The Texas Rangers are in first place in the A.L. West with a 53-32 record, which has them 7.5 games over the Houston Astros. Due to injuries to Derek Holland, Yu Darvish and Colby Lewis, the Rangers have been running Nick Martinez and Chi Chi Gonzalez out to bump at the back end of the rotation. That is not going to get it done. The Rangers might have to deal someone that they don’t want to move (Lewis Brinson, Jurickson Profar or Joey Gallo), but they should as long as they get a pitcher under contract for a few more years. That likely means dealing with the Tampa Bay Rays. The Rays have lefty Matt Moore and righty Jake Odorizzi, who both fit that description. The Rays are asking for at least one of the trio mentioned before in any deal for either Moore or Odorizzi. The only other pitcher that fits the description that I would be looking for is righty Sonny Gray from the A’s. Not so sure that they would be open to dealing him within the division, but it would be worth a try. The next tier would be guys like Ivan Nova, C.C. Sabathia, Ervin Santana, Matt Shoemaker, Jeremy Hellickson, Andrew Cashner, Drew Smyly or Hector Santiago. The Rangers need to deal for at least one starting pitcher and maybe two. I think the Rays match up the best with the Rangers.