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Injuries: Brad Hawpe ready to ramp up

SURPRISE, Ariz. -- Texas Rangers first baseman/outfielder Brad Hawpe said his right hamstring, which has been sore the past few days, feels better. He participated in batting practice and took ground balls Sunday and said he also did some light running.

He'll run again today, along with the grounders and batting practice.

"I should be able to play in games in the next day or two," Hawpe said. "I'm ready to get back out there."

Other injury notes:

* Catcher Yorvit Torrealba (illness) is fine and he's starting at catcher in today's game against the Royals.

* LHP Joe Beimel (elbow stiffness) is scheduled to throw a simulated game today and is feeling fine. He's been throwing and going through his normal routine the past few days.