• Unlike most teams, the Rangers don't get an off-day between their last exhibition game and the first game of the regular season. The Rangers open on Sunday against the Astros so manager Ron Washington will likely sit most of his regulars on Saturday for the final exhibition game against the Padres. None of his primary relievers will work that game.
• Rangers fifth-starter Nick Tepesch makes his first start on April 9 against the Rays and doesn't have to be added to the 25-man roster until then. That will allow the Rangers to carry an extra player for the first 10 games, but they haven't decided if it will be a pitcher or a position player.
• First baseman Chris McGuinness is among the Minor Leaguers brought to San Antonio as extra players for the two-game series. McGuinness was a Rule 5 Draft pick by the Indians last December and was returned to the Rangers on Wednesday.
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.