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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 covers yesterday’s camp news in his Baseball Texas Daily.

Stefan Stevenson notes that the Rangers got rolled by the Mariners 9-0 yesterday to fall to a league worst 2-8-1 in Cactus League play. Adjust your panic level accordingly.

Yesterday’s game was so bad that Evan Grant’s takeaways on the loss would make you think Gerry Fraley wrote it.

In Jeff Wilson’s Surprise Five, he notes that Jeff Banister wasn’t too happy about yesterday’s game either, though the Rangers apparently had better luck in a morning B game.

Grant writes about Andrew Faulkner being a surprising addition to the Rangers’ first round of big league camp cuts.

Tim Cowlishaw writes that the Rangers turned to old friend A.J. Preller’s San Diego Padres when it came time to remake their rotation.

Wilson has more on the B game which featured Cole Hamels’ spring debut and solid work from Martin Perez and Matt Bush.

Tracy Ringolsby writes about Adrian Beltre’s decision to play for the Dominican Republic in the World Baseball Classic which is fueled by a love of country.

MLB.com’s Austin Laymance notes that Jurickson Profar has already made a WBC impact with a dinger in his first at-bat in a win for the Netherlands.

Samuel Hale names Jose Trevino the No. 10 prospect on WFAA’s ranking.

And, lastly, the Mariners got former Ranger Leonys Martin an unusual gift for his 29th birthday yesterday.

Have a nice day!