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.