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Rangers eye free-agent market for roster upgrades

Rangers eye free-agent market for roster upgrades

SURPRISE, Ariz. — Early Friday morning, Rangers big leaguers, including pitchers Jon Gray and Dane Dunning, walked into the club’s spring complex and talked with staff members for the first time in 99 days.

Sam Huff and Yonny Hernandez took batting practice on the back fields and recent 40-man roster addition Ricky Vanasco threw a bullpen session. In the coming days, the Rangers will welcome the rest of the big league roster, including big-name newcomers Corey Seager and Marcus Semien, following the conclusion of the MLB lockout.

“I think that the day before the lockout was one of the most exciting days, outside of any on-field success or playoffs, that I’ve been part of with the Rangers,” president of baseball operations Jon Daniels said. “The buzz in the Metroplex, the energy amongst our fans in Arlington was palpable, and then it was cut off. Today is a chance to continue to obviously build on it.”

Daniels, general manager Chris Young and manager Chris Woodward all…

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