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Devil Rays May Play Three Games At Disney World

The Tampa Bay Devil Rays are looking for ways to broaden fan support, including the possibility of shifting a three-game series against the Texas Rangers from Tropicana Field to Disney World next season.

Via AP

Toronto Listening To Offers For Wells

The Blue Jays are reportedly listening to offers for center fielder Veron Wells.

Texas is interested in Manny Ramirez, but would prefer to strike a deal for Wells.

Michael Young is who the Rangers would prefer to deal, instead of Mark Texiera.

Via Boston Herald

Gold Glove Outfielder Completes Rangers' Staff

Five-time Gold Glove outfielder Gary Pettis has been hired to be the Rangers' first base coach, completing first-time manager Ron Washington's staff.

Pettis' hiring was announced Monday, when the Rangers formally filled out Washington's staff. The staff includes former major league manager Art Howe, who was hired as bench coach two weeks ago.

Via AP

Catalanotto Returns To Texas

Free-agent Frank Catalanotto has agreed to a three-year, $13 million deal to return to the Rangers after playing the last four seasons for the Blue Jays.

The deal includes a team option for a fourth year, and was confirmed by a Rangers official who spoke on condition of anonymity because the contract is pending a physical that is expected to be conducted Tuesday.

Via AP

Texas Interested In Manny

Four teams have contacted the Red Sox about Manny Ram?rez, one of them being the Texas Rangers. The Rangers nearly acquired Ramirez following the 2003 season in exchange for Alex Rodriguez.

Boston is interested in shorstop Michael Young, though it is a longshot that the Rangers would deal him in a straight-up trade for Ramirez.

Via Boston Globe

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