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The Texas Rangers fell to the Houston Astros by a score of 5-2 last night.

Jeff Wilson has his Rangers Reaction from yesterday’s loss.

Evan Grant’s game story talks about Cole Hamels, and whether he’s putting up red flags for teams possibly interested in trading for him in July.

Jon Daniels signed a contract extension yesterday as president of baseball operations and general manager of the Rangers.

Jeff Wilson’s story on the extension for Daniels talks about the outlook being “gloomy” for the Rangers going forward. Evan Grant’s story on the extension talks about the Rangers “rebuilding,” though Jon Daniels doesn’t use that word.

Kevin Sherrington, in a kind of weird column, says the Rangers extending Daniels is “tone deaf,” and says that the Rangers should have let him “twist in the wind” until October before re-signing him so that fans would be happy.

Daniels said yesterday the team expects to get all of its top ten draft picks signed.

Elvis Andrus is expected to go on a rehab assignment next week.

A rundown of All Star sleeper picks in the A.L. West includes Nomar Mazara for the Rangers.

The Rangers’ website has notes on Joey Gallo, Martin Perez, and Cole Winn.