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Good morning.

Jeff Wilson writes that Lance Lynn didn’t want to leave his first spring outing and lobbied to stay in for longer because he’s a gritty gamer bulldog.

Dave Sessions has more on Lynn’s spring debut in a Rangers uniform against the Dodgers for MLB dot com.

Wilson writes that infield-reliever-novelty Matt Davidson has been busy in camp thus far but he’s not there to win a job in the bullpen.

Levi Weaver writes that the ingredients that currently make up the Rangers’ rotation stew includes five beleaguered veterans and five young hopefuls trying to make the toughest jump in sports.

One of those youngsters, Brock Burke, tossed two scoreless innings against the Padres yesterday and was a subject among David Laurila’s Sunday notes at Fangraphs.

Another of those youngsters, Taylor Hearn, was on the Shan & RJ show on 105.3 The Fan to talk about the upcoming year and his favorite Whataburger order and the DMN has a transcript for you.

Wilson notes that the Rangers acquired Zack Granite yesterday which looks a lot like Zack Greinke at first glance but the punchline of the joke your eyes played on you is Granite is essentially an older right-handed Carlos Tocci and not an elite pitcher.

Sessions has notes on the team from Sunday’s action including an update on an injury that has kept Delino DeShields off the field the last couple of days.

Wilson writes that the Rangers are nearing completion on a new academy in the Dominican Republic that they hope will give them a leg up in International development.

And, lastly, Will Leitch looks at the best promotional giveaway on the schedule for each MLB team with the Rangers represented on the last ever day at The Ballpark.

Have a nice day!