Originally written on Pro Sports Daily  |  Last updated 10/9/12
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Texas Rangers outfielder Josh Hamilton appears destined to become a free agent. The team won't make any offers to the slugger during the team's exclusive negotiating window, meaning he will hit the open market. Rangers’ general manager Jon Daniels told ESPN.com that the team agreed with Hamilton's agents that the outfielder would field offers. "The realities are when a guy goes out and tests the market and it's this close, you're not going to pre-empt it," Daniels said. "I think he's going to go out and test the market and see what's out there and get back to us. "No door has been closed. We're also very realistic about when a star player hits free agency at this point and the history of them returning to their original club. So we have to prepare both ways and prepare the club for the possibility that he's not back." The 31-year-old hit .285 with 43 home runs and 128 RBIs in his fifth season in Texas. He struggled offensively at the end, and made a costly fielding error i...
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