Not much new at the Tropicana Field, where the Rangers celebrated capturing the American League Division Series in October when they were here last. That, though, is in the past and wasn't given much thought upon their arrival here today.
Left-hander Matt Harrison expects to make his next start even though he has a blister on his index finger. Whereas Alexi Ogando's blister is on the very tip of his finger, almost under the finger nail, Harrison's blister is where his finger print is.
Right-hander Tanner Scheppers (back weakness) recently started throwing off a mound and will do that for two weeks before being considered for a game. He is continuing core strengthening exercises.
Elvis Andrus says that the one saving grace about Tropicana Field is that the dome shields players from the heat and humidity outside. Andrus then said he would like to see a dome built in Arlington. All those in favor?
-- Jeff Wilson