Texas Rangers

February 15, 2014

Rangers spring training roster

Pitchers

No. Name B/T Ht. Wt. DOB Comment
59 Lisalverto Bonilla R-R 6-0 175 06/18/90 The lone holdover from Michael Young trade
57 Cory Burns R-R 6-0 204 10/09/87 Plus-changeup makes him a handy piece to have around
56 Neal Cotts L-L 6-1 200 03/25/80 Feel-good story now a big part of bullpen
11 Yu Darvish R-R 6-5 216 08/16/86 Cy Young contender entering third big-league season
30 Neftali Feliz R-R 6-3 225 05/02/88 Says he wants to return to old closer role
32 Pedro Figueroa L-L 6-0 214 11/23/85 Only big-league stints came past two years with Oakland
53 Wilmer Font R-R 6-4 230 05/24/90 Needs to add command to all that talent
44 Jason Frasor R-R 5-9 179 08/09/77 Veteran, still seeking postseason, re-signed quickly
54 Matt Harrison L-L 6-4 240 09/16/85 His health could be the key to club’s success
45 Derek Holland S-L 6-2 193 10/09/86 Out (knee) until at least All-Star break
50 Michael Kirkman L-L 6-4 195 09/18/86 Out of options, this is a make-or-break camp
55 Roman Mendez R-R 6-3 192 07/25/90 Stress fracture in elbow cut short 2013 season
36 Miles Mikolas R-R 6-5 220 08/23/88 Triple A closer brings big fastball from San Diego
41 Alexi Ogando R-R 6-4 200 10/05/83 Aiming to stay off disabled list; couldn’t do it last year.
58 Joseph Ortiz L-L 5-7 175 08/13/90 Freak foot injury has him out until May
33 Martin Perez L-L 6-0 190 04/04/91 Now a rotation fixture after breakthrough rookie season
46 Robbie Ross L-L 5-11 215 06/24/89 Wants to be in rotation, but won’t scoff at bullpen
39 Ben Rowen R-R 6-4 190 11/15/88 Pitches from down under, but was born in California
52 Tanner Scheppers R-R 6-4 200 01/17/87 He’ll start this spring, but expect him to be in bullpen
28 Joakim Soria R-R 6-3 200 05/18/84 More experience as a closer than anyone on roster
23 Nick Tepesch R-R 6-4 225 10/12/88 Enters camp as favorite to be No. 5 starter
37 Shawn Tolleson R-R 6-2 210 01/19/88 Local product coming off back surgery
75 Matt West R-R 6-1 200 11/21/88 Native Texan at full strength after 2012 Tommy John surgery

Catchers

No. Name B/T Ht. Wt. DOB Comment
7 J.P. Arencibia R-R 6-0 203 01/05/86 A change of scenery could serve power hitter well
61 Robinson Chirinos R-R 6-1 205 06/05/84 Ability to play infield corners helps his roster chances
8 Geovany Soto R-R 6-1 220 01/20/83 Getting his first shot at full-time duty with Rangers

Infielders

No. Name B/T Ht. Wt. DOB Comment
1 Elvis Andrus R-R 6-0 200 08/26/88 Looking to build off strong second half
29 Adrian Beltre R-R 5-11 220 04/07/79 Will keep hitting in cleanup spot
84 Prince Fielder L-R 5-11 275 05/09/84 Right field has never looked so inviting
18 Mitch Moreland L-L 6-2 230 09/06/85 Still around, and needs big year to keep it that way
13 Jurickson Profar S-R 6-0 165 02/20/93 Second base is his, now he needs to be a winning piece
9 Adam Rosales R-R 6-1 195 05/20/83 Hoping to avoid waiver-wire yo-yo ride
3 Luis Sardinas S-R 6-1 150 05/16/93 Some say prospect isn’t far away from major leagues

Outfielders

No. Name B/T Ht. Wt. DOB Comment
35 Jim Adduci L-L 6-2 210 05/15/85 Canadian’s tools package intrigues Rangers
43 Engel Beltre L-L 6-2 180 11/01/89 Out of options, could be this year’s Julio Borbon
21 Alex Castellanos R-R 6-0 200 08/04/86 Looking for new home after no room in Boston
15 Michael Choice R-R 6-0 215 11/10/89 Could get crack as fourth outfielder, part-time DH
17 Shin-Soo Choo L-L 5-11 205 07/13/82 Newcomer has short spring commute from nearby Goodyear
2 Leonys Martin L-R 6-2 190 03/06/88 Needs to make adjustments quicker in second season
51 Alex Rios R-R 6-5 210 02/18/81 No complaints about his performance after August trade

Non-roster invitees

Pitchers

No. Name B/T Ht. Wt. DOB Comment
60 Nate Adcock R-R 6-4 235 02/25/88 Sinkerballer struggled last year at Triple A (6.67 ERA)
16 Daniel Bard R-R 6-4 215 06/25/85 Hopes thoracic outlet syndrome was cause for sudden drop-off
25 Jose Contreras R-R 6-4 255 12/06/71 He’s 42, but was impressive during winter ball
68 Ryan Feierabend L-L 6-3 190 08/22/85 Lefty reliever spent all of 2013 in Rangers’ system?
67 Justin Germano R-R 6-2 210 08/06/82 Made only one appearance in 2013, May 1 for Toronto
48 Colby Lewis R-R 6-4 240 08/02/79 Rangers curious to see him perform after major hip surgery
22 Rafael Perez L-L 6-3 195 05/15/82 Earned invitation with strong performance early in winter ball
49 Aaron Poreda L-L 6-6 240 10/01/86 Former first-rounder on mend from Tommy John surgery
62 Armando Rodriguez R-R 6-3 248 01/28/88 Enters camp a week removed from work in Caribbean Series

Catchers

No. Name B/T Ht. Wt. DOB Comment
74 Jose Felix R-R 5-10 198 06/28/88 Defensive whiz back in camp yet again
70 Brett Nicholas L-R 6-2 215 07/18/88 Parlayed big year at Frisco, in Fall League into invite

Infielders

No. Name B/T Ht. Wt. DOB Comment
6 Kevin Kouzmanoff R-R 6-1 210 07/25/81 Former big-league regular hasn’t played in majors since 2011
20 Brent Lillibridge R-R 5-11 185 09/18/83 Veteran utility man played for five teams past two years
73 Rougned Odor L-R 5-11 170 02/03/94 Top second-base prospect got invite on 20th birthday
65 Kensuke Tanaka L-R 5-9 170 05/20/81 Former Yu Darvish teammate can also play outfield
12 Josh Wilson R-R 6-0 175 03/26/81 Batted .200 in 60 at-bats for Arizona in 2013

Outfielders

No. Name B/T Ht. Wt. DOB Comment
63 Bryan Petersen L-R 6-0 200 04/09/86 .363 on-base percentage in 2013 as a Triple A regular
64 Brad Snyder L-L 6-3 220 05/25/82 Hit four homers in 17 games this winter in Mexico

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