Texas Rangers Player News: All Positions

News: Gallo (groin) went 2-for-3 with a home run and a single for High-A Down East on Saturday, T.R. Sullivan of MLB.com reports.
Impact: Gallo tested his groin in a minor-league game Friday, after which he was deemed to be pain free, so the Rangers had him play back-to-back days. That should make the team feel comfortable having him open the regular season on the major-league roster.
News: General manager Jon Daniels confirmed Saturday that Santana would open the season at Triple-A Nashville, Jeff Wilson of the Fort Worth Star-Telegram reports.
Impact: Santana's dismissal from big-league camp likely clears a spot on the Opening Day roster for Logan Forsythe, barring the Rangers adding another utility infielder within the next week. Prior to getting cut, the 28-year-old had made a compelling case to break camp with the big club. He enters Saturday's Cactus League game against the Brewers with a 14-for-48 mark at the plate this spring, with nine of his hits going for extra bases.
News: General manager Jon Daniels said Saturday that Gomez would be included on the Rangers' Opening Day roster, Jeff Wilson of the Fort Worth Star-Telegram reports.
Impact: The Rangers will select Gomez's contract after the veteran right-hander yielded only two runs on eight hits and three walks while striking out nine over 10.1 innings in Cactus League play. The 31-year-old is expected to fill a middle-relief role out of the Texas bullpen.
News: Farrell will have wires removed from his fractured jaw Monday, T.R. Sullivan of MLB.com reports.
Impact: Since undergoing surgery on his jaw earlier this month, Farrell has been limited to a liquid diet while the wires have been in place. Once the wires are out, he'll work to regain the weight and strength he lost over the past three weeks before resuming a throwing program. Farrell will be placed on the injured list ahead of the regular season, but it's unclear if he'll be stashed on the 10-day or 60-day IL.
News: Calhoun reported to the Rangers' minor-league camp Saturday, Jeff Wilson of the Fort Worth Star-Telegram reports.
Impact: After he was informed Thursday that he wouldn't join the Rangers for Opening Day, Calhoun failed to report to the minors Friday, essentially confirming his dissatisfaction with the roster decision. Given that the 24-year-old doesn't have enough MLB service time to refuse a minor-league assignment, he wasn't really left with many alternatives beyond accepting the demotion. According to Wilson, Calhoun took batting practice Saturday and will play in a minor-league game before flying to Nashville for the start of the Triple-A season.
News: Gallo (groin) isn't included in the Rangers' lineup for Saturday's Cactus League game against the Brewers.
Impact: Gallo hasn't played in a game for the big club since March 14, but he nonetheless looks like he'll be ready to go for next week's regular-season opener against the Cubs. The 25-year-old tested out his strained right groin by appearing in a minor-league contest Friday and reported no renewed soreness coming out of the game. He'll pick up some rest Saturday but could return at some point during the Rangers' final three exhibition games.
News: Sadzeck allowed three runs on two hits and two walks while striking out one over two innings Friday against the Cubs.
Impact: Sadzeck is fighting for a one of the final spots in the bullpen and hasn't earned it based on his spring performance. Friday's results pushed his ERA to 8.59, and he's walked eight over 7.1 innings. The right-hander is out of options, which could work in his favor, but the Rangers need to decide if he's a power arm with potential or a power arm that will never materialize as they want.
News: Kelley will be part of the Rangers' bullpen to start the season, T.R. Sullivan of MLB.com reports.
Impact: Kelley was slated to make the roster when he signed with the team in January, but this makes it official. The 34-year-old right-hander did not get a ton of work during spring training, throwing 3.2 scoreless innings over four appearances, but should find himself in the back end of the bullpen after posting a 2.94 ERA for Washington and Oakland last season.
News: Calhoun, who was optioned to Triple-A Nashville on Thursday, has not yet officially reported to the minor league club, T.R. Sullivan of MLB.com reports.
Impact: Calhoun has 72 hours to report even if it's just a walk down the hall at the Rangers' spring training complex. He was obviously disappointed at the news he received Thursday, and the Rangers gave him that day off; however, he did not report Friday. The outfielder experienced similar disappointment at this time last year and let it affect his attitude in the minors. That concerns manager Chris Woodward, who does not want a repeat of what could be perceived as inappropriate behavior, which could cost Calhoun the respect of teammates.