McCutchen added to Spring Training roster…not 40 man

To be clear, pitcher Daniel McCutchen has been added to big league camp. He is not on the 40-man but he is in camp on a non-roster invite

Darvish Scratched From Opening Day

Yu Darvish will not pitch the Rangers 2014 opener. He is being sent back to DFW for further examinations. He has a stiff neck, and the Rangers are concerned that Darvish has additional issues.

There is no word on who will start on Opening Day, however, Martin Perez is a strong contender.

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More Pitching Moves: McCutchen and Hanson

The Rangers have added RHP Daniel McCutchen to the bid league roster as a potential reliever. Tommy Hanson who was a contender for a rotation spot will pitch in a relief spot in today’s game.

More on the website later.

Perez goes six in intrasquad game

Martin Perez allowed four runs in six innings in a Minor League intrasquad game. He gave up nine hits, walked one and struck out three. He threw 102 pitches.

Darvish doubtful for Opening Day

Yu Darvish played catch on Monday but is still dealing with a stiff neck. The Rangers aren’t sure when he’ll get back on the mound and it appears more questionable if he’ll be ready for Opening Day. General manager Jon Daniels said it wouldn’t be the end of the world if Darvish gets pushed back.

Soto to have surgery…out 10-12 weeks

Catcher Geovany Soto is scheduled to undergo surgery on his right knee Wednesday to repair a torn meniscus. He is out 10-12 weeks. The Rangers are looking for catching depth behind J.P. Arencibia and Robinson Chirinos.

Engel Beltre has a fracture in his right tibia and will start the season on the disabled list.

Yu Darvish is playing catch today. Rangers acknowledge he might have to be pushed back from Opening Day. Mitch Moreland is playing in the Cactus League game today.

Tanaka Playing Second Base Today

Kensuke Tanaka is playing 2B for the Rangers today as they try out players to replace the injured Jurikson Profar.

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