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Potential Target: Kendrys Morales

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    SEATTLE, WA - SEPTEMBER 24: Justin Smoak #17 of the Seattle Mariners is congratulated by Kendrys Morales #8 (L) after hitting a three-run homer against the Kansas City Royals in the fifth inning at Safeco Field on September 24, 2013 in Seattle, Washington. (Photo by Otto Greule Jr/Getty Images)

    Target: Kendrys Morales, DH

    2013 stats: .277 batting average, .336 on-base percentage, 23 homers, 80 RBIs for Seattle Mariners

    Morales is an interesting case as a professional, proven hitter who's still out there on the free agent market as a Scott Boras client who declined a qualifying offer from the Seattle Mariners in the off-season after a good year in Seattle on a one-year deal in 2013.

    Morales can play first base, but you certainly don't want him there. That makes him pretty much a DH or nothing candidate, and the Rangers aren't in tremendous need of that. But with that said, the Rangers are in need of a productive bat, and Morales would give them that.

    He's been linked to several teams, and the Rangers have been one recently.