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2014 record: 67-95
Manager: Jeff Banister (1st season). Key newcomers: RHP Yovani Gallardo (trade, Brewers), LHP Ross Detwiler (trade, Nationals), C Carlos Corporan (trade, Astros), RHP Kyuji Fujikawa (free agent, Cubs), OF Nate Schierholtz (free agency, Nationals), OF Ryan Ludwick (free agency, Reds), 1B/DH Kyle Blanks (free agency, Athletics). Key losses: OF Alex Rios (free agent, Royals), OF Dan Robertson (trade, Angels). Full roster
3 things to watch: Believing in Banister
Jeff Banister takes the reins from Ron Washington with an old school philosophy taught in new school ways. He's an analytics man who spent his last 29 years with the Pittsburgh Pirates, but the Rangers hired him because they believe not only in what he does, but that he can communicate those ideas in simple terms his players can understand. Even if you're not into analytics, Banister's own baseball story is pretty inspirational. The Rangers hope he can inspire a turnaround from their injury-ravaged 2014 season.
3 things to watch: Health of the big hitters
There aren't many wholesale changes on paper, but Texas has a right to believe the roster assembled last season never got a chance to build chemistry with so many health problems. First baseman Prince Fielder played just 42 games before he was shut down to undergo neck surgery. He's cleared to goin camp. Likewise, Shin-Soo Choo limped through the 2014 season and put up an uninspiring line of .242/.340/.374. DH Mitch Moreland played in 52 games last season before admitting he'd been dealing with ankle pain that required reconstruction surgery. If those three can return to form, the outlook brightens considerably.
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3 things to watch: The Battle for left field
The loss of Alex Rios to the Royals in free agency created a domino effect. Shin-Soo Chin will move to right field from left, opening up a list of options to take his spot in left field. Non-roster camp invitees Nate Schierholtz and Ryan Ludwick will get a chance to stake their claims, but the Rangers also want to take a look at infielder Ryan Rua. The 24-year-old hit with authority during limited duty late last year and could be ready for a bigger opportunity.