Sunday a.m. Rangers stuff

Rick Yeatts

Sunday morning Rangers news and links

The Rangers are on ESPN Sunday Night Baseball tonight. Yay! However, I will not be watching, as I will be at the game. I know you're so jelly.

Drew Davison's game story from last night's 7-2 win focuses on the contributions of Elvis Andrus, who went 5 for 5, and Justin Grimm, who pitched into the 7th and allowed just two runs to the potent Tiger offense.

Anthony Andro's game story has quotes from Justin Grimm, who has been terrific in 2013 after a rough experience in the majors last year.

Jim Reeves' game story talks about Elvis's big night, with Ron Washington saying that Ian Kinsler isn't losing his spot at the top of the lineup despite Elvis going 5 for 5.

Evan Grant writes that we shouldn't expect Elvis to stay in the leadoff spot once Kinsler returns.

Todd Wills has his Rapid Reaction at ESPN Dallas.

Gil Lebreton has a column on Mitch Moreland, writing that while Moreland has gotten off to a great start, there are still questions about whether he's the long-term answer at first base, and even points out that his current slash line isn't much different than where he's been on May 18 the previous two years.

Richard Justice has a column discussing how the Rangers' success so far this year is a credit to the depth they have developed.

Davison writes that, with Cory Burns having been called up this week and Josh Lindblom coming up on Monday to make a start, the two pitchers in Round Rock who appear poised to get major league jobs next are Neal Cotts and Nate Robertson.

The S-T's notes talk about Ian Kinsler sitting again yesterday, Leonys Martin having (in the minds of some) the best arm in the majors, and Nelson Cruz not getting worried about a potential suspension due to his connection with Biogenesis.

Reeves' notes hit on David Murphy hitting 2nd yesterday with Ian Kinsler out, Wash being displeased with Alexi Ogando not having told the team he was hurting before he went on the d.l., Leonys's arm, and the possibility of Cory Burns sticking around past Monday, when a move will have to be made to make room for Josh Lindblom. A line I thought you folks would enjoy on the last part:

The Rangers are carrying three left-handers in the bullpen and wouldn't mind having another right-hander around, but Robbie Ross, Michael Kirkman and Joseph Ortiz have all pitched well, too.

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