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Thursday, February 18, 2010
Spring training injury report

By Richard Durrett

SURPRISE, Ariz. -- Nothing like starting off spring training with an injury report, right? But we'll give you a heads up on what's happened with the Ranger players who are injured as often as we can. Here's today's update:

* RHP Omar Beltre, who just arrived from the Dominican Republic a few days ago, experienced some discomfort in his shoulder a few months ago and the Rangers told him to be conservative. Dr. Keith Meister checked it out and there's no structural damage.

* OF Brandon Boggs, who had offseason surgery on his left shoulder (Bankhart Procedure), hasn't tested it sliding headfirst or diving in the outfield. But his throwing is fine and he's very close to being 100 percent.

* RHP Eric Hurley is also recovering from surgery (rotator cuff) and is up to two bullpen sessions a week. He's expected to throw on Friday.

* C Toby Hall, who had surgery on this throwing shoulder in May (Bankhart Procedure) is long tossing and probably 10 to 14 days behind schedule, according to assistant GM Thad Levine. But Hall is expected to be close to 100 percent by the time games start in March.