The Texas Rangers acquired free agent Hunter Pence this past offseason, and for Pence, it is an opportunity to play for his favorite childhood team.
The 12-year veteran was born in Fort Worth and grew up in Arlington watching the Rangers.
“I was there when the Ballpark was built. I visited it on a field trip in elementary school and dreamed of playing here. Just really awesome that it comes full circle with the last year of the Ballpark and getting the opportunity to play with the Rangers,” Pence said.
The outfielder most recently played for the San Francisco Giants, but missed a large chunk of the season after spraining his right thumb. Pence signed a minor league contract with the Rangers after becoming a free agent.
Pence is a non-roster invitee to Texas’ spring training, and is working to prove himself for a spot on the Opening Day roster.
“Most of the time guys that are competing for, especially on the non-roster, tends to keep things internal and prove to the world why they should belong here,” said Rangers Manager Chris Woodward.
The Rangers open up their home schedule on March 28. We will see if Hunter Pence is in the dugout.
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