Rangers Push Away From Deal for Sheets

Brewers All-Star might need elbow surgery.

It appears the Rangers attempts to bring Brewers All-Star pitcher Ben Sheets to Texas is off.

Adam McCalvy and T.R. Sullivan report on the Texas Rangers website, the free-agent right-hander may need surgery to repair a tendon in his elbow.

According to the story, the Rangers and Sheets reached an agreement on a two-year contract late last week and only a physical stood in the way of the deal being completed. That all changed once it was determined that Sheets had a torn tendon that might require surgery.

"We've maintained contact but I'm not optimistic at this point," general manager Jon Daniels said Thursday morning.

Daniels declined to discuss Sheets' physical and health situations.

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