speedy27 wrote:Erubiel Durazo - DH - Rangers
What are the Rangers planning to do with Phil Nevin?
Rangers signed designated hitter Erubiel Durazo to a minor league contract.
This certainly has the potential to be one of the bargains of the offseason, especially with Durazo saying he's fully recovered from Tommy John surgery. However, he's hardly going to be promised a spot in the Opening Day lineup. The Rangers' best offensive lineup would have Brad Wilkerson in center, David Dellucci in right and Durazo at DH against right-handers. Manager Buck Showalter might not be willing to sacrifice the defense, though. Wait and see how Durazo performs this spring before putting in more than a minimal bid. Feb. 21 - 1:41 pm et
Answered your own question right there in the part I bolded.
If Durazo makes the opening day roster, I'd say Dellucci is hurt the worst of this though. He only hit .234 the second half last year. If by chance Nevin doesn't pan out, then Durazo could steal at bats from him as well. I'd be surprised if this affects Mench at all.
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