Worth noting

Geovany Soto underwent surgery in Arlington on Wednesday to repair a torn lateral meniscus in his right knee. The surgery went as expected and Soto is expected to be sidelined 10 to 12 weeks.

• Shortstop Elvis Andrus had another productive throwing session on Wednesday and the Rangers still expect him to return to the field on Friday or Saturday in San Antonio.

Tanner Scheppers starts against Quintana Roo on Thursday in Arlington, but will only pitch one inning in preparation for his Opening Day start on Monday. Martin Perez is also scheduled to pitch along with Justin Germano, Shawn Tolleson and Pedro Figueroa. Alec Asher, who figures to be in the Double-A rotation at Frisco, is also on the list of pitchers to throw against the Mexican League team.

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.