Rangers talking to Astros about catcher Carlos Corporan

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After trading for Hank Conger (and Evan Gattis) the Astros have too many catchers, so Evan Drellich of the Houston Chronicle reports that they’ve “discussed a trade” for Carlos Corporan with the Rangers.

Corporan seems unlikely to fetch much in return. Set to make $975,000 this season via arbitration, he’s a 31-year-old career .226 hitter with a .637 OPS in 659 plate appearances as a journeyman big leaguer.

In other words, he’s a backup. And those guys tend to be traded for players to be named later or cash considerations.