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MLB Trade Rumors: Texas Rangers Pursuing Trade Options

If you're waiting for the Texas Rangers to sign either Prince Fielder or Yu Darvish, stop waiting. FOX Sports' Ken Rosenthal believes that the Rangers simply do not have the money necessary to secure Fielder or Davrish's services, and that the Rangers are focusing on acquiring a starting pitcher via trade.

The Rangers are more focused on trading for a starting pitcher than signing free-agent first baseman Prince Fielder or even pursuing Japanese right-hander Yu Darvish, according to major league sources.

The team's payroll flexibility, sources say, is not as significant as many in the industry previously believed. Thus, the Rangers are exploring more cost-effective moves for pitchers such as Cubs right-hander Matt GarzaAthletics lefty Gio Gonzalez and Rays righty Wade Davis.

As Rosenthal points out, Garza would require the largest financial commitment, as he is set to earn just under ten million dollars via arbitration. Garza will be arbitration eligible again following 2012, before being eligible for free agency following the 2013 season. 

Some Rangers fans might be disappointed with this news, but the reality is there simply is no need to overreact to the Angels' signings of Albert Pujols and C.J. Wilson

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