Rangers Meet With Cody Ross, Checking Into Michael Bourn

Originally posted on CBS Dallas / Fort Worth:

Michael Bourn #24 of the Atlanta Braves hits a first inning triple against the San Diego Padres at Turner Field on August 14, 2012 in Atlanta, Georgia. (Photo by Scott Cunningham/Getty Images)

Michael Bourn of the Atlanta Braves hits a first inning triple against the San Diego Padres at Turner Field on August 14, 2012 (Photo by Scott Cunningham/Getty Images)

CBS SPORTS - The Rangers, still looking to upgrade their offense after agreeing to terms with veteran catcher A.J. Pierzynski, are staying in touch with free-agent outfielder Cody Ross after having a meeting with him. But Texas is also starting to look into free-agent outfielder Michael Bourn.

The Rangers appear to be looking into several ways to improve their offense and pitching staff after losing superstar Josh Hamilton to the rival Angels and failing to land a trio of big pieces — Zack Greinke, Justin Upton and James Shields. The deal with Pierzynski, for $7.5 million for 2013, may just be the start.

Ross is said to have received a lot of interest, with the Phillies, Mariners, Red Sox and Indians hovering…

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