In 2011, the Texas infield will have finally been completely transformed.
First Rodriguez was traded to New York, then Teixeira was shipped to Atlanta and Blalock fell into a secondary role before landing in Tampa.
Now, Young is falling out of the regular infield rotation. The Rangers on the verge of a deal with Adrian Beltre, bumping Young into some sort of utility/designated hitter role. The Yankees have more of that 2003 Rangers infield than the Rangers do.
Some other notes and links from the day.
• Jon Paul Morosi reports that the Yankees have shown some interest in Jeremy Bonderman. It makes sense that the Yankees would take a look at a Bonderman-type starter, but as I’ve written over and over again, it’s hard to know how much of this is genuine interest and how much is simply checking on every possibility.
• The Orioles have agreed to a deal with reliever Kevin Gregg. He seems to be a potential replacement for Alfredo Simon as a potential closer.
• If the Yankees were in the market for a left-handed outfielder, they might have looked at Jeremy Hermida as a veteran to check out in spring training. Instead, Hermida has agreed to a minor league deal with the Reds.
• The Nationals have landed first baseman Adam LaRoche. I guess he’ll slide into the middle of that lineup with Jayson Werth and Ryan Zimmerman.
Associated Press photo of Rodriguez