After the Rangers lost their final exhibition game to the Colorado Rockies, manager Chris Woodward started out his post-game press conference with an announcement.

“So, I will tell you guys our final roster moves I guess”, he started out. “We kept Ian Gibaut, Kolby Allard, and Joe Palumbo for our bullpen. We also kept Guzman, Refsnyder, Heineman, and Taveras”, he went on.

“They have all been informed, along with the guys who did not make the team”, he ended with.

That meant that Greg Bird lost his battle with Ronald Guzman as the backup first baseman to Todd Frazier. This wasn’t a huge surprise since Bird wasn’t on the bench during the game, and wasn’t in the 10 batter lineup.

The final roster is set and is as follows.

*Players NOT in Bold have yet to be added to the 40 man roster. That means that moves need to make today.


Rotation // 5

  • Lance Lynn RHP
  • Mike Minor LHP
  • Corey Kluber RHP
  • Kyle Gibson RHP
  • Jordan Lyles RHP

Closer // 1

  • Jose Leclerc RHP

Bullpen // 8

  • Kolby Allard LHP
  • Jesse Chavez RHP
  • Luke Farrell RHP
  • Ian Gibaut RHP
  • Nick Goody RHP
  • Jonathan Hernandez RHP
  • Joe Palumbo LHP
  • Edison Volquez RHP

Catcher // 3

  • Robinson Chirinos
  • Jeff Mathis
  • Jose Trevino

Infield // 5

  • Elvis Andrus SS
  • Todd Frazier 1B/3B
  • Ronald Guzman 1B
  • Isiah Kiner-Falefa 3B (backup SS?)
  • Rougned Odor 2B

Outfield // 8

  • Willie Calhoun
  • Shin-Soo Choo
  • Joey Gallo
  • Scott Heineman
  • Rob Refsnyder (can also play infield)
  • Danny Santana
  • Nick Solak
  • Leody Taveras

The season starts tomorrow at 7:05.
Pre-game at 6 pm on Fox Sports Southwest.
Tailgating starts at………… oops. Too soon?

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