According to MLB.com's T.R. Sullivan, the possibility of free-agent outfielder Marlon Byrd returning to the Rangers is "growing dim."
Rangers general manager Jon Daniels and Byrd's agent, Sam Levinson, spoke during the GM meetings in Chicago. But negotiations still haven't moved in a positive direction.
"We've had a decent amount of conversation," Daniels told MLB.com. "I expect them to test the market. Based on what they're looking for...we're not in a position to do that right now. We expect them to talk to other clubs and see what's out there. We're going to be looking at alternatives."
Byrd, 32, hit .283/.329/.479 this past season with 20 homers and 89 RBI in 599 plate appearances. He also played an excellent corner outfield. Tim discussed his free agent credentials in depth about three weeks ago.