According to MLB.com’s T.R. Sullivan, the Rangers don’t expect to deal for Gary Sheffield. A Rangers official said the club would “consider it” if the Tigers took on enough of Sheffield’s $14MM 2009 salary, but the Tigers aren’t going to give him away.
Tigers GM Dave Dombrowski thinks that Sheffield “can still hit,” so he’s in no rush to trade him.
The Rangers inquired on Sheffield yesterday, but Sullivan says it “was not a serious conversation.”