Good morning. Pitchers and catchers report to the otherwise blistering Arizona tomorrow. It sure doesn’t look like spring outside in Texas, however.
The Texas Rangers players who are supposed to be in Surprise have already made it there but, as Jeff Wilson writes, some coaches and the front office haven’t been able to escape Texas yet.
Dunning, meanwhile, also spoke to Kennedi Landry about how he dealt with having COVID over the holidays.
Evan Grant writes about how the Rangers plan to prepare for pandemic protocols with full spring training workouts scheduled to begin next Monday.
Levi Weaver writes that the Rangers might have to get a little bit weird with their rotation in 2021 after a truncated 2020 season.
Wilson ponders about how Isiah Kiner-Falefa will handle stepping into the shortstop spot in Texas that Elvis Andrus held for 12 years.
Wilson previews first base ahead of spring training where the Rangers hope to have solved the position for the first time in basically a decade.
On that note, Andrew Simon picks Nate Lowe among nine other 2021 breakout hitter candidates at MLB dot com.
And, Kennedy picks the five best homegrown drafted Rangers in franchise history.