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Monday Morning Texas Rangers Update

Cactus League playoffs here we come!

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MLB: Texas Rangers-Media Day Jerome Miron-USA TODAY Sports

Good morning.

T.R. Sullivan writes that Matt Bush did the job in his first start since 2004 and the Rangers won their first spring training game.

Evan Grant writes that it’s all about the changeup for Bush this spring as his chances of earning a spot in the rotation hinges on having a third pitch.

Levi Weaver’s Ten-Step focuses on Bush and his changeup but also on the fact that Rougned Odor walked twice yesterday.

Grant has more on Odor and Project Patience as Rougie debuted his new plate approach.

Elsewhere, Sullivan writes that the Rangers are putting emphasis on “conversion counts” as the new buzzwords for the pitching staff this spring.

Matt Fisher writes about the early storylines in camp where the scores of Cactus League games don’t matter but the individual performances can begin to tally up.

Sullivan profiles camp invitee Tayler Scott who is looking to become the first South African pitcher to reach the majors.

And, lastly, Grant looks at the state of the development facilities for the Rangers in the Dominican where they’re still trying to get a new academy built and get back ahead of the curve.

Have a nice day!