T.R. Sullivan reports that the Rangers had agreed to a two year contract with Ben Sheets, but the deal fell apart when Sheets' physical revealed he could need flexor tendon surgery.
The Texas Rangers and Sheets reached an agreement on a two-year contract late last week and only a physical stood in the way of the deal being completed. But everything changed once it was determined that Sheets had a torn flexor tendon that might require surgery.
The Rangers could still pursue Sheets with a deal that would allow him to do his rehabilitation work with them in hopes that he would eventually pitch at a high level again. But that doesn't appear to be the case.
"We've maintained contact but I'm not optimistic at this point," general manager Jon Daniels said Thursday morning.
There is a lot more talk on the situation in the article, including an issue arising about who will be paying for the surgery, the Brewers or Sheets.