Ron Washington: Would like to have Josh Hamilton back

Texas Rangers manager Ron Washington wants Josh Hamilton back and said Tuesday that the slugger "knows how we feel and where we stand."

Hamilton remains the top free-agent hitter on the market this offseason as he surveys his options for 2013. The Rangers continue to show interest in Hamilton and general manager Jon Daniels said last week that the lines of communication remain open between the club and Hamilton's agent, Mike Moye.

"It's no secret that I have a lot of respect for Josh. It's no secret that I would like to have Josh back," Washington said on the Ben and Skin Show on ESPN Dallas 103.3 FM.

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