Elvis Andrus called himself the “MVP” of Thursday’s situational hitting exercises among the infielders. The infielders are split into two groups – one led by Andrus and the other by Adrian Beltre – that are competing in a game that awards points based on certain fundamentals.
Andrus’ group has an eight-point lead with two more sessions left, and let it be known Friday in the clubhouse.
“We’re really good,” Andrus said. “We’re going to continue to dominate.”
Beltre disagreed, saying: “We’ve got them exactly where we want them.”
The loser when it’s over will have to buy lunch for the entire camp.
Briefly• Rangers general manager Jon Daniels on Seahawks quarterback Russell Wilson coming to camp on March 3: “We are very pleased that Russell will be able to spend some time at our spring training camp. Due to his other commitments, I expect his visit will be brief but he should be able to interact with our players on both the major and minor league sides. We are finalizing his exact schedule.”
• Mitch Moreland is working primarily with the outfielders at the beginning of camp. He’ll still work in the infield, but the Rangers want him focused on the outfield early on.