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Levi Weaver has a piece on how Willie Calhoun has changed his workout routine and eating habits and given up late night videogame sessions this offseason.

Evan Grant also has a story on the Calhoun transformation, with Calhoun saying he “set out to become a better person, not just have a better body” after a come-to-Jesus meeting with Jeff Banister and Jon Daniels in September about his off-the-field habits needing to improve.

Everyone makes fun of the “best shape of his life” stories each spring, but I really encourage you to read Evan’s and Levi’s pieces, because I think it highlights why this offseason’s changes are significant.

The DMN has 10 things to know about Willie Calhoun.

Asdrubel Cabrera is confident he’ll be able to transition to being a full-time third baseman, after spending most of his career at shortstop.

Cabrera and the team both know he’s not going to be Adrian Beltre, but are optimistic he can be solid at third base and also potentially back up the middle infield positions.

Chris Woodward is comfortable with Joey Gallo playing center field, which could mean the Rangers could have him as their backup centerfielder, opening the door for someone like Calhoun or Hunter Pence to win a job as the fourth outfielder.

Shelby Miller is excited to be healthy and on a regular, non-restricted schedule this spring.

Jeff Wilson looks at when the Rangers might use an opener in 2019.

James Jones is back with the Rangers again, having been signed to a minor league deal.