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Saturday morning Rangers news and links

Mike McGinnis

The Royals blew out the Rangers yesterday.  Everybody panic.

Evan Grant has his report from yesterday's 11-1 Ranger loss.  Alexi Ogando, who struggled in two innings of work yesterday, says he needs to stay on the attack and do a better job of throwing first pitch strikes.

The S-T has a game story on the beating administered by the Royals.

Richard Durrett has his reactions to yesterday's game.

Mike Maddux was impressed by Matt West, who missed most of the 2012-13 seasons after undergoing Tommy John surgery.

Drew Davison has a story on Ogando's efforts to ensure he stays healthy in 2014, after spending much of the 2013 season on the d.l.

The S-T has a short piece on local hero Michael Choice impressing on Thursday, with quotes from Choice.

Evan Grant has a story on the new coaches on the Ranger major league staff, and what their roles are.

Drew Davison writes that Ron Washington is enthused about working with new bench coach Tim Bogar.

Richard Durrett has a piece on Bogar, with Bogar saying he's not just a "numbers guy."

T.R. Sullivan has a story on Nick Tepesch's fighting to win a job in the Rangers' rotation.

Richard Durrett writes that Rougned Odor is in camp to learn, and has quotes from Ron Washington praising Odor.

There have been discussions before on here about the importance of fastball command for young pitchers, and the emphasis the Rangers put on that.  Brian MacPherson has a story in the Providence Journal about that very topic, with quotes from several Red Sox pitchers about that subject, and their struggles to learn to command their fastball on both sides of the plate.

Grant has updates on the health of some Ranger players who have been slowed by physical issues.

Derek Holland has done a pizza commercial.

Want to buy a Russell Wilson Rangers jersey?  Well, now you can.

The S-T has some notes that include Brett Nicholas discussing getting married in October, with Nick Tepesch as a groomsman.

Sullivan's notes hit on Matt West, Leonys Martin sitting yesterday, and Washington and Bogar.