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Sunday a.m. Rangers things

Sunday morning Rangers news and links

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Good morning folks...

The Rangers fell to the Giants last night, 9-7, after Tanner Scheppers couldn't hold the three run lead he inherited.

Anthony Andro's game story has quotes from Jeff Banister saying that Tanner Scheppers made good pitches yesterday, despite the bad result.

Gerry Fraley has a game report from yesterday's loss, and also talks about Cole Hamels going deep into the game only to see the bullpen cough up the lead.

The Rangers put Robinson Chirinos on the d.l. yesterday and optioned Keone Kela.

Kela was sent down so the Rangers can manage his workload, given how much he's pitched already this season.

Cole Hamels is excited to be a Texas Ranger.

Jeff Wilson talked to Matt Harrison about the trade to Philadelphia and Harrison landing on the d.l.

The rival Angels suffered a blow yesterday, with C.J. Wilson likely missing the rest of the season with elbow issues.

Mark Parker has a blog post about Jairo Beras, and the changes he's exhibiting that are driving his improvement.

There's a story on Joey Gallo at, where he talks about going back down to Round Rock after experiencing the majors and what he's trying to work on.

Stefan Stevenson's Minor League Insider talks about the ripple effect in the system that the Cole Hamels trade will have, as well as providing updates on Dillon Tate and Luis Ortiz.

Barry Shlachter has a story in the S-T about the Rangers sale five years ago, and all the drama that culminated in the bankruptcy auction.

The S-T's notes talk about the Rangers' catching situation, Keone Kela, and Sam Dyson.

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