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BALTIMORE -- The international amateur signing period begins on Wednesday. The Rangers won't make a big splash, but they are still trying to sign talent out of Latin America.

The Rangers are limited to what they can spend because they exceeded last year's limits in signing pitcher Marcos Diplan, infielder Yeyson Yrizarri and outfielder Jose Almonte among others. It was considered an excellent haul but also limits them this time around.

The Rangers are limited to approximately $2 million in spending but can not spend more than $250,000 on any one player.

"We were aware when we did what we did last year that we would have limits," Rangers assistant general manager Thad Levine said. "We planned for that so we challenged our scouts to find players with different price points. We are encouraged by what they have done. They have put us in position to sign some attractive players."

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

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