Third to first

Jeff Keppinger left a recent extended Spring Training contest when his shoulder didn't feel right throwing the ball from third base.

"Some days it feels really good," said Ventura of Keppinger, who has yet to go on an injury rehab assignment. "Some days it doesn't."

Alex Rios is enjoying life in his first full season as part of the Rangers. But he still has fond memories from his parts of five years in Chicago.

"Of course. I had a great time. I had very special moments," Rios said. "The guys are unbelievable. Like I said, I had a great time and it's a town that I love. But sometimes you have to move on and see new things and I'm glad I'm here."

Scott Merkin is a reporter for Read his blog, Merk's Works, and follow him on Twitter @scottmerkin. This story was not subject to the approval of Major League Baseball or its clubs.