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Saturday morning Rangers news and links

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Good morning, folks...

Texas fell to Seattle last night, 4-3.

Evan Grant's game story talks about Hamels continuing, per Evan, to have trouble adjusting to the A.L.

Cole Hamels told reporters afterwards that he took the blame after the game for the loss.

T.R. Sullivan writes that getting behind in the count hurt Hamels yesterday.

There was also controversy yesterday after Jeff Banister challenged a play that he was told he could challenge by the umps on the field, only to learn, after an almost four minute review, that New York said it couldn't be challenged.

Banister says he was confused by the ruling.

Chris Fittz writes about Hamels getting comfortable pitching in the A.L.

The Rangers announced they'd acquired 1B/DH (and former Ranger) Mike Napoli yesterday, and hope to have him in the lineup today.

Jon Daniels says Napoli will give the Rangers "a boost and some power."

Daniels says Napoli will play 1B or DH against lefties, but won't catch other than in an emergency.

Evan Grant writes that, with Napoli a free agent after the season, this deal was about trying to win now.

The DMN has 10 things you might not know about Mike Napoli.

Evan says that the addition of Luke Jackson, Sam Dyson and Jake Diekman gives the Rangers a quality collection of hard-throwing relievers.

The S-T's notes talk about Luke Jackson, Martin Perez, and the Rangers coaching staff visiting the Seattle Seahawks.

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