Found July 09, 2013 on MLB Injury News:
Danny Knobler of CBS Sports points out that the Texas Rangers have the money and prospects to make a big splash this summer since the team avoided acquiring players such as Zack Greinke, Josh Hamilton, Justin Upton and James Shields this offseason. Knobler says the Rangers would “love” to trade for Philadelphia Phillies left-hander Cliff Lee, but it doesn’t appear that he’ll be available this summer. In fact, there may not be any impact talent available for the Rangers to acquire. Tampa Bay Rays left-hander David Price eventually figures to hit the open market, but he doesn’t seem to be available at this point. Chicago Cubs right-hander Matt Garza could be had, but the Rangers don’t seem to be convinced he’s the difference-maker they seek, according to Knobler. Considering Texas isn’t overwhelmed by any of the starters currently available this summer, the team could hold onto its cash and prospects and rely on younger arms already in its system, including Martin Perez, Nick Tepesch and Justin Grimm. Texas was in a similar situation last summer after Cole Hamels signed an extension with the Phillies and Greinke was traded to the Los Angeles Angels. The Rangers wound up settling for Ryan Dempster, who struggled to the tune of a 5.09 ERA over 12 starts with the team. Rather than make a similar decision to add lesser talent, Texas could hold tight and enter the fall with what they have. Follow @mlbinjurynews Looking for fantasy baseball advice?

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