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Tuesday Morning Texas Rangers Update

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The latest news on the Rangers and toys

Jerome Miron-USA TODAY Sports

Good morning.

The Rangers drafted first baseman Andy Wilkins in 2007 but did not sign him. Now, as Evan Grant writes, Wilkins has been picked up by the Rangers on a waiver claim from Seattle.

Stefan Stevenson has more on Wilkins and notes that the Rangers are holding a toy drive with autograph sessions this afternoon at The Ballpark. So, grab an unwrapped toy and go meet Shin-Soo Choo, Rusty Greer, or Dillon Tate, among others.

Yovani Gallardo might be the next starter off the market as the Royals, Astros, and Orioles are interested in helping the Rangers move up in the draft and gain a compensation pick.

In an ESPN Insider piece, Dan Szymborski writes that Cole Hamels is among the top ten in most productive big contract signees (over $90 million) of the past 15 years. (Yo, Szym, where would Adrian Beltre's deal with the Rangers rank if you included his year six option making his contract $96 mil?)

Lastly, Eno Sarris writes about Pittsburgh's need for a left-handed hitting first base bat which cannot be discussed these days without mentioning Mitch Moreland.

Have a nice day.