Mar 24, 2012; Surprise, AZ, USA; Texas Rangers left fielder Josh Hamilton (32) helps right fielder Nelson Cruz crack his back as shortstop Elvis Andrus (1) does the same for third baseman Adrian Beltre (29) before a game against the Los Angeles Angels at Surprise Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Jake Roth-US PRESSWIRE
We'll see. Washington also insisted that Frank Francisco was his closer in 2010, and a week into the season, a change was made.
T.R. Sullivan has his game story up at the Rangers' website, focusing on Nathan allowing two runs, although he writes that Nathan wasn't particularly hard-hit.
Richard Durrett has his reactions to yesterday's game.
Sullivan has a story on Elvis Andrus, who says that as a player, he's average and hasn't reached his potential, but that his goal is to be the best shortstop in baseball.
Jeff Wilson has a story on Julio Borbon, who has had a strong camp and impressed the coaching staff with his improved play.
Sullivan has his notes at the Rangers' website.
The S-T has a Q&A with Joe Nathan about Tommy John surgery.