Rangers manager Ron Washington said right-hander Tommy Hunter, left-hander Matt Harrison and left-hander Derek Holland will be in the Rangers rotation to open the season.
Washington said right-hander Neftali Feliz pitched well enough to win a rotation spot, but that the team needed him to be the closer for now. Feliz was scheduled to start a game tonight but will pitch an inning in relief instead.
Washington also said five of the bullpen spots have been locked down. Joining Feliz in the bullpen are Alexi Ogando, Darren O'Day, Arthur Rhodes and Darren Oliver.
That leaves the Rangers needed two relievers, a right-hander and a long man.
The Rangers also sent left-hander Michael Kirkman to Triple A camp and sent lefty Zach Jackson to the minors. Washington said he expects Jackson to start in Triple A.
- Anthony Andro