Texas Rangers announce Opening Day Roster

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LF: Josh Smith/Ezequiel Duran

CF: Adolis Garcia

RF: Robbie Grossman

This is not the same group they started camp with. Leody Taveras will start the season on the 10-day injured list. For now Garcia will likely see the majority of at-bats in center. Robbie Grossman shifts from left to right. Josh Smith and Ezequiel Duran will likely platoon in left field. Taveras will hopefully be back in the first couple of weeks. When he does he will take over in center, with Grossman shifting back to left, and Garcia taking back over in right field.

Smith and Duran both earned spots with their play in Cactus League action. Duran's play was just dynamite. He had 20 hits in 26 spring training games and 12 of the 20 hits went for extra bases. The ability of Smith and Duran to stay in Arlington will come down to how they play in the opportunities they are given.