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Mets, Rangers could match up on Dillon Gee trade

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Some in the game believe that the Mets may be looking to buy low on Jurickson Profar.

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There is an expectation around baseball that Mets' starter Dillon Gee could be traded at some point during spring training, and some in the game believe the Rangers may make a push to acquire him, according to major-league sources. It is unclear if the sides are in active discussions about a deal for Gee, though Texas has been interested in the right-hander dating back to the Winter Meetings.

One scenario that is being thrown about in baseball circles, according to sources, is a deal that could send Jurickson Profar to the Mets for Gee and some additional pieces. Profar is likely to miss the entire season due to labrum surgery, though the Mets may be looking to buy low on him with the Rangers having Rougned Odor and Elvis Andrus as long-term options in the middle infield.

Texas seems set in their rotation with Yu Darvish and new addition Yovani Gallardo anchoring a staff that includes the likes of Colby Lewis, Ross Detwiler, Nick Tepesch, Nick Martinez and Anthony Ranaudo, though Holland recently was scratched from an intrasquad game due to shoulder soreness. Texas was one of many clubs to try to acquire Gee at the Winter Meetings, with the since-traded Luis Sardinas among the names that were floated in trade talks.