Rangers notes: Perez returns to camp as Eovaldi pitches five scoreless
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SURPRISE, Ariz. — Martin Perez was back in camp and is still on course for the start of the regular season.
Nathan Eovaldi wasn’t at his best, but he figured out a way to toss five scoreless innings.
Both met with the media Wednesday, Perez’s first day back in camp following the World Baseball Classic.
Just browsing the spring training player stats and a few things stuck out. I know, I know, don’t read too much into spring stats but I’m thinking with only a week left, it means something. Seager is having a great spring and leading just about every offensive category. Heim’s #’s are very respectable and has only 3 SO’s and Garver’s Avg is .148. He was brought in for his offense? Jung looks like he really belongs with the big boys. What stats stand out to you?
Im also very curious about Mr Garver. Something is not right. That said, he’s coming off an injury and deserves some time. If Huff has a torrid start, tough decisions are going to loom.
He did homer Thursday night. He has changed his swing some since last season, as the elbow injury had created some bad habits. I think he’ll be OK, but he’s also being counted on to produce. Need to keep an eye on him.
Jung is going to have ups and downs, but the defense has been there. He will be an upgrade offensively over what’s been over there since Beltre retired. I think Heim could have a big year, whatever that entails. He’s not going to catch as much, though still a lot, and should be fresher later in the season. He wore down last year in the second half.