This one's going to be short for a multitude of reasons, but let's dive into it anyway:
● The Rangers were clubbed to the tune of 6-1 by the Rockies yesterday, but nobody cares about the final outcome because Neftali Feliz skirted a couple of jams by inducing a pair of ground-ball double plays, and surely we can find some deeper meaning in that, right? For what it's worth, one scout informed MLB.com's T.R. Sullivan that Feliz's slider is superior to his curveball right now, which has been "erratic."
● According to a report from Japanese sports newspaper Sanspo, "there is some concern that Darvish is making illegal pitches by wiping sweat off his brow and then touching the ball without leaving the mound," with an Indians scout reportedly being aware of the issue.
● Josh Hamilton sustained a "jammed heel" in yesterday's Cactus League tilt, and was removed as a precautionary measure. I can't recall the last time I saw any player go down with this sort of injury, but I've also learned over time that anything is possible where Josh is concerned.
● Jeff Wilson writes about hitting coach Scott Coolbaugh, who offered this very complimentary set of remarks on still-rising prospect Mike Olt:
"Very impressive player," Coolbaugh said. "He's a kid that goes out there and puts together good at-bats. He's going to be a tremendous player. Your first impression is always big, and I think he's put together a nice first impression."
● WFAA's Joe Ursery took an in-depth look at Robbie Ross, who is still vying for the lefty reliever spot in the Opening Day bullpen alongside Michael Kirkman and a slew of other non-roster invitees.