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Rangers' Roster All But Set



    Rangers' Roster All But Set
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    SURPRISE, AZ - MARCH 02: Manager Jeff Banister #28 of the Texas Rangers watches from the bench during the cactus leauge spring training game against the Kansas City Royals at Surprise Stadium on March 2, 2016 in Surprise, Arizona. (Photo by Christian Petersen/Getty Images)

    It's about that time for real baseball that actually counts, and we couldn't be more excited.

    Things are really starting to take hold now that the Rangers have begun making final roster moves with several moves coming down on Tuesday to where there's really only one question left — will another reliever be carried for four days until A.J. Griffin's fifth spot in the rotation comes.

    Here's what we know.

    There are two catchers: Robinson Chirinos and the newly acquired Bryan Holaday.

    There are five infielders: Mitch Moreland, Rougned Odor, Elvis Andrus, Adrian Beltre and utility man Hanser Alberto.

    There is one designated hitter: Prince Fielder.

    There are five outfielders: Shin-Soo Choo, Delino DeShields, Ian Desmond, Ryan Rua and Justin Ruggiano.

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    There are four starters: Cole Hamels, Martin Perez, Colby Lewis and Derek Holland.

    There are seven relief pitchers: Shawn Tolleson, Sam Dyson, Jake Diekman, Tom Wilhelmsen, Tony Barnette, Keone Kela and Andrew Faulkner.

    That makes 24.

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    If the Rangers choose to carry Griffin on Opening Day, that'd make 25, but why do that when they can have an extra reliever such as Phil Klein or Cesar Ramos for the first four games?