Good morning. How was your day off? I like to imagine the Rangers spent their first off day in like three weeks by taking a bunch of naps.
Todd Wills takes a look at the week ahead which features a series in New York against the Yankees and a return home for an interleague match-up with the Cincinnati Reds.
Jeff Wilson examines the correlation between Ian Kinsler's return from the disabled list and the Rangers' recent hot streak.
Matt Mosley writes that now that the Rangers have survived mid-June, Jon Daniels should be eyeing the trade deadline with the goal of getting the team a corner outfield bat or frontline starter.
The DMN recaps Nolan Ryan's radio interview on Galloway & Company where he discussed the possibility of re-signing Nelson Cruz, his thoughts on the possibility of Cruz getting suspended anytime soon, and his take on Martin Perez.
MLB.com's Master Tesfatsion profiles Triple-A Round Rock pitching coach Brad Holman whose successes litter the big league pitching staff in 2013.
Behind the DMN paywall, Gerry Fraley writes about the shutdown bullpens of the Rangers and Yankees so far this season.
Tesfatsion handles the MLB.com Notebook and tackles the latest on Joakim Soria's rehab, the early morning arrival in New York yesterday, and Neil Ramirez's award-winning week.
Lastly, Tesfatsion previews tonight's contest between the Rangers and Yankees which will pit our Yu Darvish against their Hiroki Kuroda.