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Spring Training Game Thread: Texas Rangers vs Padres/A’s

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Split-squad, y’all

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

The Rangers will travel Hohokam Stadium in Mesa, Arizona to get their first look at the Oakland A’s this afternoon.

The Rangers will also be at home in Surprise to take on the San Diego Padres. Confused? That’s just Spring Training, baby!

The Rangers squad that drew the bus-riding short straws will send Clayton Blackburn to the mound for his second start of the spring opposite RHP Jharel Cotton of Oakland.

The pampered home team Rangers include Bartolo Colon seeing his first action of the spring against last year’s failed bounce-back project Tyson Ross, now back with San Diego.