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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.

Levi Weaver recaps the Rangers3-2 Cactus League victory over the Seattle Mariners which had something for everyone.

Evan Grant’s takeaways from the win include Ryan Rua’s power surge, Delino DeShields’ thievery, and Eddie Gamboa’s promising day.

Matt Bush and Keone Kela pitching two scoreless innings each are among T.R. Sullivan’s notes from Sunday’s game.

Stefan Stevenson handles the Surprise Five with the latest items of interest from camp.

Grant writes that Martin Perez isn’t expected to lag behind his rotation mates even though he was off participating in the World Baseball Classic.

Sullivan writes that Jeff Banister knows the Rangers must become better defensively.

Stevenson writes about Joey Gallo’s approach at the plate beginning to pay off this spring as Gallo learns to accept strikeouts as an outcome.

Sullivan writes that Tyson Ross is just about ready to begin pitching in games which is good news for the Rangers rotation.

On Ross, Grant writes that the free agent right-hander is around five weeks from returning if everything goes well.

With Chi Chi Gonzalez down with a torn UCL, Gil LeBreton scrawls another tally on the Rangers’ pitching development mishaps ledger.

Sullivan writes about org soldier Jared Hoying hoping to earn another taste of the big leagues.

Stevenson looks at how each Ranger performed in the first couple of rounds at the World Baseball Classic.

And, lastly, Joe Posnanski looks at the greatest homer-saving catches in history after Adam Jones’ marvel on Saturday night.

Have a good day!