Hank Blalock knows he won't return to the Rangers in 2010, according to MLB.com's T.R. Sullivan. GM Jon Daniels hinted that the club could have interest in free agents-to-be Marlon Byrd and Ivan Rodriguez, but hasn't made any such overtures to Blalock.
"Nothing has been said to me, but I know I won't be playing here next year," he said. "It is what it is. I'll just move on."
Because Michael Young, Chris Davis and Justin Smoak have the corner infield positions covered and Josh Hamilton, Nelson Cruz, David Murphy and Julio Borbon give the Rangers four players to DH and patrol the outfield, there's little room for Blalock in the team's plans. Manager Ron Washington says it's best for Blalock to move on if he wants playing time next season.
Though Blalock's production has fallen off in the second half, many teams could still have interest in the corner infielder.