Rangers leaving door open for Edwin Encarnacion pursuit
The Texas Rangers are keeping one eye on the Edwin Encarnacion situation.
The free agent slugger remains without a team, but Rangers general manager Jon Daniels didn’t rule out a pursuit.
— Casey Stern (@CaseyStern) December 14, 2016
Translation: it’s all about the money. The Rangers likely see Encarnacion as too expensive at the moment, but if he remains on the market with only modest interest and his price tag comes down, Texas may engage in some negotiations.
It remains unclear where Encarnacion could land. The Toronto Blue Jays remain in touch, and this team has also been linked. What is clear is that his market hasn’t developed like he hoped it would, and that’s why teams like the Rangers are lurking on the periphery.