The Texas Rangers haven't made any additions to their starting pitching staff yet this offseason and that could end up being the case.
"There have not been many starters out there this winter that we have really pushed on," general manager Jon Daniels said. "Obviously the (Zack) Greinke thing was well documented we were interested there and he had another opportunity and went out west. We feel real good about our first four and we have some internal competition for the fifth spot."
That internal competition may be short term because of the progress right-hander Colby Lewis has made in his return from flexor tendon surgery.
The original plan was for Lewis to be ready in June but he's already started a throwing program and there's a chance he could return to the mound earlier than that. If that's the case, the Rangers wouldn't need to invest in a starter from outside and could try and get by with a Martin Perez or Justin Grimm holding down the spot.
But Daniels doesn't want to...