On Harden, Lowell, Byrd
* The Rangers are expected to announce the Rich Harden signing sometime later today or tonight. He is undergoing his physical today.
* The Rangers and the Red Sox are still not ready to announce the trade of catcher Max Ramirez and Mike Lowell. There is still more work to be done.
“Both clubs are evaluating it and the general parameters are understood,” Rangers general manager Jon Daniels said Thursday morning.
Lowell’s medical records need to be reviewed and there are many people who need to sign off on the financial parameters of the deal.
* The Rangers are unlikely to sign Marlon Byrd, Daniels said. He has had conversations with Sam Levinson and little progress has been made toward Byrd’s return.
“I don’t think it’s realistic,” Daniels said. “We haven’t eliminated it but it’s very unlikely.”