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Saturday, January 2, 2010
Rangers still looking for a catcher

By Richard Durrett

One New Year's resolution for the Rangers is to get a veteran catcher. There may not be a bunch of names available, but the club needs some insurance in game Jarrod Saltalamacchia isn't quite ready to catch everyday after recovering from shoulder surgery. They aren't sure if Taylor Teagarden is the starting catcher at this point, either.


They have had interest in Rod Barajas, but he wants a two-year deal. General manager Jon Daniels made it clear this offseason that he doesn't want to sign a veteran catcher to a two-year deal. That's just too expensive an insurance policy. What about Miguel Olivo or Yorvit Torrealba? Word is that Torrealba also wants two years.


The Rangers have shown interest in Tampa Bay catcher Dioner Navarro, who agreed to a $2.1 million for next year with the Rays. Maybe there's a trade that could be worked up to bring him to Arlington.


Does anyone else interest you? Mike Redmond?