The Texas Rangers are still the World Series champions. That hasn't changed, but what has changed is the offseason aggressiveness that Rangers fans have enjoyed over the last two years.
This offseason has been lackluster and somewhat disappointing. That isn't to say that it is over, but to this point there has been more signings from some of the AL West rivals than the Rangers themselves. Hopefully that will change with a big signing before spring training gets started.
So when do pitchers and catchers report for the Texas Rangers?
Spring training will begin in less than a month. According to the Texas Rangers PR account on X.com, the Rangers pitchers and catchers will have their first workout on February 14th.
The first full squad workout will then come a few days later on February 19th. Spring is an exciting time for fans from all 30 MLB organizations. But this spring will feel a bit different for Rangers fans as they head into Surprise, AZ as the reigning World Series champions. Instead of looking for that elusive title, the focus will be on getting back to the playoffs and attempting to repeat as champions.
Texas will open their spring training slate of games in Surprise, on February 23rd against the Kansas City Royals.
Pitching has to be the main focus for the Texas Rangers
Much to the chagrin of many Rangers fans, there has been little movement from the front office to solidify the pitching staff. There is still time for the team to make a move or two before spring training, but it is still to be determined if that will take place or not.
With the offense mostly in tacked from 2023, the focus will be on putting together a starting rotation that can get the team through the first half of the season until some of the injured pitchers start to come back. In addition, it appears that there will be plenty of opportunities for some of the young arms with the club, as they vie to make the opening day roster. No matter how it shakes out, spring is a great time of year in the baseball world, and the excitement of the new season is just around the corner.
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