SURPRISE, Ariz. -- Right-hander Greg Reynolds and left-hander Robert Ross have both pitched well up to this point in Spring Training.
They are being rewarded with starting assignments. Reynolds will start for the Rangers on Friday against the Dodgers in Glendale, Ariz., at 3:05 p.m. CT, and Ross will start Sunday against the Brewers in Phoenix at 3:05 p.m. Reynolds replaces Colby Lewis, who will get his work in a Minor League game, and Ross is starting Sunday against the Brewers because Matt Harrison will pitch in Las Vegas against the Cubs.
"It's just like the other outings, only I'm starting instead of coming in second," Reynolds said. "The main goal is the same: go out and execute pitches and have a good outing."
He has done that to this point. Reynolds, who was acquired from the Rockies for infielder Chad Tracy in the offseason, has pitched four scoreless innings to this point without allowing a hit or a walk. He has struck out two.
"I feel good where I'm at," said Reynolds, who was the second overall pick out of Stanford in the 2006 Draft. "My fastball command has been good so far. I'm looking to continue that and mix things up."
Ross has also been impressive this camp, throwing four scoreless innings. He has allowed three hits with a hit-by-pitch and has struck out six. As the Rangers' second-round pick out of high school in the 2008 Draft, he's in his first big league camp and has not been overwhelmed.
"I'm just trying to do the best I can and not worry about anything," Ross said. "I don't worry about it, because I didn't have any expectations coming in here. Just go out and have fun."
Ross has been mentioned in the mix for the left-handed relief role, but will more likely end up starting in the Minors.