Rangers GM Jon Daniels says team may look to improve bullpen
The Texas Rangers have been playing good ball this season and currently have the best record in the American League. Considering they’re in really good shape as the All-Star break approaches, you wouldn’t view them as a team with many weaknesses. They don’t feel they have many either, but one area GM Jon Daniels says the club would like to improve is in the bullpen.
“The bullpen is the area we’ll look at,” Daniels said Friday via MLB.com’s T.R. Sullivan. “Other areas, it would have to be a pretty unique situation, because we feel good about our ballclub. You always look to do better, but realistically, what’s going to be out there and whether or not it fits, I don’t know.”
Daniels specifically said that the back end of the bullpen has been good, but it’s the middle of the pen that they would like to improve. He said it would be helpful to add another pitcher.
The Rangers’ bullpen is the second-worst in the league this season as they have a 4.95 collective ERA. Former No. 1 overall pick Matt Bush has been a great addition, while Jake Diekman and Sam Dyson are also pitching well. They could stand to add another arm at some point over the next few months.