• Nick Tepesch, who was hit on the right arm with a line drive on Saturday, threw a bullpen session on Monday without any problems. Tepesch, who pitched just 1 2/3 innings on Saturday, is scheduled to pitch on Thursday against the Twins. "It feels pretty normal today," he said.
• Nelson Cruz has hit five grand slams at the Ballpark in Arlington. That's tied for fifth most by an active player at one ballpark. David Ortiz has 10 at Fenway Park, Travis Hafner has nine at Progressive Field, Paul Konerko has eight at U.S. Cellular Field and Robinson Cano has seven at Yankee Stadium.
• Leonys Martin had a home run and triple while batting in the ninth spot during Sunday's 11-3 victory over the Mariners. The only other Rangers player to do that hitting ninth was Juan Beniquez on May 22, 1977.
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