• Jeff Baker went into Thursday's game leading the Cactus League with a .529 batting average and a .568 on-base percentage.
• The Rangers have split-squad doubleheaders on Saturday and Sunday. Nick Tepesch will pitch on Saturday against the Cubs in Las Vegas, and Matt Harrison will pitch at home against the Dodgers. On Sunday, Robbie Ross will face the Cubs, and Justin Grimm will take on the Mariners in Peoria, Ariz.
• The Rangers are scheduled to face Dodgers left-hander Clayton Kershaw on Saturday and Mariners right-hander Blake Beavan on Sunday. Both are from the Dallas-Fort Worth area.
• Joe Nathan and Evan Meek both pitched a scoreless inning for Triple-A Round Rock in a Minor League game against Omaha on Thursday. Jason Frasor pitched in the same game and allowed three runs in two-thirds of an inning.
T.R. Sullivan is a reporter for MLB.com. Read his blog, Postcards from Elysian Fields, and follow him on Twitter @Sullivan_Ranger. This story was not subject to the approval of Major League Baseball or its clubs.