Rangers won't deal just to 'shuffle the deck'

Rangers won't deal just to 'shuffle the deck'

ARLINGTON -- Rangers general manager Jon Daniels said Sunday that if a player can improve the club at the Trade Deadline, the Rangers may pursue it.

"We're going to continue to survey the market," Daniels said. "If there is something that helps us, we'll look to move on it. But that's the same today as it was yesterday."

The Rangers have expressed interest in Marlins infielder Jorge Cantu and Orioles infielder Ty Wigginton. A right-handed-hitting corner infielder is the biggest need for the club, which would like a backup to first baseman Chris Davis.

"We're open to improving the club. Let's just leave it at that," Daniels said. "It's going to have to be a clear improvement. We're not just looking to shuffle the deck. We like our club."

With a week left before the Deadline, the Rangers led the Angels by six games in the American League West entering Sunday and own the third-best record in the AL.

"The whole week is going to be a lot of conversations. I'm not going to handicap anything," Daniels said. "We like our team now and I like the group we've got. We've got some guys coming back [off the disabled list] that maybe will help us."