The Rangers were aggressive in their pursuit of Zack Greinke, but lost out to the Angels. Now it’s said that Josh Johnson and James Sheilds may stay with their current teams and the Rangers are focusing their attention on the bullpen, most notably checking with the Royals on the availability of closer Jonathan Broxton.
Jon Heyman of CBSSports.com writes that Texas could add another bullpen arm and move Alexi Ogando back to the rotation rather than gut their farm to add a starter.
Meanwhile, Jim Bowden of ESPN Radio tweets the Giants are also looking at Broxton.
Broxton, 28, is a two-time All Star who pitched for the Dodgers until last season, when an injury-riddled year resulted in him only pitching 12 1/3 innings for L.A. He signed a one-year deal with Kansas City in the offseason and 1-2 with a 2.27 ERA and 23 saves for the last place Royals.