, pitchers Cory Burns, Miles Mikolas and Daniel Bard, catchers Patrick Cantwell and Brett Nicholas, infielders Kensuke Tanaka and Andy Parrino and outfielders Brad Snyder and Bryan Peterson.

With the 11 cuts the Texas Rangers made today that can only mean one thing: TEXAS RANGERS BASEBALL IS CLOSE!

Tonight’s game starts at 6:05 p.m. (CST) and will be broadcast on TXA21 as well as MLB.tv

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