ARLINGTON TX - NOVEMBER 01: General Manager Jon Daniels of the Texas Rangers looks on during batting practice against the San Francisco Giants in Game Five of the 2010 MLB World Series at Rangers Ballpark in Arlington on November 1 2010 in Arlington Texas. (Photo by Ronald Martinez/Getty Images)
While the Texas Rangers have recently been tied to several of the top names expected to be available on this summer’s trade market, including Milwaukee Brewers right-hander Zack Greinke and Philadelphia Phillies lefty Cole Hamels, general manager Jon Daniels told Evan Grant of The Dallas Morning News that he hopes his team isn’t a big player at the deadline.
"Our approach doesn’t change," Daniels said. "We will be prepared for anything. We’re in a different spot than we were a couple of weeks ago. We hope to get all our pitchers back soon, but you never know. You have to be flexible and get prepared. I’m hoping we’re not big players at the deadline. Hopefully, we get our guys back, get healthy and stay healthy. That’s the biggest thing."
The Rangers have lost several pitchers to injury recently, including Derek Holland, Alexi Ogando, Neftali Feliz and Colby Lewis, leading to speculation that the club could pursue starters this summer. However, Grant reports that most of these pitchers are expected to be back shortly after the All-Star break.
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