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Urbanus adjusts to velocity in debut

SURPRISE, Ariz. – Infielder Nick Urbanus became the Texas Rangers' first amateur signing out of Europe last season, and he finished his first summer in the states with solid results. Lone Star Dugout interviews and features the 19-year-old Dutch prospect.

The Texas Rangers tapped into a new market with last offseason's signing of Dutch infielder Nick Urbanus. For the first time in the Rangers' history, the club planted its flag in Europe to land an amateur prospect. Although Urbanus comes from a country dominated by soccer––where baseball is regarded as a secondary sport––he comes from a strong baseball background. Both his father and grandfather...

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