The Rangers continue to look for a right handed option at first base and it appears they’re in fairly seriously pursuit of Jorge Cantu of the Marlins and Ty Wigginton of the Orioles.â†µ
Per T.R. Sullivan:â†µ
The Rangers are trying to make a strong push for Marlins infielder Jorge Cantu before the Trade Deadline.â†µ
The Rangers are looking for a right-handed hitting backup first baseman and Cantu is high on their list. He is hitting .260 with ten home runs and 54 RBI in 93 games and 358 at-bats for the Marlins. But he is also hitting .222 with no home runs and four RBI in 17 games in July.â†µ
Sullivan also adds:â†µ
The Rangers are also still interested in Orioles infielder Ty Wigginton, who is hitting .249 with 16 home runs and 48 RBI in 91 games and 333 at-bats. He also has been in a slump, hitting .209 in June and .208 in July.â†µ
Ken Rosenthal of Fox Sports backs up Sullivan’s story about the interest in Wigginton.