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Monday Morning Texas Rangers Update

The latest news and notes on the AL West Champion Texas Rangers

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Good morning.

Levi Weaver recaps yesterday's Cactus League loss where the sloppy Rangers had as many errors as the Angels had runs.

T.R. Sullivan came away from yesterday's game just happy that Ryan Rua remains red hot.

Evan Grant provides a few takeaways from yesterday's game including Nomar Mazara leaving the game with a bruised toe.

Stefan Stevenson's Surprise Five notes that the Rangers have ten days left in camp and still don't know who the fifth starter will be.

Grant's take on the fifth starter battle has manager Jeff Banister admitting there hasn't been much separation between the combatants.

Among Jared Sandler's "Surprise, Surprise" notes is one on Josh Hamilton feeling pain free and looking to begin baseball activities again soon.

Sullivan writes about Cole Hamels getting most of his work in this spring in minor league games.

Stevenson takes a look at Anthony Ranaudo's decision to change his pitching arm angle from overhand to three-quarters.

Sullivan writes that despite recent rumors and admitted check-ins around the league, the Rangers are ultimately satisfied with their current catching situation.

The Big League Stew staff have a Rangers' season preview up where they rank Texas as the 12th best team heading into the season.

Finally, Anthony Castrovince takes a look at the growing number of Korean players making the transition to the majors and, of course, how Shin-Soo Choo is something of a trailblazer in that regard.

Have a great day.