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Texas M*A*S*H unit; Rangers have many new faces

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For the TexasRangers the first part of this season is clearly about trying to manage whilekey players heal.  At the moment sevenplayers are on the Rangers disabled list, some expected back sooner thanothers.  It's a long season, and Texasneeds some time to get healthy.

WITH the2014 baseball season officially underway, teams around the major leagues areplaying with new-look rosters.  The Rangershave experienced plenty of change, including the last second addition of secondbaseman Josh Wilson. His three rbi's on opening day were his highest singlegame total since 2010.  Not bad for aplayer who wasn't even on the roster during spring training.  Rangers slugger Adrian Beltre says the teamis going to need Wislon later in the season, so it's good he's getting keyplaying time now.

Wilson isn't the only player Texas will need to step up early thisseason because if it's in the bullpen or lineup the Rangers are a team riddledwith injuries.

Yu Darvish,Derek Holland, Matt Harrison, Geovany Soto, and Jurickson Profar ,  all starters for Texas a year ago, all spentthe beginning of this season on the disabled list. Missing a group that madeover 20 million dollars combined last season certainly leaves a hole in the Rangersroster. Especially with Soto and Holland out for at least two months.  Catcher J.P. Arencibia says the Rangers are a"team" and need all 25 players.

Darvish isoff the disabled list, but lefthander Joe Saunders is on, after having been hitin the foot in Tampa Bay.  It's a longseason and at the moment, the Rangers are happy they have time to get healthy.

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