The Texas Rangers have four starting pitchers for their 2019 rotation, but one of them is drawing interest from the Philadelphia Phillies. Mike Minor is a wanted man because of his 2018 performance and his friendly contract.
Texas Rangers brass didn’t make any noise Friday after a productive winter meetings in which they were among the best clubs. A further look at three of the deals in an off-season volume of Rangers Reaction.
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No one can say the Texas Rangers sat on their hands during the MLB winter meetings. They added to their rotation and also added young players and a top draft pick, moves that help with the 2019 roster and the long-range plan.
Left-hander Alex Claudio, the Texas Rangers’ Pitcher of the Year in 2017, was sent to the Milwaukee Brewers on Thursday for a competitive-balance pick that will give the Rangers the 40th or 41st selection in the 2019 draft.
The Rule 5 draft was a busy one for the Rangers, who lost hard-throwing right-handed reliever Reed Garrett, selected and then traded a right-handed starter, and acquired righty reliever Jordan Garrett.
The Texas Rangers have five open spots on the 40-man roster ahead of the Rule 5 draft, which might lead them to make a selection to help their rebuild plan. General manager Jon Daniels, though, isn’t sure.
The Texas Rangers made a splash at the MLB winter meetings Wednesday, reaching agreement with free-agent right-hander Lance Lynn to be in the starting rotation. The Rangers could still pursue another starter.
The Texas Rangers are getting calls on Jurickson Profar and might get more after Manny Machado signs. But Profar, one of their best players in 2018, is the player they have been waiting to see prosper in the major leagues.
The Texas Rangers have interest in Yusei Kikuchi, who isn’t as good as Yu Darvish or Shohei Ohtani but would still be a contributor to the Rangers’ rotation. He has some strengths, but he also comes with some concerns.
The Texas Rangers are rebuilding and aren’t spending big this off-season. Players like Manny Machado, though, don’t become available very often, and the Rangers could utilize him once the rebuild is done.
Chris Woodward will reserve contemplating a starting rotation until the Texas Rangers have five starters, but they have enough position players in the mix to allowed the new manager to tinker with a lineup.
The Texas Rangers aren’t making the biggest news at the MLB winter meetings, but they made some news Tuesday for a second straight day. They trade outfielder Drew Robinson to St. Louis for infielder Patrick Wisdom.
The Texas Rangers have strong interest in signing free-agent right-hander Charlie Morton to fill a rotation spot. They need multiple starters and would like to add them on one-year deals, but there might be some exceptions.
The Texas Rangers acquired a player on the first full day of the winter meetings, albeit on a waiver claim from the San Diego Padres. Carlos Asuaje, though, has a chance to be on the Opening Day roster.
The Texas Rangers have declared that they won’t spend heavily this off-season as they forge ahead with their rebuild. That sounds like they have no intentions of trying to win in 2019, but that’s not the case.