Could Derek Norris Be Headed To Texas?
The Dallas Morning News is reporting that the Rangers are currently investigating Norris, as well as Milwaukee catcher Jonathan Lucroy.
But they are more interested in Norris, who is set to make $2.9 million. Lucroy is owed over $5 million in 2016, and his normally steady offensive numbers took a dive last year.
Who would the Padres obtain from Texas in such a scenario?
One possibility is Jurickson Profar, who plays shortstop. Alexei Ramirez is currently slated to start there. But while he is an upgrade over the horrendous Alexi Amarista experiment, Ramirez is 34, and his defense has seen some decline in recent years.
More on this as it becomes available.