By now everyone knows the official company line from the Texas Rangers regarding Josh Hamilton.
The door is open for him to come back to the team where he became a superstar, but the Rangers are going to let him test the market and get back to them.
Nothing had changed Wednesday during the first day of the GM meetings at the Hyatt Regency Resort and Spa, nor had the Rangers' top off-season priorities of acquiring a catcher and bullpen help.
But the hands-off approach to Hamilton and the fact that they don't see him as their No. 1 need has left an impression that the Rangers have already moved on from the five-time All-Star.
General manager Jon Daniels, though, debunked that notion and said that the Rangers are in on Hamilton.
"I think there's this perception out there that we don't want Josh back," Daniels said. "That's not accurate.
"We have to address our catching and our bullpen, just because we've got holes there. Josh is a different story. There's just not too many Josh Hamiltons out there. Josh is an impact player we'd love to have back, but we also have other good players in that spot."
Rangers haven't ruled out Josh Hamilton's return
Fort Worth Star-Telegram | Nov 8