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Jurickson Profar had a difficult 2017 season, but is coming into 2018 ready to show that he’s deserving of a regular major league role. Profar says he wants to stay with the Texas Rangers, and not be traded.

The Rangers signed veteran righthanded pitcher Edinson Volquez to a two year minor league contract. Volquez won’t pitch in 2018 as he recovers from Tommy John surgery, but will compete for a major league job in 2019.

Evan Grant writes about Alex Claudio’s pride in being from Puerto Rico, and how he’s responded to the devastation Hurricane Maria caused.

Levi Weaver continues his positional previews with a look at first base.

Shawn Tolleson is back in the Rangers organization, and hopes to be ready to go by August after having Tommy John surgery this past may.

Jeff Wilson says the Rangers need Robinson Chirinos to stay healthy in 2018.

The Rangers came away impressed from Tim Lincecum’s throwing session, and it sounds like there’s some interest in possibly signing Lincecum.

The Rangers are planning on rolling with the same group for their TV and radio broadcasts in 2018 as they did in 2017.

Wilson has his Surprise Five, and seems pretty down on the Rangers’ decision not to bring back Andrew Cashner.