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Texas trade rumors: Yovani Gallardo market becoming established

After acquiring Cole Hamels, the Texas Rangers have a popular starting pitcher that they could move.

Troy Taormina-USA TODAY Sports

With Cole Hamels and David Price now off the board, Rangers starter Yovani Gallardo may be one of the top starting pitchers left on the market. The Yankees, Giants, Cubs, Blue Jays and Dodgers are all involved in pursuing Gallardo, according to Jon Heyman of CBS Sports.

The 29-year-old is a free agent at the end of the season, and entered tonight with a 7-9 record with a 3.19 ERA in 21 starts.

The Cubs, Blue Jays and Dodgers appear to be the most aggressive at this point. New York has an increased need for pitching after injuries have taken down Michael Pineda and Ivan Nova. The Giants, who missed out on Hamels and Price after a late push, could focus on Gallardo, or Mike Leake.

Toronto already added Price to their rotation earlier today, but they don't appear to be done, and are reportedly looking for one more pitcher to round of their staff. The Dodgers got Alex Wood and Mat Latos in a massive three team trade, but may look for one more addition for the 2015 season. Chicago has had talks with many teams, mainly the Padres, but are exploring all options to upgrade their rotation.