Geovany Soto talks with Yu Darvish in between pitches.
The Texas Rangers are looking for another catcher to pair with veteran Geovany Soto, who they re-signed to a one-year deal to be their starting catcher. And they better do it quickly.
Check the evidence.
Brian McCann, Yankees. A.J. Pierzynski, Red Sox. Carlos Ruiz, Phillies. Dioner Navarro, Blue Jays. Ryan Hanigan, Rays.
Former Rangers catcher Jarrod Saltalamacchia is on the market now, but the Rangers are reportedly not too interested in a multi-year deal considering they have what might be the game's top catching prospect in line to hit Arlington sometime in 2015 in Jorge Alfaro.
That pretty much leaves to names: Kurt Suzuki and J.P. Arencibia. Neither are world-beaters, but that's not what the Rangers are looking for at the moment. If all goes well with Alfaro's development, they could be looking for nothing more than a one-year stop gap to pair with Soto.
But either way, they might want to consider making a move soon before all of their options are off the market.