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Rangers Spring Training FAQs, dates to know

@Sullivan_Ranger
February 12, 2020

SURPRISE, Ariz. -- The Rangers had 38 pitchers report to Spring Training on Tuesday morning. By next week, they will be joined by 30 position players for Monday’s first full-squad workout. Some of those position players are already here, including outfielders Shin-Soo Choo, Joey Gallo and Willie Calhoun, utility candidates

SURPRISE, Ariz. -- The Rangers had 38 pitchers report to Spring Training on Tuesday morning. By next week, they will be joined by 30 position players for Monday’s first full-squad workout.

Some of those position players are already here, including outfielders Shin-Soo Choo, Joey Gallo and Willie Calhoun, utility candidates Eli White, Isiah Kiner-Falefa and Nick Solak, second baseman Rougned Odor, rookie infielders Sherten Apostel and Anderson Tejeda, and first basemen Sam Travis and Greg Bird.

Texas also may not be done acquiring players. The rumors continue to float, including the possibility that the Cubs might still be willing to trade third baseman Kris Bryant.

The Rangers signed Todd Frazier to play third base, but he could easily switch to first base if Texas landed Bryant and fulfilled its offseason goal of finding a big right-handed bat.

Coming into camp, general manager Jon Daniels admitted the Rangers were still having discussions with other clubs. Veteran center fielder Kevin Pillar is available as a free agent if Texas has a desire to use Danny Santana in a utility role.

“The trade market kind of got off to a late start,” Daniels said. “[It’s a flip] from the last couple of years when the trade market got going quickly and the free agent market was still going in February. Seems like there is more trade discussion going on. … There is still enough dialogue going that it wouldn’t shock me if there are some moves that affect our roster going into camp.”

Full squad report date
Feb. 16

First full-squad workout date
Feb. 17

New faces to know
RHP Corey Kluber, RHP Kyle Gibson, RHP Jordan Lyles, 3B Todd Frazier, C Robinson Chirinos, LHP Joely Rodriguez, OF Adolis Garcia, RHP Nick Goody

Top prospects to know
C Sam Huff (73rd overall per MLB Pipeline), OF Leody Taveras, RHP Demarcus Evans

Where is the facility?
Surprise Stadium: 15754 North Bullard Ave., Surprise, Ariz. 85374 (shared with Royals)

Can fans attend workouts?
Yes, the Rangers back fields are open at 10 a.m. CT, for fans to attend the workouts free of charge.

First game
Friday, Feb. 21, 2 p.m. CT, vs. Royals at Surprise Stadium

First TV game
Not yet announced

One other notable game
Sunday, March 8, vs. Dodgers, 3 p.m. CT, at Surprise Stadium

Last game in Arizona
Saturday, March 21, vs. Royals, 2 p.m. CT at Surprise Stadium

Additional exhibitions before the regular season
Tuesday, March 23, 7:05 p.m. CT, vs. Cardinals at Globe Life Field
Wednesday, March 24, 1:05 p.m. CT, vs. Rangers Minor Leaguers, Globe Life Field

Opening Day date, time, opponent and location
Friday, March 26, 3 p.m. CT, vs. Mariners at T-Mobile Park, Seattle

T.R. Sullivan has covered the Rangers since 1989, and for MLB.com since 2006. Follow him on Twitter @Sullivan_Ranger and listen to his podcast.