ARLINGTON -- The Rangers checked on the possibility of acquiring Red Sox infielder Kevin Youkilis, but they are "not involved anymore," according to Major League sources.
Youkilis is being actively shopped by the Red Sox, and the Rangers are without first baseman Mitch Moreland for four to six weeks because of a strained left hamstring. But the Rangers still have Mike Napoli, Michael Young and Brandon Snyder to play first base in his absence.
The Rangers are interested in upgrading their bench, but they weren't sure that Youkilis would have been happy in Texas filling what would most likely have been a supporting role. Youkilis is a three-time All-Star for the Red Sox, but he went into Saturday hitting .225 with four home runs and 13 RBIs in 41 games. He had a .311 on-base percentage and a .359 slugging percentage.