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    Rangers Activate Ross for Season Debut, add Napoli, Gomez
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    DETROIT, MI - MAY 21: Mike Napoli #5 of the Texas Rangers celebrates with teammates after hitting a solo home run against the Detroit Tigers during the fifth inning at Comerica Park on May 21, 2017 in Detroit, Michigan. The Rangers defeated the Tigers 5-2. (Photo by Duane Burleson/Getty Images)

    The Rangers have activated right-hander Tyson Ross for his Texas debut following offseason surgery, and first baseman Mike Napoli and center fielder Carlos Gomez are coming off the disabled list.

    Texas also recalled left-handed reliever Dario Alvarez from Triple-A Round Rock on Friday before the opener of a three-game series at home against Seattle.

    Reliever Tony Barnette was placed on the 10-day disabled list with a sprained right ring finger, and utility men Ryan Rua and Jurickson Profar were sent to Round Rock. Right-hander Dillon Gee was designated for assignment.

    The Rangers are also closer to getting ace left-hander Cole Hamels back about six weeks after he strained his right oblique muscle. Hamels was expected to make his first rehab start with Double-A Frisco on Friday night.

    Napoli went on the DL with a lower back strain on June 6. He's hitting just .192 but has 11 homers, tied for the second most on the team.

    Gomez has been out since May 16 with a strained right hamstring. He has a .246 batting average as the primary leadoff hitter, but was hitting fifth in the lineup against the Mariners.