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Potential Targets: Nate McLouth



    Target: Nate McLouth, OF

    2013 stats: 146 games, 31 doubles, four triples, 12 home runs, 36 RBIs, 30 stolen bases in 37 attempts, .258 batting average, .329 on-base percentage

    This wouldn't be an earth-shattering, big-time signing like perhaps Shin-Soo Choo or even Nelson Cruz, but it could be a more viable move for the Rangers, who have a lot of options in the left field spot of their outfield. Bringing in the left-handed McLouth would give the Rangers a nice platoon option in left field with Craig Gentry, who earned a more involved role down the stretch last season. McLouth also has base-stealing ability and would give Texas an outfield full of 30 stolen-base potential to go with Elvis Andrus, who is coming off a 40-steal season.

    It would also be a cheap move that would allow the Rangers plenty of salary flexibility moving forward this winter and into next offseason, as well.