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The Sunday Read: Texas Rangers Opening Day roster projection 2.0

(AP photo/Charlie Riedel)



Week 2 of the Cactus League schedule is upon the Rangers, and it’s time for coaches, scouts and officials to start evaluating players for their on-field performance.

It’s also time for anyone dealing with some degree of injury to get right or risk running out of time to get built up.

Since it’s been nearly four weeks since Rangers Today boldly stepped into the great unknown of what the Rangers’ roster will look like March 30 for the 2023 season opener against the Phillies, it’s probably time to take another stab at it.

There are changes from the first go-round, and two of them are significant — the free-agent signings of outfielder Robbie Grossman and left-handed reliever Will Smith.

The Rangers headed to the Surprise Recreation Campus with around 20 of the 26 spots decided. Two more have been decided with the additions of Grossman and Smith. No spots were available in the rotation or the infield, where only injuries could upset things.

About that …

Nothing major has happened yet, and none of the ailments at this point of the spring is a significant concern.

As such, there is no injury-related upheaval in the second edition of the Rangers Today roster projections. The potential for upheaval, though, is on the radar for next time.

Away we go.

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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