The Rangers are focused on outfielders at the moment but they've talked at least internally about the possibility of trying to bring back former Rangers star Michael Young according to sources.

The need right now is for a right-handed-hitting outfielder and they've considered Alex Rios Hunter Pence Chris Denorfia Marlon Byrd and several others as they look to fill that hole. But a return of Young -- though while it can't be characterized as probable -- could be intriguing.

Young and Rangers manager Ron Washington have a very close relationship and Young who's playing third base for the fading Phillies is very popular in the clubhouse and with fans. He seemed to agonize before accepting the offseason trade to Philadelphia from Texas this winter. He received a full no-trade as part of that deal but with the Phillies seemingly in freefall and all his ties to the Rangers there's no reason to think that should be an issue.

The Rangers need right-handed hitting and surely have some concern about the status of Nelson Cruz one of 15 or so players linked to Biogeneses. Switch-hitter Lance Berkman has been out and he told the Dallas Morning News he might retire.