Rangers catcher and #13 prospect Jose Trevino hit the disabled list on April 29th with a strained quad and missed the next 11 games. Knowing now that it was a minor injury, it may have come at a not-too-terrible time. Trevino had really been grappling through the first three weeks of the season and seemed like he could use some time just to get his bearings.
He returned to the lineup last night hitting in the 3-hole for the RoughRiders and promptly homered in his first at bat to give the RoughRiders an early lead.
He led off the third inning with a walk, then drilled his second homer of the night in the fifth. Both blasts were moonshots to left, well over the fence.
Before Trevino hit the DL, Tepid had been talking about his new leg kick he’s been tinkering with this season, and you can see him employing it here. Hopefully he gets the timing down on it and it helps him with some pop.
To start the night Trevino was slugging .224. The two dingers bumped that up almost a hundred points. He was pulled in the 6th inning but Scott Lucas later tweeted that the Riders were planning to ease him back in and that Trevino was in the pen warming up pitchers after he was pulled.
As always, the defense, the work ethic, the game-calling, the way he handles pitchers...Trevino has looked like a Major League catching prospect in pretty much every aspect of his game, except with the bat. If he turns into a guy who can swing into 10-15 homers a year he’ll carve himself a really long Major League career.