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Nomar Mazara left today's game after fouling a ball off of his right toe, though x-rays were negative

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Nomar Mazara left today's spring training game early after fouling a ball off of his right toe.  While all of Rangerdom was prepared to panic, the Texas Rangers did announce that x-rays on the toe were negative, and Mazara is day-to-day right now.

Although the 20 year old Mazara is not a contender for a spot on the Opening Day roster, he has had an impressive spring, putting up an 897 OPS in 29 plate appearances in major league games, and looking like he belongs.  Mazara will start the 2016 season with AAA Round Rock, part of a stacked group that will include Joey Gallo, Jurickson Profar, and (most likely) Lewis Brinson.  Mazara is already on the 40 man roster, so if the Rangers needed to bring up an outfielder due to injury after the season starts, he would seemingly be a strong candidate.

I almost hesitate to mention it, lest I jinx things, but the Rangers' camp has been pretty healthy so far.  Tanner Scheppers needed knee surgery, Josh Hamilton is still recuperating from his knee issue, and Luke Jackson has been sidelined by back issues, but otherwise, the issues have generally been minor.  Let's keep our fingers crossed that that continues to be the case going forward...