Friday a.m. Rangers things

SAN DIEGO, CA - JUNE 20: Yu Darvish #11 of the Texas Rangers, is congratulated by Yorvit Torrealba #8 after closing out the sixth inning an interleague baseball game against the San Diego Padres at Petco Park on June 20, 2012 in San Diego, California. The Rangers won 4-2. (Photo by Denis Poroy/Getty Images)

Really looking forward to the weekend, you guys...

Jeff Wilson has a story on Roy Oswalt, who will be making his first start of the season today for Texas.

Behind the paywall, Evan Grant writes that the Rangers aren't asking Oswalt to be an ace.

Randy Galloway has a column on the addition of Roy Oswalt, saying that Oswalt is a boom or bust signing, which makes him fit right in with the Rangers' rotation of intrigue...

T.R. Sullivan has a story on Mike Olt and Jurickson Profar appearing in the Futures Game.

Christian Corona has a story on Matt Kata and the veteran leadership he brings to the Round Rock Express.

One of Kata's new teammates is Chad Bell, a 23 year old lefthander who is being promoted from AA Frisco to AAA Round Rock. Bell is in the midst of a breakout season, and could be a factor in the major league bullpen at some point.

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