Home sweet home
Elvis Andrus is calling Dallas/Fort Worth his permanent home. He bought a house in the Dallas area and spent the majority of the off-season in Texas rather than his native Venezuela. Even though most don’t consider Texas a winter climate, it was to Andrus, which is partly why he grew his Abraham Lincoln-esque beard.
Andrus, 25, said there are several reasons he put down roots in the area. His top three:
74 Career saves by 25-year-old Neftali Feliz, who is scheduled to make his eighth appearance of the spring Friday.
He said it
“It’s not that we’re working against one another in the sense that it’s a cut-throat thing. We’re out there working hard and both of us are trying to put our best foot forward. We’re not going out there trying to out-beat the other one, we’re just going out there trying to win spots.” — Robbie Ross on competing for a rotation spot with Tanner Scheppers
Words of Wash
“I heard it, but I didn’t see it. I saw him hit it, but I didn’t see the ball. I didn’t see where the son of a buck landed. He smoked that ball.” — on Prince Fielder’s second home run of the spring, a solo shot in the fifth inning off Reds right-hander Sam LeCure