The Rangers are considering Shane Victorino

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Chris Cotillo of SB Nation reports that the Rangers have “looked into” Shane Victorino but appear to only be willing to offer a minor league deal.

That’s probably about as good as he can hope for. Victorino is 35 and has spent much of the past two seasons nursing injuries of one form of another, though he says he’s healthy now. He played in 71 games between Boston and Anaheim last year and only 30 games in 2014. Heck, he hasn’t played in more than 122 games since 2012. He was quite productive in that 122-game season back in 2013, which likely is enough to inspire someone to give him one last shot, but the odds of him spending much if any time on a big league roster this year are (a) low; and (b) heavily dependent on how many injuries someone’s outfielders suffer.

Of course, given that the often-injured and still hobbling Josh Hamilton is penciled in as the Rangers’ left fielder right now, Texas wouldn’t be the worst place for the Flyin’ Hawaiian to do a minor league deal.