Rangers pursuing Story, per report

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MLB Rumors: The Texas Rangers are “in the mix” for Trevor Story, along with the Houston Astros, Boston Red Sox and San Francisco Giants, per Jon Heyman on Twitter.

With Opening Day less than three weeks away and the likelihood of landing the type of huge long term contract Story was likely seeking at the start of free agency dimming,  

Carlos Correa, the other top free agent shortstop who was still unsigned before the lockout, just took a three year, $105.3 million deal with a pair of opt outs from the Minnesota Twins.

Story isn’t getting the dollars Correa received, and its going to be harder for him to get the opt outs, but something short term would seem to be likely what he is looking at at his point. 

For the Rangers, the pursuit of Story would likely be in order to have him play third base for 2022, now that Josh Jung is out for the year. 

Heyman says Story’s preference is to play shortstop, but with Corey Seager manning shortstop for the Rangers, Xander Bogaerts playing shortstop for the BoSox, 

Brandon Crawford handling the position for the Giants, he would have to change positions if he joined any of those teams. Only the Astros and Yankees,  

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