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Ryan: Prince Fielder meeting "preliminary"

ARLINGTON, Texas -- Rangers CEO Nolan Ryan said Saturday at the Texas Rangers FanFest the club's meeting with Prince Fielder and Scott Boras on Friday was "very preliminary."

Ryan was asked by a young fan as part of a Q&A at FanFest at the Arlington Convention Center what he thought about the meeting (and joked that he needed to speak to her father).

"We meet Prince yesterday and his agent Scott Boras to try to get a true feel for where they are at this point in time in his free agency to see if we thought there might be something there that would work for the Texas Rangers," Ryan said. "It's very preliminary and it's very early in any type of negotiation process. It was an initial meeting that we had."