Found January 26, 2012 on Fox Sports Southwest:
Texas Rangers left-hander Matt Harrison has been too busy this offseason to worry about what the club is trying to do with its pitching staff. Being the father of a newborn daughter eats up a lot of your free time. But Harrison, who won 14 games for the Rangers in 2011, has seen the team linked to right-hander Roy Oswalt. With the addition of Yu Darvish, Texas already has six starters competing for five spots. If the Rangers sign Oswalt, that will make the competition that much tougher and could mean trouble for Harrison. The low-key Harrison isn't getting too worked up about it. "If they feel they can bring in someone to help them a little better, that's what they need to do," he said. "I'm not really too worried about it. I have the same goals I did last year. We'll see where it goes. It's kind of tough to swallow when your name always comes up, but we'll see where it goes." There are no guarantees Oswalt will wind up with the Range...

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Talkin' Baseball with Michael Schlact

If you’re not hip to Michael Schlact…you’remissing out.Whether it’s going back and forth with hisfollowers (nearly 11,000 of them!) or live tweeting an ill-fated bus trip…theformer Texas Rangers farmhand is no stranger to social media. Recently, therighty was even named Baseball Digest’s top Minor League player to follow onTwitter.But it was this past Tuesday that Schlact...

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