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Monday 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. With any luck we will learn later today that Adrian Beltre has returned and the Rangers can finally play some baseball games again!

Levi Weaver writes that the Rangers were able to end their road trip with a cathartic 3-1 win over the Blue Jays.

Evan Grant writes that though the road trip turned sour, the Rangers return to Arlington with some good vibes.

Stefan Stevenson reacts to the finale from Toronto and the impact of the pending return of Beltre.

MLB dot com’s Keegan Matheson recaps the win where Andrew Cashner threw seven innings of one run ball (just don’t look at those peripherals. woof!).

Though his season peripherals are poor, Grant writes that Cashner is throwing harder now than earlier in the year and getting good results with his sinker. Also, Matt Bush threw a 96 MPH slider.

Stevenson writes about the glorious return of Adrian Beltre *fingers crossed*. Elvis might not have to hit cleanup anymore!

Speaking of Elvis, Jay Jaffe re-ranks the top ten prospects of 2007 and places Elvis at No. 9 ahead of such chumps as Justin Upton, Adam Jones, Jacoby Ellsbury and Hunter Pence. So you Trade Elvis for Upton! jerks from basically every offseason this decade can now apologize to AJM. He made a list. He knows who you are.

Matheson previews tonight’s home opener against Erasmo Ramirez and the Tampa Bay Rays with Martin Perez looking for his fifth consecutive quality start and the Rangers looking for their ninth consecutive win at The Ballpark.

And, lastly, Joe Ursery answered all your fictional mailbag questions that you did not send to him about the Rangers.

Have a respectful Memorial Day!