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Analyzing the Rangers' Minors Moves (1 of 2)

Each offseason, teams sign a number of minor league free agents to fill their upper-minors rosters and provide depth for the major league club. The Texas Rangers currently have 17 minors free agents signed for 2013, including eight with MLB experience. Lone Star Dugout profiles and scouts the signings in part one of this two-part feature on the Rangers' offseason moves.

Each offseason, teams set out to fill their upper minors rosters and bolster big league depth by acquiring players in a variety of ways. The most common method is through the minor league free agency market. As of December 24, the Texas Rangers have inked 17 players to minor league contracts. The vast majority will open the season at either the Double- or Triple-A level, and many have received an...

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