ARLINGTON -- It's early, but the Rangers entered play Wednesday with a sparkling team ERA of 3.00, the third-lowest mark in the American League. Not bad for a staff that had a ton of question marks after C.J. Wilson, Colby Lewis and All-Star closer Neftali Feliz.
While Matt Harrison, Derek Holland and Alexi Ogando have gotten much of the acclaim, catchers Yorvit Torrealba and Mike Napoli, and what they've done with a group of pitchers they are still learning, cannot be forgotten.
Torrealba has come over from the National League, and has only had Spring Training to get used to his own pitchers and AL hitters. Napoli, of course, has more familiarity, having played his entire career for the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim.
"So far, so good," Torrealba said. "Obviously, they have done well. Mike, he has the experience being in the American League. For me, it's watching a lot of tape and getting a good idea of what guys can do."