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Rangers Rumors: Shin-Soo Choo, Zack Greinke, Josh Johnson

April 7, 2012; Cleveland, OH, USA: Cleveland Indians right fielder Shin-Soo Choo (17) before the game against the Toronto Blue Jays at Progressive Field.  Mandatory Credit: Eric P. Mull-USPRESSWIRE
April 7, 2012; Cleveland, OH, USA: Cleveland Indians right fielder Shin-Soo Choo (17) before the game against the Toronto Blue Jays at Progressive Field. Mandatory Credit: Eric P. Mull-USPRESSWIRE

The Texas Rangers had a scout in attendance watching the Cleveland Indians yesterday, and Jon Paul Morosi believes the club’s focus was on outfielder Shin-Soo Choo. Morosi also says there is a "pretty strong chance" the Rangers will acquire a starting pitcher such as Milwaukee Brewers right-hander Zack Greinke or Miami Marlins right-hander Josh Johnson:

Further evidence of their intent came Thursday, when the Rangers had a scout in attendance as the Cleveland Indians defeated the Detroit Tigers. The scout traveled to Cleveland, presumably to watch Indians right fielder Shin-Soo Choo — who may become available in the coming days.

So, the Rangers are looking at Zack Greinke, Josh Johnson and all the rest. There’s a pretty strong chance Daniels will make a move for one of them, because, really, what choice does he have?

While Choo’s name has come up in trade rumors recently, Jon Heyman of CBSSports.com doesn’t believe the outfielder will be dealt with the Indians only 3 ½ games out of the American League Central and the final AL wild-card spot.

Morosi says Texas is likely to acquire an impact starter this summer because it’s title or bust for the Rangers. Beyond Johnson and Greinke, the Rangers have also been tied to Tampa Bay Rays right-hander James Shields.

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