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Rangers reportedly interested in Kendrys Morales, too

Kendrys Morales

Seattle Mariners designated hitter Kendrys Morales hits a single against the Detroit Tigers in the first inning of a baseball game in Detroit, Thursday, Sept. 19, 2013. (AP Photo/Paul Sancya)

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Recently, we’ve heard that the Yankees, Royals, Brewers, and Mariners are all at least somewhat interested in acquiring free agent 1B/DH Kendrys Morales. You can now add in the Rangers, according to Evan Grant of the Dallas Morning News.

With the MLB first-year player draft under way, the draft pick compensation attached to Morales has disappeared, removing the only reason why Morales has remained a free agent into the season’s third month. The Rangers lost first baseman Prince Fielder for the season due to a herniated disk. Since Fielder went on the DL, Mitch Moreland has posted a meager .575 OPS at first base. The Rangers could use some help.

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