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MLB: Spring Training-Texas Rangers at Oakland Athletics Rick Scuteri-USA TODAY Sports

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The Rangers beat the ChiSox, 5-1, yesterday. The Rangers also lost to Oakland, 8-7, yesterday.

Brice Paterik writes about the Rangers winning a game and losing a game yesterday.

Elvis Andrus made his spring debut, and he and Jeff Banister talk about the changes in his approach last year and how that made him more productive.

Drew Robinson also played shortstop yesterday, as he tries to show he can handle the position as part of a potential utility role in the majors for Texas.

Nick Martinez, fighting for a rotation spot, isn’t troubled by getting knocked around by the Dodgers yesterday.

Eddie Gamboa, also fighting for a rotation spot, is happy with the way he pounded the zone against Oakland.

A.J. Griffin, also fighting for a rotation spot, had a terrific outing yesterday.

The coaching staff is very happy with the improvement they are seeing from Joey Gallo this spring. Gallo went deep Friday in his third at bat after striking out the first two times up.

Andrew Cashner threw in Arlington yesterday, because he couldn’t get a flight Friday to Arizona as he had hoped.

Austin Bibens-Dirkx is 31 and a career minor leaguer, but hasn’t given up hope of making the majors one day.

Jeff Wilson has his “Surprise Five” thoughts from camp from yesterday.

The Rangers’ website notes include items on Gallo, Mike Hauschild, Tyson Ross, Andrew Cashner, Pat Cantwell, and Adrian Beltre.