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Rangers Interested In Free Agent Mark Buehrle

Another day, another rumor in the baseball free agent frenzy. Ken Rosenthal of FOX Sports reports that the Texas Rangers are interested in free agent starting pitcher Mark Buehrle. Rosenthal also states that the Florida (soon to be Miami) Marlins, Boston Red Sox and New York Yankees are all interested in Buehrle as well. 

Buehrle, at the least, has been the definition of durable in his career. Since 2001, he has pitched at least 200 innings in each season. In 2011, Buehrle went 13-9 with the White Sox, pitching 205 and 1/3 innings, with a 3.59 ERA and xFIP of 4.14. Buehrle struck out only 109 batters on the season. 

Buehrle has spent his entire career thus far with the White Sox. 

It's unknown how heavy Texas' interest in Buehrle is. Rosenthal says that the competition to sign Buehrle is "intense", and if that's the case, then the Rangers are likely better off stay away from Buehrle. 

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