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November 30, 2011

Surgery for Mitch Moreland, Thad Levine staying put

It's just after 5 p.m., which is when the Rangers typically release any news of the day. They just announced a couple very key notes:

First baseman Mitch Moreland underwent surgery today on his right wrist in Cleveland. He had a small bone in the wrist removed, and the recovery time for the surgery is eight to 12 weeks. That's cutting things close for spring training.

Assistant general manager Thad Levine has decided that he will not interview with the Astros for their GM vacancy or any other jobs that might come open. Said Levine: "My family and I have happily decided to forego any current outside opportunities and remain part of the Texas Rangers family. We are extremely appreciative of all the opportunities that Jon Daniels, Nolan Ryan and ownership have provided to us. Winning a championship and bringing it home to the Metroplex remains my singular focus."

-- Jeff Wilson

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