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Friday morning Rangers news and links

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The Rangers beat the Royals yesterday, 10-0, moving to 2-0 for the spring.

Evan Grant has three takeaways from yesterday's win.

Derek Holland pitched for the Rangers yesterday, and Gil Lebreton says he's not sure what to think about the lefty.

Jeff Wilson has a story on Ian Desmond, who will play left field for the first time today.  T.R. Sullivan writes that Desmond has talked to other outfielders in preparation, and has been working with Jayce Tingler and Dwayne Murphy.

Nomar Mazara is impressing with his strong start to the spring.

Chi Chi Gonzalez says he's focusing on the mental part of pitching this spring, and working on mixing his pitches better.

Kate Morrison talks about Jurickson Profar.  Sullivan writes that Profar passed a big test yesterday.

The S-T's "Surprise Five" for yesterday features a lot of talk about some young players.

Jeff Banister has a big new meeting room that he uses to hold meetings with all the staff each morning, with 50 people generally present.

Evan has a story on the Rangers using a free throw contest to break up the monotony of camp.

Drew Robinson really likes the movie, "The Sandlot."

The DMN's notes talk about Jeremy Guthrie, Josh Hamilton and domestic violence.

The S-T's notes talk about the Rangers having a free throw contest, Justin Ruggiano, and tickets going on sale.

Sullivan's notes talk about Adrian Beltre, Luke Jackson, Yu Darvish, A.J. Griffin, Derek Holland and Ian Desmond.