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Tuesday Morning Texas Rangers Update

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Rested up for the stretch run

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Good morning.

Evan Grant writes about the Rangers seeking to get the best out of Elvis Andrus as he becomes the elder statesman in the desired transition back to contention in the coming years. (Want to feel old? Elvis will go into next season the same age Adrian Beltre was when he signed with Texas.)

Jeff Wilson examines the first impressions made this month by several rookies that the Rangers hope will be there to contribute when they next compete for a spot in the playoffs.

Brock Burke might be having the best month of them all and Levi Weaver profiles Burke’s desire to avoid sleepwalking through his early success.

T.R. Sullivan offers his customary slow news day inbox Q&A where he makes his pick on who the Rangers should pursue this offseason.

Fangraphs’ Dan Szymborski looks at teams having rough seasons — such as the Rangers — and what they can do down the stretch to get the most out of the remainder of the schedule.

Grant’s Rangers Stock Report for the week is high on the influx of young starting pitching — perhaps a franchise first, and low on Rougned Odor — unfortunately, an annual event.

The triumvirate of Jim Callis, Jonathan Mayo and Mike Rosenbaum at MLB Pipeline pick an exciting potential September call-up for each team with Joe Palumbo anticipated in Arlington.

Have a nice day!