These Texas Rangers didn’t make the official list, but were mentioned as players to watch.
Kyle Gibson, Ian Kennedy and Joey Gallo are the likeliest Rangers to find themselves on new teams by August 1, but that doesn’t mean Texas will only monitor the markets for these three players.
MLB Trade Rumors also mentioned set-up man Joely Rodriguez, starter Mike Foltynewicz, Brock Holt, Charlie Culberson and even Khris Davis as others on the roster to watch between now and July 30.
Certainly the way Khris Davis is going, his most probable path is a DFA. However, Rodriguez, Holt, Culberson and even Folty are all under-the-radar trade candidates who have emerged as key contributors at various points this season.
None of those names will bring back significant returns, but better to trade them for something rather than let them walk for nothing at the conclusion of the season.
Of course, how they all continue to perform between now and the trade deadline will determine each of their values as trade chips as the Rangers get set for what should be a busy seller season.