Rangers still in market for bat, pitcher

December, 27, 2012
12/27/12
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Texas Rangers general manager Jon Daniels says his club remains in the market for another bat and that they are always looking for pitching.

With the loss of Josh Hamilton and Mike Napoli, the club could use some more power and production in the lineup.

Napoli, whose deal with the Boston Red Sox is still not finalized, hit 24 home runs and drove in 56 runs, while Hamilton pounded 43 homers and had 128 RBIs.

They made up part of that power with the signing of A.J. Pierzynski, who hit 27 home runs last season. But the club would like to acquire one more bat.

"We're looking at that now," Daniels said Wednesday during a conference call with the media. "There's a decent chance we'll look to add somebody."

Daniels said that could be through trade or free agency.

The club has had talks at various points during this offseason with the Arizona Diamondbacks about Justin Upton, though nothing has come of it to this point.

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Richard Durrett joined ESPNDallas.com in September 2009. He writes about colleges, the Dallas Stars and the Texas Rangers. Richard spent nine years at The Dallas Morning News covering the Rangers, Stars, colleges, motorsports and high schools.

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TEAM LEADERS

WINS LEADER
Martin Perez
WINS ERA SO IP
3 1.86 20 29
OTHER LEADERS
BAA. Rios .333
HRP. Fielder 2
RBIA. Rios 10
RE. Andrus 11
OPSS. Choo .895
ERAY. Darvish 0.82
SOY. Darvish 23