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Good morning, folks...

Drew Smyly was happy after his first spring outing yesterday, and said he was excited to face Mike Trout as his first hitter.

Ronald Guzman has been getting results so far this spring with some adjustments that he’s been working with Luis Ortiz on to better tap into his power.

Chris Woodward thinks Joey Gallo would be “a really good center fielder” if he played there every day, and isn’t worried about the defense in center dropping off when Delino DeShields sits.

Hunter Pence is welcoming his opportunity to carve out a bench role for his hometown team.

Ronald Guzman adopting a condor through the World Wildlife Foundation is part of a plan he and Joey Gallo have been discussing to use their platform as major league players to do charitable work.

Mac Engel talks to Tim Dillard in the S-T.

The DMN runs down who’s hot and who’s not so far this spring.

Jeff Wilson has his Surprise Five, which includes discussion of the Nolan Arenado contract meaning a potential Rangers target is off the market next offseason.

The DMN has notes on Eli White, Logan Forsythe, Jeffrey Springs and newly signed veteran Esmerling Vasquez.

The Rangers’ website has notes on Eli White, Ronald Guzman, and Joey Gallo.