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

Good morning.

The DMN’s Sam Blum writes that with the Rangers beating the Indians 3-2 yesterday, former center fielder Delino DeShields got his first chance to face his old teammates.

T.R. Sullivan writes that Kyle Gibson and Jordan Lyles could be the key to the stability of the pitching staff for the Rangers in 2020.

Jeff Wilson writes that the Rangers are counting on Gibson and Lyles to be difference makers at the back of the rotation.

Sullivan has a bunch of notes from Rangers camp including ones on Cody Allen, Isiah Kiner-Falefa, and the brothers Freeman.

Blum writes that the Rangers think they have the best curveball in baseball with reliever Taylor Guerrieri but now need to turn him into a Major League pitcher.

Keith Law ranks the Rangers’ farm system overall middle of the pack but, as is often the case with Rangers prospects, likes the upside.

Jared Sandler was Just Hangin’ with lefty Joe Palumbo to get the young rotation hopeful’s thoughts on spring training thus far.

And, lastly, Hannah Keyser reminds us of the absurdity of MLB’s archaic blackout rules as more fans face jumping through hoops to watch their local team all so baseball can continue to make the buck they’ve known without actually growing the sport.

Have a nice day!