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Saturday morning Rangers news and links

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The Rangers beat the Royals, 3-0, in an exhibition game yesterday.

Cole Hamels looked good yesterday.

Gerry Fraley has “Takeaways” from yesterday’s game.

Adrian Beltre may play in today’s exhibition game, depending on how his calf feels. He did some running on it before yesterday’s game.

Beltre’s status for Opening Day is still unknown.

Keone Kela will be starting the season in the minors, the club announced yesterday.

Jon Daniels says this was not performance-related, and doesn’t change how the club feels about him.

The decision to demote Kela was apparently prompted by concerns about disruption to clubhouse culture, though no details about that have come out.

Dillon Gee will stay with the Rangers and pitch in AAA to start the season.

Barry Horn has a Q&A with Dave Raymond.

There are changes this season with the parking at Globe Life.

The S-T has 10 things fans need to know about the 2017 Rangers. The S-T also has a month-by-month breakdown of the 2017 schedule.

WFAA has their staff predictions for the coming season.

Levi Weaver has his Baseball Daily notes, focusing in particular on the Kela situation.

T.R. Sullivan has notes on Dillon Gee and Tanner Scheppers.