ARLINGTON, Texas -- Matt Treanor’s return to the Rangers coincided with team picture day.
For fans of the 2010 team checking out the photographer’s handiwork, it is almost like Treanor never left.
“Coming back was a little different at first,’’ the catcher said. “But once I had a chance to talk to the guys again, I felt very comfortable.’’
Treanor, who played a valuable role on the Rangers’ 2010 American League title team, was acquired from Kansas City’s organization in exchange for cash considerations.
“I’m going to try my best to learn to catch the guys that are new to me,’’ Treanor said. “I haven’t been told anything specific about my role, but I’m ready to help.’’
With Kansas City, Treanor batted .226 with three homers, six doubles and 21 RBIs in 65 games, including a team-high 62 starts at catcher. He was placed on the concussion disabled list on July 31.
Most recently, he played seven games on rehab assignment with Double-A Northwest Arkansas.
“I felt good to get back on the field,’’ Treanor said. “I saw improvement in my rehab assignment and I feel like I’m ready.’’
The trade came as somewhat of a surprise.
“I didn’t think a deal would happen this late in the season,’’ Treanor said. “I couldn’t ask for anything better.’’