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Khalil Greene being out indefinitely, and the Ranger utility infielder situation

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So, there are updates from around the interwebs about the Khalil Greene situation, but they boil down, to, no one knows what is going to happen with Greene, and the Rangers have to move forward accordingly.

Anthony Andro has an update on the S-T blog, with Jon Daniels saying the team hasn't decided what to do. 

Richard Durrett says that the Rangers could seek to put Greene on the restricted list, or just void his contract, while going through the implications of the situation.

Evan Grant looks at the internal options that the Rangers have available to replace Greene as the utility infielder.

Felipe Lopez's name has been brought up, but I can't imagine he'd agree to take a cheap deal to be a backup in Texas, given that there are three solid starters in place and not much reason to believe you're going to get significant playing time.

At this point, it looks like Joaquin Arias has to be considered the favorite to break camp as the utility infielder, assuming that his shoulder can handle playing shortstop.  Arias's throwing arm has been, for several years now, the big question for the guy who was once seen as the prize from the Alex Rodriguez deal, a guy described as Alfonso Soriano with gold glove defense at shortstop before he basically stopped developing, then missed a season with shoulder problems.

If Arias can throw, you are probably best off going with him for the time being and seeing what happens with Greene.  Grant brings up the possibility of re-opening the Mike Lowell trade discussions, if that's the case, since there's some question as to whether Arias has the arm strength to play third base, but it seems like if his arm strength won't let him handle third base, it isn't going to be good enough to play shortstop, either.

Plus, with Vlad Guerrero now in place, Lowell is a bench bat who would start the 4 or 5 games Michael Young sits this year, and otherwise would be handling first base against some lefty pitchers.  For a couple of million dollars and Max Ramirez, you'd like to think you could get something better than a 25th man.