T.R. Sullivan confirmed the rumor that the Rangers bid on Korean left hander Hyun-Jin Ryu, who posted a 2.66 ERA in 182.2 innings in the Korean Baseball Organization.
This afternoon is also the deadline for players to accept or reject the $13 million dollar qualifying offers, including the Rangers Josh Hamilton. Every player who received an offer is expected to reject the offer in favor of seeking a long term deal. Teams that sign a player who rejected a qualifying offer must surrender their first round pick and the team that extended the offer and lost their player will receive a supplemental first round pick as compensation.