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Saint Patrick's Day Texas Rangers Update

The latest news on the Texas Rangers and Painted Ladies

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Good morning. Happy get drunk on green booze day! If the Rangers don't wear green today, can their opponents pinch them?

Evan Grant publishes his third attempt at guessing the Rangers' Opening Day 25-man roster. Notably, he mentions the idea of Texas toying with a six-man rotation.

T.R. Sullivan writes that Lisalverto Bonilla sounded the long reliever alarm in his start yesterday by throwing three great innings before struggling in the 4th.

Nobody puts Colby Lewis on a travel bus. Jeff Wilson recaps Lewis' day in Surprise tossing five scoreless innings against A's minor leaguers.

Sullivan checks in on Matt Harrison's long road back with Harrison reporting no discomfort after recently throwing from a half-mound for the first time since his most recent back surgery.

Wilson reminds you that Kyuji Fujikawa exists and hopes to prove that he is capable of thriving in the Major Leagues after being a dominant pitcher in Japan.

At the very least, as Sullivan writes, Fujikawa, who had Tommy John surgery in 2013, can now mentor his fellow countryman Yu Darvish on how to survive TJS.

Wilson writes that, even though his penis-area had an ouchy on Sunday, Ross Ohlendorf is still a viable option for the rotation along with several others.

We now know who the Rangers will face on Opening Day in Oakland. Aaron Gleeman writes that Sonny Gray has been selected for the honor. Gray, you may recall, was the last pitcher the Rangers faced in 2014. He's also pretty good. No word yet on who the Rangers will pick to face Gray, but it will probably be Yovani Gallardo. Poor, poor sacrificial Gallardo.

Because it's spring, we get stories about Texas Ranger Twitter habits. Did you know Phil Klein has a Twitter? I didn't.

Finally, Anthony Andro notes that Frisco is jumping on the Minor League Pop Culture Jersey bandwagon this season for 'Full House' night on June 12. It's kind of weird for a team with no ties to San Francisco (nobody in the Bay Area calls SF "Frisco," this doesn't count) honoring a show that heavily references that city. No 'Walker, Texas Ranger' night? I'm sure Chuck Norris would gladly abide. Oh well, at least Dave Coulier'll be there!

Have a nice day.