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Sunday a.m. things

2-3, tied for last with the M's in the A.L. West.  Still, I'm encouraged by what I've seen thusfar from the rotation, and you have to think, if the starters keep pitching like this, it is going to be a good year.

Evan Grant's game story focuses on Kevin Millwood breaking the no-CG-streak that the Rangers have had, and the solid performance the Rangers have gotten from their starters so far.

Grant has some notes that discusses the infield situation, with the Rangers possibly being in a situation where they'd need to add a backup infielder, given that after Ramon Vazquez, the backup infielder available is Adam Melhuse.  Grant says they'd probably have to clear space on the 40 man to do so, though, given that the team doesn't want to call up German Duran just so he can sit on the bench, and given that Joaquin Arias isn't 100% yet.

Grant also has some injury updates, saying that Franklyn German was bothered by a stiff back on Friday but is expected to be available today, Brandon McCarthy has started throwing again, Thomas Diamond is supposed to throw three innings in a game on Thursday after throwing a simulated game yesterday, and Luis Mendoza is pitching for Oklahoma on Monday.

Jim Reeves says someone will sign Barry Bonds, and if Ron Washington had his druthers, it would be the Rangers.  Tom Hicks, however, apparently has put the kibosh on any Bonds signing, although Jon Daniels is quoted as saying that it was an "organizational decision."