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

The World Baseball Classic... because Frank Catalanotto’s ancestors were from Italy and they need to field a team, dammit.

Merely a flesh wound, says Sam Dyson.

Cole Hamels thinks the Rangers should continue having rookies shadow veteran pitchers to learn the craft, provided they shadow pitchers not named Cole Hamels.

Evan Grant has his takeaways from yesterday’s game.

Nomar Mazara is looking to avoid the sophomore slump and to do so he needs to remember one thing... his success didn’t stem from a “magic bat” carved from Hank Blalock’s superfluous rib. The spirit of Hank Blalock has dwelled within him all along.

Cole Hamels threw two hitless innings in a simulated game.

Martin Perez was working on his curve for the World Baseball Clzzzzzzzz...

Ivan Rodriguez visited the Hall of Fame in advance of his July induction.

Jake Diekman’s story is one to inspire (since the inspirational Josh story isn’t going to work out).

Shin Soo Choo was a terrible signing.