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Tuesday Morning Texas Rangers Update

Barreling toward Cactus League action

MLB: Spring Training-Chicago Cubs at Texas Rangers Mark J. Rebilas-USA TODAY Sports

Good morning.

Evan Grant lets you know how Chris Woodward’s first real official day as Rangers manager went in Surprise.

Jeff Wilson takes an educated guess at how Woodward’s first team address as a big league manager landed with the players.

Jonah Javad describes what Day 1 of full team workouts in Surprise was like for this new era of Rangers baseball.

T.R. Sullivan writes that the Rangers are in the process of trying to determine which of their young players they want to consider for extensions this spring.

Wilson explains that if the Rangers are serious about trying to keep this core together, the young players know that this is their year to show some real strides to make it worth it.

Grant notes that Delino DeShields is still in the plans to play in center field for the Rangers but he’ll need to make adjustments at the plate.

Sullivan has more on the center field job with DeShields trying to fight off Joey Gallo overtures and the likes of Carlos Tocci and Ben Revere.

Wilson writes that now that Adrian Beltre is retired, the Rangers are Elvis Andrus’ team which makes him one of the players to watch in Surprise this year.

Matt Fisher profiles how first base looks to shake out in 2019 compared to 2018 where Ronald Guzman ascended to first baseman of the present and now must show that he can become the first baseman of the future.

Grant writes that Jesse Chavez is back with the Rangers after he possibly saved his career with changes made in the Texas bullpen last season.

Sullivan lists a fourth outfielder fracas between Willie Calhoun and Hunter Pence as the Rangers’ roster battle to watch this spring.

However, Wilson notes that Pence’s first full workout with the Rangers never quite took off as Pence is already dealing with a sore shoulder.

And, lastly, the DMN transcribed an appearance from Eric Nadel on the Ben and Skin show where Nadel talked about the things he’s looking forward to seeing this spring.

Have a nice day!