Rangers acquire Garko.

Texas claimed right-handed-hitting first baseman Ryan Garko off waivers from Seattle on Thursday.

The move likely means Garko will assume the bench job that non-roster corner infielder Matt Brown and optionable catcher-first baseman Max Ramirez were competing for, and should end speculation that the Rangers remained interested in Boston's Mike Lowell.


Jamey Newberg

Dallas attorney Jamey Newberg has been commenting on Rangers from the big club down through the entire farm system since 1998.

Scott Lucas

Scott Lucas was born in Arlington, Texas, to Richard and Becky Lucas. He lived mostly in Arlington before moving to Austin, where he graduated from The University of Texas. Scott works for Austin Valuation Consultants, Ltd., and has published several boring articles about real estate appraisal and environmental contamination. He makes a swell margarita and refuses to run longer than ten kilometres.

Eleanor Czajka

Eleanor grew up watching the AAA Mudhens in Toledo, Ohio. A loyal Ranger fan since 1979, she works "behind the scenes" at the Newberg Report.

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