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Wednesday a.m. Rangers things

Wednesday morning Rangers news and links

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The Rangers made their one year deal with free agent Carlos Gomez official yesterday.

Gomez says he feels comfortable in Texas.

Gerry Fraley says the Rangers’ hitting coaches changed Gomez’s approach at the plate, which paid dividends.

Jeff Wilson says that, even though Jose Bautista appears to be a fit for the Rangers, Texas isn’t interested in him because he would not fit in the clubhouse.

Rule 5 pick Mike Hauschild is excited for a chance to be in a major league rotation in 2017.

Joey Gallo is excited for a chance to win the first base job this spring.

Levi Weaver has a story about Rangers players going to the Dallas Medical Center to visit with sick children, and another about the Rangers’ toy drive.

Some folks with the Rangers, including Michael Young and Nomar Mazara, feel some disappointment about the new hazing rules being implemented by MLB.

Elvis Andrus says about the new rules, “We have to change,” and says he is glad it is bringing attention to bullying.

Gerry Fraley has some notes on a few Rangers and Rangers minor leaguers.