According to T.R. Sullivan at MLB.com, the recent health issues with Vicente Padilla and Kevin Millwood have the Rangers "scrambling" to add a starting pitcher before the deadline. As Sullivan reported earlier, the Rangers were in the mix for Roy Halladay but balked at the asking price of three top prospects.
As we already know, the Rangers' recent financial troubles will make it less likely they add significant payroll. Sullivan also reports that the Rangers were a contender for Ryan Garko before he was traded to the Giants.