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November 10, 2008

Notes: Arias in Arlington

A few notes on a Monday afternoon:

* General manager Jon Daniels said that infielder Joaquin Arias was put through a workout Monday in Arlington, and his arm strength has improved. He will return to the Dominican Republic and play shortstop later in the week under the watchful eyes of Scott Servais and A.J. Preller.

* The Rangers haven't completely closed the door on Jamey Wright returning to the bullpen, but Daniels said the right-hander is not one of the club's primary targets this off-season. Wright is a free agent.

* Jarrod Saltalamacchia could have ruffled a few feathers over the weekend when he told a Boston newspaper that playing for the Red Sox alongside one of his all-time favorites, Jason Varitek, would be a "dream come true." Daniels, though, didn't read much into it and doesn't believe Saltalamacchia wants to be traded. "I think you had a 23-year-old guy with a writer tryting to say the right things and in the process probably said some of the wrong things as far as we're concerned. I'm not toing to spend too much time worrying about it."

-- Jeff Wilson



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