Free agent first baseman Prince Fielder visited with the Texas Rangers Friday as part of his free-agent tour.
USA Today first reported the meeting, which was confirmed by a baseball source.
Fielder's meeting with the Rangers doesn't mean he's Texas bound though.
The first priority for the club remains signing Japanese right-hander Yu Darvish. The club has until 4 p.m. Wednesday to get a deal done with Darvish, who remains in Japan.
Team president Nolan Ryan said Thursday night he was optimistic the Rangers could strike a deal with Darvish. If that isn't the case, that would likely increase the prospects of the Rangers' interest in Fielder.
Texas was in a similar situation after the 2010 season. Once the Rangers failed in their bid to re-sign Cliff Lee, their focus shifted to bolstering the offense with the signing of Adrian Beltre.
It's unlikely the club would spend the money needed to get both Darvish and Fielder. General manager Jon Daniels, who was unavailable for comment o...