The series against the Tigers began with news that Prince Fielder was going to have surgery to repair a herniated disc in his neck. He is one of 13 players Texas has on the disabled list and is the fourth to sit out the rest of the season.
Jurickson Profar, the highly touted prospect who finally got an everyday job, is also considered to be out for the season as of May 22.
Considering all the players on the disabled list and those who won’t be returning this year, the Rangers should refrain from making any trades this season.
The only scenario the Rangers should be thinking about is if the club begins to tank. In that case, general manager Jon Daniels should only field calls that will improve the team’s farm system.
If not, there are four reasons why Texas needs to stay in the shadows until the offseason.