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Tuesday morning Rangers things

C.J. Wilson took the mound yesterday, attempting to solidify his chances of starting the season in the starting rotation, and Jeff Wilson says he took a step forward, rebounding from a rough first inning to go five.

Evan Grant says Wilson has convinced the powers that be that he should be in the rotation.

T.R. Sullivan's story includes a quote from Ron Washington, saying that the only way Wilson wouldn't be in the rotation would be if there was a sudden huge need in the bullpen that Wilson needed to fill.

Jon Daniels says yesterday's acquisition of Matt Treanor would have been made even if Jarrod Saltalamacchia hadn't been scratched with muscle spasms, and that there are no concerns about Salty being ready for Opening Day.  Which leads me to wonder if this isn't a sign that Max Ramirez may make the team...after all, if Max is going to be in the majors, the Rangers would need someone alongside Kevin Richardson for Oklahoma.  Or maybe I'm overthinking things...

Gil LeBreton has a column up on the catching situation, and thinks that the Treanor acquisition is a vote of no-confidence in Ramirez.

Richard Durrett has some notes from yesterday.  There's also notes from yesterday at the S-T, and at Texas Rangers dot comNeftali Feliz, by all accounts, impressed in yesterday's B game, and Ian Kinsler hit off a tee and is hoping to play in a game on Monday.

Anthony Andro writes that Michael Kirkman is enjoying the experience of being at spring training.