Earlier on Thursday, Ken Rosenthal reported that the Rangers were one of the teams in on free agent Brad Hawpe. Now T.R. Sullivan is saying that's not going to happen:
The Rangers are not interested in Brad Hawpe, who was let go by the Colorado Rockies last week and is a free agent. Hawpe is a left-handed hitter and the Rangers lineup is already loaded with left-handed hitters.
A club official said the Rangers like the player but don't see him as a fit for their current needs.
Texas dropping out would seem to leave Tampa Bay and Boston as Hawpe's most likely destinations, although another suitor - like San Diego - could always emerge out of the woodwork.