Good morning. Everyone have a productive Rangers off day?
Cody Stavenhagen writes about Delino DeShields Jr. making an impact with his speed and plate discipline just like the Rangers hoped he would when they selected him in the Rule 5 draft.
Stefan Stevenson has a piece on autograph seeking super fans at Rangers games. When I was a kid, my parents took me and my step brothers to the Astrodome before a game and we got Sid Bream's autograph. So there's that.
T.R. Sullivan uses former NL MVP Dave Parker as a hopeful comp for Josh Hamilton as he writes that Hamilton's once and future teammates are ready for him to return.
The Hardball Times' John Paschal took a trip to Dell Diamond to see larger-than-life Hamilton in a humble minor league game.
Alex M. Smith notes that Joey Gallo was tried out in left field for the first time in his professional career last night and threw a laser to nail a runner at second base the first time a ball was hit to him.
Round Rock's Handsome Hanser Alberto made Jim Callis' Prospects of the Week team at shortstop.
The Question of the Week at Lone Star Ball's Facebook page asked where Adrian Beltre ranks among your favorite Rangers of all time. I never even thought it would be possible to enjoy someone as much as Pudge, but Beltre is right there with him for me.
MLB.com's Ian Browne previews tonight's series opener for the Rangers in Boston as Texas embarks on a nine-game road trip which will likely see the debut of Josh Hamilton.
Finally, ESPN reports that former Ranger Bruce Chen is hanging 'em up after 17 seasons in the big leagues. Chen's final pitch ended up being hit for an Adrian Beltre double.
Have a nice day.