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Easter morning things

Opening Day is looming, and with the last week of spring training coming up, things are starting to take shape.

Ron Washington says he anticipates Robinson Tejeda sticking in the bullpen, at least at the start of the season.

Jeff Wilson writes about the Rangers trio of injured late-inning relievers -- C.J. Wilson, Joaquin Benoit, and Eddie Guardado -- making progress and saying they'll be ready to go Opening Day.

Brandon McCarthy thinks he'll be pitching again in early May.

Jason Jennings went 5 shutout innings in a minor league game yesterday.

I mentioned earlier that the Tigers are needing relief help, and could be a match with the Rangers, who have extra relievers. T.R. Sullivan says the Tigers are scouting the Rangers "hard" right now, and that the Reds are interested in Gerald Laird, but there isn't a match at this point.

Sullivan also says that Ron Washington is intrigued by Jason Ellison in the last bench spot, since he could provide speed off the bench. Personally, I don't see speed off the bench as that big of a need, particularly when you look at the current Ranger lineup...who on this team really would need to be pinch run for in a late-game situation? Ben Broussard? Maybe Frank Catalanotto? That's about it...