Ron Washington just said the Texas Rangers are going to do what they can to bring Cliff Lee back to Arlington.
“We’re going to put our best foot forward,” he said. “I’m always optimistic. I think we just have to wait and see what happens, but I stay optimistic.”
Washington praised Lee’s work ethic and overall impact on the Rangers pitching staff, saying he made all of the Texas pitchers better from the moment he arrived in Texas. He also said he believes Lee wants to come back to Texas, though he has not spoken to Lee at all this winter.
“I don’t think my talking to Cliff is going to determine what Cliff wants to do,” he said. “… You talk about the caliber of pitcher that Cliff Lee is, it’s quite important. Does it make or break the Texas Rangers? No it won’t. We’ll certainly do the best we can to make that happen.”