As the game gets underway this evening, I made a few changes to some uniform numbers I saw mentioned in the pre-game on TV. Here’s a list of the changes:
- Ron Washington takes back 38 (he was wearing 37). When first signed, Wash was going to wear 38, but gave it up for Eric Gagne’s arrival. Now that Gagne is gone, Wash has gone back to 38.
- Jarrod Saltamacchia moves from 16 to 25. 16 is now vacant.
- Jerry Hairston Jr moved from 25 to 3. 3 was previously being worn by Joaquin Arias during spring training, but was otherwise unoccupied since Arod wore it in the majors for us a few years ago.
Sounds like Salty did one of those clubhouse deals to get Hairston to move his number. :) If you didn’t know about it, check out the uniform number history section of my website. It chronicles who wore what from 1972-2007 for the Rangers.