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Urbanus continuing family tradition

Urbanus arrived in Arizona last weekend

SURPRISE, Ariz. – When infielder Nick Urbanus signed with the Texas Rangers after last season, he became the club's first amateur signee out of Europe. Lone Star Dugout interviewed the 19-year-old, who is expected to play in the rookie-level Arizona League this summer.

Shortly after the 2010 season concluded, the Texas Rangers planted a flag in Europe by signing Dutch prospect Nick Urbanus. The infielder is the first amateur player the club has ever signed out of Europe. The 19-year-old comes from a strong baseball background, as both his father and grandfather were star players in the Netherlands. When Nick competed against Team Cuba in the 2009 World Port...

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