The Texas Rangers are looking to acquire pitching help before Major League Baseball's July 31st trade deadline. With Texas' biggest competitor in the AL West, the Los Angeles Angels, acquiring Zack Greinke from the Milwaukee Brewers on Friday, the market for starting pitchers just shrank significantly.
But according to Jerry Crasnick, baseball writer for ESPN.com and Baseball America, the Rangers are keeping their options open and looking at everything that's available to them, which includes the Kansas City Royals star closer, Jonathan Broxton:
#Rangers are checking out relievers as well as starters. They could be one of several teams in the Jonathan Broxton mix.— Jerry Crasnick (@jcrasnick) July 27, 2012
Broxton currently has 23 saves for the Royals this season.
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