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Monday Morning Texas Rangers Update

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Good morning.

Tim Cowlishaw is in Arizona so he gets to write about the news that broke in camp yesterday about Mike Minor getting the Opening Day nod this year.

T.R. Sullivan has more on the decision to lead with Minor who will face Jon Lester of the Cubs in the final first game at The Ballpark on March 28.

Cowlishaw looks at the rebuilt rotation that is counting on a little luck health-wise in the hopes of providing a better product on the mound than we witnessed last season.

Sullivan notes that Hunter Pence was the story in camp yesterday as he had a three-hit game — including a dinger — against his old team from San Francisco. Also, this photo now exists:

Stefan Stevenson writes that games like Sunday are proof that Pence is feeling better after an injury-filled 2018 season but he still has to make the most of his opportunities.

Matt Kelly and Manny Randhawa jointly take a look at the main position battle from each MLB camp for MLB dot com with Willie Calhoun still in the lead in their estimation for an outfield gig with the Rangers to start the season.

And, lastly, Levi Weaver writes about a Japanese legend trying to make an impact as a coach in camp with the Rangers as part of their developmental deal with the Hokkaido Nippon-Ham Fighters.

Have a nice day!