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San Diego gave righthander Edwin
Moreno a non-roster invite to big league camp.


Edmonton Cracker-Cats of the independent Golden Baseball League released
righthander Dan Touchet.


Fort Worth Cats of the independent American Association signed catcher Kelley Gulledge,
son of Rangers Vice President of In-Park Entertainment Chuck Morgan.


Yomiuri Giants signed infielder Edgardo Alfonzo.


General Manager Michael Hill was the Rangers’ 31st-round pick in
1993.  The outfielder-first baseman out
of Harvard (where he was the football team’s leading rusher) was an Erie Sailor
in 1993 and a Hudson Valley Renegade in 1994, hitting .223/.323/.330 in those
two seasons.


I did it.  I Facebooked
“25 Things.”
  (I discovered the Hill
note while researching number 5 on my list.)


same year that Texas took Hill with the draft’s
871st selection, Seattle used a pick 870
slots earlier on a 17-year-old shortstop from a Miami high school.  Ten years after that, Hill was Florida’s assistant general
manager, while the shortstop was a Texas Ranger, and baseball’s best player, when
he says he told his wife of less than a year: “I just don’t see the light.  Where is the light?”


the answer to that question is easy for me.


pitchers and catchers report in four days.


can’t come soon enough.





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