Found February 21, 2013 on MLB Injury News:
TEAMS: Texas Rangers
The Texas Rangers have a void at the back of their starting rotation entering the season, but they are still not interested in free agent Kyle Lohse, according to T.R. Sullivan of Sullivan notes that the Rangers have not changed their stance on Lohse, and at this time it doesn’t appear they will pursue the 34-year-old. Texas is poised to enter the season with a starting rotation that consists of Yu Darvish, Matt Harrison, Derek Holland and Alexi Ogando. The Rangers currently have several young arms, including Martin Perez, which are expected to compete for the No. 5 spot. While Lohse would be more of a sure bet than an untested commodity such as Perez, it seems like Texas is content letting the young starters battle it out rather than spend on a veteran free agent. The Rangers do have the financial flexibility to sign Lohse, according to Jon Heyman of CBS Sports, after missing out on several offseason targets, including Josh Hamilton and Zack Greinke. However, Heyman adds that Texas isn’t desperate to acquire a starting pitcher at this time. Follow @mlbinjurynews !function(d,s,id){var js,fjs=d.getElementsByTagName(s)[0];if(!d.getElementById(id)){js=d.createElement(s);;js.src="";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') + ''; var s = document.getElementsByTagName('script')[0]; s.parentNode.insertBefore(ga, s); })(); Looking for fantasy baseball advice?

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