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Majewski collects hit in big league spring training game

Whether or not Val Majewski will begin the season with the Revolution, or play for them at all this season is very much up in the air…in a good way.

Last weekend Majewski was moved from the minor league side of Texas Rangers camp to the Major League side, and replaced leftfielder David Murphy in the ninth inning of a road game against the Los Angeles-Anaheim Angels of Orange County or whatever they’re called now.  Majewski singled off right-hander Jeremy Berg (AAA guy) in the top half of the inning, and was left on base although Texas scored thrice to take a 5-4 lead.  The Rangers allowed two in the bottom half however and the Angels escaped with a wild 6-5 win.  Unfortunately, Majewski also made an error in left in the bottom of the ninth.  Albert Pujols also hit his fourth home run of the spring off Texas starter Mark Hamburger, who’s name is more delicious than his pitching.

While it is highly unlikely Majewski will make the Rangers MLB roster, his appearance on the MLB side of camp may bode well that there could be spot for him at Triple-A Round Rock to begin the season, where he ended last year after signing with the Rangers from the Revs in late July.  Rumor has it should Majewski not be employed by the Rangers coming out of spring training, he would not retire and want to play, making York the destination for one final go-round with Etch.  Majewski is now the third player from last year’s team to be in big league spring training this year, joining pitchers Scott Rice (Dodgers) and Mike DeMark (Diamondbacks).

With spring training winding down we should know soon.  The Rangers will play an exhibition game at Round Rock on April 2, and their season opens at home against the White Sox on April 6.  Round Rock begins the regular season on the road, at the Iowa Cubs on April 5.  Stay tuned.

-Paul Braverman

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