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Worth noting

• Pitcher Michael Kirkman has agreed with the Rangers on his 2013 contract at a salary of $495,800.

• Pitcher Roman Mendez said he is almost completely recovered from a small fracture in the tip of his right elbow. He did not pitch after Sept. 1, but said he should be ready to at least throw in the bullpen when workouts officially begin Wednesday. Mendez, who injured the elbow making an awkward throw to first while fielding his position, is the No. 14 prospect in the organization, according to

• Neal Cotts was among the pitchers who did some light throwing on Sunday. He has not pitched in the Major Leagues since 2009, but almost made the team out of camp in '12 before suffering a strained muscle in his left ribcage at the end of Spring Training. He is back trying to make the team again.

• Randy Wells, Justin Grimm, Nate Robertson, Collin Balester, Cody Buckel and Coty Woods were among the pitchers who did some light throwing Sunday at the complex.

• Position players don't officially report until Friday, but second baseman Ian Kinsler is among those expected to arrive early.