Rangers continuing to pursue free agent Nicholas Castellanos

By Anthony Caruso III | Publisher

The Texas Rangers are pursuing free agent Nicholas Castellanos. Despite this news, there has been little news on his services being sought

The Chicago White Sox were interested at one point. However, there has been little talk about his future over the last month.

Former Detroit Tigers slugger Nicholas Castellanos hits a single against the Chicago White Sox
Nicholas Castellanos hits a single against the Chicago White Sox (Getty Images)

At this time, while the Rangers are interested, there have been conflicting reports on if the two sides actually met. Texas, though, is actually one of the favorites to sign him.

If he does sign with the Rangers, he will likely be the team’s starting first baseman. At this time, according to FanGraphs, Ronald Guzmán is penciled in as the projected starter.

Their outfield is already filled with Joey Gallo as the projected right fielder. Danny Santana is projected to be the starting center fielder, while Willie Calhoun is projected to be the starting left fielder.

The 27-year-old Davie, Florida native spent the 2019 season with the Detroit Tigers and the Chicago Cubs. He was traded to the Cubs on July 31st, 2019 in exchange for prospects Alex Lange and Paul Richan.

With Detroit, he had a .273 batting average with 11 home runs and 37 RBIs in 100 games. He also had 37 doubles and three triples in 110 hits over 403 at-bats.

After the trade to the Cubs, he had a .321 batting average with 16 home runs and 36 RBIs in 51 games. Castellanos also had 21 doubles and 68 hits in 212 at-bats.

In his seven-year career between the Tigers and the Cubs, he has a .277 batting average with 120 home runs and 460 RBIs in 888 games. He also has 229 doubles and 32 triples on 930 hits in 3,360 at-bats.

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