What happened? The Texas Rangers dropped their last game in a series with Los Angeles (Anaheim) on Wednesday night. With that game, came the uncertainty surrounding two players in particular-Prince Fielder and Shin-Soo Choo-who have both been placed on the DL. Texas, still five games ahead of the second place Astros, are having a tough time of late, coming off the break with a 1-5 record. These are the Rangers who went into the break with the AL’s best record. Injuries and poor pitching have plagued the squad and the luck that contributed to the pre-break record has seemed to have left.
As the trade deadline looms over the MLB, teams are scrambling to add missing pieces. The Rangers have been pursuing pitchers aggressively, looking to correct the problems on the staff. Will Texas find a hidden gem in its trade talks? Will the Rangers get out of this rut? The Rangers are certainly the team to do it.