Utility infielders in demand
Starting pitching and bullpen are the two biggest needs here at the Winter Meetings. But so is a utility infielder who can play shortstop. The Rangers are looking for a utility infielder who fits that description but so are at least 10 other teams. The Rangers had Andres Blanco the past two years but had a stress fracture in his lower back at the end of last season and missed the playoffs.
The best of the utility free agents include Nick Punto, who was a pain for the Rangers during the World Series.