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    The Texas Rangers had big plans this winter to go out and find some kind of replacement for the production they will be losing when Josh Hamilton signs elsewhere in free agency, which will happen.

    One of the big names out there the Rangers were rumored to be in on was Arizona Diamondbacks outfielder Justin Upton, the 25-year-old five-tool player with some untapped, unbelievable potential.

    It was a fairly big question as to why the Diamondbacks were looking to part ways with Upton, who is controllable through 2016, when he'll still be waiting on his 30th birthday. Now, it seems the Diamondbacks are wavering on their zeal to get rid of him when it turned out the Rangers wouldn't part ways with either Elvis Andrus or Jurickson Profar, though they did reportedly offer Mike Olt.

    "I think there's a very high likelihood Justin will be in our starting outfield when we start the new season," Diamondbacks owner Ken Kendrick told CBS Sports' Jon Heyman.

    Scratch another name of the list of potential Hamilton replacements.