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Andrus has holiday fun with Special Olympics
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Four days before Christmas, Rangers shortstop Elvis Andrus was out spreading holiday cheer. It’s what he does.

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Rangers sign pitcher Griffin to Minors deal
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Right-hander A.J. Griffin, who has not pitched in the Major Leagues since Sept. 24, 2013, has agreed to a Minor League contract with the Rangers. He has been invited to Major League Spring Training.

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Rangers announce Spring Training schedule
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The Rangers will play two games against the Indians at Globe Life Park in Arlington to close out their 2016 Spring Training schedule.

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Chirinos family, Rangers take part in Toy Drive
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Catcher Robinson Chirinos and his wife, Heidy, are serving as the honorary spokespersons for the Rangers’ involvement in the 2015 Cowboys Santa Toy Drive. This is the fifth year the Rangers have been involved in the initiative.

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Odor selected as 2015 Durrett Award winner
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Rangers second baseman Rougned Odor has been selected as the 2015 winner of the Richard Durrett Hardest Working Man Award from the local chapter of the Baseball Writers’ Association of America.

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Rangers sign Gimenez, non-tender Tepesch, Jones
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The Rangers spent Wednesday pursuing a trade for a backup catcher and then ended up signing Chris Gimenez to a 2016 contract.

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Kivlehan the player to be named in Martin trade
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The Rangers have acquired infielder/outfielder Patrick Kivlehan from the Mariners to complete last month’s trade involving the two teams. The deal had outfielder Leonys Martin and pitcher Anthony Bass going to the Mariners for pitcher Tom Wilhelmsen, outfielder James Jones and a player to be named.

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Texas pitchers, catchers set to report Feb. 18
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Rangers pitchers and catchers will report to Spring Training in Surprise, Ariz., on Feb. 18, the club announced on Friday.

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Rangers' Minor League staffs take shape
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Corey Ragsdale, who led Class A Hickory to the South Atlantic League championship in 2015, has been promoted to Minor League field coordinator.

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Depth defines Rangers' offseason planning
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Rangers general manager Jon Daniels, coming off a division title, made it clear what the goal is for next season.

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Holland encourages youth to be active
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Rangers left-hander Derek Holland is getting back into the swing of things as he prepares for the 2016 baseball season, which brought him back to Arlington on Thursday.

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Hamels, Darvish fuel Rangers' optimism
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The Rangers are spending the Winter Meetings looking for external improvements to their 2015 American League West championship team. But manager Jeff Banister, in meeting with the media on Monday, touched on three reasons why the Rangers expect internal improvements as well.

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