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Detwiler will open the season as the Rangers' fourth starter, MLB.com's TR Sullivan reports.

Yovani Gallardo will start on Opening Day, while the fifth and final spot in the rotation remains up for grabs, with Nick Tepesch and Nick Martinez the leading candidates. Detwiler's having a solid but unspectacular spring, and his first start lines up for Apr. 9 (Thursday) in Oakland.

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Detwiler could nail down a rotation spot with a strong start Wednesday.

Detwiler is believed to be the front runner for one of the two rotation spots, a position helped when prospect Alex 'Chi Chi' Gonzalez was sent to minor-league camp Tuesday.

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Detwiler (wrist) threw four scoreless innings against primarily minor leaguers in a "B" game Friday.

Detwiler was held out of action for a few days due to a sore wrist but will likely square off in an "A" game for his next appearance. He remains in contention for one of the two open rotation spots.

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Detwiler (wrist) threw a bullpen session Monday, MLB.com's TR Sullivan reports.

X-rays were negative on Detwiler's wrist after he took a line drive off it in Friday's game, and it sounds like he will make his next scheduled spring start.

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Detwiler (wrist) is expected to make his next spring start after x-rays came back negative, the team's web site report.

Detwiler is widely considered to be a lock for one of the two open rotation spots as long as he pitches reasonably well this spring. He' been solid in his first two appearances and shouldn't miss any additional time due to injury.

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Detwiler is having precautionary X-rays after taking a line drive to his right wrist in Friday's game against the Giants, Jerry Crasnick of ESPN reports.

Fortunately for Detwiler he was hit on his non-throwing arm. However, he should still be considered day-to-day until further news is released on the severity of his injury.

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Texas has committed that Detwiler will compete for the final spot in the rotation despite the lack of healthy left-handed relief pitching early this spring according to the team's web site.

Detwiler heads the competition for the final spot that contains around five others and isn't being viewed as a reliever despite him pitching in that role for parts of the past two seasons with Washington.

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Detwiler could land in the bullpen due to the Rangers' lack of lefty relievers, Jeff Wilson of the Fort Worth Star-Telegram reports.It's hard to believe the Rangers would give up on what could be a solid left-handed starter (3.40 ERA, 164.1 IP in 2012) for one more option in the bullpen that could have been filled from the outside. That isn't even to mention that Detwiler was also substantially worse when Washington moved him to the bullpen after 2012, putting up a 4.03 ERA through 2013 and 2014.

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Detwiler will be stretched out as a starter in spring training, but he will have to compete for a spot in the Rangers' rotation, Fox Sports Southwest's Anthony Andro reports.

The Rangers traded for Anthony Ranaudo on Tuesday, who will also be given a chance to compete for a spot in the rotation. While it is not a very imposing bunch after Yu Darvish, Derek Holland and to a lesser extent, Yovani Gallardo, there are a lot of similarly skilled pitchers who could find their way to starts at the back of the Rangers' rotation this season. Detwiler may emerge as one of the five best options, but it is something that will have to play out this spring.

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Detwiler and the Rangers avoided arbitration by agreeing to a one-year, $3.45 million contract Friday, Evan Grant of the Dallas Morning News reports.

Detwiler will have a new role and home in 2015: he will work as a starter for the Rangers after pitching out of the bullpen last season with the Nationals. He had trouble keeping runners off the bases the last couple years, which is something he will need to curtail if he hopes to find success in the American League.