Hi, everybody. Ready to panic over all the starting pitcher injuries?
Drew Davison has a story on Matt Harrison returning to D/FW to get an MRI on his back, with quotes from Ron Washington saying, let's not get worked up about the situation just yet.
T.R. Sullivan has a story on the situation with Harrison's back, with extensive quotes from Harrison.
Evan Grant writes that the situation with Harrison and his back problems will impact what happens throughout the pitching staff.
GIl Lebreton has a column, stating that the rash of injuries with the Ranger rotation is a cause for concern, and wonders whether signing Ervin Santana (at the cost of a first round pick and roughly $50 million over four years) would be a good idea.
Kevin Sherrington suggests fans should be panicking over the state of the pitching staff, and, with Jon Daniels saying he's not concerned right now about Harrison's back, compares JD to Jerry Jones for being overly optimistic.
Davison has a story on Ron Washington's expected lineup, with a particular focus on Prince Fielder.
Sullivan has a story on Geovany Soto and J.P. Arencibia battling for playing time behind the plate, with Soto entering camp as the starting catcher.
Durrett says Yu Darvish needs to "bear down" in close games, because apparently, he hasn't been trying hard enough in close games up to this point.
Nick Tepesch has caught Ron Washington's eye with his new changeup.
Mitch Moreland just wants to play baseball, whether that's as a DH or in the field, and has some comments about the departures of David Murphy and Ian Kinsler.
The S-T has some notes and quotes.
Sullivan also has some notes, including stuff on Russell Wilson, Soto, and Michael Kirkman being the longest tenured Ranger.
Durrett has some notes, focusing on Ron Washington's focus on having sufficient depth.
And finally, if you've engaged in the ongoing "is Johnny Manziel at least six feet tall?" debate, we have an answer from the Combine...he's not.