Chris Young's comments suggest Rangers could be eyeing impactful trade deadline move

World Series - Texas Rangers v Arizona Diamondbacks - Game Five
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The Texas Rangers were swept by the NL Central-leading Milwaukee Brewers on Wednesday and then got crushed in their series opener against the Baltimore Orioles. The defending World Series champions fell to 37-44 on the season.

Texas is eight games back of first place in the AL West and seven games back in the Wild Card race. Lately, the offense has been struggling to a concerning degree, and general manager Chris Young made some key roster moves to shake things up.

The Rangers called up outfielder Derek Hill from Triple-A Round Rock while optioning infielders Justin Foscue and Ezequiel Duran.

Young commented on the moves, and based on what he said, Texas may be looking to shake things up even further with an impactful move or two at the trade deadline.

"We can't sit back and wait, hope that it comes together. It's time for us to get going; it's time for us offensively to perform like the team that we know we can be," said Young. "I have great confidence in all of these players, but for a number of reasons, we just haven't performed to the level that we were expecting."

Rangers' GM comments on struggles, needing to improve offensively

Obviously, Young knows that the Rangers need to improve offensively in order to get back into contention. Texas has Adolis Garcia, Nathaniel Lowe, Corey Seager, Marcus Semien, and other stars in their lineup, which should make them a top offensive team.

However, they've struggled, and Young clearly hopes the moves he's made will help spark something.

Still, this could mean that Texas is looking to upgrade offensively at the trade deadline. On the pitching side, Max Scherzer has made his return and Jacob deGrom won't be too much longer as he eyes an August return.

But the offense could use a boost. The team is 17th in runs scored in the Major Leagues. They're also 18th in batting average with a weak .237 mark.

The market hasn't quite developed just yet, so it's unclear what upgrades the Rangers may seek to make at the deadline. Perhaps they could target somebody like Brent Rooker or even look to reunite Garcia with his former teammate in Randy Arozarena.

Young has made it clear that the status quo will not suffice as the Rangers continue to slip in the standings. There is plenty of ground to be made up as the month of July approaches.

We'll see if the Rangers can pull it together offensively in the meantime as fans await a deadline deal.