Rangers Continue Search For Right-Handed Bat

Teams have just two more days to acquire postseason-eligible players, but the Rangers haven't yet given up their search for a right-handed hitter. Richard Durrett of ESPN.com writes that, after missing out on Manny Ramirez, Jon Daniels and the Rangers continue to "work the phones" in hopes of landing a bat.

Our list of players that we know have cleared waivers is noticeably lacking in right-handed options, with switch-hitters Carlos Beltran and Geoff Blum the only healthy possibilities. Durrett, however, lists a few names he thinks may be available, including Ryan Spilborghs, Reed Johnson, Jeff Francoeur, and Marlon Byrd. It's also possible that the Rangers are the unknown team that won a waiver claim on Mike Napoli, though he would have had to make it past the Tigers and White Sox, among other clubs.

The Rangers were hoping Jorge Cantu would provide the right-handed pop they needed, but the 28-year-old has struggled since Texas acquired him a month ago. Cantu has yet to record a homer or RBI for the Rangers, hitting .226/.281/.283 in 58 plate appearances.

12 Responses to Rangers Continue Search For Right-Handed Bat Leave a Reply

  1. diehardmets 5 years ago

    I would rejoice if we dumped Frenchy on the Rangers.

    • Dave_Gershman 5 years ago

      If he gets non-tendered, they might just pick him up as a back up to the Hambino, Borbs, and Boomstick.

  2. I’d take Napoli. In a platoon with Avila, he’d be an upgrade over Laird behind the plate.

  3. I’d love to have Marlon Byrd back as a Ranger

    • baseballdude 5 years ago

      is he on waivers??

    • MadmanTX 5 years ago

      I’d go for that too. I miss seeing him in a Rangers uniform.

    • tmoney352 5 years ago

      totally agree. he’s a great team guy, you know he will be good in the clubhouse, and wash loves him. not to mention, he’s having a great season for the cubs.

  4. penpaper 5 years ago

    “Cantu has yet to record a homer or RBI for the Rangers”

    I don’t know whether to laugh or feel bad.

  5. Rangers want Peralta? Hah!

  6. i still feel like moreland hasnt messed up against lefties…. and he is hitting well against righties.. i say you play him against lefties while we are so far up, he probably will be better off than cantu.. cantu just cant do 😛

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