MLB Rumors: Texas Rangers Discuss Trade With Cincinatti Reds

The Texas Rangers have been busy these past few days, shelling out half a Billion dollars to infielders Marcus Semien and Corey Seager. Turns out they aren't done and are looking to make a major trade.

According to Jon Morosi of MLB Network, the Rangers are looking to improve their starting rotation and have turned their focus to landing some veteran arms. The team has been in contact with the Cincinnati Reds about acquiring one of Luis Castillo, Sonny Gray or Tyler Mahle. 

Texas has been busy besides adding Semien and Seager, as they have also recently signed starter Jon Gray and outfielder Kole Calhoun. Now it appears all the attention is back on the rotation and finding a veteran solution to add to what is currently a very inexperienced staff.

While (Jon) Gray has 151 games started under his belt, their other four candidates for the rotation have under 100 combined and that includes the likes of Dane Dunning, Taylor Hearn, A.J Alexy and Spencer Howard.

Last season the Rangers were awful when it come to production from their mound as they ranked 28th in ERA and 27th in K's per nine innings. Their best bet would be to get Castillo off the Reds as he's the most talented and could make a serious impact. He has one of the game's best changeups and ranked 12th in the league in strikeouts per nine innings. The 28-year-old is under team control until 2023.

Keep an eye on the Rangers. As we know, everything is bigger in Texas and it looks like that includes the spending of their baseball club.

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