SURPRISE, Ariz. -- As the final countdown to Spring Training continues, it appears as if the Rangers have a set lineup going into camp. But some things are still worth watching over six weeks in the desert.
The Rangers also have four catchers in camp with Major League experience. Robinson Chirinos is the starter, but Chris Gimenez, Michael McKenry and Bobby Wilson are all eager to make an impression, as is rookie Brett Nicholas. McKenry and Wilson are on Minor League contracts and have outs at the end of Spring Training that allow them to become free agents if they are not on the 25-man roster.
Then there is the jumbled battle for the fifth starter spot. Not everything is locked up for the Rangers going into Spring Training.
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