Rangers GM: no, Fielder isn’t being shopped at Winter Meetings

Jon Daniels addressed some rumors surrounding his club on Tuesday. 

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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:

Texas is on the hook for $90 million of the $120 still owed to Fielder through 2020, with the Detroit Tigers paying the remaining $30 million. 

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. 

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