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Derek Holland made his first spring start yesterday, and didn't burst into flames, so that's a good thing.
T.R. Sullivan has a recap of the Rangers/M's game Holland pitched in, which also featured a Mitch Moreland home run. Or you can read Evan Grant's recap here. Or read both.
Alex Claudio was ejected from the game, and Jeff Banister doesn't think that was warranted.
Alyson Footer has a write-up of yesterday night's game between the Rangers and Dodgers at the Alamodome. In that game, Anthony Bass gave up 8 runs (including 3 home runs) in 2/3 IP.
Anthony Andro notes that the unusual dimensions and turf at the Alamodome makes evaluating performaces there more difficult.
Gerry Fraley's recap highlights the performance by Keone Kela.
There was also an intrasquad game that Ross Detwiler and Nick Martinez pitched in, and Evan Grant has the write-up on that.
Evan Grant writes that Jeff Banister insists his relievers be able to pitch on back-to-back days.
Sullivan writes that Kyuji Fujikawa, signed to be in the major league bullpen, may have to start the season in the minors as he works to regain his pre-TJ surgery form.
Shin-Soo Choo says his goal for 2015 is to stay healthy -- if he's healthy, he says, he'll put up good numbers.
Adrian Beltre shot a commercial that features him playing duck, duck, goose with some kids.
The S-T's notes talk about Ross Detwiler, Nick Martinez, Kyuji Fujikawa, and a Futures Game between the Rangers and the Cubs.
Sullivan's notes hit on Detwiler, Martinez, Ross Ohlendorf, Tanner Scheppers and Yu Darvish.