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Rangers pick up Garko, option Ramirez

Updated: April 1, 2010, 6:37 PM ET
By Richard Durrett | ESPNDallas.com

Texas claimed infielder Ryan Garko off waivers from the Seattle Mariners on Thursday, completing the Rangers' 40-man roster.

The 29-year-old Garko, who will make $550,000 this season, hit .268 with 13 homers and 51 RBIs last season. He likely will fill out the team's 25-man roster as a backup corner infielder to Chris Davis, a spot that Matt Brown and Max Ramirez had been competing for.

As a result, Ramirez has been optioned to Triple-A Oklahoma City. Chris Davis will start ...

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