The Texas Rangers have been one of the most active teams you will find when it comes to MLB trade rumors thus far, with the most recent whispers saying the team may have a serious interest in Michael Cuddyer of the Colorado Rockies.
As Jeff Wilson of the Fort Worth Star-Telegram pointed out recently, the Rangers are looking for some serious right-handed batters to balance out a lefty-heavy line:
A look at the Texas Rangers’ lineup Tuesday provides plenty of explanation as to why the club is seeking a right-handed power bat with just over three weeks remaining until the July 31 non-waiver trade deadline.
Manager Ron Washington had the light-hitting, right-handed bats of Elvis Andrus and Robinson Chirinos in the bottom half of the lineup to help break up a glut of left-handed hitters against Baltimore lefty Zach Britton.
FOX Sports’ Ken Rosenthal is the one to say the Rangers are interested in Cuddyer, and he’s usually on the money with his reports.
Cuddyer fits the bill as a starting right-handed batter who can come in and add some balance to the lineup. It is hard to tell if the Rockies would be interested in letting him go, but one has to think it would take a good amount. Stay tuned.
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