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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.

Levi Weaver recaps the Rangersbrisk two hour and eighteen minute 3-2 loss to the Padres last night.

T.R. Sullivan writes that Nick Martinez was the positive story from last night as he allowed a run on two hits in 5 1⁄3 innings of work.

Evan Grant’s takeaways from the game include the continued hot streak from Ryan Rua.

Jeff Wilson’s Surprise Five covers the latest from Rangers camp as we continue along on what only feels like the 100th week of spring training.

Grant writes that Jeff Banister is still looking for the right guy to bat cleanup.

Stefan Stevenson writes that knuckler Eddie Gamboa is becoming an intriguing option for the Rangers.

Weaver rolls out the welcome wagon for Gamboa and his knuckleball

Sullivan writes about Martin Perez’s time at the World Baseball Classic where he became friends with fellow Venezuelan Felix Hernandez.

Gil LeBreton writes that Perez must now take his WBC experiences and translate them into a successful 2017.

Matt Fisher takes a look at how the Rangers contingent at the World Baseball Classic performed during the second round of action.

Sullivan writes that the Rangers have no set deadline to get a contract extension done with Yu Darvish.

Stevenson notes that Darvish’s wife Seiko gave birth to their second Texas-born son yesterday. Congrats, Yu!

Grant pencils in his projected Rangers lineups against both left-handers and right-handers.

Travis Sawchik kicked off Fangraphs’ Positional Power Rankings with catchers. The Rangers, as you might expect, fare well thanks to Jonathan Lucroy.

Wilson prepares you for what might be a (likely earned) difficult segment to watch about Matt Bush on HBO’s Real Sports with Bryant Gumbel.

Sullivan writes that while HBO examines his past, Bush is focused on doing what he can in the present.

As Stevenson notes, Ronald Guzman, Jose Trevino, and some guy named Josh Hamilton were among the players assigned to minor league camp on Monday.

And, lastly, Brice Paterik writes that Leody Taveras is the future and also 2nd on WFAA’s Top Rangers Prospects ranking.

Have a nice day!