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Texas Rangers Release Brad Hawpe

Mar 26, 2012; Surprise, AZ, USA; Texas Rangers first baseman Brad Hawpe (9) tosses his helmet to the ground after striking out to end the sixth inning against the Cincinnati Reds at Surprise Stadium.  Mandatory Credit: Jake Roth-US PRESSWIRE
Mar 26, 2012; Surprise, AZ, USA; Texas Rangers first baseman Brad Hawpe (9) tosses his helmet to the ground after striking out to end the sixth inning against the Cincinnati Reds at Surprise Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Jake Roth-US PRESSWIRE

The Texas Rangers are set to release Brad Hawpe, according to multiple sources (first reported by Richard Durrett of ESPN). Jeff Wilson of the Fort Worth Star-Telegram is saying that the Rangers release of Hawpe gives him a chance to find a big league job, and that he didn't want to play in Triple-A:

Hawpe was signed to a minor league deal by the Rangers back in January: