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Adrian Beltre will miss the early part of the WBC due to a calf strain. Beltre says he will play in the WBC when he feels 100%. Beltre also says that calf strains, which he has a history of, are more difficult to manage than hamstring strains.

Yu Darvish is working on throwing a split-finger pitch again, after not throwing it last year to reduce strain on his arm.

Andrew Cashner feels like he has something to prove as a Ranger.

The Rangers expect Carlos Gomez to be better defensively in center field this year than the advanced metrics indicated he performed in center last year.

Dillon Gee is further along than Tyson Ross despite having the same surgery the same week as Ross, and Evan Grant explains why.

Delino DeShields lost almost 30 pounds over the offseason.

Joey Gallo and Jurickson Profar are willing to play wherever they need to in order to get playing time in the majors.

Catcher A.J. Jimenez has been signed by the Rangers to a minor league deal.

Matt Fisher takes a look at some of the lefties battling to fill in for Jake Diekman in the bullpen.

The DMN, meanwhile, has the latest video installment of the Jake Diekman Diaries available.

Jeff Wilson has his “Surprise Five” from yesterday.

T.R. Sullivan’s notes has stuff on Tanner Scheppers, A.J. Jimenez, Martin Perez, and others.