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Rangers use pink bats to fight breast cancer

Rangers use pink bats to fight breast cancer

ARLINGTON -- The Rangers are getting ready to swing the pink bats again.

Rangers hitters will be swinging the pink bats on Sunday as part of Major League Baseball's celebration of Mother's Day and the Going to Bat Against Breast Cancer Initiative.

The pink bats have been a part of Mother's Day in the Major Leagues for the past five years.

"It's fun," second baseman Ian Kinsler said. "Honestly it's Mother's Day and it's cool that everybody is showing their appreciation for Mother's Day."

Many players are also wearing pink wristbands, and the symbolic pink ribbon for breast cancer awareness will be displayed on the uniforms.

Melanie Parsons, a teacher at Garland High School who has been through three surgeries in her fight against breast cancer, will serve as the Rangers Honorary Batgirl. She plans to be at Sunday's Mother's Day game against Kansas City at Rangers Ballpark in Arlington with her mother, Sherry Murray, and daughter, Carol Jane Hensleigh.

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