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Tuesday Morning Texas Rangers Update

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Good morning.

T.R. Sullivan writes that Doug Fister got the shaft in yesterday’s 2-1 loss for the Rangers against the Mariners.

Jeff Wilson’s game story focuses on a few of blunders undoing a solid effort by Fister in what was ultimately a standard 2018 disappointment for Texas.

Despite figuring heavily into the loss with a miscue in the field, Levi Weaver writes that Rougned Odor is at least showing signs of breaking out of his slump at the plate.

Even Grant wonders if it’s too little too late for Odor with Elvis Andrus’ return looming and Jurickson Profar and Isiah Kiner-Falefa potentially usurping Odor’s place in the hierarchy.

Wilson reacts to Tim Lincecum officially being eligible to debut with Texas after history’s worst blister with the Rangers electing to wait but, given his results in Round Rock, wonders if he’ll ever pitch for the Rangers.

Sullivan has an update on a whole slew of the seemingly dozens of injured and rehabbing Rangers, including Lincecum.

Grant writes about the Rangers kicking Willie Calhoun out of a game for not hustling because if there’s one thing the Rangers won’t stand for, it’s not having enough grit when also not being Ryan Rua.

Sullivan answered Rangers fans questions from his latest inbox and fans are, predictably, out for Rougie and coaching staff blood.

The MLB Draft is begins next Monday so Grant went ahead and listed his top ten picks in franchise history.

And, lastly, congratulations to Dereck Rodriguez for getting the call to the big leagues yesterday from the San Francisco Giants after seven years in the minors and a conversion from outfielder to pitcher. Oh yeah, you might know his dad.

Have a nice day!