Texas Rangers: Who are the best free agent catcher options remaining?

HOUSTON, TEXAS - OCTOBER 29: Robinson Chirinos #28 of the Houston Astros fields a bunt by Adam Eaton (not pictured) of the Washington Nationals during the first inning in Game Six of the 2019 World Series at Minute Maid Park on October 29, 2019 in Houston, Texas. (Photo by Elsa/Getty Images)
HOUSTON, TEXAS - OCTOBER 29: Robinson Chirinos #28 of the Houston Astros fields a bunt by Adam Eaton (not pictured) of the Washington Nationals during the first inning in Game Six of the 2019 World Series at Minute Maid Park on October 29, 2019 in Houston, Texas. (Photo by Elsa/Getty Images) /
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ARLINGTON, TX – AUGUST 4: Rafael Montero #48 and Jeff Mathis #2 of the Texas Rangers celebrate the teams 9-4 win over the Detroit Tigers at Globe Life Park in Arlington on August 4, 2019 in Arlington, Texas. (Photo by Ron Jenkins/Getty Images)
ARLINGTON, TX – AUGUST 4: Rafael Montero #48 and Jeff Mathis #2 of the Texas Rangers celebrate the teams 9-4 win over the Detroit Tigers at Globe Life Park in Arlington on August 4, 2019 in Arlington, Texas. (Photo by Ron Jenkins/Getty Images) /

If the Texas Rangers are looking to upgrade at catcher this offseason, which remaining free agents are the best options moving forward?

After the Texas Rangers catching crew put out a historically bad offensive season in 2019, the club is likely looking at possible upgrades this offseason. The top catcher available in free agency this offseason was Yasmani Grandal but he signed a deal with the White Sox what seems like ages ago. Other notables like Travis D’Arnaud, Martin Maldonado and Yan Gomes have also already signed contracts leaving the options a bit slim. Still, because of how poor the Rangers were behind the dish in 2019, almost anybody would represent an upgrade. Anybody brought in would likely be to replace Jeff Mathis who hit an abysmal .158 last season with a .433 OPS. Jose Trevino emerged as a legitimate option at the end of 2019 but finding a suitable partner for the young backstop should be a priority for Texas before Spring Training.

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