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Still No Smoak

I'm avoiding the urge to do a Pinto-esque smoke pun in the headline...

Anthony Andro tweets that Justin Smoak has been scratched today (he was supposed to DH) because of his hip issue.

One of the storylines that got a lot of chatter among fans this offseason was, "What will the Rangers do if Justin Smoak looks great this spring and Chris Davis struggles?" 

That subplot appears to have died a quick and painless death.  Unless you count Smoak's hip pain...