Rangers Looking To Add Bats

Now that Marlon Byrd's officially gone, the Rangers are looking for ways to replace his bat, according to T.R. Sullivan of MLB.com. GM Jon Daniels says he's looking for an impact hitter.

"We'd like to add a presence in the lineup," Daniels said. "We'd like to add at least one bat, if not potentially two. We may still do something on the pitching side, but we're focused more on the hitting side right now."

The Rangers, who have about $5-7MM to spend in Sullivan's estimation, would prefer to sign a right-handed hitter, but would consider signing a lefty bat. Most importantly, the Rangers want to add to the middle of their order. Josh Hamilton, Nelson Cruz and Ian Kinsler should combine for plenty of pop if healthy, but many available hitters could provide even more power. Sullivan names Vladimir Guerrero, Jermaine Dye and a number of other veteran sluggers on his list of possible Rangers targets.

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