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Potential Targets: Chris Capuano



    Target: Chris Capuano

    2013 stats: 4-7, 4.26 ERA, 105 2/3 innings, 81 strikeouts, 24 walks with Los Angeles Dodgers

    Capuano is another free agent lefty starter the Texas Rangers could look to to fill the void left by Derek Holland's knee surgery that will keep him out until at least midseason. Capuano is no world-beater, but he'd come at a very cheap price and although he only made 20 starts last season, he's been durable in the past, leading the league in starts twice in his career (2005 and 2012). He does give up a pretty good amount of home runs, and not in hitter-friendly parks (Dodger Stadium, Chase Field, Miller Park), so that's a bit of a red flag when you're talking about pitching the majority of your games in Rangers Ballpark.

    The Rangers are in a bit of a bind here. They can either go big (Tanaka), go medium (Arroyo), go low (Capuano) or go internal. It's up to Jon Daniels & Co. to decide which way to go.