The Texas Rangers will be looking to get back to the playoffs this season after it eluded them for the first time in four years in 2013.
It will be a tough task for the club as injuries have riddled the roster over the course of spring training. The Rangers lost two starters, Geovany Soto and Jurickson Profar for at least 10 weeks. Pitchers Yu Darvish and Matt Harrison were placed on the 15-day disabled list, and Derek Holland is out until the All-Star break.
However, Texas faced similar issues last year and was still able to win more than 90 games for the fourth consecutive season. They were one game from making the playoffs even with the absence of guys like Harrison, Colby Lewis and Lance Berkman.
Things are gloomy now, but the Rangers should be able to overcome the obstacles set before them. There are four things to be optimistic about the upcoming season and we will talk about them over the course of the article.
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