When you see the words shoulder and surgery in succession, understand that a pitcher who undergoes the procedure usually faces a long and arduous rehab before returning to full health ... if ever.
Felix Pie and Carlos Gonzalez are only two among a group of young Cactus League players who could emerge in 2008.
The Rangers are taking a chance on new outfielders Josh Hamilton and Milton Bradley, who bring exceptional tools and personal baggage.
Along with a live fastball and hard sinker, the Rangers' C.J. Wilson is an eccentric person who has many interests outside of baseball.
Great pitchers don't always make great pitching coaches, but Orel Hershiser is thriving in the position.