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When the Rangers lost Nelson Cruz to a 50-game suspension, they were expected to slide a bit in the standings, but that hasn't been the case. They have played good baseball and are sitting two games back in their division. While they have been good offensively, they still plan to at least try to upgrade their offense and are showing interest in two players.
The Rangers have shown interest in Red Sox outfielder Jacoby Ellsbury and Braves catcher Brian McCann, according to Fox Sports' Ken Rosenthal.
Rosenthal says that the Rangers have inquired on Jacoby Ellsbury "a fair amount" and have talked to the Braves about McCann "at least" twice since the end of last season.
Ellsbury is currently battling a foot injury, but that injury isn't serious enough to cause him to miss the remainder of the season, according to MLB Injury News' own Ray Bureau. Ellsbury is hitting .299 with eight home runs and 52 RBI's on the season and is scheduled to hit free agency at season's end.
McCann is one of the better catchers in the game and he has done it for a quite a while. Eight years to be exact. McCann is known as one of the best power hitting catchers in the major leagues. In seven full seasons at the big league level, McCann hasn't hit less than 18 home runs in a season. That's good for any hitter in MLB let along a catcher. On the season, McCann is hitting .263 with 19 home runs and 52 RBI's. McCann, like Ellsbury, is scheduled to hit free agency at season's end and he figures to be one of the more coveted hitters on the open market.
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