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Monday Morning Texas Rangers Update

The official source for Colby Lewis Hip Watch 2014

Where will you be when diarrhea strikes?
Where will you be when diarrhea strikes?
Christian Petersen

Three weeks until Opening Day. Yu Darvish vs. Cliff Lee is just around the corner.

In the meantime,'s John Schlegel recaps yesterday's game where - if you ignore the score - a lot of good things happened from the likes of Colby Lewis, Michael Choice, and Robinson Chirinos.

Stefan Stevenson writes about Lewis' successful outing yesterday with quotes from Lewis, Ron Washington, and Mike Maddux on Colby looking more like Colby again.

For the second time this spring, Gerry Fraley references The Undertaker when writing about Colby's comeback attempt.

Speaking of Fraley, here's how you too can tell Fraley is covering things just from some headlines over at the DMN website:

  • Rangers' Triple-A team will be a wasteland
  • I wouldn't be surprised if Nolan Ryan ends up owning the Astros
  • Rangers' 2013 first-round pick gets taste of major leagues; It doesn't go well
  • Why I would be pessimistic about any return date for players returning from injury

Drew Davison writes about Nick Tepesch - the other rotation candidate who threw yesterday - and how Tepesch is still up for consideration despite a rough spring.

Sullivan has a piece on all of the hard-throwing, but inexperienced, relief prospects that the Rangers have in camp.

Eddie Middlebrook profiles Joe Saunders over at, if you have the stomach for that sort of thing.

The last of the Bonus Babies, Nomar Mazara lands at No. 5 in Kate Morrison's top prospects list.

Fraley blogs that Jurickson Profar is around a week away from playing in the field as he continues to recover from the shoulder tendinitis he felt early in camp.

Mac Engel is still at camp finishing up his Galloway-apprenticeship so he's still writing idiotic things that the Star-Telegram keeps publishing.

Sullivan's Notebook covers an Alex Rios injury update, Colby's comeback, Profar's throwing program, and other notes including one on Derek Holland playing catch.

Finally, Sullivan's Last Call from the Desert retells the tale of the time Ron Washington sent 20,000 pennies to MLB after getting fined $200 for some nonsense. In-game management aside, Ron Washington is the best.