Josh Hamilton will not be getting any offers from the Texas Rangers before he hits free agency, according to the team's general manager Jon Daniels.

"If you've gone this far, you're going to test the market," Daniels told ESPNDallas.com. "The realities are when a guy goes out and tests the market and it's this close, you're not going to pre-empt it. I think he's going to go out and test the market and see what's out there and get back to us.

"No door has been closed. We're also very realistic about when a star player hits free agency at this point and the history of them returning to their original club. So we have to prepare both ways and prepare the club for the possibility that he's not back."

Hamilton batted .285 with 43 home runs and 128 RBIs in his fifth season with the Rangers. The 31-year-old struggled at the end of the season, missing five games in a key six-game road trip due to vision problems that were later diagnosed as ocular keratitis. Hamilton said too much caffeine was to blame for the condition, so he cut down on his sports-drink consumption and his condition improved.