AL West Links: Rangers, Bourn, Angels

It was on this day in 1988 that Nolan Ryan became a Texas Ranger, signing a one-year free agent contract with the team after spending the previous nine seasons with the Astros.  Though Ryan turned 42 years old in January 1989, he pitched five more seasons that included the final two of his record seven no-hitters.  Ryan, of course, is now the Rangers' president, CEO and principal owner.

Here are some items from Texas and elsewhere in the AL West…

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