SURPRISE, Ariz. -- The Texas Rangers have named their starters for the first three games of spring training and Derek Holland, who is ahead of the other pitchers in camp as part of his preparation for the World Baseball Classic, will start Friday's game against the Kansas City Royals at Surprise Stadium.
Here are the other pitchers slated for those games:
Saturday: LHP Michael Kirkman
Sunday: RHP Nick Tepesch
The rest of the pitchers will be listed closer to game time.
* The club has scheduled an intrasquad game for today at noon local time (1 p.m. CT). It has been raining this morning, but is simply overcast at the moment. The tarp is on Field 1, so it's still possible that the game will be played.
* Dave Magadan is currently holding his first full hitters meeting. He has, of course, been working with each of them individually a lot already.