Originally written on MLB Injury News  |  Last updated 9/23/14
The Texas Rangers are definitely in the starting pitching market and are checking in on all of the top pitchers who may be on the market. They have looked at Matt Garza, Bud Norris and another pitcher, who has not been talked about much and is figured to be unavailable via trade. The Rangers have "checked in" on Royals starting pitcher Ervin Santana, according to Jon Morosi of Fox Sports. Sources: #Rangers have checked in with #Royals about Ervin Santana. He is a Garza alternative. Problem is, KC not ready to sell. @FoxSports1 — Jon Morosi (@jonmorosi) July 21, 2013 It isn't known how interested the Rangers are in Santana, but this just goes to show that the Rangers will try as hard as they possibly can to bolster the top of their rotation. Santana isn't considered to be available, according to reports, but that isn't stopping the Rangers from trying. They have just "checked in," so don't expect a deal within the next 24 hours. They have yet to discuss names, medicals, for all know right now, so the interest in Santana is likely new. Unlikely that the #Royals move @ErvinSantana_54, though. Always possible, just not probable. — Chris Cotillo (@ChrisCotillo) July 18, 2013   The interest in Santana isn't surprising, as the prices for Bud Norris and Matt Garza are reportedly very high. I'm not saying that Santana won't come cheap, but if they can get him for less than Garza and Norris, they could have a partner, if the Royals are interested in dealing Santana. On the year, Santana is 6-6 with a 3.18 ERA and a 104/28 strikeout-to-walk ratio. Santana was acquired from the Angels during the offseason and has been the pitcher they thought he would be, actually even better. This year, Santana has the lowest ERA of his career, so they got good value for him. Follow Robert on Twitter @RobertMurrayMLB Follow @mlbinjurynews Looking for fantasy baseball advice?

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