Woodward tips his hand on Opening Day roster

April 5th, 2022

SURPRISE, Ariz. -- The Rangers’ Opening Day roster is set.

It’s just not official yet.

Eli White, who is on the 40-man roster, will make the team as the fourth outfielder and Jake Marisnick will not, Rangers manager Chris Woodward said on Tuesday morning. Additionally, the manager announced that veteran reliever Greg Holland will be on the roster and right-handed pitcher Garrett Richards will be placed on the injured list with a blister on his right middle finger.

In other moves, the Rangers also optioned right-handers Spencer Patton and Glenn Otto to the Minor Leagues and released Brandon Workman. Outfielder Joe McCarthy was also told he did not make the team, but the club is still considering adding him to the 40-man to keep him with the organization.

McCarthy and Marisnick are both expected to explore opportunities with other clubs.

The Rangers have until Thursday at 11 a.m. CT to finalize their Opening Day roster.