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Tuesday Morning Texas Rangers Update

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

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Good morning.

Jeff Wilson’s Surprise Five covers the Rangers dropping two games yesterday as they braved a cold and rainy day in Arizona.

Evan Grant has a few takeaways from the split-squad sweep at the hands of Milwaukee and Cleveland.

Wilson examines the eclectic mix of pitchers vying for the fifth spot in the rotation this spring.

Bradford Doolittle at ESPN identifies the potential weaknesses of each team, with the lack of a few good MORPs being an issue for Texas.

T.R. Sullivan notes that the Rangers are paying extra attention to playing better defense this spring and it paid off on Monday.

Gil LeBreton writes that, yes, Jon Daniels should still be happy he traded for Jonathan Lucroy.

Sullivan notes that Josh Hamilton yet again underwent surgery on his knee which will end his chances of making the club out of spring.

Kevin Sherrington tries to figure out Hamilton’s place in Rangers’ history if this is indeed the end of his career.

Sullivan appropriately checks in with super-utility man Drew Robinson on new glove day.

Stefan Stevenson writes that the Rangers have announced an August 12 date for retiring Pudge’s number.

The Baseball Texas crew at WFAA has started their top 15 prospect list with honorable mentions and Eric Jenkins at No. 15.

Texas Rangers legends Pudge Rodriguez and Adrian Beltre take starting spots at their respective positions on Cliff Corcoran’s foreign-born All-Star team.

Levi Weaver’s welcome wagon rolls up on Rule 5 pick Mike Hauschild for an introductory session.

And, lastly, if you’re a baseball fan in the Kinston, NC or Surprise, AZ areas, Fangraphs notes that the Rangers are looking for folks to perform TrackMan Operator duties this summer.

Have a nice day!