Last year, Hamilton missed time with a bruised rib cage muscle, a torn abdominal muscle and a pinched nerve in his lower back. I like Josh Hamilton. I really do. I like his comback story, and despite the party pics last year, I think he genuinely wants to stay clean and sober and be the best player he can be. I hope this shoulder thing is minor and heals quickly. Of course the Rangers fan in me wants Josh to have a monster year, but part of me wants him to be successful just for himself. Get well soon Josh.
Last Saturday, a player the Rangers are hoping can make a major contribution this year sprained his right knee. Doing agility exercises. That is not a good sign.
The MRI on Derek Holland's knee confirmed the knee was only sprained. He was supposed to start pitching again on Wednesday. Again, I hope this is just a tweak and Derek is able to meet his, and everyone else's, expectations. Get well soon Derek.
Last, but not least, the Rangers added Marcus Lemon to the Spring Roster to replace Khalil Greene who suffered a relapse of Social Anxiety Disorder. SAD put Greene on the disabled list twice last season and it appears the Rangers are preparing to move forward without Greene's services this season. Lemon just happens to be the son of former major leaguer Chet Lemon. Get well soon Khalil.
It's a long Spring Training and an even longer season. I'm already worried about all the money the Rangers are going to spending on get well cards.