SURPRISE, Ariz. -- Martin Perez was on the mound for two innings against the Los Angeles Dodgers. Here are six things to take away from Rangers spring training Friday:
1. Martin Perez was nervous in his first Cactus League start, but felt he did pretty good. One of the Rangers' top prospects allowed two runs off three hits.
2. Michael Young made his way back into the lineup Friday. He went 1-for-2 at the plate.
4. Pitching coach Mike Maddux held a closed meeting with Yu Darvish and the rest of the pitchers Friday morning. Darvish and some of the pitchers went to Field 7 after the meeting, where they took part in a competitive game to work on their fielding.