Rangers general manager Jon Daniels said rookie outfielder Nomar Mazara is likely to remain in the lineup as long as he stays productive. Daniels added a caveat, understandably, that Mazara has only played in 20 games. It’s still a small sample size.
“I don’t want to oversell it, and I don’t want to undersell it,” he said. “He’s done his job.”
There’s a track record guys show in the minors. We’ve seen a continuation of that at the big league level.
Rangers GM Jon Daniels on Nomar Mazara
Shin-Soo Choo, who has steadily ramped up his activity, including hitting batting practice with the team the past two days and catching fly balls in the outfield, could begin a medical rehab assignment in the next week or two. His return in late May will require roster move. So far, Mazara has done nothing to warrant a trip back to Triple A. And as long as he stays that way, Daniels said, he’ll remain in the lineup.
“There’s a very select few who don’t seem to be fazed,” by the pressure and environment of the major leagues, Daniels said. “It’s only one month in but that’s what we’re seeing right now.”