Found November 02, 2012 on MLB Injury News:
The Texas Rangers have expressed “serious interest” in designated hitter David Ortiz, reports Ken Rosenthal of FOX Sports. The Texas Rangers also have expressed serious interest in Ortiz, major-league sources say, envisioning him as a left-handed hitting replacement for their own free agent, Josh Hamilton. Ortiz was previously said to be nearing a two-year agreement that would keep him in Boston through the 2014 season. However, it was reported yesterday that the sides were not close to completing a deal and there was a growing chance Ortiz could reach free agency. Boston has until tomorrow to re-sign Ortiz before other teams, such as the Rangers, will be able to begin negotiations with the slugger. Along with Hamilton, the Rangers could also lose middle-of-the-order bat Mike Napoli this offseason. The team used Michael Young most frequently at DH last season, but he only hit .277/.312/.370 over 661 at-bats. Ortiz is reportedly seeking a two-year contract with an average annual salary close to the $14.575 million he earned in 2012. He hit .318/.415/.611 over 324 at-bats with the Red Sox. Follow @mlbinjurynews !function(d,s,id){var js,fjs=d.getElementsByTagName(s)[0];if(!d.getElementById(id)){js=d.createElement(s);js.id=id;js.src="http://www.mlbinjurynews.com//platform.twitter.com/widgets.js";fjs.parentNode.insertBefore(js,fjs);}}(document,"script","twitter-wjs"); var _gaq = _gaq || []; _gaq.push(['_setAccount', 'UA-34100676-1']); _gaq.push(['_trackPageview']); (function() { var ga = document.createElement('script'); ga.type = 'text/javascript'; ga.async = true; ga.src = ('https:' == document.location.protocol ? 'https://ssl' : 'http://www') + '.google-analytics.com/ga.js'; var s = document.getElementsByTagName('script')[0]; s.parentNode.insertBefore(ga, s); })();
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