The equipment truck carrying the baseball belongings of the Texas Rangers headed west early Friday afternoon for spring training. The Rangers, apparently, plan on playing the 2018 season despite the dreary forecasts of their chances in the American League West. That’s outside noise, according to the three players present for the truck’s departure from Globe Life Park, and might serve to motivate a team that has flourished in the past as underdogs. Second baseman Rougned Odor, for instance, likes the team that has been put together by general manager Jon Daniels. Right-hander Keone Kela said that the Rangers know how to play the right way. Delino DeShields said that the Rangers were only a few wins shy of the postseason last year, and the same team essentially is returning. Not present for the final boxes to be pushed onto the 18-wheeler was Elvis Andrus, who was on the field putting the final touches on his pre-camp training program.
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