ARLINGTON, Texas Two surgically repaired Texas Rangers on are target to make contributions for the club when the Rangers open spring training next month.
Reliever Mike Adams, who had hernia surgery, thinks he'll be ready for the start of exhibition games when they begin March 4. First baseman Mitch Moreland, who is recovering from surgery on his right wrist, also expects to be able to play in spring games.
Adams, who had the surgery Jan. 4, will start throwing again this week. He was being slowed by pain in his lower back and groin but was hoping to avoid surgery by doing more rehab work.
"I was trying to strengthen those areas (lower back and groin) and it wasn't getting any better," Adams said. "This way was a lot quicker. Once I had the surgery, my back pain went right away."
Dealing with the surgery hasn't been the only adjustment Adams has had to make this offseason. When the Rangers decided to move Neftali Feliz into the starting rotation, Adams was hoping to get a shot a...