- the Rangers are holding off finalizing the Lowell-Ramirez deal on the premise of Lowell's thumb injuries in the past, and they want a physical first. They might be a little hesitant as well seeing as Ramirez is a catcher and the whole deal with Salty's arm not being in great shape and they don't want to throw Teagarden in there full time.
- Unfortunately, the Rangers couldn't sign Royals free-agent John Buck 'cause the Jays picked him up for a year. You snooze, you lose.
- A bit of good news: the Sox are apparently really close to signing Angels pitcher John Lackey 'cause he's getting a physical for them, but we all know how quickly trades can fall through so I won't swear by it until I see it officially.