Texas Rangers third baseman Adrian Beltre is usually successful scaring other players away when they try to touch his head, but he was no match for two small birds on Saturday.
Nobody, not even Beltre, could control the two bold birds who wandered onto the field at the Rogers Centre in the eighth inning of the Rangers’ game against the Toronto Blue Jays.
The two birds took over...
FRISCO, Texas – In part two of this two-part interview with Texas Rangers minor league pitching coordinator Danny Clark, we discuss two recent MiLB graduates currently pitching well in the majors––Nick Tepesch and Joseph Ortiz––and two hard-throwing Double-A Frisco hurlers––Neil Ramirez and Roman Mendez.
SURPRISE, Ariz. – Following an inconsistent start his season, hard-throwing righty Roman Mendez was placed on the disabled list and sent to rehab in Arizona. Lone Star Dugout sat down with Texas Rangers rehab pitching coordinator Keith Comstock to discuss Mendez and fellow Myrtle Beach prospect Wilmer Font in the second portion of this two-part interview.
The minor league season is now well underway with a plethora of high-level performances by intriguing names from triple-A all the way down to low-A. Below is just a snapshot highlighting five strong starts to the season.
Tony Cingrani, LHP, Cincinnati Reds
Current Level: A+
2012 Top 15 Prospects Ranking: 8th
Current Value: Holding Steady
It’s not easy jumping from short-season...
The Texas Rangers trimmed their spring training roster to 49 by optioning seven players to minor-league camp Monday.
Left-hander Martin Perez and right-handers Neil Ramirez, Cody Eppley and Justin Miller were assigned to the Round Rock camp while right-handers Jake Brigham and Miguel De Los Santos were sent to the Frisco camp. Right-hander Roman Mendez was sent to the High A Myrtle...
Prior to 2010, former Boston Red Sox and current Texas Rangers prospect Roman Mendez entered the season with significant helium. After falling flat in his first taste of the South Atlantic League, Mendez was dealt as part of a package for Jarrod Saltalamacchia and became a reclamation project for the Rangers organization.
Fast forward a season and Mendez is once again a pitching...