• Infielder Kensuke Tanaka had more dental work done on Wednesday to repair the three broken teeth he suffered during Monday's game against the Reds.
• Minor League games begin Thursday. The Rangers will be playing the Royals' farm teams, with Triple-A and Double-A being played on the Texas backfields while the Class A games will be on the Kansas City side of the complex.
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