Rangers claim Ed Lucas on waivers from the Marlins

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The Rangers have claimed infielder Ed Lucas on a waiver claim from the Marlins, Evan Grant of the Dallas Morning News reports.

Lucas, 32, was a career minor leaguer until getting the call up to the show in 2013. In 573 big league plate appearances, Lucas hasn’t done a whole lot, hitting .255/.302/.323 with five home runs and 37 RBI. However, Lucas is versatile, having played all four infield positions as well as in the outfield corners to a lesser extent. He will wear many hats, serving as a utility guy for the Rangers.

Mets are interested in Rick Porcello

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Jon Heyman reports that the Mets are interested in free agent pitcher Rick Porcello and have been speaking to his agent.

Porcello is coming off a pretty dreadful 2019 season in which he went 14-12 with a 5.52 ERA in 32 starts. That ERA was the worst in the majors among qualified starters. He’s also pretty homer happy. But (a) he’s durable; and (b) a change of scenery and a move to a more pitcher-friendly division and park might do him some good, so it’s not like he’s a bad guy for the Mets to be looking at. He’s only going to be 31 next season and he’s just a year removed from a decent season.

There are far worse bounceback candidates.