As the Texas Rangers begin to form their roster for next season, they seem to be focused on adding offense as their first priority. The team could look to trade for David Price or add a free agent starter later in the offseason, but they are currently focused on adding a bat in the near future.
According to Gordon Edes of ESPNBoston.com, the Rangers are being aggressive in their pursuit of McCann by "knocking his door down."
Although Texas already re-signed Geovany Soto and committed to him as their primary catcher, they are still going hard after McCann in an effort to add his offense to their lineup.
The Red Sox, Yankees, Angels and Rockies are also interested in signing the backstop, who is among the best free agents available this winter.
In addition to McCann, the Rangers are also seriously pursuing outfielder Carlos Beltran. According to Mark Feinsand of the New York Daily News, the Rangers are one of six American League clubs showing interest in Beltran, and the team is working to schedule a face-to-face meeting with him in Dallas.
Although McCann and Beltran seem like the Rangers' most favored targets at the moment, other options remain in play. The team has been open to a reunion with outfielder Nelson Cruz, and Nick Cafardo of the Boston Globe notes that they are expected to make a run at Jacoby Ellsbury as well.