Ben Sheets at the Ballpark

Ben Sheets was at Rangers Ballpark in Arlington on Friday. Don’t get excited. Nothing is happening. He has not even started throwing yet.

Sheets, after agreeing to a two-year contract with the Rangers in late January, underwent surgery to repair a torn flexor tendon in his right elbow just before Spring Training. He ended up not signing with the Rangers and remains a free agent.

Sheets said he will be examined by Dr. James Andrews on Tuesday and is hoping to get clearance to start a throwing program. He has been working out in Arlington but it doesn’t seem like he’ll be ready anytime soon. In fact, it seems like it would be at least a couple of months, if at all this season.

“There’s really nothing new,” Sheets said. “I really don’t have any info for you.”

Sheets, who was visiting with pitching coach Mike Maddux, said he has no idea who he will be pitching for once he does get healthy.

“I don’t know,” Sheets said. “I haven’t even started worrying about that yet.”

Sheets and Maddux were together with the Milwaukee Brewers and remain close.


I guess I will go with “where there is smoke, there is fire”. I think Sheets will be here next year, since our current #1 and / or #2 may not be here next year. Speaking of Smoak and fire, I still contend that Cruz’ value is at an all-time high. I’d move him, bring up Smoak to rotate with Davis at 1B and DH. Cat got a job. Good for him. Melvin makes sense.
Good stuff, TR. Thanks for the insight.

I hope this is not like praying for rain here in south central texas, but I’m praying for rain in Sheets maybe! I’m surely not the only one keeping my fingers crossed.
I’d like to hear more on Cat.
GOOOOOO RANGERS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Maybe FOXSW will get it right next time and not show us Giants games here instead of the Rangers as advertised! We sure get Astros games here. Austin loves the Rangers too. Cruz’s bat if off now, but he will be back! I’ll never give up on Davis either. And the best of all is this defense along with real Pitching! Awesome! Thanks, Nolan for President!

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