Ron Washington wants solid starter

Updated: July 27, 2012, 7:52 PM ET
By Richard Durrett | ESPNDallas.com

ARLINGTON, Texas -- Texas Rangers manager Ron Washington said Friday that his club needs a solid starting pitcher as the trade deadline approaches.

"We need a good pitcher," Washington said. "We can use a good pitcher. If it happens to be a No. 1 that (Rangers general manager) Jon Daniels gets, if he gets it, fine. We need a good pitcher."

One pitcher that certainly would have fit that bill is free agent-to-be Zack Greinke. But the Brewers agreed to trade the right-hander ...

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