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Friday morning Rangers news and links

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Good morning, folks...

Texas lost to Team Venezuela yesterday, 6-4.

Levi Weaver has a game writeup and various notes from yesterday.

Gerry Fraley has takeaways from yesterday’s loss.

Rougned Odor and Robinson Chirinos were part of that Venezuelan team that beat the Rangers. Martin Perez is also part of Team Venezuela.

Andrew Cashner had a setback and has been shut down for a few days.

Cashner won’t be ready for Opening Day.

Jeff Wilson looks at the possible alternatives to fill in for Cashner, including Colby Lewis.

Levi says that, despite the injuries, it is not Colby Lewis time for Texas.

Peter Ellwood looks at how the Rangers can beat the projections, which have the Rangers as a low- to mid-80s win team in 2017.

Jurickson Profar left yesterday’s WBC game for the Netherlands with a jammed finger after going 3 for 3.

Stefan Stevenson has a story on Jonathan Lucroy and the importance he places on playing for his country.

WFAA.com’s #7 prospect for the Rangers is Cole Ragans.

The S-T’s “Surprise Five” covers notes and items from yesterday at Rangers camp.

The Rangers’ website notes talk about Brett Nicholas having knee surgery, Elvis Andrus, Tyson Ross, and Jurickson Profar.