Worth noting

• The Rangers, after a 9-1 loss to the Rockies on Monday, have four hits in their last 32 at-bats with runners in scoring position, and manager Ron Washington said, "We're aware of it. Once again, it's Spring Training. We're behind offensively, but we'll catch up and start executing."

• Texas' best hitter so far has been Leonys Martin. He didn't play Monday, but is 3-for-6 so far in the Cactus League, and Washington said, "He knows he has a chance to make the team and came ready to play."

• The Rangers were able to use the designated hitter on Monday despite the game being played at the Rockies' complex that they share with the D-backs. Said Washington, "Colorado is pretty good at letting us use it, but Arizona usually doesn't let us use it."

• Reliever Tanner Scheppers remains sidelined with a strained left hamstring.

• Wilmer Font (shoulder inflammation) threw 75 feet without any pain on Monday.