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SURPRISE, AZ - FEBRUARY 28:  Mike Napoli #25 of the Texas Rangers poses during spring training photo day on February 28, 2012 in Surprise, Arizona.  (Photo by Jamie Squire/Getty Images)
SURPRISE, AZ - FEBRUARY 28: Mike Napoli #25 of the Texas Rangers poses during spring training photo day on February 28, 2012 in Surprise, Arizona. (Photo by Jamie Squire/Getty Images)
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Joey Matches has a story on the Jairo Beras situation, and why he doesn't think Beras will end up a Ranger.

Evan Grant has a blog post on Beras.

Bryan Dolgin talked to Jim Sundberg about Mike Napoli and Yorvit Torrealba.

Richard Durrett has a story on David Murphy's playing time and the steps Murphy thinks he can take to improve his defense.

Gil Lebreton has a column on Koji Uehara, and how he's looking to put the end of the 2011 season behind him.

Jeff Wilson writes that the Rangers are still sorting through their options for a lefty reliever, and one candidate Wilson mentions that I hadn't heard was in the mix is former Rule 5 pick Ben Snyder.

Scouts and players alike are impressed by Matt West this spring.

Michael Young is embracing his utility role, and is taking ground balls at shortstop as well this spring.

Durrett has his "Surprise Six" from yesterday up.

The S-T's notes include stuff on Mike Napoli's statement that he will test free agency, Yu Darvish throwing seven pitches, and the Beras controversy.

T.R. Sullivan's notes include stuff on Napoli, Mitch Moreland, and Darvish.

Drew Davison talks to Conor Jackson, who is fighting for the last bench job with the Rangers.