Al west teams at the start of spring training _ the sun news

A team-by-team look at the American League West entering spring training, including key players each club acquired and lost, and dates of the first workout for pitchers and catchers, and the full squad:

Going campin’: The Rangers won an AL-high 95 games last year and have been West champions in both seasons under Banister, but they are five seasons removed from back-to-back World Series appearances (2010-11). Baseball field clip art They are set at the top of the rotation with Cole Hamels and Yu Darvish, while young lefty Martin Perez is coming off 33 starts. Flood irrigation New additions Ross and Cashner are former Padres teammates. How to install a fence Moreland, a Gold Glove winner, Desmond and Beltran left in free agency. Lanscape Mike Napoli is set to rejoin the team for a third stint to play first base. Sprinkler world colorado springs Carlos Gomez will move to center field, where he was a two-time All-Star and Gold Glove winner in Milwaukee, after hitting eight homers in 33 games for Texas at the end of last season. Lattice energy equation The DH spot will be flexible, and possible options include 2010 AL MVP and five-time All-Star outfielder Josh Hamilton, in camp on a minor league deal and working at first base after missing last season following three operations on his left knee.

He’s Here: SS Jean Segura, OF Jarrod Dyson, 1B-3B Danny Valencia, OF Mitch Haniger, RHP Yovani Gallardo, LHP Drew Smyly, C Carlos Ruiz, RHP Shae Simmons, LHP Marc Rzepczynski, RHP Casey Fien.

He’s Outta Here: RHP Taijuan Walker, 1B Adam Lind, OF Nori Aoki, 1B Dae-Ho Lee, OF Franklin Gutierrez, LHP Wade Miley, RHP Nathan Karns, LHP Vidal Nuno, RHP Tom Wilhelmsen, RHP Drew Storen, C Jesus Sucre.

Going campin’: The Mariners are coming off a surprising 86-win campaign that kept them in the playoff chase until the next-to-last day of the regular season. Dot furniture Servais accomplished his first-year task of changing the culture in the clubhouse, buoyed in part by huge seasons from Robinson Cano and Nelson Cruz. Francesca battistelli songs list But the roster makeover by general manager Jerry Dipoto didn’t stop after one season. Pitch definition The Mariners were extremely active in the offseason, completing 12 trades in an attempt to get younger and more athletic. Softball rules and regulations The outfield is completely changed with the additions of Dyson and Haniger, and the starting rotation is deeper thanks to the acquisitions of Gallardo and Smyly. How to pitch a reality show Most of the open jobs in spring training will be rounding out the bullpen and bench. Chicago cubs spring training 2016 Otherwise, the Mariners appear mostly set.

Going campin’: A slow start of 7-17 left the Astros in a deep hole early last season, and despite steady improvement throughout, that proved too much to overcome as they just missed reaching the playoffs for a second consecutive season. High pitched voice They spent significant money to bring in some veterans for the first time in years by adding Beltran, Reddick and McCann to their talented young core. Board on board fence The infield should again be the strength of the team behind the work of AL batting champion Jose Altuve and shortstop Carlos Correa. Softball chants Houston hopes pitchers Dallas Keuchel and Lance McCullers will put last season’s struggles and injuries behind them to anchor the rotation. Frances bavier images Perhaps the only big question entering camp in their new spring training home is, who will close for the Astros? They manned the job by committee last season following Ken Giles’ early struggles during his first season in Houston. Landscaping with rocks If the veterans mesh well with the young core and Keuchel rebounds to lead the rotation, the Astros expect to not only compete for the AL West title, but make a deep postseason run.

Going campin’: The Angels return from their worst season of Scioscia’s long tenure with hopes for a quick rebound. Pro landscape supply Despite the salary constraints caused by owner Arte Moreno’s free-spending past, GM Billy Eppler capably addressed the Angels’ two biggest lineup problems by putting the well-rounded Maybin in left field and Orange County native Espinosa at second base. Frances bean cobain Eppler even added veteran depth behind them with Revere and Valbuena, who could also play extensively at first base if Albert Pujols returns slowly from offseason foot surgery. Baseball field vector Scioscia must figure out his rotation this spring, and the Angels might still be looking to add starting pitching. Football games on now They’re hoping Garrett Richards reclaims top form after deciding against Tommy John surgery, while Matt Shoemaker is returning from a line drive off his head. Spring training arizona schedule The Angels’ goal is to capitalize on the prime of two-time AL MVP Mike Trout, who says he still has room to improve.

Going campin’: The A’s are coming off a second straight last-place finish and the worst two-year run for the franchise since 1978-79, before Billy Ball, the Bash Brothers or Moneyball. Softball tryouts near me Oakland spent much of last season shedding some of its top players like Josh Reddick, Rich Hill and Coco Crisp before losing them in free agency. Facebook search people New team president Dave Kaval has helped excite the fan base with talk of a potential new stadium in Oakland and more amenities. Softball cheers Improving the product on the field would help even more. Landscape pictures It starts with ace Sonny Gray, who won just five games in an injury-plagued season last year. Dripping springs texas hotels LF Khris Davis (42 homers) and SS Marcus Semien (27 homers) provide the power in a lineup that gets a jolt of speed with Davis’ return to Oakland. Little league pitch count chart A bullpen led by Ryan Madson, Sean Doolittle, John Axford and Casilla also figures to be a strength.