Rangers’ Spring Break: Colby Lewis’ best and worst of spring

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Best and worst

Colby Lewis has been reporting to spring training camps for more than a decade. Here’s the best and worst part of the six-week grind before the start of the regular season:

Best part? “It has to be seeing all the guys again and starting to build relationships with the new guys. It’s always fun to get to know more people in the game.”

Worst part? “It’s probably the loneliness. My family isn’t here with me and it’s always hard to leave them. But I do have my little pup with me, she’s a yellow lab named Layne.”

Injury report

INF Jurickson Profar (shoulder inflammation): He is able to swing, run and go through infield drills. Will begin a throwing program next week.

C Geovany Soto (left foot surgery): Expected to resume baseball activities in 10 days and be game-ready in three weeks.

RHP Tanner Scheppers (lower back spasms): Is feeling well and has begun a throwing program. Could get back on a mound early next week.

OF Alex Rios (sore left big toe): Day-to-day and not going through full workouts.

RHP Neftali Feliz (shoulder tightness): Threw a five-minute batting practice session Friday with no issues.

LHP Derek Holland (microfracture surgery on left knee): He is off crutches and walking on a treadmill. He will be evaluated by team physician Keith Meister in the coming days and that will determine when he reports to camp.

LHP Joseph Ortiz (surgery on broken foot): He is non-weight bearing until the end of March.

Telling number

15.096Years of service time for Adrian Beltre. He has the most among any player in camp followed by Jose Contreras (10.004) and Jason Frasor (9.134).

He said it

“I’ll do my best.” — Yu Darvish joked with Japanese reporters about starting Monday’s intrasquad game.

Video of the day

Catch Adrian Beltre and Mitch Moreland take batting practice on the video page at http://www.youtube.com/user/startelegramvideo.

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