Rangers Notes: Andrus, Upton, D’Backs

After speaking with Mets General Manager Sandy Alderson, Jim Bowden and Jim Duquette of SiriusXM's MLB Network Radio checked in with Rangers GM Jon Daniels.  We've got the goods courtesy of Bowden on Twitter..

  • The Rangers "would love" to extend Elvis Andrus' contract, but the club needs Andrus to want the same thing (Twitter link).  Andrus has expressed interest in staying in Texas but so far that hasn't manifested itself in a new deal.  Having three strong options for two positions is a "good problem" in Daniels' view and he doesn't sound like he's feeling pressure to remedy it with a move.  
  • Daniels told the duo (audio link) that the Rangers were in on Justin Upton until the trade-that-never-was with the Mariners.  If Texas made a deal for Upton, it would have been a prospect heavy package but Daniels believes that D'Backs GM Kevin Towers wanted big league ready players as well.  The Rangers wanted Upton but were unwilling to surrender one of their shortstops to make it happen.
  • The GM was asked about the possibility of looking into either Michael Bourn or Kyle Lohse.  Without addressing either player in particular, Daniels said that he doesn't expect to make any significant moves between now and the start of camp (Twitter link).

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