Forsythe hit .348 with two doubles and three homers in 23 Grapefruit League at-bats this spring.
Forsythe did just about all he could to stake his claim for a bench spot, posting a 1.290 OPS. He's competing with fellow veterans Neil Walker and Josh Harrison for what seems to be two bench spots.
Forsythe signed with the Phillies as a non-roster invitee Sunday, Chris Cotillo of The Springfield Republican reports.
Now 33 years old, Forsythe doesn't seem to be a particularly strong candidate to break camp with the team. He's recorded a below-average batting line in three straight seasons and hit just .227/.325/.353 in 101 games for the Rangers last season while striking out a career-high 27.2 percent of the time. He'll be competing with Josh Harrison and Neil Walker for a bench spot.
Forythe (ribs) could be placed on the 60-day injured list as a maneuver to create room on the 40-man roster, Evan Grant of the Dallas Morning News reports.
Forsythe, who hasn't played in 10 days, becomes on option as the Rangers consider alternatives that would allow them to add catcher Tim Federowicz for the final days of the season. With Jeff Mathis (back) still unavailable, Federowicz would provide roster flexibility for manager Chris Woodward.
Forsythe (ribs) is not in Saturday's lineup against the A's.
He has been out for almost a week with left intercostal tightness. Forsythe likely would have been placed on the injured list were it not for expanded rosters, so it's unclear if he is day-to-day or a little worse than that.
Forsythe (intercostal) will remain on the bench Friday against the Athletics.
Forsythe will sit for the fourth straight game while dealing with a left intercostal strain. He hasn't appeared off the bench in any of the previous three contests.
Forsythe (intercostal) is not starting Thursday against the Rays.
Forsythe will miss a third straight start as he continues to nurse a left intercostal strain, which he picked up earlier in the week. It remains to be seen if he'll be available off the bench for Thursday's series finale.
Forsythe (intercostal) is not in Wednesday's lineup against the Rays.
He was scratched from Tuesday's lineup with left intercostal tightness. As a part-time player, his absence doesn't necessarily mean he is unavailable in Wednesday's contest.
Forsythe was scratched from Tuesday's lineup against the Rays with left intercostal tightness, Stefan Stevenson of the Fort Worth Star-Telegram reports.
Forsythe was scheduled to start and first base and bat seventh before the intercostal issue cropped up. Isiah Kiner-Falefa will take his place in the lineup.
Forsythe is not in the lineup for Saturday's game against the Orioles.
Forsythe appears to have fallen into a platoon. Ronald Guzman starts at first base against righties like Saturday's starter Aaron Brooks while Forsythe gets the call against lefties.
Forsythe is not in the lineup for Friday's game at Baltimore.
Forsythe went 2-for-4 with a double and an RBI in Thursday's contest but will return to the bench Friday. Danny Santana will cover the hot corner while Ronald Guzman starts at first base.
Forsythe is not in the lineup Wednesday against the Yankees.
Forsythe owns an awful .113/.167/.113 slash line over his last 19 games. Ronald Guzman starts at first base Wednesday, with Nick Solak at third.
Forsythe is out of the lineup for Monday's game against the Yankees.
He'll head to the bench after starting four of the past five games, clearing the way for Ronald Guzman and Danny Santana to handle the two corner-infield spots. With Guzman back as a September callup and rookie Nick Solak also making a case for regular work in the Texas infield, Forsythe could see his role downsized during the season's final month.
Forsythe is not in the lineup Friday against the Mariners.
Forsythe has hit an awful .130/.175/.130 over his last 16 contests. Danny Santana starts at first base Friday, with Nick Solak at third.
Forsythe is not starting Tuesday against the Angels.
Forsythe sits after starting seven straight games. He's gone just 4-for-45 at the plate over his last 13 contests. Danny Santana will be the third baseman in his absence, with Scott Heineman starting at first.
Forsythe will start at third base and bat seventh Sunday against the White Sox.
He'll be making his seventh consecutive start, which includes six straight turns at the hot corner. Injuries to Nomar Mazara (oblique), Joey Gallo (wrist) and Hunter Pence (back) have indirectly opened up playing time for Forsythe lately, but he'll be one of the Rangers most vulnerable to losing work once any of three banged-up players return to action.
Forsythe is out of the lineup for Wednesday's game against the Blue Jays, Evan Grant of The Dallas Morning News reports.
Forsythe will take a seat after going a collective 2-for-16 while starting four of the previous five games at either corner-infield spot. Danny Santana and Isiah Kiner-Falefa appear to be manager Chris Woodward's preferred options at first and third base, respectively, so Forsythe doesn't look like he'll be bound for an everyday role in the near future.
Forsythe started at third base and went 2-for-5 with two RBI in Wednesday's 9-7 win over the Mariners.
Forsythe replaced Asdrubel Cabrera, who was eventually designated for assignment following the game. That obviously opens up playing time at third base, which will provide an opportunity for Forsythe, but the Rangers plan to use Isiah Kiner-Falefa as the primary third baseman for the remainder of the season. Forsythe will continue to move around the infield at third, second and first base.
Forsythe is out of the lineup for Sunday's game against the Athletics.
Forsythe's string of five consecutive starts will come to an end while Danny Santana replaces him at first base. Though Santana looks like an everyday player at this point, Joey Gallo's wrist injury will still open up playing time for Santana in the outfield. As a result, Forsythe may be in line for at least a part-time role at first base until Gallo is back in the fold.
Forsythe started at first base and went 1-for-2 with two walks and two runs scored in Thursday's 11-3 win over the Athletics.
Forsythe has started all three games at first base since the Rangers demoted Ronald Guzman to Triple-A Nashville. He's been in the lineup against right-handers and left-handers. He and Danny Santana will share first base, although Santana, who has been a more dangerous hitter, may eventually land there most games, though Santana can also be used in the outfield following Joey Gallo's injury.
Forsythe started at first base and went 1-for-4 with a run scored in Tuesday's 7-2 win over the Mariners.
With the Rangers sending Ronald Guzman back to Triple-A Nashville on Tuesday, Forsythe took over at first base. He and Danny Santana are expected to share the position going forward, with Santana likely to grab a bigger share of the playing time.
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