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Friday morning Rangers news and links

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Happy Pi Day, everyone.

The Rangers website has a write-up on yesterday's 4-4 tie between Texas and San Francisco, which included a home run by Shin-Soo Choo and three innings from Martin Perez.

Stefan Stevenson's game story in the S-T focuses on Alex Rios and Geovany Soto returning to the lineup after lengthy injury-related absences.

Gerry Fraley has a game report on yesterday's 4-4 tie.

Evan Grant writes that returning to the field after a supposed third out was overturned by replay was a strange experience for the Rangers.

Jeff Wilson takes a look at the state of things and questions still remaining halfway through spring training.

Over at Sports on Earth, Howard Megdal says more fans should appreciate how good Adrian Beltre is.

Jurickson Profar is going to miss some time due to having his wisdom teeth removed.  Grant writes that this could impact his readiness for Opening Day.

Matt Mosley -- wait, Matt Mosley?  Isn't he a football writer?  Anyway... -- Matt Mosley has a story on Martin Perez, and his increasing confidence.

Tim Cowlishaw writes that Ron Washington is blowing it by hitting Elvis Andrus second, because Elvis isn't a good enough hitter to be in the #2 spot.

Wilson talks about Engel Beltre being out of options, meaning the Rangers have a big decision to make on him.

Richard Durrett offers Part I of a two part series looking behind the scenes at how the Rangers ended up landing Prince Fielder and Shin-Soo Choo, letting us peek behind the curtain at how the front office made the two huge deals from this offseason.

Gil Lebreton has a column on Rangers catchers Geovany Soto and J.P. Arencibia.

Durrett is doing a countdown of the top five Rangers in terms of fantasy value, with #5 being Elvis Andrus and #4 being Alex Rios.

T.R. Sullivan's notes include items on Adrian Beltre leaving the game yesterday with a tight quad, Geovany Soto returning to the lineup, and Tanner Scheppers and Robbie Ross continuing to battle for a spot in the rotation.

The S-T's "Spring Break" piece talks to Joe Saunders.