Look both ways
Joseph Ortiz has been riding around the Texas Rangers’ clubhouse on a scooter. Not one meant for enjoyment; rather one designed for people recovering from foot surgeries.
Ortiz required surgery on his left foot prior to spring training after a motorcyclist clipped him in his native Venezuela. Ortiz was crossing a street with his focus on sending a text message on his phone when the motorcyclist hit him at an estimated 50-55 mph.
“I was very lucky because I have actually seen people get run over and die in those types of accidents,” Ortiz said through a translator Tuesday morning.
Ortiz and the motorcyclist were both injured during the accident, and Ortiz said witnesses took him to the hospital.
Ortiz underwent surgery Jan. 31 and is expected to be out until at least May.
9 Pitches thrown by Jason Frasor in a scoreless inning of relief during Tuesday’s intrasquad game.
He said it
“He’s the most muscular 200-pound man you’ll see.” — pitching coach Mike Maddux on Alexi Ogando
Video of the day
Catch Rangers manager Ron Washington discuss his reasons why Yu Darvish is the Opening Day starter at http://www.youtube.com/user/startelegramvideo.