ARLINGTON, Texas -- We continue our timeline for the 2010 season with spring training. Here is February and March:
Feb. 19: Josh Hamilton reports to spring training and says he’s ready to put 2009 behind him and have a better 2010.
Feb. 22: The Rangers announce that infielder Khalil Greene, who has dealt with anxiety issues in his career, will not be reporting to spring training. The club ends up voiding his contract.
March 3: Rangers president Nolan Ryan predicts 92 wins for the 2010 season. He says he believes if club stays healthy that they can and should win the AL West.
March 12: Ian Kinsler rolled his ankle during drills at spring training and is diagnosed with a high right ankle sprain. He misses nearly the entire first month of the season.
March 17: Manager Ron Washington apologizes for using cocaine after a SI.com story reveals he tested positive for the substance after a random test during the 2009 season. The club decides to stick with Washington, who faces the media in a room at Surprise, Ariz., filled with players to show their support.
March 18: Tommy Hunter feels a pain in his rib and the oblique strain forces him out of a potential spot in the rotation. He ends up starting the season in Oklahoma City before rejoining the rotation a few months into the season.
March 22: The Rangers traded infielder Ray Olmedo to the Brewers for catcher Matt Treanor, who started the season in the minors but quickly found his way to the majors once catcher Jarrod Saltalamacchia was injured the first week.
March 27: Based on his 2009 season, Scott Feldman was awarded the spot as the Opening Day starter. He signs a new three-year extension a few days later. The Rangers also traded a player to be named later and cash for utility infielder Andres Blanco.