D-backs' Anderson happy to be home in Texas

D-backs' Anderson happy to be home in Texas

ARLINGTON -- D-backs right-hander Chase Anderson threw his between-starts bullpen session Tuesday afternoon, and when he was done, he sat for about 20 minutes by himself and just looked around Globe Life Park.

Anderson grew up about an hour and a half away, in Wichita Falls, Texas, and used to come to games at the ballpark when he was a kid.

"First time being actually on this field," Anderson said. "I played on the little Dr. Pepper Little League Field down the street. They had a camp there. But being in this stadium, being part of a team playing the Rangers, it feels good."

Anderson said he had left about 20 tickets for family and friends.

Had he been starting one of the games, he would have had "probably 200" people in attendance.

Several other D-backs have Texas connections.

First baseman Paul Goldschmidt is from Houston and went to school at Texas State University. He spent Monday's off-day visiting with family.

Infielder Cliff Pennington is from Corpus Christi and attended Texas A&M University.

Steve Gilbert is a reporter for MLB.com. Read his blog, Inside the D-backs, and follow him on Twitter @SteveGilbertMLB. This story was not subject to the approval of Major League Baseball or its clubs.