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Potential Targets: Dayan Viciedo



    Target: Dayan Viciedo, OF/DH

    2013 stats: .265 batting average, .731 OPS, 23 doubles, 14 home runs, 56 RBIs

    The Dallas Morning News reported that the Chicago White Sox, who are always willing to deal, are open to the idea of trading their young Cuban slugger. Make no mistake, Viciedo has his flaws, but he also has a ton of power. Paired with Mitch Moreland in a platoon situation at designated hitter, Viciedo could provide some nice punch from the right side. He crushed lefties from 2010-2012 before tailing off a bit last season.

    Viciedo could also provide depth in the outfield, and even though he hasn't played third base since 2011 and wouldn't be a preferred option at the hot corner, he could play there at times to help spell Adrian Beltre. He's also young (24, soon to be 25) and has four years of big-league experience under his belt. That would give the Rangers good control over a young power bat with some upside. He'd also have some familiarity in the Rangers clubhouse with former White Sox teammate Alex Rios and countryman Leonys Martin.