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Mazara Off to Predictably Sizzing Spring

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    SURPRISE, AZ - MARCH 02: Outfielder Nomar Mazara #30 of the Texas Rangers throws a ball during the cactus leauge spring training game against the Kansas City Royals at Surprise Stadium on March 2, 2016 in Surprise, Arizona. (Photo by Christian Petersen/Getty Images)

    To no one’s surprise, Rangers’ 20-year-old prospect Nomar Mazara is tearing it up in Spring Training. Back in January, after all, general manager Jon Daniels predicted that Mazara and Joey Gallo would be the stars of Surprise.

    Said Daniels, “My expectation is that they’re both going to have big camps.”

    So far, so right.

    Though he did drop a fly ball on the warning track Tuesday for a three-base error, Mazara continued his sizzling Spring with another hit – a frozen-rope single up the middle – in the win over the A’s.

    He’s now hit safely in all five games he’s played in, going 8 for 14 with seven RBI.

    Like Daniels also suggests, Mazara isn’t ready for the big leagues just yet. Better for him and Gallo to spend the year in the minors before being September call-ups. But Mazara’s mashing the Cactus League is a teasing appetizer for the near future.

    A native Texan who was born in Duncanville and graduated from UT-Arlington, Richie Whitt has been a mainstay in the Metroplex media since 1986. He’s held prominent roles on all media platforms including newspaper (Fort Worth Star-Telegram, Dallas Observer), radio (105.3 The Fan) and TV (co-host on TXA 21 and numerous guest appearances, including NBC 5). He lives in McKinney with his wife, Sybil, and two very spoiled dogs.