Rangers Scouted Jeremy Guthrie, Ty Wigginton

The Rangers scouted Orioles players Jeremy Guthrie and Ty Wigginton as they prepare for the trade deadline, tweets ESPN's Buster Olney.

Guthrie, under team control through 2012, has a 4.30 ERA, 4.8 K/9, and 2.3 BB/9 in 102.6 innings this year.  He's allowed 13 home runs.  In the same year that his salary jumped to $3MM, Guthrie's strikeout rate is getting dangerously low.  Still, the Rangers could use an innings eater with Rich Harden and Derek Holland on the disabled list.

Wigginton is a versatile rental, capable of playing second base, left field, and the infield corners.  He's got a .266/.351/.472 line on the season, including a lackluster June.  About $1.86MM remains on his contract.



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