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Saturday a.m. Rangers things

Another day, another Ranger spring training loss.

There were some positives, however.  Evan Grant writes that Rich Harden started amping it up in the later innings, getting his fastball up as high as 94 mph.  In T.R. Sullivan's story, Harden says he kicked up his intensity in the third, and claims he always knew that increased velocity was there.

The S-T also has some quotes from Harden, along with noting that Chris Ray looked good yesterday.

Sullivan says that Doug Mathis may have enhanced his chances of making the team with his solid performance.

Jeff Wilson writes that Jarrod Saltalamacchia and Taylor Teagarden are near-locks to make the Opening Day roster, but no decision has been made as to who the #1 catcher will be, although Salty appears to have the edge.

The S-T's notes include mention of the fact that both Ian Kinsler and Darren O'Day received cortisone injections yesterday, and Kinsler won't be playing in a game on Monday, as he had hoped.  Both appear like possible disabled list candidates to start the season.

Sullivan has a whole bunch of notes up about battles for final roster spots, the utility infielder hunt, and Chris Davis's fatigue situation.

And Gil LeBreton has a column up on the new Matt Harrison.