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Tuesday morning things

Jeff Wilson writes that a deal is just about done with Eddie Guardado on a one year minor league deal with incentives that could make it worth $3 million.  This, of course, as Wilson notes, being a minor league deal, keeps room on the 40 man free should Ben Sheets decide to come to Texas.

Wilson also quotes Jon Daniels as saying the team would like to add some starting pitching depth, given Eric Hurley's season ending injury, and thus is continuing to talk to Jason Jennings' agent about a minor league deal.

Mike Hindman runs down the list of the remaining free agent starting pitchers, and the list is pretty motley.  He suggests that Ben Sheets might be best served signing a one year deal, and re-entering the free agent pool next offseason, when there should be a paucity of free agent starters on the market.