Vlad's resurgence vaults Rangers

Ron Washington had the slugger atop his list of offseason acquisitions all along

Updated: July 23, 2010, 11:48 AM ET
By Richard Durrett | ESPNDallas.com

ANAHEIM, Calif. -- It was manager Ron Washington that Vladimir Guerrero wanted to talk to the most when a handful of Rangers personnel arrived at his Anaheim home six months ago.

The Rangers wanted a big hitter to bolster a lineup that didn't put up the usually prolific offensive numbers in the Texas heat in 2009. And despite Guerrero's health issues with the Angels last season, the Rangers felt like there was still something left in the 35-year-old that had terrorized them in the division ...

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