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Friday on the Farm: Highly regarded Rangers prospect who hasn’t pitched since 2021 is on verge of return

(Rangers Today/Jeff Wilson)


SURPRISE, Ariz. — Dane Acker definitely left a positive first impression during minor-league spring training in 2021.

The Rangers officials who watched him then couldn’t believe the stuff they were seeing, from upper-90s fastball velocity to huge spin readings on his breaking balls.

In hindsight, they might have been seeing a pitcher who was doing a little too much in the first camp of his career with a team that had acquired him in a trade two months earlier.

Jeff Wilson

Sports reporter for two decades. Sports fan for life. Covers the Texas Rangers. Graduate of TCU. Colorado native. Author of Purple Passion: TCU Football Legends (https://t.co/2fmXLyympx). Follow me on Twitter at @JeffWilsonTXR

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