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Saturday morning Rangers news and links

MLB: Kansas City Royals at Texas Rangers Tim Heitman-USA TODAY Sports

Good morning, folks...the Rangers are back up to being up 4 in the West...

The Rangers beat the Royals, 8-3, last night.

Jeff Wilson’s game story talks about A.J. Griffin doing strong work at a time when the Rangers are looking for starting pitching help.

T.R. Sullivan says in his game story that the young hitters that other teams want in trades were big factors in yesterday’s game.

Evan writes about potential Rangers trade targets with the deadline two days away. Evan also says people questioning Yu Darvish’s desire or commitment to the team are “being ridiculous.”

Sullivan says that the Rangers want a frontline starting pitcher before the trade deadline, but with Colby Lewis and Derek Holland due back, may be content to wait for them to return rather than overpay for an upgrade.

Evan suggests the Rangers could improve their pitching staff by acquiring Jonathan Lucroy, who is held in high regard for his framing ability and game calling.

Michael Young, who is being inducted into the Texas Rangers Hall of Fame in a pre-game ceremony tonight, was honored yesterday at the Hall of Fame Luncheon.

Bobby Jones’ final visit to Baltimore holds special meaning for him.

The Rangers have released Justin Ruggiano, who was out Round Rock, but who was signed this offseason to platoon with Josh Hamilton in left field.

Levi Weaver has his Baseball Texas Daily up.

The S-T’s notes talk about Shawn Tolleson, Lucas Harrell, Michael Young, Prince Fielder and Derek Holland.

Sullivan’s notes talk about Shawn Tolleson, Prince Fielder, Cole Hamels and Shin-Soo Choo.