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Welcome to the Texas Rangers, Kyle Blanks.

You struck out twice, and popped up weakly in your three at bats.

And, for added measure, you committed the game-losing defensive play that wasn’t called an error but should have been. In fact, in the post-game show, your manager referred to it as an error, even if the sympathetic official scorer didn’t.

So, to recap: You came into the game with a .327 batting average at Triple-A Round Rock, and as the Pacific Coast League Player of the Week. Once in Arlington, you went 0 for 3 with two strikeouts. And a soul-crushing defensive blunder in the field.

Congratulations, you will fit in just fine around here. In fact, you might already be Rangers Player of the Week.