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Tuesday Morning Texas Rangers Update

Where Bartolo Colon is the best Ranger in 2018

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Good morning.

Evan Grant writes about last night’s 3-1 loss to Oakland where Bartolo Colon tossed the first quality start for the Rangers this season it what could be his last start for Texas.

Levi Weaver writes that Colon was a magician without his assistants or assistance from the offense.

Before the game Wilson wrote that he hopes the Rangers keep Bartolo around and then Colon went out and pitched six innings of one-run ball to at least make the decision difficult.

Grant writes that even if Colon is one-and-done with Texas, his presence will be felt throughout the season.

T.R. Sullivan writes that Adrian Beltre put the loss on himself because that’s what a Captain does.

Wilson checked in with the struggling offense and that was before they went 1-15 with RISP in last night’s loss.

Sullivan has notes, among several items, on offensive catalyst Delino DeShields missing the next 4-6 weeks after hand surgery and the Rangers nearing an announcement of the Julio Pablo Martinez signing

With DeShields out for a month or more, Grant looks at the Rangers’ plans for center field which could yet include an outside acquisition for depth.

Weaver noted that despite a slow start to the season otherwise, Texas is achieving one of their goals of striking out more hitters.

And, lastly, the MLB Pipeline gang named my guy Hans Crouse as the Rangers prospect with the biggest breakout potential.

Have a nice day!