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
The Rangers lose again, 3-2, with Joe Nathan struggling (again), although Ron Washington still insists Nathan is the closer, and that's not changing.
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.
Durrett writes that Michael Young is looking to decrease his strikeouts and increase his walks this season.
Gil Lebreton has a column on the rivalry between the Rangers and Angels.
At the DMN blog, Gerry Fraley writes about C.J. Wilson facing his former team (although not until the regular season, as he'll pitch in a minor league game today, rather than against the Rangers).
The S-T's notes talk about Neftali Feliz's shoulder (although the headline says "Felix"), the players sent to the minors yesterday, and Matt Harrison's performance in the minor league game.
Sullivan has his notes at the Rangers' website.
The S-T has a Q&A with Joe Nathan about Tommy John surgery.