SURPRISE, Ariz. — Up for a look-seeTexas Rangers catching prospect Patrick Cantwell was as surprised as anybody else, maybe more so.He was working with the rest of the organization’s minor-leaguers last week when Rangers catching instructor Hector Ortiz gave him the news: He was being called up to the big leagues.“I was kind of shocked, kind of nervous,” said Cantwell, who turns 24 in April. “It’s pretty surreal. You dream about this a lot as a kid, walking into a big-league clubhouse with big-name guys — you have Adrian Beltre, Prince Fielder, guys like that.”Cantwell’s promotion, which is likely to be brief, was partially a reward for the work he has done so far this camp.It’s also a prudent move for the Rangers, who have two catchers recovering from injuries in Geovany Soto (foot surgery) and Robinson Chirinos, who missed the entire 2012 season with a concussion. Manager Ron Washington and his staff wanted to get a look at him in case he’s needed during the season.Cantwell isn’t quite sure why he was brought up, but he’s enjoying it while it lasts.“I like to be here early. I like to get my lifting and running in before the day starts,” he said. “Other than that, I feel like just one of the other guys out there doing what I need to do. Put my head down, listen. That’s what I’ve always been taught to do.”His skills as a catcher are also what have impressed coaches. He knows that’s his ticket to getting an extended stay in the big leagues.“I pride myself on my defense, and I would consider myself a scrappy hitter,” he said. “So I know that if I want to advance and move up levels, defense is what’s going to get me there. It’s going to give me time to figure out my swing a little bit more.”He said it“I don’t think I’ll get a cowboy hat, but I’ll try cowboy boots.” — OF Shin-Soo Choo on becoming a “Texan”Word from Wash“Oh, yeah I still got it. I wasn’t feeling strange over there. I’m glad it was only for one inning. When I was doing it, I had some dang good reflexes.” — Manager Ron Washington on coaching third base during Tuesday’s “B” game, in which he didn’t wear a helmet.Injury update OF Shin-Soo Choo (elbow soreness): Did not play in Tuesday’s game, but expects to play Wednesday. RHP Nate Adcock (thoracic outlet syndrome): Evaluated Tuesday by Dr. Gregory Pearl in Dallas. INF Brent Lillibridge (bruised right thumb): Had two hits in Tuesday’s game, his first action since jamming his thumb sliding into second last week. OF Alex Rios (strained right intercostal): Took batting practice Tuesday. C Geovany Soto (foot): Caught live batting practice Tuesday, running at 50 percent. OF Kensuke Tanaka (fractured teeth): Seeing a dentist in Mesa, Ariz., for cosmetic dental surgery to repair three cracked top front teeth. INF Jurickson Profar (shoulder tendinitis): Threw from 120 feet Tuesday.