Texas Rangers Spring Training: 3 players heating up at the right time

Seth Carlson
SURPRISE, ARIZONA - MARCH 09: Joey Gallo #13 of the Texas Rangers reacts with Khris Davis #4 after hitting a solo home run against the Cleveland Indians during the first inning of the MLB spring training game on March 09, 2021 in Surprise, Arizona. (Photo by Christian Petersen/Getty Images)
SURPRISE, ARIZONA - MARCH 09: Joey Gallo #13 of the Texas Rangers reacts with Khris Davis #4 after hitting a solo home run against the Cleveland Indians during the first inning of the MLB spring training game on March 09, 2021 in Surprise, Arizona. (Photo by Christian Petersen/Getty Images) /
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Nick Solak bats for the Rangers
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Nick Solak

2B Nick Solak has found his swing timing just in time for the Texas Rangers regular season!

It was never a question of whether Nick Solak would begin the season at second base for the Texas Rangers, but rather would he finally tap into the plus hit tool that made him a coveted trade target back in 2019?

Based on the way the 26-year-old has been swinging the lumber recently, we’d say so.

Solak hit an opposite field grand slam in the Rangers’ Tuesday night victory over the SF Giants and followed that up with another home run in Wednesday’s win over the Diamondbacks.

Prior to this mini power outburst, Solak had looked lethargic with the bat in spring. It look as though the issue was about swing timing, and the new results are paying dividends.

Overall, Solak’s roster spot was never in question, but in a season that will likely be make-or-break for the 26-year-old at second base, his newfound hot-hitting will only bolster his case to stick around.

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