Lewis won’t be active on Opening Day

Pitcher Colby Lewis will not be on the active roster for Opening Day. He is scheduled to pitch on Wednesday and again on April 1 in a Minor League game. After that the Rangers will make a decision on where Lewis stands in his comeback.

Right now the Rangers Opening Day rotation figures to be Martin Perez, Tanner Scheppers and Joe Saunders with two starters to be named later. Robbie Ross could at least start the season in the rotation until some injured pitchers return. Tommy Hanson remains in limbo and the Rangers have to decide by Wednesday if they are willing to guarantee his contract.

Feliz to the Minors

The Rangers are optioning pitcher Neftali Feliz to the Minor Leagues so he can continue his recovery from Tommy John elbow surgery. Aaron Poreda and Rafael Perez being in sent to Minor League camp.

Rangers sign catcher Chris Snyder

The Rangers have signed catcher Chris Snyder to a Minor League contract. He’ll likely catch at Triple A Round Rock. He was released by the Nationals.

McCutchen added to Spring Training roster…not 40 man

To be clear, pitcher Daniel McCutchen has been added to big league camp. He is not on the 40-man but he is in camp on a non-roster invite

Darvish Scratched From Opening Day

Yu Darvish will not pitch the Rangers 2014 opener. He is being sent back to DFW for further examinations. He has a stiff neck, and the Rangers are concerned that Darvish has additional issues.

There is no word on who will start on Opening Day, however, Martin Perez is a strong contender.

More on the website later.

More Pitching Moves: McCutchen and Hanson

The Rangers have added RHP Daniel McCutchen to the bid league roster as a potential reliever. Tommy Hanson who was a contender for a rotation spot will pitch in a relief spot in today’s game.

More on the website later.

Perez goes six in intrasquad game

Martin Perez allowed four runs in six innings in a Minor League intrasquad game. He gave up nine hits, walked one and struck out three. He threw 102 pitches.


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