Indians-Rangers Discussing Trade?

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Evan Grant of the Dallas Morning News is reporting that the Rangers are seeking another starting pitcher. A. J. Griffin, who hasn't pitched since the 2013 season would appear to be the fifth starter if a deal isn't consummated. The Rangers have a deep bullpen, and could make a move with the Cleveland Indians. The top three Indians starters wouldn't be a part of any trade, but the Tribe could part with one from among the next three Cody Anderson, Trevor Bauer, or Josh Tomlin.

According to Grant the Rangers have discussed a potential deal. The Indians need more depth in their bullpen with the roster currently has Dan Otero, Ross Detwiler, and Joba Chamberlain all a part of their pen. An upgrade is needed by the Indians when the above three members have struggled in recent seasons.

A deal would be mutually beneficial for both clubs, but the Indians have been reluctant to part with any of their starting pitching. The Rangers need a solid starter, and despite wishing A. J. Griffin all the best, he probably isn't the best solution for a team trying to win their division.