Less than 24 hours ago, it came to light that the Baltimore Orioles and San Francisco Giants were scouting free agent pitcher Suk-Min Yoon, but now, there is a report of a high-profile team that has entered the mix for acquiring his services.
Source: #Rangers are interested in FA Suk-Min Yoon. Interest intensified once the injury to Holland happened.
— Andrew Rickli (@AndrewRickli) February 3, 2014
Andrew Rickli of SportsReel Boston reports that the Texas Rangers have jumped into the mix, and this makes complete senses. Texas has a World Series caliber lineup on the offensive side, but their pitching has been decimated by injuries, even since the off-season began.
Number two starter Derek Holland may not even report to Spring Training due to injury, while guys like Matt Harrison and Colby Lewis (who was signed to a Minor League deal this off-season) are perennial injury risks. That leaves a gaping hole in the Texas rotation behind Yu Darvish, and with Yoon’s prowess as one of the top available starters, the two sides could have mutual interest.
It appears as if they’ll be a decent amount of time between now and when Yoon makes his final choice of future employer, but teams are crawling out of the woodwork with real interest.