The Rangers' annual holiday luncheon passed Wednesday afternoon with no big news, which is big news compared to the past two years when decisions on Yu Darvish and Josh Hamilton were settled.

General manager Jon Daniels, though, got to enjoy his lunch this year. He told the assembled media that the Rangers aren't any closer to signing a free agent or trading for a missing piece than they were last week at the end of the winter meetings, and he said once again that he isn't expecting a significant addition.

But that doesn't mean that they don't have a level of interest in free-agent outfielders Shin-Soo Choo and Nelson Cruz or Japanese pitcher Masahiro Tanaka, who has yet to be posted. But the Rangers aren't interested in them at what they are seeking or might receive.

"If there was a a deal out there we liked, we'd act on it," Daniels said. "We don't have any pending offers or anything like that."

Daniels said that the Rangers continue to look at everyday players, complementary pieces and pitching depth. Daniels wouldn't comment on how deeply involved the Rangers are with Choo, and said that they have stayed in contact with Cruz's agent, Adam Katz.