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March 26, 2011

Saturday morning Rangers update

Arthur Rhodes received a cortisone injection in his left wrist to help ease the effects of tendinitis that has been bothering him this spring. He won't pitch today or Sunday and will be evaluated Monday. The Rangers' medical staff believes that he will be available for Opening Day.

The Rangers plan to meet this afternoon to discuss how they will go forward with the rotation spot created when Tommy Hunter hurt his right groin. Alexi Ogando is a serious candidate, which would then create a third opening in the bullpen. Five pitchers -- Dave Bush, Brett Tomko, Pedro Strop, Mason Tobin and Mark Lowe -- are hunting for a relief spot.

Brandon Webb is going to play long-toss again this morning. If all goes well, as it did Friday, the right-hander will throw a bullpen session Monday.

Outfielder Craig Gentry (shoulder) will take batting practice on the field today after hitting in the cages this week.

-- Jeff Wilson


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