Pence, 3-5, is currently a Major League veteran who struggled last season after being sidelined from April 19 to June 1. But if Pence is more healthy, he’s got an opportunity to provide some balance to your pre-dominantly line up to the Rangers.

Pence, 3-5, is currently a Major League veteran who struggled last season after being sidelined from April 19 to June 1. But if Pence is more healthy, he’s got an opportunity to provide some balance to your pre-dominantly line up to the Rangers.

“He has a lengthy track record of being among the elite teammates in the game,” Rangers general manager Jon Daniels said. “He is really just a decorated player, winning player who has been productive on the field. I believe from a perspective of pedigree, makeup, how he moves about the game, his type of play is in line in what (director Chris Woodward) and the team need our message to be and want all our players to be about.”

Pence wound up playing 97 matches this season and struck .226 using four home runs, 24 RBI and a .332 slugging percentage. Because of his career, he’s batting .280 with a .334 on-base percentage and .458 slugging percentage. But he had been willing to move play at the Dominican Republic and also make some adjustments for back to being productive .

“It says that a lot,” Daniels said. “There aren’t a lot of guy in the game who are decorated who would like to do this and step from their comfort zone. In talking to him, he also adored it. It re-energized him the manner of the game right down there. When he’s physically recovered from all of what bothered him and a few of the adjustments he has made, we are likely to find how it plays on the area .”

Pence, who has spent his whole career in the National League, is currently getting a opportunity to play at home. He had been born in Fort Worth, went to school at UT-Arlington at Arlington High and faculty. Pence was a second-round pick by the Astros in 2004 and was a All-Star for them in 2009-11. He played assisting Bay Area win the World Series at 2012 and’14.

Davidson played 123 games for the White Sox last season and struck .228 with 20 home runs and 62 RBI. He didn’t allow a run on three innings and also made three appearances.

Davidson was a pitcher before shifting to hitting growing up. Daniels said his pitching background makes him more than just a newcomer having a strong hands on the mound, although he had been drafted as an infielder.

“He’s a fantastic curveball,” Daniels said. “Lots of (position players) who toss are somewhat more about arm strength. He has a fantastic arm but what stands out is he has exceptional characteristics . He would like to complete it.

“We are going to go slow . You have to be responsible. He is not going to be on a pitcher’s schedule and a heavy workload. He will focus chiefly on being a standing player and because we get comfortable that we have conservatively built up him, you could see him get some good innings from the mound.”

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