Daniels on trades, Soria
General manager Jon Daniels is in New York…
He said the Rangers are getting good reports about reliever Joakim Soria and hope to have him back by the All-Star break or before.
The Rangers are in the market for a starting pitcher if there is a significant upgrade. Daniels likes the young starters and are waiting to see what happens with Alexi Ogando and Colby Lewis. But Daniels did acknowledge the Rangers will consider trading for starting pitching.
Daniels said he expects ownership to support any major moves the Rangers attempt to make even if there is extra finances involved.
Daniels said the Rangers are operating with the assumption that Nelson Cruz will be their rightfielder for an extended period. They have not made any contingency plans and they have received no updates on any possible investigation by Major League Baseball.