Sheets shows up at Rangers ballpark

Saw this note from my esteemed colleague T.R. Sullivan about Ben Sheets showing up in Arlington to chat with Rangers pitching coach Mike Maddux.

Very interesting… The Rangers were close to giving Sheets a two-year deal when a physical exam raised concerns about his elbow. The Brewers ended up on the hook for surgical costs, from what I understand. Sheets told TR that he will see Dr. James Andrews on Tuesday and hopes to get clearance to begin a throwing program.

Sheets is a Dallas-area resident and he is close with Maddux, who was the Brewers’ pitching coach from 2003-08, so the fact he was at Texas’ ballpark doesn’t necessarily mean he will sign with the Rangers. Still, it’s the first we have heard from him for a while so I thought I would pass it along. 

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