Rangers Notebook: Texas In Good Form With Strong Spring Start

The Texas Rangers have their sights set on a return to the postseason in 2016, and they've gotten off to a great start this Spring, losing just once in the first week of Spring Training games. Let's get you up to speed with the week that was and the week ahead with our Rangers Notebook update:

Last Week:
Texas opened their Spring Training slate with two games against the defending World Series champion Kansas City Royals, winning 6-2 and 10-0. A 3-3 tie against the Los Angeles Dodgers came after that, followed by a 6-5 win over the San Francisco Giants on Saturday and a 7-3 loss to the Seattle Mariners on Sunday. Texas then started this week with another 6-5 win over the Giants on Monday.

Outfielder Nomar Mazara has been the Rangers' best player so far, batting .636 with one homer and six RBI's in 11 at-bats. Outfielder Ryan Rua has also played extremely well, hitting .455 with five RBI's and three doubles in 11 at-bats.

This Week:
The Rangers will continue to play every day this week, facing six different teams over the course of the next seven days. 

March 8 - Oakland A's
March 9 - Cincinnati Reds
March 10 - Chicago White Sox
March 11 - Milwaukee Brewers
March 12 - Oakland A's
March 13 - Los Angeles Angels
March 14 - Cleveland Indians

Star pitcher Yu Darvish is still recovering from Tommy John surgery that casued him to miss all of the 2015 season, but is throwing bullpen sessions.

Outfielder Josh Hamilton is listed as day-to-day with left knee soreness.

Pitcher Tanner Scheppers was placed on the 60-day disabled list with torn cartilage in his left knee.

What They're Saying:
Three takeaways: Adrian Beltre hits when it counts vs. Giants; how Red Sox are winning 2015 trade with Rangers

Why MLB scouts were wowed by spring training debut of Rangers lefty Martin Perez

Gallo trying to show more patience

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