Rangers announcements…Scheppers Martinez Hanson…many other announcements

The Rangers announced:

Tanner Scheppers is the Opening Day pitcher. The rest of the rotation is Martin Perez, Robbie Ross, Joe Saunders and…

Nick Martinez. He is going to fill Yu Darvish’s spot. He wasn’t in big league camp but he has pitched well in the Minors. He was an 18th round pick out of Fordham in 2011. The biggest surprise in camp.

The Rangers have released Tommy Hanson and signed Scott Baker to a Minor League contract. He will pitch at Round Rock.

Pedro Figueroa has been told he is on the club in the bullpen as the second lefthander

The Rangers have claimed infielder Donnie Murphy off waivers from the Cubs. They have also added Rule 5 draft pick Seth Rosin on a waiver claim from the Dodgers. He was taken from the Phillies and will get consideration for the bullpen. He is a 6-foot-6 RHP who was at Double A last year.

Murphy will be on the Opening Day roster in some capacity. The Rangers haven’t decided what role but he could be their Opening Day second baseman.

There are two spots still open in the bullpen behind Joakim Soria, Neal Cotts, Jason Frasor, Ogando and Figueroa.


Nick Tepesch must have really fallen off the radar to not be considered for a rotation spot.

Nick is hurt.

Remember the plan? Build the farm system. Remember we were told that the Rangers’ farm system is among the best. We are about to see just how good and how deep this farm system has been. I think the team will be fine over the long haul. There will likely be some difficult times at first, but it will come together. If not, maybe they need to tweak the plan. This is going to be a fun season!

I smiled when I saw your post Rodney. I think it is going to be a fun season. Now all we need is Hefe to join in.

Tepesch had to be hurt to have thrown the ball with so little effectiveness this Spring. Wow ,,, for Murphy’s first Ranger game. Next time, Pro, you better have yourself more ready. This year may have just got away from you.

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