Wednesday, March 18th Game Preview
Texas Rangers (10-9-0) vs. San Diego Padres (4-10-3)
Brandon McCarthy (0-1, 3.00 ERA) vs. Cesar Ramos (2-1, 9.53 ERA)
3:05 p.m. CST in Peoria, Arizona (Peoria Sports Complex)
TV: - - - | Radio: MLB.com Webcast, XM 179
Notes: Designated hitter Hank Blalock (tight left quadriceps muscle) has been withheld from today's lineup as a precautionary measure ... Left-hander C.J. Wilson (blister, left middle finger) plans to throw live batting practice on Thursday, and hopes to be ready to pitch again in a live game as early as Saturday ... Right-hander Brandon McCarthy is scheduled to throw four innings (65 pitches) this afternoon ... Right-handers John Bannister, Brendan Donnelly, Willie Eyre and Neftali Feliz are all slated to pitch this afternoon ... Retired Rangers outfielder Rusty Greer arrived in camp this morning and was in uniform as a guest instructor.