Play Ball! Pitcher's Dog Goes to Spring Training

02/23/2012 at 09:20 AM EST

Play Ball! Pitcher's Dog Goes to Spring Training
Charlie Riedel/AP
Is this baseball's newest south paw?

In fact, it's Texas Rangers prospect Tanner Scheppers's French bulldog, getting on the field at a spring training workout in Surprise, Ariz., on Saturday.

The pooch grabbed a baseball in his mouth and strutted confidently across the grass during the unofficial workout. Spring training exhibition games for the Rangers begin in March.

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