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Saturday morning Rangers news and links

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Good morning folks...

Overshadowing everything else is the passing last night of Muhammad Ali. I'm hesitant to even say anything about him, because it will seem trite...but he was one of the first sports figures to use his place in sports to influence the wider world on truly meaningful issues, and the world in general, not just the sporting world, has lost a towering figure with his passing.

Moving on to things that don't really matter...

The Rangers beat the M's last night, 7-3, to move into sole possession of first place in the A.L. West

Jeff Wilson's game story talks about the Rangers winning behind Yu Darvish in his second start back.

Gerry Fraley has "Three Takeaways" from yesterday's game, and his game story praises Adrian Beltre.

Yu Darvish joked after the game about not wanting to be lifted when Jeff Banister came out to get him in the sixth.

Anthony Castrovince writes that being patient, rather than rushing thing, is helping Darvish get back into ace form.

Ryan Posner writes that Jurickson Profar capped off his week of filling in for Rougned Odor with a big game yesterday. Fraley writes that Profar is putting pressure on the "decision makers" with his performance over the past week.

Odor's suspension is now over, so he will be available today.

The Rangers announced yesterday they would be inducting Michael Young into the team's Hall of Fame this summer.

T.R. Sullivan has a story on Young being a Ranger Hall of Famer, as does Evan Grant.

Stefan Stevenson writes about what Young meant to his teammates as the Face of the Franchise.

Alex Claudio was optioned last night, with Shawn Tolleson being activated.

Jon Daniels talks about what he learned from his first draft as g.m.

Barry Horn says that this is likely just the beginning of Dave Raymond's involvement in Rangers broadcasts.

Levi Weaver has a rundown of notes and such at WFAA.com.