The Rangers are one of the latest clubs to be linked with free agent shortstop Trevor Story, per Evan Grant of the Dallas Morning News.
On the surface, it might seem rather absurd that either the Rangers or Story would entertain a union.
The Rangers, after all, have already signed two of the top free agent shortstops on the market in Corey Seager and Marcus Semien.
But the Rangers have a hole at third base right now, and if Story is indeed willing to entertain a position change and/or a short-term contract.
which is the latest, then Story’s fit with in Texas is actually much smoother than it seems at first glance.
Even if Story isn’t the target, the Rangers are known to be on the lookout for a third baseman, going so far as to approach the recently-retired.
Beyond Story, there aren’t a lot of options left in free agency for the Rangers to add a third baseman.
The players available – Jed Lowrie, Asdrubal Cabrera, Starlin Castro, Todd Frazier – are veterans who don’t necessarily upgrade on Texas’ in-house options.