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Good morning, folks...

The Texas Rangers beat the Los Angeles Angels by a score of 5-4 last night.

Evan Grant’s game story talks about Shin-Soo Choo’s on base skills helping drive the team’s early success.

Jeff Wilson has his Rangers Reaction from the win.

Mike Minor is pitching like a #1 starter, writes Evan Grant.

Jeff Wilson writes about Minor’s shutout, and looks at how close Minor was to getting pulled, and also talks about how the Rangers might extend Minor rather than trade him.

Levi Weaver talked to some Rangers about whether “striking out the side” means not allowing any baserunners in the inning or just recording all three outs via strikeout, and there are hundreds of comments to his article as well as people like Keith Olbermann weighing in on Twitter.

Bubba Thompson will be out 4-6 weeks with a fractured hamate bone.

The Rangers signed Jen-Ho Tseng to a minor league deal, and are sending him to extended spring training to build up his arm strength.

Jamey Newberg writes about Darryl Hamilton.

Evan Grant has his latest edition of “Evan Help Us” up, and among other things, explains why it is unlikely the Rangers will pursue newly DFA’d Blake Swihart.

The DMN has notes on Jen-Ho Tseng, Ronald Guzman, Hans Crouse and Tyler Phillips.

The Rangers website has notes on the catching platoon, Guzman, Rougned Odor, Bubba Thompson, and Jen-Ho Tseng.