Monday, September 17, 2012

REPORT: Rangers Doing Homework On Jacoby

Associated Press
According to ESPN's Buster Olney, the Texas Rangers have already done "background work" on Jacoby Ellsbury—with an eye toward acquiring the Red Sox center fielder in the off-season. Olney reports that Texas has also done their due diligence on Arizona outfielder Justin Upton—who is reportedly in Boston's plans as well. All of this maneuvering comes with the expectation that the Rangers will have doubts about signing Josh Hamilton long-term. Ellsbury has one year left on his Red Sox contract, but he could be dealt in the off-season.