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Rangers’ pitchers and catchers report to Surprise on Feb. 20

Texas Rangers’ pitchers and catchers report to Surprise, Ariz., on Feb. 20, the club announced Friday.

The first day of spring training workouts is Feb. 21. Rangers position players report on Feb. 25 with the first full squad workout scheduled for Feb. 26.

The Rangers’ Cactus League schedule begins March 4 against the Kansas City Royals at Surprise Stadium.

— Stefan Stevenson

MLB records request

A lawyer for a former University of Miami pitching coach is seeking a wide range of Major League Baseball records for the coach’s upcoming trial on illegal performance-enhancing drug distribution charges. That includes details of an immunity deal given to New York Yankees star Alex Rodriguez.

Frank Quintero Jr. wants a federal judge to order MLB and the Miami U.S. attorney’s office to turn over the records for the defense of the ex-coach, Lazaro “Laser” Collazo, in the case centered on the now-closed Biogenesis of America clinic.

Quintero says he needs the documents to defend Collazo in his February trial. He says they allegedly show how MLB has influenced the prosecution through such things as paying witnesses, buying stolen documents and influencing witness testimony. MLB denies the allegations.


• Rays: Raul Ibanez, Kevin Cash and Don Wakamatsu are the finalists to replace Joe Maddon as manager of the Tampa Bay. Interviews with the finalists will be scheduled for the week of Dec. 1.



Reliever Joel Peralta has been acquired by the Los Angeles Dodgers from the Tampa Bay Rays as part of a four-player trade. Tampa Bay received right-handers Jose Dominguez and Greg Harris in the trade, and the Dodgers also obtained left-hander Adam Liberatore.

— From wire reports