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MLB Injury News:
The Texas Rangers' starting rotation has faced multiple injuries this season. Colby Lewis began the year on the disabled list, and they've faced injuries to Martin Perez, Alexi Ogando, Matt Harrison and Nick Tepesch this season. With several starters currently on the DL, general manager Jon Daniels told T.R. Sullivan of MLB.com that he would look around the league for opportunities to improve the rotation from outside the organization.
"We're always going to check around and see if there is
an opportunity to improve," Daniels said Tuesday. "It's still early
to say how things will pan out."
While Daniels will survey the trade market to see if there is a logical fit out there, he is also willing to wait on his ailing starters. Texas should get Ogando back immediately after the All-Star break, and Daniels said he would "take it from there."
Tepesch could also rejoin the Rangers soon after the break, while Lewis and Harrison may not return until August. Daniels' top concern is putting too much strain on his bullpen too early in the season, a group which includes young arms and veterans alike including Neal Cotts, Tanner Scheppers, Robbie Ross, Joakim Soria and Joe Nathan.
Texas is said to covet a 'game-changer,' but the market appears void of such options this summer. Cliff Lee would qualify, but the Philadelphia Phillies seem to be leaning more toward buying than selling. Matt Garza is the top arm available, but it's not clear if the Rangers consider him to be the impact-starter they are reportedly seeking.
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