Rangers spring training roster

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Pitchers

No.NameB/THt.Wt.DOBComment
59Lisalverto BonillaR-R6-017506/18/90The lone holdover from Michael Young trade
57Cory BurnsR-R6-020410/09/87Plus-changeup makes him a handy piece to have around
56Neal CottsL-L6-120003/25/80Feel-good story now a big part of bullpen
11Yu DarvishR-R6-521608/16/86Cy Young contender entering third big-league season
30Neftali FelizR-R6-322505/02/88Says he wants to return to old closer role
32Pedro FigueroaL-L6-021411/23/85Only big-league stints came past two years with Oakland
53Wilmer FontR-R6-423005/24/90Needs to add command to all that talent
44Jason FrasorR-R5-917908/09/77Veteran, still seeking postseason, re-signed quickly
54Matt HarrisonL-L6-424009/16/85His health could be the key to club’s success
45Derek HollandS-L6-219310/09/86Out (knee) until at least All-Star break
50Michael KirkmanL-L6-419509/18/86Out of options, this is a make-or-break camp
55Roman MendezR-R6-319207/25/90Stress fracture in elbow cut short 2013 season
36Miles MikolasR-R6-522008/23/88Triple A closer brings big fastball from San Diego
41Alexi OgandoR-R6-420010/05/83Aiming to stay off disabled list; couldn’t do it last year.
58Joseph OrtizL-L5-717508/13/90Freak foot injury has him out until May
33Martin PerezL-L6-019004/04/91Now a rotation fixture after breakthrough rookie season
46 Robbie RossL-L5-1121506/24/89Wants to be in rotation, but won’t scoff at bullpen
39Ben RowenR-R6-419011/15/88Pitches from down under, but was born in California
52Tanner ScheppersR-R6-420001/17/87He’ll start this spring, but expect him to be in bullpen
28Joakim SoriaR-R6-320005/18/84More experience as a closer than anyone on roster
23Nick TepeschR-R6-422510/12/88Enters camp as favorite to be No. 5 starter
37Shawn TollesonR-R6-221001/19/88Local product coming off back surgery
75Matt WestR-R6-120011/21/88Native Texan at full strength after 2012 Tommy John surgery

Catchers

No.NameB/THt.Wt.DOBComment
7J.P. ArencibiaR-R6-020301/05/86A change of scenery could serve power hitter well
61Robinson ChirinosR-R6-120506/05/84Ability to play infield corners helps his roster chances
8Geovany SotoR-R6-122001/20/83Getting his first shot at full-time duty with Rangers

Infielders

No.NameB/THt.Wt.DOBComment
1Elvis AndrusR-R6-020008/26/88Looking to build off strong second half
29Adrian BeltreR-R5-1122004/07/79Will keep hitting in cleanup spot
84Prince FielderL-R5-1127505/09/84Right field has never looked so inviting
18Mitch MorelandL-L6-223009/06/85Still around, and needs big year to keep it that way
13Jurickson ProfarS-R6-016502/20/93Second base is his, now he needs to be a winning piece
9Adam RosalesR-R6-119505/20/83Hoping to avoid waiver-wire yo-yo ride
3Luis SardinasS-R6-115005/16/93Some say prospect isn’t far away from major leagues

Outfielders

No.NameB/THt.Wt.DOBComment
35Jim AdduciL-L6-221005/15/85Canadian’s tools package intrigues Rangers
43Engel BeltreL-L6-218011/01/89Out of options, could be this year’s Julio Borbon
21Alex CastellanosR-R6-020008/04/86Looking for new home after no room in Boston
15Michael ChoiceR-R6-021511/10/89Could get crack as fourth outfielder, part-time DH
17Shin-Soo ChooL-L5-1120507/13/82Newcomer has short spring commute from nearby Goodyear
2Leonys MartinL-R6-219003/06/88Needs to make adjustments quicker in second season
51Alex RiosR-R6-521002/18/81No complaints about his performance after August trade

Non-roster invitees

Pitchers

No.NameB/THt.Wt.DOBComment
60Nate AdcockR-R6-423502/25/88Sinkerballer struggled last year at Triple A (6.67 ERA)
16Daniel BardR-R6-421506/25/85Hopes thoracic outlet syndrome was cause for sudden drop-off
25Jose ContrerasR-R6-425512/06/71He’s 42, but was impressive during winter ball
68Ryan FeierabendL-L6-319008/22/85Lefty reliever spent all of 2013 in Rangers’ system?
67Justin GermanoR-R6-221008/06/82Made only one appearance in 2013, May 1 for Toronto
48Colby LewisR-R6-424008/02/79Rangers curious to see him perform after major hip surgery
22Rafael PerezL-L6-319505/15/82Earned invitation with strong performance early in winter ball
49Aaron PoredaL-L6-624010/01/86Former first-rounder on mend from Tommy John surgery
62Armando RodriguezR-R6-324801/28/88Enters camp a week removed from work in Caribbean Series

Catchers

No.NameB/THt.Wt.DOBComment
74Jose FelixR-R5-1019806/28/88Defensive whiz back in camp yet again
70Brett NicholasL-R6-221507/18/88Parlayed big year at Frisco, in Fall League into invite

Infielders

No.NameB/THt.Wt.DOBComment
6Kevin KouzmanoffR-R6-121007/25/81Former big-league regular hasn’t played in majors since 2011
20Brent LillibridgeR-R5-1118509/18/83Veteran utility man played for five teams past two years
73Rougned OdorL-R5-1117002/03/94Top second-base prospect got invite on 20th birthday
65Kensuke TanakaL-R5-917005/20/81Former Yu Darvish teammate can also play outfield
12Josh WilsonR-R6-017503/26/81Batted .200 in 60 at-bats for Arizona in 2013

Outfielders

No.NameB/THt.Wt.DOBComment
63Bryan PetersenL-R6-020004/09/86.363 on-base percentage in 2013 as a Triple A regular
64Brad SnyderL-L6-322005/25/82Hit four homers in 17 games this winter in Mexico

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