Earlier this week at the Winter Meetings, there was some talk suggesting that the Texas Rangers were shopping slugger Prince Fielder – but GM Jon Daniels has since come out and quashed that rumor.
According to Jeff Wilson of the Fort Worth Star-Telegram, Fielder ‘hasn’t even been mentioned’ in conversations with other organizations. This effectively refuted the thought of trading Fielder, something that became a topic of conversation after Evan Grant of the Dallas Morning News sent this tweet on Tuesday:
Jon Daniels, via #Rangers PR, says there is no truth to the report that the club is "shopping" DH Prince Fielder.
In his piece, Wilson also updated some other Rangers’ buzz that had circulated during the Meetings: he said that the Rangers and Pittsburgh Pirates have had ‘no traction’ on a potential Mitch Moreland trade, while also indicating that the club has ‘too many concerns’ about the status of free agent left-hander Cliff Lee’s pitching elbow to warrant any significant interest in a low-risk, high-reward contract with him.