SURPRISE, Ariz. -- The first official full-squad workouts were completed on Sunday and it was yet another beautiful day for baseball as well. Here are six things that happened Sunday in Surprise:
1. Josh Hamilton clarified his comments from Friday and made it clear that he wants to stay in Texas if a fair deal can be worked out. Hamilton said that if he becomes a free agent after this season, his first call will be to the Rangers.
"If it does go to free agency, the first place I’m coming is here,” Hamilton said. “If I owe anything, it’s that. My loyalty is here. This is where I’ve been. This is where my family’s been, so obviously I’d love to stay here more than anywhere else. So first of all, they get a chance to do what they need to do to keep me here.”
3. On the injury front, LHP Joe Beimel is out at least two to three days with elbow stiffness. Shortstop Elvis Andrus did not participate in on-field activities today after having a Plantar's wart removed. He is listed as day-to-day.