Texas Rangers

Situational hitting drill fuels competition

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.


• 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.

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