There were times in Mike Minor’s return to a starting role last season

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SURPRISE http://www.astrosfanproshop.com/authentic-justin-verlander-jersey , Ariz. (AP) — that the left-hander got frustrated when the Texas Rangers were being cautious with him.“In the end it’s probably always best,” Minor said. “But when you’re in the heat of the moment and trying to compete every however many days, I feel like the ball was being taken early and they were skipping me.”Minor is at the top of the Texas rotation this spring training and likely will be on the mound for the opener March 28 at home against the Chicago Cubs.It would be his first opening-day start.“It’s always been a goal,” the 31-year-old said.“I love that he wants to fulfill that and take on that,” new manager Chris Woodward said. “We are going to keep our eye on him, but if he shows he’s healthy and his stuff is good through 70-80-90 pitches Jose Altuve Jersey , I would love to do that.”Minor led the Rangers last year with 12 wins and 157 innings, more than doubling his 2017 workload as a full-time reliever in Kansas City. He missed two seasons following surgery for a torn labrum in his left shoulder.Twenty-two of his team-high 28 games starts came on extended rest. He didn’t make a start on regular four days of rest until May 8, and didn’t have any fifth-day appearances after July with the innings adding up and the Rangers out of playoff contention.“My impression is that I’m built up from last year,” Minor said. “The year before being in the bullpen, last year starting and doubling the innings, and this year should be full-go I believe.”After so much time away from the starting routine http://www.astrosfanproshop.com/authentic-justin-verlander-jersey , Minor said last year “was kind of a learning experience” to get back into the rhythm of that role. He said he was feeling a lot better the second half of the season.“In the beginning I was leaning on general scouting reports, and later on started going toward my strengths rather than their weaknesses,” he said.Minor was the seventh overall pick by the Braves in the 2009 amateur draft and made his big league debut a year later. He went 38-36 in 110 starts and one relief appearance for Atlanta from 2010-14, then had shoulder surgery.After he signed as a free agent with the Royals in 2016, his shoulder started hurting again during injury rehabilitation starts in the minors, and he had more issues when he tried again later that season.After going 6-6 with a 2.55 ERA over 77 2/3 innings in 65 relief appearances for the Royals in 2017 George Springer Jersey , Minor turned down a $10 million player option to stay in Kansas City. He instead signed a $28 million, three-year deal with Texas for the chance to start again.Minor is the only returnee in the rotation. The Rangers signed free agent Lance Lynn to a $30 million, three-year contract; Drew Smyly, Shelby Miller and Edinson Volquez are all coming back from Tommy John surgery.Teams kept asking the Rangers about Minor.“There was a good deal of interest in him but it didn’t make sense for us,” general manager Jon Daniels said. “The discussions we were having didn’t quite get there. I’m happy he is in camp with us.” Miguel Sano will be back with the Minnesota Twins for their weekend series against the Boston Red Sox.Per Fancred's Jon Heyman, Sano was called up from Triple-A Rochester on Friday.Sano's promotion comes after Heyman reported the Twins traded Eduardo Escobar to the Arizona Diamondbacks.The Twins demoted Sano to the minor leagues on June 14 after he hit .203/.270/.405 with 66 strikeouts in 148 at-bats through 37 games.Sano started his stint in the minors at High-A Fort Myers where his .328/.442/.453 slash line in 19 games earned him a promotion to Triple-A. The 25-year-old posted an .889 OPS in just nine games from July 8-25.Bernie Pleskoffof Clubhouse Corner noted Sano lost 20 pounds during his time with Fort Myers. He showed up to spring training in February weighing a rumored 293 pounds Evan Gattis Jersey , perPatrick Reusseof theStar-Tribune.Sano has shown prodigious power in the big leagues, including 18 homers in 80 games as a rookie in 2015 and 28 last season to help the Twins claim the second American League wild-card spot.Minnesota enters Friday's game against the Red Sox with a 48-53 record, seven games behind the Cleveland Indians in the AL Central.

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