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Wednesday morning Rangers things



Jeff Wilson writes that Chris Davis thinks he can get his career back on track.  Ron Washington says that Davis is competing for a job, but realistically, at this point, barring injuries, there are probably no positional spots open on this team, and only three spots on the pitching staff -- the final two rotation slots and the long reliever.

T.R. Sullivan takes a look at the long relief competition, saying that Tommy Hunter, Michael Kirkman, Derek Holland, or Matt Harrison could end up as the team's long reliever, along with potentially Dave Bush.

In his notes, Anthony Andro talks to Eric Hurley and has updates on Brandon Webb's throwing and the competition for the last bullpen job.

Sullivan has a piece on Nelson Cruz, calling him the team's unsung hero and talking about how he brings level-headedness and an even keel to the clubhouse.

Adam Wainwright is having elbow issues, and it appears that the Cardinals are fearful he'll need Tommy John surgery, which would sideline him for the season.  No word as to whether Lance Berkman thinks losing Wainwright will make the Cardinals an "average" team...

Gil Lebreton has a column on Jon Daniels, and how he's gone from derisively being called "Jon Boy" to the g.m. who built the team that went to the World Series in 2010.

Richard Durrett talks to Seth McClung about his passion for basketball.  McClung was a basketball coach this past year.