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MLB: Texas Rangers-Media Day Jayne Kamin-Oncea-USA TODAY Sports

Good morning.

T.R. Sullivan writes that after an offseason of committing himself to the Rangers’ demands, Willie Calhoun still doesn’t know if he’ll be a big leaguer in ten days.

Jeff Wilson puts out his final prediction for the Opening Day roster and it does not include Calhoun but, hey, at least 397-year-old Hunter Pence grabs a spot.

Evan Grant writes that the Rangers got relatively good news back on Yohander Mendez who won’t need surgery.

T.R. Sullivan includes an update on Mendez among his notes as Mendez will still miss the first half of the season.

Wilson notes that the official diagnosis on Mendez is a Grade 1 sprain of the ulnar collateral ligament which is the mild, minimal-structural damage version of “oh dang, my elbow suddenly doesn’t feel good.”

Matt Fisher previews second base for the Rangers in 2019 which is where Rougned Odor will continue to try to build on his encouraging second half from 2018.

Wilson writes about infield/emergency relief roster candidate Matt Davidson getting an inning in on the mound in a minor-league intrasquad game yesterday.

Levi Weaver pens a profile on Rangers bench coach Don Wakamatsu who comes off as one of baseball’s more generous people.

Grant has notes from Monday’s doings in Rangers camp including Logan Forsythe joining the conversation to grab the utility infielder spot on the roster.

And, lastly, MiLB continues to out outpace MLB in dopeness as they showed off this year’s Copa de la Diversión series caps yesterday.

Look at this sassy little idiot:

Have a nice day!