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February 28, 2010

Sunday Rangers update

As the puck dropped on the gold medal game between the U.S. and Canada, the Rangers were wrapping up a meeting with union chief Michael Weiner. The topics expected to be discussed were testing for human growth hormone, fewer days off during the postseason and the collective bargaining agreement.

The meeting was moved up from 1:30 p.m. to noon because rain created a short day for the Rangers. Pitchers who were scheduled to throw did so in the batting cages, and hitters took BP from coaches. But there was no work done on fundamentals.

Jarrod Saltalamacchia will be the catcher today in the intrasquad game for the team featuring the players expected to be regulars this season. He and Taylor Teagarden, though, will be sharing time this spring, said manager Ron Washington. Catcher Toby Hall (shoulder) won't play in the field but will bat. Outfielder Brandon Boggs has been cleared for all activities except sliding. He might do that later in the week.


Frank&dustin blog
Ron Jenkins

Frank Francisco and Dustin Nippert walk along the wet sidewalk that leads from the batting cages back to the clubhouse on a rainy Sunday in Surprise, Ariz.


Young blog
Ron Jenkins

Michael Young gets a feel for his bat inside the covered batting cages at the Surprise Recreation Campus. The Rangers were forced off the field Sunday because of rain.


-- Jeff Wilson

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