The Rangers are starting to look into free agent outfielder Michael Bourn, Jon Heyman of CBSSports.com reports. Rangers officials are asking around about Bourn, but they’re still early on in the process.
The Mariners like Bourn, the Red Sox appeared to have interest earlier in the winter, and the Cubs have had conversations about Bourn with agent Scott Boras. When I previewed the market for Bourn earlier in the week, I suggested teams such as the Indians, Phillies and Dodgers could also be interested under the right circumstances.
The Rangers recently agreed to sign A.J. Pierzynski to a one-year deal. They also met with free agent outfielder Cody Ross this week and are staying in touch with him, Heyman reports. They could use an outfielder now that Josh Hamilton has signed with the Angels, and might also be in the market for starting pitching.