Rangers 40 – man roster

25 days until pitchers and catchers report to Spring Training in Surprise AZ. So I thought it was time to let you know the players that will be there. Barring any trades between now and then, or FA signings. Here is the 40 – man roster:

P: Rick Bauer, Joaquin Benoit, Francisco Cruceta, Scott Feldman, Frank Francisco, Eric Gagne, Armando Galarraga, Daniel Haigwood, John Koronka, Wes Littleton, Kameron Loe, Ron Mahay, Brandon McCarthy, Kevin Millwood, A.J. Murray, Alexi Ogando, Akinori Otsuka, Vicente Padilla, John Rheinecker, Josh Rupe, Robinson Tejeda, Edinson Volquez, C.J. Wilson

C: Gerald Laird, Miguel Ojeda, Guillermo Quiroz, Chris Stewart

INF: Joaquin Arias, Hank Blalock, Ian Kinsler, Mark Teixeira, Michael Young

OF: Marlon Byrd, Frank Catalanotto, Nelson Cruz, Victor Diaz, Freddy Guzman, Kenny Lofton, Brad Wilkerson

DH: Jason Botts

Non – roster Invitees:

P: Thomas Diamond, Willie Eyre, Franklyn German, Eric Hurley, Scott Rice, Mike Wood

C: Salomon Manriquez, Kevin Richardson

INF: Nate Gold, Drew Meyer, Ramon Vazquez

OF: Jerry Hairston, Matt Kata, Sammy Sosa(when his deal gets done)

Position players due 2/22, with first full squad workout the next day, Fri., 2/23


  1. rangerfan19@msn.com

    so the question would be which of the non roster invitees have a legitimate shot at making the team?

    The obvious choice is Sammy Sosa but I like Eric Hurley to turn some heads and possibly come out of this whole thing as the sleeper candidate for the 5th starter spot.

    If we don’t trade Wilkerson and or Diaz I think we need to trade Botts & Gold to give them the chance to get a regular gig somewhere and prove to be good players like Travis Hafner…that guy is an all out stud and oh how I wish he could have caught on as our DH back then….or at least got more than Ryan Drese for him

  2. Darren

    Drew Meyer and Jerry Hairston have a shot at bench roles. One of them, not both. But the main thing I would like to see from the non-roster invitees is Hurley and Diamond to show they can be major league pitchers, in the very near future. Also agree about Sosa. Hope he has something left.

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