These 3 free agents could help the Texas Rangers in 2021

Seth Carlson
WASHINGTON, DC - SEPTEMBER 26: Rick Porcello #22 of the New York Mets pitches against the Washington Nationals during game 2 of a double header at Nationals Park on September 26, 2020 in Washington, DC. (Photo by G Fiume/Getty Images)
WASHINGTON, DC - SEPTEMBER 26: Rick Porcello #22 of the New York Mets pitches against the Washington Nationals during game 2 of a double header at Nationals Park on September 26, 2020 in Washington, DC. (Photo by G Fiume/Getty Images) /
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Texas Rangers President Jon Daniels
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These free agents could be just what the Texas Rangers need to complete their roster heading into the new season.

The Texas Rangers have been plenty active this off-season.

So active, in fact, that it required the San Diego Padres (run by former Ranger executive AJ Preller) to make a recent flurry of splashes just to catch up to the level of activity that President of Baseball Operations Jon Daniels and new GM Chris Young had attained around the time of the Winter Meetings.

To summarize what the Texas Rangers have done so far this off-season, they traded Lance Lynn to the Chicago White Sox for pitching prospects Dane Dunning and Avery Weems, traded for first baseman Nate Lowe of the Tampa Bay Rays, signed outfielder David Dahl in free agency, traded reliever Rafael Montero to the Seattle Mariners for a prospect infielder AND signed Japanese righty Kohei Arihara to a two-year deal.

Got all of that?

Yeah, it’s been a whirlwind of an off-season for the Texas Rangers, a team many expect to flounder instead of flourish this upcoming season.

However, despite all the efforts of Daniels and Young so far, they’ll find that their team’s roster is still quite flawed.

To that end, we’ve targeted three names that could patch some of those holes while fitting the Rangers’ limited budget.

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