Jon Daniels doesn't expect to reach contract extensions with any players before Opening Day. The Texas Rangers general manager met with the media Tuesday, and said there's nothing imminent.
Daniels, though, also said that deals can come together with one phone conversation, and didn't rule it out. He said the team has had open and productive talks with agents.
Among the players eligible for free agency after this season include Josh Hamilton, Mike Napoli, Colby Lewis, Mike Adams, Yorvit Torrealba, Koji Uehara and Mark Lowe. Ian Kinsler has a team option for 2013, but has had discussions about a long-term deal with the Rangers.
Although the team has tended not to negotiate extensions during the season, Daniels said the team would be open to that on a player by player basis.
Other notes from Tuesday:
* Yoshinori Tateyama is likely headed to the disabled list. He has not thrown since Thursday, and was hoping to throw a side session in the next couple of days. If Tateyama begins the season on the disabled list, the seven-man bullpen would include Joe Nathan, Mike Adams, Alexi Ogando, Scott Feldman, Robbie Ross, Mark Lowe and Koji Uehara.
* The Rangers will have Neftali Feliz throw a simulated game on Thursday. Starter Yu Darvish is expected to throw four innings and 65 pitches on Wednesday against Frisco.
* The game against the Mexico City Red Devils is still scheduled to be played Tuesday. A couple of the players were running late because of the storms, but everyone was expected to make it.
-- Drew Davison