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MLB: Spring Training-Los Angeles Dodgers at Texas Rangers Joe Camporeale-USA TODAY Sports

With Willie Calhoun out after being hit in the face by a pitch, Eli White and Leody Taveras have a chance to break camp as big league outfielders.

Ronald Guzman and Greg Bird are battling it out to see who gets to answer “who plays first base” with “Todd Frazier because we both suck.”

Josh Jung took Lance Lynn over the wall in an intrasquad game on Monday and Lance Lynn responded in his next at bat by striking him out on three pitches and probably calling him “meat” or some other colorful baseball appellation.

I, for one, find the prospect of a baseball game played in an eerily empty stadium to be compelling, in a bleak, apocalyptic The Stand kind of way.

The Rangers landed two players on ESPN’s ranking of the top 100 players in baseball after having none on the list a year ago.

Robinson Chirinos voiced some concerns about the coronavirus leading up to Opening Day in Seattle.

Isiah Kiner-Falefa is trying his hardest to play Greg Bird and Ronald Guzman out of a job, as the possibility looms that Todd Frazier may man first and Kiner-Falefa and others will split duties at third.

Just as Ronald Reagan used his experience in union leadership to springboard himself into politics, I think it’s just a matter of time before we’re looking at President Andrus.

Evan Grant says that instead of playing to an empty house in Seattle the Rangers may instead open the season at an alternate location in Arizona.

Jamey Newberg takes a look at the Ranger farm system’s jump from 27 to 21 in Baseball America’s prospect rankings and intones ominously “not good enough.”

Levi Weaver notes that with Willie Calhoun out for the foreseeable future the Rangers now have 7 roster spots to fill with 19 players battling it out.