1B/DH: Frank Catalanato vs. Chris Davis vs. Hank Blalock Catalano does not have as much to offer as the other to and he is versatile meaning that he will ikely make the team as a bench player.
C/back up C: Jarrod Saltalamacchia vs. Taylor Teagarden vs. Max Ramirez vs. Adam Melhuse This is Salty's job, but he still could be traded. Teams options right now are him vs. Pudge vs. Teagarden. Don't really know what the Rangers want to do here. Melhuse has been a good career back up and could be an AAA back up.
4th/5th SP: Kason Gabbard vs. Brandon McCarthy vs. Dustin Nippert McCarthy should win this in a close battle. He has the edge. There will be a lot of injuries in the rotation so Gabbard will get his chance. Nippert will get a spot easy over them. I don't think it should be as easy as it is.
Leftovers: Max Ramirez, Adam Melhuse, Travis Metcalf, Nathan Haynes, Brandon Boggs, Joaquin Arias, Scott Feldman, Elvis Andrus and Luis Mendoza fail to make the team. Adnrus will replace Duran eventually. Feldman and Mendoza should get a chance. Melhuse and Ramirez could near the trade deadline if Teagarden/Salty are traded. Haynes was good with the Angels, but might not get a chance this year. Boggs played over 100 games last year and will not make the team of have a chance unless there is a serious injury. They have Catalanato as the 5th OF. Metcalf and Arias will likely not get a good chance to play
Out for season: SP Eric Hurley
Out until July: Joaquin Benoit