Wright shines: Pitchers are still just throwing off a mound in the bullpen but Jamey Wright caught the attention of manager Ron Washington and pitching coach Mark Connor on Monday."Jamey Wright was hitting his spots pretty good and his breaking ball was pretty good," Washington said. Connor has also been impressed with A.J. Murray, who is coming off shoulder surgery. He has been doing everything other pitchers have done; his bullpen sessions just aren't as long. "I like what I've seen," Connor said. "I've always liked A.J. I've had a chance to watch him throw in the past in Minor League camp and he's got a great feel for pitching. He looks like a pitcher. He has good movement, changes speeds, locates his fastball and is a very mature young man." Wilkerson watch: Brad Wilkerson, coming off shoulder surgery, has had no problems so far in camp and said there's no reason why he shouldn't be 100 percent by Opening Day. "I feel 100 percent now," Wilkerson said. "I could use a little more strength, that's the only thing. All the pain is gone, that's the main thing." He said it:
"If [Alfonso] Soriano can do it, I can do it.
Joaquin Arias, on a possible move from shortstop to center field. Briefly: Pitcher John Rheinecker was shut down because of back spasms. He is day-to-day. ... The Rangers have four B games scheduled so far to accommodate the demand for time on the mound. Three are against the Kansas City Royals and one against the Milwaukee Brewers. ... Hot in Texas? Thursdays will be $1 soft drinks and $3 beers starting in June at home games. Bobblehead nights for Young and Kinsler, plus $2 T-shirt Tuesdays are also on the promotion schedule.
T.R. Sullivan is a reporter for MLB.com. This story was not subject to the approval of Major League Baseball or its clubs.Less