While the Brewers are open to bringing back Ben Sheets, they will likely let him walk and collect the draft picks. The Rangers are pursuing a trade for pitcher Scott Olsen, but may settle on a short term contract with a low base salary. Sheets is injury-prone, but when healthy he can be very effective.
The Rangers are in desperate need of an ace and could offer him a deal that would give him 8-11 million dollars. Sheets went 13-9 with a 3.09 ERA in 31 games this past season, his first time starting over thirty games in three seasons.
Although he is a Type-A free agent, the Rangers have the fourteenth pick in the draft and MLB rules state that you do not lose your draft pick by signing a Type-A free agent if you are in the top fifteen for the following years draft.
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