"He is going to go down and start," Rangers manager Jeff Banister said. "He is going to be part of our starting depth so start that process and be ready when we need him."
Nick Martinez appears to be leading that competition, but Nick Tepesch is pitching on Sunday against the Dodgers and Anthony Bass goes against the Royals on Monday. Martinez's next start is Tuesday against the D-backs in Scottsdale. Lisalverto Bonilla is also still in camp.
The Rangers also returned pitcher Ross Ohlendorf to Minor League camp and told pitcher Juan Carlos Oviedo that he would not make the team. Oviedo was offered a Minor League assignment, but can take his free agency and wants time to consider his options.
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