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Tuesday Morning Texas Rangers Update

Only 412 more spring training games to go

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Good morning.

Levi Weaver writes that a lot went on in camp for the Rangers on Monday, notably it was MLBPA day.

Jeff Wilson’s Surprise Five takes a look at the news from camp while also asking Adrian Beltre if he believes that the Rangers are tanking the 2018 season.

T.R. Sullivan writes a piece that includes the headline Rangers take hard look at roster as OD nears which, dang man, I didn’t know things were that dire.

While the Rangers met with Tony Clark and the Players’ Union on Monday, Wilson writes that the dreaded S-word was floated as the players continue to try to figure out what the heck happened this winter.

Evan Grant looks at the backup catcher options for Texas which could still come from outside the org.

Sullivan notes that Cole Hamels was having a “working on stuff” day while pitching in a minor league game on Monday.

Weaver lists three bats and three arms he sees as having the potential to outperform their projections in 2018.

Wilson writes that one of the highlights at spring training camp is the daily ground ball battles between Beltre and Steve Buechele.

Grant and DMN photographer Smiley Pool spent a day with Drew Robinson to get a behind the scenes look at spring training.

And, lastly, how do you survive a baseball season? Ask Mr. Bitterman John Paschal.

Have a nice day!