Wednesday was non-tender day across baseball, with many clubs electing to cut ties with players on their roster bubbles. We list four new free agents who might make sense for the Rangers to pursue.
The non-tender deadline in baseball is an offseason tradition like any other.
In the week leading up to the Winter Meetings, teams use the non-tender deadline set in early December to reduce the number of players on their active roster in order to create space for potential free agent and trade acquisitions.
The Texas Rangers declined to tender contracts to three of their own players on Wednesday: UTIL Danny Santana, OF Scott Heineman and RHP Jimmy Herget.
While it’s possible that Texas could opt to re-sign any of these players to minor league deals at a later point (especially Heineman and Herget, who both have some upside), it’s more likely that the team will now focus on the expanded free agent player pool that comes as a result of Wednesday’s league wide cut down.
With four roster spots available for the Rangers on the 40-man, and price tags for non-tendered players aligning more with the team’s budgetary restrictions, here are four newly minted free agents that Jon Daniels and company should consider signing.