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The Rangers beat the Mariners yesterday in spring action, 8-2. The Rangers got home runs from Carlos Gomez, Joey Gallo and Drew Robinson.
Evan Grant has some takeaways from yesterday’s game.
Mike Hauschild, vying for a roster spot as a Rule 5 pick, didn’t pitch well yesterday.
Levi Weaver has notes from the victory and from camp yesterday.
Tyson Ross threw off of a half-mound yesterday, and could be in the Rangers rotation in May if all goes well.
The Rangers wore Jake Diekman’s “Gut It Out” shirts yesterday.
Mac Engel has a column that purports to be about how Elvis Andrus should hit higher in the order, but appears to be mostly grousing about Elvis’s contract.
Gerry Fraley says Mike Napoli’s presence will help the Rangers on the basepaths.
The Rangers are emphasizing the importance of nutrition with their players.
Matt Fisher looks at the Rangers players who will be playing for Venezuela in the WBC.
Sam Dyson considers it an honor to pitch for the U.S. in the WBC, and says his injured wrist won’t impact his availability.
How Adrian Beltre feels after playing yesterday will help determine his availability for the D.R. in the WBC, but he’s feeling optimistic. Evan writes that Beltre is struggling between the desire to help the Dominican Republic team in the WBC and the risk of jeopardizing the Rangers’ season if playing in the WBC leads to missed time.
WFAA.com’s #11 prospect in the Rangers system is Yeyson Yrizarri.