Many Plan Bs should Rangers lose Lee

By Steve Hunt
The Yankees are in Benton, Ark.

They are not there for the scenic views.

Should Rangers ace Cliff Lee leave the Lone Star State, there are other free agents the club could focus on. Here are a few possibilities:


Ramon Hernandez
Hernandez made $3.9 million last year with the Reds and in 313 at-bats, hit .297 with seven home runs and 48 RBI. There might be some concern about his age, as he is 34 but he could provide a solid veteran presence behind the dish. It looks like Cincy is pretty interested in bringing him back for 2011, so if the Rangers want to bring him to Arlington, it looks like they have some competition. Of course, this all hinges on what Bengie Molina does in the off-season. 

A.J. Pierzynski

The White Sox backstop made around $6.8 million in 2010 and hit .270 with nine home runs and 56 RBI. Since he