New Globe: Rangers open summer camp at home without Martin

Texas Rangers manager Chris Woodward stands by the bullpen as pitchers prepare for an intrasquad baseball practice at Globe Life Field in Arlington, Texas, Friday, July 3, 2020. (AP Photo/Tony Gutierrez)


ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) — The Texas Rangers have opened their summer camp in their new home. Their first official workout in their new stadium with a retractable roof came three weeks before they expect to finally play a game there. It was nearly four months after the coronavirus pandemic put a halt to major league spring training. Left-hander Brett Martin was away from the team after he tested positive for COVID-19 during intake testing this week. Martin was already at higher risk because he has Type 1 diabetes. The pitcher had some mild symptoms with congestion and fatigue.