Texas Rangers: Quick Hits


The Superbowl is over (yes!) and by my watch that means baseball season has (un)officially begun. I’m sure many of you were busy over the weekend celebrating the end of football season and may have missed a Texas Rangers story or two. No need to worry, we’ve got you covered!

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Stefan Stevenson of Fort Worth Star-Telegram writes, Rangers infielder Jurickson Profar continues to be pleased with his recovery from a shoulder injury that forced him to miss last season. He’s throwing from 75 feet this week and hopes to move to 90 feet the following week if he’s feeling good. So far, so good.

George Riba of WFAA Sports writes, Jeff Banister is finding himself more and more at home these days, fifteen weeks after being hired as the manager of the Texas Rangers. “Well I’ve been able to turn off the GPS now and make my way to the ballpark,” Banister said.

Matt Harrison was quoted by Anthony Andro of FOX Sports Southwest, “It’s to get the right hip rotation and square back up,” said Harrison, who was part of a large Rangers’ contingent Saturday at Dr Pepper Ballpark. “I’m not able to rotate like I want to. We’re adding another week of 90 feet to get my mechanics right.”

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Russell Wilson is planning on attending Texas Rangers’ camp again this spring. Evan Grant of The Dallas Morning News has the details.

Speaking of Wilson, the MiLB FanSided site (Grading on the Curve) wrote a Prospect Profile for Wilson here’s a quote from the piece “I thought he could be a super-utility guy and be that 12th guy offensively that could play second, short and even center,” Texas Rangers’ scout Chris Kemp. It is a great read!

The Seahawks may not have won the Superbowl, but that make Russell Wilson any less of a fan favorite in Seattle or in Arlington.

I am excited to get the Texas Rangers baseball season started! How about you, what are you looking forward to now that football season is over?


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