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Good morning.

Jeff Wilson’s Surprise Five covers Doug Fister’s spring debut with Texas where the righty tossed three swift, reporter-approved shutout innings.

Dave Sessions writes that Fister was happy with his outing among his notes from camp from Sunday.

Levi Weaver has a lot more on Fister including his extraordinary pace, recent adjustments, and his less-provocative-than-others opinion on a six-man rotation.

Cole Hamels may have had the provocative opinion on a six-man rotation, but Samuel Hale writes that the veteran has performed better with extra rest since coming to Texas.

What are the Rangers’ wants, hopes, and dreams? MLB dot com’s Austin Laymance previews Texas heading into the season.

Sessions writes that Joey Gallo is cool with becoming a full-time first baseman and the Rangers are hoping he becomes a defensive plus at the position.

Why do some Rangers opt for protective padding at the plate? Let Wilson tell of Adrian Beltre and his 15-year-old bruise.

Jamey Newberg continues his rankings of Rangers prospects with a look at the top left-handers on the farm.

And, lastly, Jon Daniels was on the radio and the DMN has highlights of his thoughts on Jeff Banister’s self-evaluation, the weird offseason, and pace of play.

Have a nice day!