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UPDATED: Rangers looking for backstops

In his “10 questions” piece for, T.R. Sullivan writes that the Rangers are in the market for backstops:

1. What will happen with the catching situation?

The Rangers will bring in at least one and possibly two veteran catchers to push Jarrod Saltalamacchia and Taylor Teagarden. The Rangers clearly have concerns about Saltalamacchia’s right shoulder and they clearly have doubts that Teagarden is ready for everyday duty.

Rod Barajas, Yorvit Torrealba, Bengie Molina and Miguel Olivo are the “best available” catchers, and I put that in quotes for obvious reasons, but all four are believed to be seeking multi-year contracts. Instead, Sullivan sees the Rangers going after secondary options like Jose Molina, Michael Barrett and Mike Redmond. He also mentions Josh Bard as a possibility, however he signed a minor league deal with the Mariners earlier this week. Devastating news, I know, but Jon Daniels will just have to pick up the pieces and move on.

Update: Richard Durrett of reports that the Rangers have shown interest in Dioner Navarro of the Rays. Navarro was a non-tender candidate last month before he agreed to a one-year, $2.1 million contract.