Originally written on Fox Sports Southwest  |  Last updated 11/9/14
We know who the locks are for the Opening Day roster for the Texas Rangers. We also know the players who need to have big springs to solidify their spots on the roster. There are also several players who can further their cause this spring even if it doesn't net them a spot with the Rangers when they open the season April 6 against the Chicago White Sox. Here's a look at five intriguing players who will be in camp with Texas. C Tommy Mendonca No one is expecting Mendonca to be the next Johnny Bench or Pudge Rodriguez. All Mendonca has to do is show he's serviceable behind the plate and the rest will take care of itself. Mendonca has never caught a professional game and didn't even begin the transition to catcher until two months ago. But the converted third baseman has a clear path ahead of him. While Texas has Mike Napoli and Yorvit Torrealba, the next line of catching is headed by journeymen Dusty Brown and Chris Robinson. Neither has the kind of offensive ability (25 homers a...
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