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March 23, 2012; Scottsdale, AZ, USA; Texas Rangers first baseman Mitch Moreland (18) singles in the fifth inning against the San Francisco Giants at Scottsdale Stadium.  Mandatory Credit: Rick Scuteri-US PRESSWIRE
March 23, 2012; Scottsdale, AZ, USA; Texas Rangers first baseman Mitch Moreland (18) singles in the fifth inning against the San Francisco Giants at Scottsdale Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Rick Scuteri-US PRESSWIRE

The Rangers did something novel last night -- they won a spring training game.

T.R. Sullivan has his game story here.

Evan Grant has his game report at the DMN blog.

Richard Durrett has his reactions from yesterday's game.

Sullivan writes that the Rangers aren't concerned about their poor Cactus League record.

Jeff Wilson has a story about the Jairo Beras situation, which includes extensive quotes from Beras's father, a former minor leaguer who was in the Angels' minor league system who now lives in Richardson. Interesting background there that is worth checking out.

Grant writes that Neftali Feliz's spot in the Opening Day rotation could be in danger because of his shoulder issues.

Durrett has a piece looking at the middle relief competition this spring.

Gil Lebreton has a column about the importance of throwing good strikes.

On the $28 dollar hot dog story, Nolan Ryan had this to say on Randy Galloway's radio show:

John Blake came in and told me that Sportservice had announced that yesterday, I asked him how big the wiener was. He didn't know. But it has to be a tremendous wiener.

Jon Daniels said that if the Rangers add a centerfielder, it would be a righthanded hitter to help in a platoon situation, which would not seem to bode well for Craig Gentry.

Durrett notes that Derek Holland is working on a new sinker that breaks in on righthanded hitters.

Sullivan's notes talk about Neftali Feliz's shoulder, Ian Kinsler's agent talking contract with the Rangers, and Derek Holland pitching in a minor league game yesterday.

The S-T's notes include stuff on Feliz, the Kinsler contract talks, and Holland's sinker.

Durrett's notes look at the likely pitching matchups this weekend.

The S-T has a Q&A with Ron Washington.