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Richard Durrett has notes and a recap from yesterday's game, focusing in particular on Eric Hurley, who is a longshot to make the Opening Day rotation but who is showing signs that he can contribute in the majors in 2011.

T.R. Sullivan says that, while the Rangers haven't "officially scrapped" the idea of Neftali Feliz being in the rotation in 2011, there's a reason why he won't be starting today, and instead, will pitch at the end of the game.

Jeff Wilson polled 10 players and coaches on which three players have been the most impressive this spring, and Chris Davis was the runaway winner.

Here's the thing about Davis, though...although I've seen people suggest that he could force his way onto the Opening Day roster, I don't see how that could happen, unless there's an injury.  The Rangers already have two backup third basemen (Michael Young and Andres Blanco), two backup first basemen (Michael Young and Mike Napoli), and the DH spot is filled.

And who would you drop from the 25 man roster to make room for Davis, who likely would get very few at bats anyway?

Davis should, and will, start the season in Round Rock, waiting for his opportunity.  This spring's performance is a good sign, but I can't see how it is going to change the team's plans.

Sullivan has a piece on Ian Kinsler, and his efforts to take his game to the next level in 2011. 

Evan Grant says that Derek Holland's two-strike approach is key to him winning a spot in the Opening Day rotation.

Durrett writes that Michael Young is adjusting to his new role, although Young says he does not consider himself a DH.

Jennifer Floyd Engel says that David Murphy and Alexi Ogando are the leading candidates to be this year's C.J. Wilson.