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Sunday morning Rangers news and links

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Good morning, peeps...

Yovani Gallardo won yesterday in his first game pitching for his hometown team in their home park.

The game story at the Rangers' website focuses on the local boy doing well.

Evan Grant has a recap of yesterday's 6-2 victory.

Carlos Peguero was in the lineup yesterday, and the Rangers are hoping he got things back on track in the minors after a rough finish to his spring.

Peguero replaced Shin-Soo Choo in the lineup, and the Rangers are looking to be cautious with Choo as he deals with back spasms.

Gil Lebreton has a column on the problematic situation the Rangers find themselves in without Yu Darvish and Derek Holland, and Jeff Banister insisting he's focusing on the present and working on winning games.

Evan writes that Banister is working to avoid a repeat of last year's disaster, despite the early injuries.

Gerry Fraley writes that Banister is just the latest of a long line of managers from the State of Texas.

Dave Sessions has a roundup on the Rangers' various roster moves yesterday.

Derek Holland was upset about his shoulder injury, and says he doesn't want to be known as a guy who can't stay healthy.

Want to know what every Rangers' walkup music is?  Here you go.

The S-T's notes talk about Jon Edwards, Carlos Peguero, Stolmy Pimentel, and Shin-Soo Choo.

Fraley has a report on yesterday's minor league games.  Frisco was the most noteworthy yesterday, with Jorge Alfaro leaving the game with an apparent leg issue, and Tanner Scheppers being ejected.

And in non-Rangers news, the Josh Hamilton drama continues in LAA, with C.J. Wilson speaking out in support of Hamilton and accusing the Angels of having private investigators for him (C.J.) at one point, as well as the news that the Angels have removed all Hamilton merchandise from their stores.