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On the Move: Jason Frasor

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    NEWSLETTERS

    The Texas Rangers are certainly in no position to be buyers come the July 31 trade deadline, but the question is to what degree they will be sellers?

    On the move: Jason Frasor, RHP

    2014 stats: 1-1 record, 2.86 ERA, 29 strikeouts, 13 walks, 28 1/3 innings

    Reasons to move: Frasor has been good this year. He hasn't been as good as he was last year, when he put up near-career high numbers in his first season in Texas with a 2.57 ERA in 49 innings. This year, however, Frasor has been overworked and has clearly gotten tired at times, resulting in several blown leads or blown tied games. He's making $1.75 million and is free at the end of the season, so he would be a true rental for a club looking for bullpen help such as the Tigers or possibly Angels, though it's hard to imagine the Rangers making a deal with the Angels.

    Reasons to keep: There really isn't a good one, other than the fact he's a solid piece of your bullpen. But at this point, why do you need that? True, the bullpen will be awfully taxed as the season wears on without a guy like Frasor in it, but if you can get anything for him, it's worth looking into the possibility of moving him. He'll be 37 soon, and if you like him then maybe you can re-sign him this winter.

    Final verdict: Of all the Rangers who are possibilities to be traded before the July 31 trade deadline, it seems that Frasor would be the most likely to be dealt. In fact, I'd put it at about 85 percent odds and wouldn't be shocked if he's the the only Ranger moved before the deadline.