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Red Sox sign Justin Masterson, Marlins trade for Mat Latos

Two potential Rangers pitching targets -- Justin Masterson and Mat Latos -- are off the market

David Kohl-USA TODAY Sports

The Cincinnati Reds have reportedly traded pitcher Mat Latos to the Miami Marlins for Chad Wallach and Anthony DeSclafini, according to folks on Twitter.

Wallach was a 5th rounder from 2013, a catcher who spent 2014 in A ball.  DeSclafini is a lefthanded 24 year old pitcher who the Marlins acquired in the big trade that sent Mark Buehrle and Jose Reyes to Toronto.

Meanwhile, Justin Masterson, a free agent pitcher the Rangers had interest in, has reportedly signed with the Red Sox.

While Masterson was an interesting bounceback candidate, Latos was the player I had, for some time, identified as a player the Rangers should have interest in and that would be a quality target.  It looks like both of those players are now off the board.