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Monday Morning Texas Rangers Update

The latest news and notes on the back-to-back American League West Champion Texas Rangers

Texas Rangers v Kansas City Royals Photo by Christian Petersen/Getty Images

Good morning.

Jeff Wilson’s Surprise Five covers the latest from camp.

Levi Weaver recaps the Rangers’ 6-4 win over the Royals yesterday as Yu Darvish made his 2017 debut.

Wilson writes that Darvish was pleased with his fastball command in his 1 23 innings of work yesterday.

T.R. Sullivan has more on Darvish’s first outing and first Cactus League game since March of 2015.

Gil LeBreton is once again betting on the Texas bullpen being great.

Sullivan writes about Josh Hamilton going back to Houston due to likely needing arthroscopic surgery on his ailing knee.

Manny Randhawa writes that if this is indeed the end for Hambone, it’s time to appreciate what a monumental talent he was.

With Hamilton out, Wilson writes that Joey Gallo is stepping up in camp as a potential LF option for the Rangers.

Sullivan notes that the Rangers will get a look at knuckler Eddie Gamboa and Chi Chi Gonzalez today in split-squad action.

Wilson writes that in addition to Gamboa, the Rangers have their eyes on Rule 5 selection Mike Hauschild, who struck out the side in his debut in yesterday’s game.

Sam Dyson is sick and dang tired of media types thinking the Seattle Mariners are going to be good.

And, finally, Brady Dragmire is the latest new Ranger to be greeted by Weaver’s WFAA Welcome Wagon.

Have a nice day!