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The MLB Daily Dish: MLB trade rumors and news for February 28, 2016

Kick your day off right with the latest news, rumors, and analysis covering what could, should, and will affect your club's roster.

Jason Getz-USA TODAY Sports

The MLB Daily Dish is a daily feature we're running here at MLBDD and rounds up roster-impacting news, rumors, and analysis. Have feedback or have something that should be shared? Hit us at @mlbdailydish on Twitter.

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Texas is reportedly interested in adding Ian Desmond as a left fielder.

While the addition of Desmond would likely improve the Rangers' lineup, the organization has said it does not have a desire to add to its payroll before the season begins. The club's 2016 payroll is already expected to exceed $145 million, and since Desmond received and denied a qualifying offer, the Rangers would lose the No. 19 pick if Desmond was signed.

Arizona signed Rickie Weeks to a minor league deal.

Neal Cotts heads to Houston on a minor league contract.

The Rangers signed Drew Stubbs, who could win a roster spot.

Austin Jackson turned down an offer from the Angels.

Hunter Pence is suffering from Achilles tendinitis, according to's Chris Haft.

There is still a lot of interest in Jorge Soler on the trade market, Nick Cafardo of The Boston Globe notes.

Milwaukee is still considering a Jonathan Lucroy trade, Cafardo adds.

Detroit will be among the clubs watching Tim Lincecum pitch, according to ESPN's Katie Strang.

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