Texas Rangers announce Opening Day Roster

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Spring Training started about six weeks ago with a few roster battles. Left field, bullpen, and the bench were question marks as camp began. Robbie Grossman signed right before the full squad workouts started and took hold of one of the outfield spots with his performance. The bullpen and the bench were unanswered until the Opening Day roster was announced earlier today. We will go over the entire 26-man roster.

The Infield

C: Jonah Heim, Mitch Garver

1B: Nathaniel Lowe

2B: Marcus Semien

SS: Corey Seager

3B: Josh Jung

No surprises here. Seager and Semien are the highly paid duo that will occupy the middle of the infield for the foreseeable future. Josh Jung stayed healthy throughout spring training and will start at 3b in his first full major league season. The reigning Silver Slugger at first Nathaniel Lowe will be back at first base. Rounding out the infield will be Jonah Heim and Mitch Garver. Heim will be the primary catcher and Mitch Garver will be the backup catcher and see some time as a designated hitter as well. This is the group that the Rangers started camp with as starters and it is the same group that will be starting on Opening Day.