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Rangers notes: Corey Seager trending toward Opening Day roster

(AP photo/Julio Cortez)


Manager Bruce Bochy offered an encouraging update Friday regarding the status of Corey Seager, saying he is more optimistic that the star shortstop will be available March 28 when the Rangers open defense of their world title against the Cubs.

General manager Chris Young confirmed the optimisim Saturday morning, saying if Seager isn’t ready for the opener he would be ready shortly thereafter.

Seager has picked up the intensity with his swings, Bochy said, and should see time in minor-league games before the Rangers head to Texas on March 23. Seager can take several at-bats on the back fields, batting leadoff every inning and even hopping between games on separate fields.

But Bochy tempered his optimism by saying that Seager, who had surgery for a sports hernia Jan. 30, hasn’t seen live pitching since Game 5 of the World Series on Nov. 1 and might need time to build up strength after the offseason and the surgery.

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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  1. deGrom Texas Ranger March 17, 2024

    Langford easily looks like the best player in the draft (and pronably of the decade)! Skenes didn’t throw much and has had meh results in a small sample size, but his fastball and slider combo and prior walk issues in 2022 indicate he may turn into a reliever. Crews has done well, but his spring numbers are awful. Clark and Jenkins have been meh. I’m super glad Detroit picked Clark, unless Langford already knew he wasn’t going until 3rd and then negotiated for the most $ with the other 27 teams.

    1. Jeff Wilson March 18, 2024

      Langford doesn’t seem like the kind of guy who would toy with where he was drafted. I don’t get what the Tigers where thinking, either, but maybe we’ll find out in three years.


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