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Sunday a.m. Rangers things

Sunday morning Rangers news and links

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Good morning, folks...

The Rangers beat the Giants yesterday, 7-5, remaining undefeated on the spring.

Cole Hamels didn't have a great day yesterday, but was also dealing with a stomach bug.

Gerry Fraley has "Three Takeaways" from yesterday's win.

Ian Desmond didn't get to make any plays in his first game in left field.

Evan Grant thinks Martin Perez is poised to break out.  The DMN has 10 things you might not know about Perez.

Evan also has a list of five players he thinks are set to have breakout years.

Jeff Wilson has a story where the Rangers starting pitchers talk about getting their work in early in the spring.

Justin Ruggiano will be playing first base today, as the Rangers look to increase his versatility.

Gerry Fraley writes that, with Ian Desmond now the everyday left fielder and only $500,000 of Ruggiano's deal guaranteed, Ruggiano may have to show he can play first base to stick on the Opening Day roster.

Gil Lebreton writes that the Rangers' are in a much better position, in regards to depth at AAA, than they have been in quite a few years.

Martin Perez will pitch in a "B" game on Monday today so that he doesn't face the Seattle Mariners.

Wilson lays out his "Surprise Five" from camp yesterday.

Levi Weaver has a review of the Rangers' past week.

Tony Barnette's favorite sports movie is Mr. Baseball, fitting for an American who spent several years playing in Japan.

Spike Owen is looking to get acclimated to being the team's third base coach with Tony Beasley getting treatment for cancer.

The S-T's notes talk about Nick Martinez, A.J. Griffin, Martin Perez, Justin Ruggiano and Shawn Tolleson.