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Players, Rangers Foundation assist local youth league

Players, Rangers Foundation assist local youth league

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Players, Rangers Foundation assist local youth league

ARLINGTON -- Pitchers Joe Nathan and Derek Holland and shortstop Elvis Andrus have joined up with the Texas Rangers Baseball Foundation to help the Southeast Arlington Little League.

The three players and the foundation are helping the league get out of debt after it was discovered that a former president allegedly embezzled over $20,000. The lack of money forced the league to cancel the fall season.

"Hopefully, we can do something to get them back on the field," Nathan said. "All the credit goes to the front office. When [assistant vice-president for player relations] Taunee Paur Taylor reached out to me and here's something I might have interest in helping out, it was a no-brainer."

The Rangers are also donating 500 tickets to the league for Wednesday's game against the Astros and will hold a pregame presentation for the kids.

T.R. Sullivan is a reporter for MLB.com. Read his blog, Postcards from Elysian Fields, and follow him on Twitter @Sullivan_Ranger.Master Tesfatsion is an associate reporter for MLB.com. This story was not subject to the approval of Major League Baseball or its clubs.

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