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Monday Morning Texas Rangers Update

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 Rangers’ 8-1 win yesterday as Joey Gallo hit for a career high five RBIs.

Stefan Stevenson reacts to the first week of the season for the Rangers which has been disappointing record-wise but encouraging from a young hitter standpoint.

Evan Grant writes about Gallo and how his improvements are coming because he no longer fears striking out.

Gil LeBreton writes that Gallo can admit that the strikeouts used to get in his head but he’s learning to not be haunted by them.

With Gallo maturing before our eyes, T.R. Sullivan writes about how Adrian Beltre remains day-to-day.

Stevenson writes that Beltre will travel with the Rangers and play whenever he and the club feel he’s ready.

A look at potential fifth starters for next Saturday are among Sullivan’s notes.

SI’s Ben Reiter quotes a scout who think it’s still too early to give up on Jurickson Profar but his playing time situation in Texas might be holding him back.

Stevenson notes that Profar platoon-mate and new dad Ryan Rua continues to focus on baseball even though his heart is in Ohio.

Sullivan writes that Sam Dyson had his first outing of the year where he actually finished the inning himself. So, progress!

Grant updates on Jake Diekman who will undergo the second of his three-part surgical procedure to alleviate his ulcerative colitis.

Sullivan writes that it is Cole Hamels who will take the mound for Texas as they begin their first long west coast road trip of the season in Anaheim.

Finally, the Frisco RoughRiders have extended a job invitation for Phil Simms if he’s looking for something to do after it was announced that Tony Romo would take over as lead football analyst at CBS.

Have a nice day!