The Texas Rangers have been an interesting and fun team to watch in 2023.
After a disastrous 2022 season, the Rangers are back near the top of the pack, as they were for a good portion of the 2010s decade.
They have a commanding 5.5-game lead in the American League West over the defending World Series champion Houston Astros.
Their starting pitching has been a major reason for their success, but according to reports from Jon Morosi of MLB Network, they may be looking to add a bat at the trade deadline.
With the Pittsburgh Pirates expected to be sellers this year, Andrew McCutchen could be on the move.
Morosi confirmed on Twitter that the veteran outfielder is on the Rangers’ radar.
Confirming: The Rangers have broached the possibility of acquiring Andrew McCutchen, but the Pirates are not prepared to move yet.
— Jon Morosi (@jonmorosi) June 26, 2023
Morosi also noted that a deal could be had if the Rangers send a pitcher back to Pittsburgh.
Texas has an offense that already consists of Adolis Garcia, Marcus Semien, Nathaniel Lowe, Corey Seager, Jonah Heim, and Josh Jung.
But another outfield bat could give them a major edge as they try to hold off the Astros and the Los Angeles Angels.
McCutchen could also serve as an occasional designated hitter and split the duties with Mitch Garver.
The 36-year-old outfielder returned to the Pirates this past offseason on a one-year deal after he had made a few brief stops with the San Francisco Giants, New York Yankees, Philadelphia Phillies, and Milwaukee Brewers.
He is currently hitting .271 with nine home runs, 24 RBI, and an .825 OPS in his first 225 at-bats of the year.NEXT: Jonah Heim Got Revenge For Tuesday's Controversial Call