Tuesday Morning Texas Rangers Update

It looks just as weird as you might have imagined - Julian H. Gonzalez

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Good Morning.

The Rangers will have their first full workout tomorrow but most of the team is already in Surprise doing baseball things. Up next: 2/27/2014 Rangers vs Royals.

In a number of days that you can count on two hands, the Rangers will be playing an actual baseball game.

First up, Drew Davison writes that Neftali Feliz is in camp with the single goal of reclaiming the closer job that he held in both of the years that the Rangers went to the World Series.

Richard Durrett asks if Neftali Feliz is mentally ready to reclaim the closer job that he last held prominently during the worst game of all time.

T.R. Sullivan writes that Ron Washington is in no rush to name a closer just one day after pitchers and catchers reported to Spring Training.

Anthony Andro has an update on Jurickson Profar who has been cleared to begin a throwing program after being sidelined with shoulder tendinitis.

Sullivan has a profile on Martin Perez and how he spent his offseason in his hometown of Guanare, Venezuela after signing a contract extension earlier this winter.

Speaking of Perez and Venezuela, Evan Grant writes about the six Venezuelan-born players on the Rangers voicing concern about the safety of their friends and family due to the political unrest currently transpiring in their home country.

ESPN.com's Jerry Crasnick tries to piece together the puzzle that is the Rangers' rotation heading into spring.

Grant writes about how the Rangers could entice Nelson Cruz to come back and sign a one-year deal to DH. (Hint: Money.)

Sullivan's Notebook covers Ron Washington's desire for more right-handed bench help (*cough* Where's Jeff Baker? *cough*), the Rangers handling Profar with care early in camp, Jose Contreras' plans to pitch another seven years or so, and various other items.

Davison's notes has more on Contreras' attempt to make the Rangers, nine Rangers signing one-year contracts yesterday, and various injury updates.

Grant has a breakdown of the nine pre-arb deals signed by indentured Rangers.

The DMN has a transcript of Derek Holland on KRLD-FM to talk about his rehab. Holland scoffs at the notion that he could possibly miss the entire season and predicts he'll be back pitching in the Majors on June 1. It's nice to have goals.

Lastly, Sullivan has a Q&A with Ballpark VP Rob Matwick about how we fans deserve a "championship-level" experience at The Globe.

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