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Potential Target: Allen Craig



    Potential Target: Allen Craig
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    ST. LOUIS, MO - JULY 21: Allen Craig #21 of the St. Louis Cardinals hits an RBI single against the San Diego Padres in the third inning at Busch Stadium on July 21, 2013 in St. Louis, Missouri. The Cardinals beat the Padres 3-2. (Photo by Dilip Vishwanat/Getty Images)

    The Rangers' top winter priority is upgrading its starting pitching but they're also going to be looking for a bat.

    Target: Allen Craig, OF/DH

    2014 stats: .215 batting average, .279 on-base percentage, 20 doubles, eight home runs, 46 RBIs in 126 games

    The Boston Red Sox acquired Craig from St. Louis at the deadline in hopes a change of scenery and a beautiful hitters' park would rejuvenate him. It did the opposite, as Craig sunk to .128 batting average in his 29 games as a member of the Red Sox.

    Now, Boston is looking to shop him, and the Rangers could be a potential suitor.

    The one catch with Craig is that his contract was backloaded, so a team trading for him would need to pick up a lot of money on an aging player. But when he's right, he can hit the baseball, and he's proven that over time with three strong years prior to last season.

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