Sources: Giants, Rangers in Molina talks

The San Francisco Giants and Texas Rangers are in serious talks

about a trade that would send veteran catcher Bengie Molina to

Texas, multiple sources told

One source indicated that the deal could be consummated within

the next 24 hours.

San Francisco general manager Brian Sabean would not speak about

any specific Molina trade scenarios during an interview on

Wednesday, other than to acknowledge that he will consider trade

offers for him.

The Giants are looking for left-handed hitting and are willing

to move Molina as a way to get rookie Buster Posey in the lineup on

a more regular basis.

Sabean said Wednesday that the team would prefer to add

left-handed hitters who are under control beyond the end of this

season. First baseman Chris Davis and catcher/first baseman Jarrod

Saltalamacchia are among the Rangers who match that description;

both are currently in the minor leagues.

However, one major league source said neither Saltalamacchia nor

Davis is involved in the proposed Molina deal.