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Saturday morning Rangers news and links

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The Rangers announced C.J. Nitkowski will be part of the Rangers’ television broadcasts in 2017, splitting analyst duties with Tom Grieve, who will be doing about 70 games, while Dave Raymond handles play-by-play.

The Rangers website has a rundown of the full radio and TV broadcast teams.

Travis Snider was signed to a minor league deal by the Rangers yesterday.

Evan Grant says Snider could give the Rangers a platoon option in left field to pair with Ryan Rua.

Jeff Wilson has thoughts on Mike Napoli, Tyson Ross, Colby Lewis, and the new broadcast team.

T.R. Sullivan writes that Napoli and Ross are on the Rangers’ radar.

Evan Grant says the Rangers have checked in on free agent righthander Jason Hammel, as a contingency option should they not make a deal with Ross.

Levi Weaver has notes and various thoughts on Napoli, Lewis, and others over at

Evan writes about Pudge Rodriguez’s chances of being voted into the Hall of Fame this year, including quotes from writer Pedro Gomez, who says he’s not voting for Pudge because he believes Pudge used PEDs, and from folks who run projection models based on disclosed ballots.

The DMN has 10 things you should know about Pudge Rodriguez.

Tim Cowlishaw talks about his HOF ballot. The DMN has the full ballots for the DMN writers who voted.

Sullivan has notes on Elvis and minor league signings.