Elvis Andrus is the longest-tenured member of the Texas Rangers and says he took this offseason more seriously than he has in the past.
Andrus has played in 914 games since making his debut at age 20 in 2009.
"It's kind of weird, but it is that way," Andrus said. "That's the way baseball is. You don't know who will be here next year. You don't know if you'll be here next year."
The infielder hit a career-low .263 in 2014, motivating him to report in better shape this spring.
"I really believe that," Andrus said. "This year I took it a thousand times (more) seriously than I did the year before. It's part of the growing part, knowing yourself, knowing your body a little bit more every year. I had a really good plan. Our bodies are our business. You have to take care of that year in and year out."