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Monday Morning Texas Rangers Update

Hey remember a few weeks back when the Rangers swept the Astros in Houston? That was fun.

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MLB: Texas Rangers at Oakland Athletics Kiel Maddox-USA TODAY Sports

Good morning.

With 19 games to go, Evan Grant tries to come up with reasons for the Rangers to play out the rest of this season other than just because MLB will make them.

T.R. Sullivan writes that, despite a 7-3 loss in Oakland to get swept by the Athletics, the Rangers were impressed by Jeffrey Springs after three shutout innings.

Among Jeff Wilson’s reactions to Sunday’s loss is the thought that perhaps opening has opened the door for Springs to be tried out as a full fledged starter.

Grant writes that Springs has aced his two tests as a relief pitcher who happened to be the first pitcher to pitch, which, considering the rotation depth at the moment, might make him the Rangers’ second best starting pitcher.

Wilson writes about Willie Calhoun and his lost 2018 season even though Calhoun believes the tough year will help him when he finally gets his shot.

Sullivan notes that Calhoun knows the score as he continues to wait his turn to play for the Rangers.

Grant writes that the Rangers gave Delino DeShields another crack at leading off yesterday as they evaluate his future.

And, lastly, Jamey Newberg looks at the link between an unheralded J2 signee becoming a young coach for the Rangers and the unheralded J2 signee he coached to become one of the best relievers in baseball for Texas.

Have a nice day!