SURPRISE, Ariz. -- The Rangers had a light bus for the short trip down Bell Road to Peoria on Tuesday.Josh Hamilton, Nelson Cruz and Michael Young all stayed back in Surprise. So did three-fourths of the Rangers' starting infield: Adrian Beltre, Elvis Andrus and Ian Kinsler. Mitch Moreland, however, was on the bus and played first base against the Mariners. "I like it," Moreland said. "The more games I can get in, the better." This may just mean that somebody has to go to Peoria. Major League rules require four regulars be in the lineup for all Spring Training games, so the Rangers were represented by Moreland, Julio Borbon, David Murphy and Yorvit Torrealba. This may also mean that Moreland is not yet in the same category as his All-Star teammates. They have secure jobs. But Moreland?
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