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May 7th Rumor Mill

Rangers Laird and Catalanotto to Bronx?

I wouldn't rule the Yankees out for Frank Catalanotto. Jason Giambi appears to be about done, and Catalanotto, a native New Yorker, might be a good guy in a pinch. He could be potentially paired with Rangers catcher Gerald Laird, who might hold some interest to the Yankees, pending the long-term prognosis on Jorge Posada. -- Dallas Morning News

Texas might dump Washington and Broussard?

Ben Broussard and Ron Washington are linked. If the Rangers end up making a managerial change, I wouldn't be surprised if they made two announcements at the same time; the second being designating Broussard for assignment. -- Dallas Morning News

Texas to give Salty more playing time?

There was no reason the Rangers had to move Jarrod Saltalamacchia into a platoon role. They could have used him as a straight backup and part-time DH (though with Milton Bradley's inability to play the outfield every day, there would be some issues there). In the short-term, it's apparently their only solution. Long-term, I expect Laird will be traded before the summer is out. -- Dallas Morning News

Botts a complete bust with Rangers?

Why did the Rangers' pull the plug on Jason Botts so fast this season and designate him for assignment? Here's why: Botts simply has not taken advantage of any of the brief glimpses the Rangers have given him. In the last 75 years, there have been 3,341 non-pitchers to have careers of at least 300 plate appearances. Botts currently ranks 3,334th on that list in plate appearances-per-strikeout (3.02). He's right there with Russell Branyan and Jared Sandberg. -- Dallas Morning News

All can be found on Ben Maller's MLB rumors

http://msn.foxsports.com/rumors/mlb

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