Colorado Springs News, Sports & Business

Gazette Premium Content Rangers getting closer to opening day roster

Associated Press Updated: March 22, 2014 at 5:32 pm

SURPRISE, Ariz. (AP) — The Texas Rangers have assigned infielder Brent Lillibridge to minor league camp and released Jose Contreras, the 42-year-old right-hander they had already said wouldn't make the team.

Those moves were made Saturday, the when the team also settled on a closer and another starting pitcher.

Tanner Scheppers, who last season in his first full major league season was one of the game's top setup guys, will this year open in the starting rotation. He pitched six innings in his last spring start Friday.

The Rangers also have tabbed former All-Star Joakim Soria as their closer.

Alexi Ogando, another former reliever who has been a starter for the Rangers, likely will pitch in a setup role this season.

Comment Policy

Our commenting system has changed. Please register or login with your gazette.com account to comment on a story. Click here for information.

You've reached 4 FREE premium stories this month

Simply register to continue. It's free.

Register Learn more

Already registered? Click here to login.

Advertisement
Advertisement
Advertisement
Advertisement
Advertisement
SEP
17
SEP
18
SEP
19
SEP
20
SEP
21
SEP
22
SEP
23
SEP
24
SEP
25
SEP
26
SEP
27
SEP
28
SEP
29
SEP
30
Advertisement