Originally posted on Fox Sports Southwest
By ANTHONY ANDRO  |  Last updated 11/1/13
The Texas Rangers are officially in the market for a new closer for 2014. Texas exercised its option on Joe Nathan's deal for 2014, but as expected, Nathan declined the option and is now a free agent. That move opens a wide-open door for the closer's job for the Rangers for a bullpen with plenty of candidates in Joakim Soria, Neftali Feliz, Tanner Scheppers and Alexi Ogando. Texas general manager Jon Daniels is confident the club can find someone to fill the role. "We feel like the bullpen in general is an area of strength for us and an area of depth," Daniels said. "I would expect our closer ultimately to be somebody already in the organization. We have a number of guys internally that have either done it before or have that kind of ability and we think we can handle it." Daniels said he doesn't expect the Rangers to name a closer until spring training. Both Soria and Feliz have been All-Star closers in the past while Scheppers was dominant in a set-up role for Texas in 2013. ...
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