T.R. Sullivan's notes column takes reportorial notice of Olmos being claimed from waivers and Profar going on the 60 day DL. It also has quotes from Andrus and Odor being all funereal and throwing spades of dirt on Profar's shoulder.
Lyle Spencer has an ode to Adrian Beltre, that includes quotes from Prince Fielder admiring his work ethic, durability, and functional neck and spine.
So Ross Wolf's eyes were really opened to the realities of a world in conflict when he experienced an invasion drill while playing in Korea. Disaster drills are important to establish procedures for dealing with the unexpected, and hopefully after the incident Wolf describes someone thought to add "explain what is going on to the foreigner who doesn't speak the language" to the checklist.
Kevin Sherrington asks and speculatively answers eight spring training questions.
In a story on the importance of setup men, Jeff Banister says that he looks at the eighth inning as "a son of a gun." I have no idea what that means but it sounds colorful.
Gerry Fraley has a notes column from Spring Training, which includes Prince Fielder suggesting a $2,000 fine because Leonys Martin has not reported to Surprise yet.
The Rangers took a look at some long shot players yesterday, including Brandon Boggs and Danny Gutierrez.
Gina Miller has a 30 minute video on getting the most of your Spring Training trip.
And, finally, Rob Neyer has the story of Bill Murray playing professional baseball in 1978.