Rangers announce awards…camp invites
The Texas Rangers announced today that the club has extended non-roster invitations to major league spring training for the following 8 players: pitchers Fabio Castillo, Greg Reynolds, Robbie Ross, Tanner Scheppers, and Ben Snyder, catcher Tommy Mendonca, and infielders Greg Miclat and Mike Olt.
Mendonca was a third baseman last year but is being given a chance to switch to catcher.
The team also announced the winners of the club’s 2011 Minor League Awards. Shortstop Jurickson Profar is the Tom Grieve Minor League Player of the Year and left-hander Robbie Ross, who is a non-roster invite to this year’s big league camp, is the Nolan Ryan Minor League Pitcher of the Year. Right-handed pitcher Justin Miller is the Rangers Minor League Reliever of the Year and outfielder Ryan Strausborger is the Defender of the Year.