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The Sunday Read: It’s go time for Rangers’ four advanced pitching prospects

(AP photo/Gareth Patterson)


Four days down at spring training, and Jordan Montgomery probably isn’t walking through that door.

Josh Jung is walking, though with a limp caused by a calf injury that will keep him out three weeks.

The Montgomery news delivered Wednesday by general manager Chris Young is the bigger of the two items. Jung is going to get healthy in time for Opening Day, but the Rangers aren’t expected to add a key starting during the World Series run to a rotation that could use one.

Manager Bruce Bochy has four starters locked into the rotation: Nathan Eovaldi, Jon Gray, Dane Dunning and Andrew Heaney. Cody Bradford is thought to be the favorite for the fifth spot, though veterans Danny Duffy, Jose Urena and Adrian Sampson are in the mix.

So are the four upper-level minor-league prospects who have been on the radar for a couple seasons now.

It’s time for them to cook or get out of the kitchen, fish or cut bait, or, something involving a commode.

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 February 18, 2024

    What happened to Matt Bush? I haven’t heard any news about retiremenr, but he has signed with the Rangers in free agency 4 different times already, so it seems resigning would just be a habit.

  2. G Pierret February 18, 2024

    What is “struc” in the Leiter quote?

    1. Jeff Wilson February 19, 2024

      Trust. I have no idea how something like that happens.


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