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Saturday morning Rangers news and links

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So.

Yesterday is going to probably go down as one of the worst home openers in Rangers history.

Derek Holland is likely out until around the All Star Break, Ryan Rua is headed to the d.l., and the cloud that hung over the 2014 season seems to have stretched into the 2015 season.

T.R. Sullivan's game story talks about the "slew" of injuries which marred yesterday's 5-1 loss.

Anthony Andro's game story focuses less on the loss and more on the attrition.

Evan Grant has a recap of yesterday's loss.

Jean-Jacques Taylor has a Rapid Reaction to yesterday's opener.

Sullivan writes that the Rangers didn't have much to say after the game.

Sullivan says Holland is expected to miss two months with his shoulder injury.

Grant says that Ryan Rua is expected to go on the disabled list, but Shin-Soo Choo isn't.

Grant looks at what Holland's injury means, and what the Rangers can do to try to replacement for at least the next two months.

Gil Lebreton writes that, with Holland's injury, the 2015 season is now over for the Rangers, who need to start looking towards next year and building for the future.

Kevin Sherrington also thinks yesterday's opener felt like the end of the Rangers' chances.

Delino DeShields, Jr., was excited to see his former team come to town.

The S-T's notes talk about Elvis Andrus being on board with moving down in the order, Martin Perez feeling good, and Tanner Scheppers looking like he's close to returning.

Sullivan's notes talk about Scheppers possibly being back by Wednesday, Elvis, and Kyuji Fujikawa possibly being ready for a rehab assignment.

Jim Callis's list of the most talented minor league teams includes the Frisco Roughriders, at #4.

Gerry Fraley has a minor league report from yesterday's games.

While Derek Holland is going to be out for a while, at least you can get Holland Hot-tot-chos at the Ballpark.

In former Rangers news, things are getting uglier with the Angels and Josh Hamilton...Arte Moreno is making noise about taking action to void Hamilton's contract, and Hamilton was the only Angel on the disabled list who was not invited to take part in the Opening Day ceremonies yesterday.  It sounds like the Angels are trying to pressure Hamilton to work out a settlement that would allow them to release him while paying less than his full contract.