The Tampa Bay Rays are interested in trading for Rangers first baseman Mitch Moreland, reports Marc Topkin of the Tampa Bay Times. The possibility of the team making a move for him has increased now that Texas has acquired Prince Fielder to play first base.

Tampa Bay's first baseman in 2013, James Loney, is a free agent this offseason and unlikely to return after having his best year at the plate since 2007. The Rays do not have many internal options to fill the position, either. Utility man Sean Rodriguez is likely lined up as the starter for now.