With the baseball lockout officially coming to an end, there’s still plenty of needs for the Texas Rangers to fill to officially get their season going. Here are some notable positions the Rangers could stand to address now that free agency and the trade market have opened back up.
Note: These are not in particular order.
3 positions for the Texas Rangers to target now that the lockout is over
Pitching is still a glaring need for the Rangers. Even with the big splash to acquire Jon Gray they made prior to the lockout, they are still without a decent starting rotation. With Jack Leiter still a few seasons away, the Rangers will look to fill in this hole, while him and other young pitchers are developing.
A great pitcher that would fit in with the Rangers would be none other than Clayton Kershaw. I mean, c’mon, the dude is from Highland Park, TX and he would bring in a veteran presence to these young players, who are looking to make a name for themselves. Kershaw, even though he is on the backend of his career, can still provide you some quality innings and depth in the starting rotation.
Kershaw fits in perfectly with the Texas Rangers plans, as they are continuing to rebuild, but are also looking to turn it around by 2023. Can you imagine Kershaw pitching for the Rangers and they call-up Jack Leiter, putting them on the same rotation together?