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Tuesday Morning Texas Rangers Update

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The latest news on the Texas Rangers and new baby Rangers

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Good morning. If someday Dansby Swanson is Derek Jeter and Alex Bregman is Dustin Pedroia and Brendan Rodgers is Troy Tulowitzki, we're gonna be real salty about September, 2014. For now, the Rangers selected the first pitcher of the draft and they hope he's Gerrit Cole. Here's your newest Ranger:

T.R. Sullivan writes about the Rangers selecting RHP Dillon Tate out of UC Santa Barbara with the No. 4 pick in the 2015 MLB Draft.

Evan Grant writes about Tate going from a "nobody" to a reliever to a starter to the first pitcher selected in the draft as part of the Rangers efforts to develop their own pitching.

Here is MLB.com's draft profile of Tate where he's given a comp to Dave Stewart and grades out as having above average future potential.

If you have no idea who Dillon Tate is, the DMN has 10 things things to know about the latest Ranger pitching prospect.

In the second round, Sullivan writes, the Rangers selected left-handed hitting speedy outfielder Eric "Leroy" Jenkins with the 45th pick.

Stefan Stevenson has more on the Rangers' selection of Jenkins who profiles as a plus defender in center field with top tier wheels.

On the big league club, Keith Whitmire writes that nobody saw the the suddenly contending Rangers coming in late April.

Anthony Andro notes that Derek Holland hasn't been cleared to throw from a mound yet as the Rangers wait for his shoulder to be 100% healed.

Stevenson writes that the Rangers want to be ultra-conservative with Holland given that he has a similar injury to the one that derailed Jurickson Profar for two years now.

On more positive news, Kevin Sherrington looks at Matt Harrison's improbable comeback attempt where, even though Harrison was hit around in a start for Round Rock last night, he threw innings and was able to reach 92 MPH.

The Rangers open up a series in Oakland and, as Jane Lee of MLB.com previews, they draw the unenviable task of facing Sonny Gray tonight.

Finally, MLB Cut4 watches Robinson Chirinos cook some delicious looking paella so you can spend all day being hungry.

Have a nice day.