Yovani Gallardo may have spent the 2015 season with the Rangers but the veteran right hander is not expected back with the team.
Instead the Rangers appear to be targeting lower cost free agents such as Tim Lincecum and Gavin Floyd according to the Dallas Morning News‘ Evan Grant. General manager Jon Daniels recently said that the Rangers were in their payroll range for the upcoming season which suggests they are done making the type of big moves that would be required to land Gallardo.
Lincecum will soon throw for a bunch of teams and the Rangers will be one. The two-time Cy Young winner underwent hip surgery and will throw for teams in just over two weeks. While the Giants had kept open the idea that they could bring him back recent reports suggest the 31-year-old will end elsewhere.
Another name the Rangers are being linked to thanks to Grant is that of Gavin Floyd. Over the last three years Floyd has thrown just 92 innings and like Lincecum would figure to sign on a minor league contract which was incentive based.
Unless the price for Gallardo drops to the floor expect him to be elsewhere in 2016.