Originally written on MLB Injury News  |  Last updated 10/19/14
The Texas Rangers are scanning the free agent and trade markets for a starting pitcher, according to Jon Heyman of CBS Sports. Heyman notes that the Rangers have kept in contact with free agent starter Kyle Lohse, and they have been linked to Detroit Tigers right-hander Rick Porcello throughout the offseason. Rangers general manager Jon Daniels hasn’t completely shut the door on acquiring someone from outside the organization to fill the team’s No. 5 starter role. However, Texas continues to say it’s more likely to enter the season using one of its in-house candidates in the final rotation spot. Martin Perez was the favorite to land the role prior to his injury, and Colby Lewis is another starter that’s going to start the regular season on the disabled list. In their absence, Robbie Ross, Nick Tepesch, Randy Wells and Justin Grimm have all been in the running for the No. 5 spot. The Rangers currently project a starting four that includes Yu Darvish, Derek Holland, Alexi Ogando and Matt Harrison. However, there are some people in the organization that believe Ogando would be better used in the bullpen, according to Heyman. Beyond Porcello and Lohse, Heyman notes that other potential targets include Los Angeles Dodgers starters Aaron Harang, Chris Capuano and Ted Lilly, Bud Norris of the Houston Astros and young Baltimore Orioles arms Jake Arrieta and Zack Britton. 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); })(); Looking for fantasy baseball advice?
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