The Sunday Read: One six-pack to go as Rangers head to spring training
(AP photo/Godofredo A. Vásquez)
The most unique spring training in Texas Rangers history begins Tuesday with pitchers and catchers working out for the first time.
Position players will join them Feb. 19.
They will take to the back fields of the Surprise Recreation Campus as the reigning World Series champions for the first time. The other 29 teams want to unseat them, while the Rangers aim to be the first team since the 2000 Yankees to defend their title.
Still a little hard to believe, but it’s true.
Spring training begins on the heels for an unusually slow offseason that was dictated by Shohei Ohtani, Yoshinobu Yamamoto, Scott Boras and, in the Rangers’ case, Diamond Sports Group.