Texas Rangers notes

Texas Rangers notes

Profar spent Thursday morning at the Rangers’ spring training complex and then headed to nearby Peoria for an exhibition game between the Netherlands and the Padres. “It’s a great opportunity to play with my friends and it’s great,” said Profar, who is from the Dutch territory Curacao.Jurickson Profar made a difficult decision earlier this spring to forgo joining the Netherlands for the first two rounds of the World Baseball Classic and stay in big-league camp with the Texas Rangers.Texas Rangers Jersey

Profar doesn’t know what decision the team will make yet, but said he would be “good” with whatever one they decide. “Our decision is going to be what’s best for him and what’s best for the organization,” Washington said. “We haven’t come to that conclusion yet.Derek Holland Jersey But he knows he doesn’t have the luxury of easing into it after signing halfway through camp. “It’s a little tough because you’ve got to go out and make the team,” Lowe said. “I’ve got a chance to earn a spot and that’s the exciting part.Nolan Ryan Jersey

Lowe, who signed a minor-league deal on March 6, is competing for a bullpen spot and has felt good throwing bullpen sessions and live batting practice.Scheppers has allowed four runs on seven hits over three innings; Meek has given up 10 runs (nine earned) on 12 hits over 6 2/3 innings; and Lindblom has a 7. 11 ERA over six appearances. “I’d like to see them step up, and they’re going to get some opportunities,” Washington said.Nelson Cruz Jersey

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