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The Texas Rangers have not ruled out pursuing free agent
outfielder Michael Bourn and right-handed starter Kyle Lohse, according to T.R.Sullivan of MLB.com.
The Rangers have not reached that point yet. But with five
weeks to go before Spring Training, Texas has not ruled out going after Bourn
or Lohse, who are the top two free agents remaining on the market.
While the Rangers could still pursue Bourn and Lohse, they
have been reluctant to do so to this point because of “the perceived high
demands set forth by their agent, Scott Boras,” according to Sullivan.
General manager Jon Daniels said he would be happy to enter
spring training with the team he currently has, as Sullivan notes Texas doesn’t
“have a desperate need” for either Lohse or Bourn. However, the Rangers could
look to recoup some of the momentum they lost earlier in the offseason when
they lost Josh Hamilton and Mike Napoli to free agency and missed out on other top
potential targets Zack Greinke, Nick Swisher, Josh Johnson and James Shields.
The Rangers have four of the five spots in their projected starting
rotation filled out by Matt Harrison, Yu Darvish, Derek Holland and Alexi
Ogando. Young and unproven starters remain to fill out the No. 5 spot,
including Martin Perez, Justin Grimm and possibly Robbie Ross. Texas could
elect to sign Lohse to fill out their rotation.
Texas has a highly-regarded center field prospect in Leonys
Martin on its roster, and Bourn would take him out of an everyday role for
2013. However, corner outfielders David Murphy and Nelson Cruz are free agents
after the season, which could open up a spot so Bourn and Martin could co-exist
as starters in the Rangers’ outfield.
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