After the Rangers reportedly agreed to a three-year deal worth $30 million with RHP Kyle Gibson last Wednesday, a Sunday report suggested that Texas has interest in New York Yankees 3B Miguel Andujar.
The Rangers are "definitely intrigued" by the idea of a trade for Andujar, according to MLB.com beat writer T.R. Sullivan, with the need for a replacement at the hot corner evident.
Adrian Beltre retired from MLB after 21 seasons Nov. 20, 2018, following nine years with the Rangers and leaving Texas in need of a long-term option after releasing starter Asdrubal Cabrera Aug. 4.
Andujar is working back from season-ending labrum surgery on his right shoulder, which cut the 2019 campaign short for him after he slashed .128/.143/.128 without a home run and just one RBI in 12 games.
He finished second in AL Rookie of the Year voting for 2018 after slashing .297/.328/.527 with 27 home runs and 92 RBI through 149 games.
Andujar, whose 25th birthday is March 2, was among the Yankees' top prospects coming up. The Yankees tweaked the infield accordingly without him in 2019, namely seeing offseason signing 3B DJ LeMahieu morph into the team MVP from the hot corner to 2B and 1B.