Texas Rangers Opening Day roster 2019: Logan Forsythe and Jason Hammel have made the Texas Rangers’ roster, per the beat guys on Twitter. Forsythe will be the team’s utility infielder, while Hammel appears to be slated for a long relief role.
At this point, 23 of the 25 spots on the Opening Day roster appear to be accounted for. They are:
Catchers — Jeff Mathis, Isiah Kiner-Falefa
Infielders — Ronald Guzman, Rougned Odor, Elvis Andrus, Asdrubel Cabrera, Logan Forsythe
Outfielders — Joey Gallo, Delino DeShields, Shin-Soo Choo, Nomar Mazara, Hunter Pence
Rotation — Mike Minor, Edinson Volquez, Lance Lynn, Drew Smyly, Shelby Miller
Bullpen — Jose Leclerc, Chris Martin, Jesse Chavez, Shawn Kelley, Jeffrey Springs, Jason Hammel
Zach McAllister has not, from what I have seen, been told he has made the team, but he would seem likely to have a bullpen spot.
That leaves one spot open that would either be filled be someone who can play center field, if Joey Gallo is limited to start the season, or an 8th reliever, with Connor Sadzeck, who is out of options, seeming to be a leading candidate.
The Rangers will have to add Pence, Forsythe and Hammel to the 40 man roster. They will presumably accomplish that by designating Jordan Romano for assignment (he’s the Rule 5 pick who will not make the team) and putting Yohander Mendez and Luke Farrell on the 60 day injured list.