The Texas Rangers continue to be tied to players – such as free
agent Kyle Lohse – as the regular season approaches. Still, Rangers general
manager Jon Daniels told reporters, including Ron Matejko of ESPN Dallas, that
he’s likely done making additions at this point.
Daniels said he expects his 25-man Opening Day roster to
come out of the current Rangers’ clubhouse. While he wouldn’t say he “100
percent” wouldn’t add someone from outside the organization, he is prepared to
The Rangers continue to face questions when it comes to
their No. 5 starter. Left-hander Martin Perez was projected to fill the role,
but he’s been sidelined for the start of the season due to injury. At this
point, several young and inexperienced arms are battling it out for that final
spot, including Robbie Ross, Justin Grimm, Randy Wells and Nick Tepesch.
There is a chance that the Rangers add a bench player or bullpen
arm once out-of-option players and others at risk of not making their current
team’s roster become available. But it doesn’t seem like Texas is poised to add
someone of significance such as Lohse.
However, when Daniels and the Rangers are involved, you can
never say never.
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