Thursday morning…Bourn, Lohse not happening
The Braves are acquiring outfielder Justin Upton from the Diamondbacks. The Rangers haven’t talked to the Diamondbacks since making one final offer earlier this month.
Industry sources said Thursday the Rangers don’t expect to sign either free agent pitcher Kyle Lohse or outfielder Michael Bourn. The Rangers have been rumored to be favorites to land one or the other. They have been in talks with Scott Boras, who represents both.
But the word on Thursday morning is the Rangers are not going after Lohse or Bourn. They showed considerable restraint on Josh Hamilton and Zack Greinke so they don’t plan on over-reacting to players they have been lukewarm on since the off-season began.
The Rangers like their club, they have a chance to let some young players show what they can do and they have the resources to get a player they really like if the situation arises, like it did with Cliff Lee in 2010.
So don’t expect the Rangers to sign Lohse or Bourn…
That’s where it stands today.