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Rangers lose both split squad games yesterday.  Evan Grant has the writeup on the loss to the Royals here, and the loss to the Dodgers here.  Andruw Jones was 0 for 3 with 2 Ks yesterday, putting a damper on his resurgence.

Anthony Andro says that, except for one pitch, Vicente Padilla was happy with his outing yesterday.

Grant writes that Warner Madrigal's impressive spring has enhanced his chances of starting the season as the righty setup man, despite going up against more experienced guys.

Jeff Wilson writes about Mike Maddux pushing the idea of throwing strikes and minimizing pitches this spring.

Hank Blalock will play at third base in a game or two next week, saying that the plan is for him to be ready to fill in there when Michael Young needs a day off.

We still don't know who the five prospects who are delayed over age-check issues are, but they apparently are not anyone included in BA's top 30 prospect list from this year.