SURPRISE, AZ - MARCH 11: Josh Hamilton #32 of the Texas Rangers hits a double in the fourth inning against the Cleveland Indians during a spring training baseball game at Surprise Stadium on March 11, 2012 in Surprise, Arizona. (Photo by Kevork Djansezian/Getty Images)
Here are some news, notes and links from around the Texas Rangers.
- Bryan Doligan from ESPN Dallas Radio talked to Rangers assistant GM Thad Levine this morning. He spoke about how Neal Cotts can take over for Darren Oliver as a lefty reliever, Martin Perez could be in the MLB very soon and Josh Hamilton will remain in left field.
- Mike Bauman from MLB.com says that he believes the Rangers rotation will be just as solid without CJ Wilson, and that it is a top pitching staff in baseball.
- Master Tesfatsion from ESPN Dallas writes that Michael Young will play the same role in 2013 that he did in 2012, playing first base and DH and also being a utility infielder.
- Drew Davison from the Star-Telegram writes that free agent acquisition Brad Hawpe saw his first action of the spring and with the Rangers, who had three plate appearances against the Kansas City Royals.