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Texas Rangers Notes: Ron Washington Extension, Roy Oswalt Meeting Today

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The Texas Rangers have signed Ron Washington to a 2-year contract extension, keeping him on staff through at least 2014, according to John Blake.

In other Rangers' notes, we're awaiting word from the meeting between Roy Oswalt and the club that was scheduled for today, but in the meantime Dave Cameron of FanGraphs makes a pointed critique of the flirtation happening here:

"No team in baseball needs a starting pitcher less than the Texas Rangers."

-Dave Cameron, FanGraphs, on the pursuit of Roy Oswalt, January 2012

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