Last Call from the Desert…Feb. 17
Former Rangers designated hitter Mickey Tettleton is in camp as a special instructor.
Matt Harrison the first workout: “It’s fun getting back out here again being with my teammates. I’m looking forward to getting back into action, especially after being out so long last year. Next six weeks, I want to get my body back into shape, get acclimated to being on a mound and face hitters. I want to make sure I’m on the mound for 30-35 starts and be out there every fifth day for my teammates.”
Ron Washington on the first workout: “I’m looking forward to them going through the drills with some seriousness and get off the field healthy. Take it seriously what we need to do on the field, get it done and get off the field.”
Catcher Robinson Chirinos used his foundation to deliver 800 toys to kids at a children’s hospital in his home town of Punto Fijo, Venezuela on Christmas this off-season.
The Rangers have one player who knows what it’s like to win a gold medal in the Olympics. Jose Contreras was on the Cuban team that won gold in baseball at the 1996 Summer Games in Atlanta.
Neal Cotts won the 2013 Chicago Major League Player of the Year Award given by the Pitch and Hit Club of Chicago. He has lived in Chicago for over ten years.
Prince Fielder’s No. 84 will be the highest by a Rangers player since infielder Rene Gonzales wore No. 88 in 1996.
All Class A Myrtle Beach games will be carried locally in South Carolina on 1450 WRNN with Nathan Barnett as the Voice of the Pelicans
He said it
“I’m ready for one job. It’s to be the closer. No more starter.”