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Rangers and Indians among teams interested in Ryan Theriot

Feb 4, 2013, 8:25 PM EDT

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As we count down the final days before pitchers and catchers report to their respective complexes in Florida and Arizona, teams are currently trying to put the finishing touches on their rosters. The Rangers and Indians are two examples of this, as FOX Sports’ Ken Rosenthal reports that both clubs have interest in free agent infielder Ryan Theriot.

Theriot batted .270/.316/.321 with zero homers, 28 RBI and a .637 OPS for the World Champion Giants last season while playing almost exclusively at second base. The 33-year-old mostly functioned as a backup after the Giants acquired Marco Scutaro from the Rockies in July.

Theriot’s starting days are likely behind him, but he wouldn’t be asked to be anything more than middle infield depth in Texas or Cleveland. It’s worth noting that he was also on the Cardinals in 2011 when they won the World Series, so he may have replaced Eric Hinske as baseball’s human good luck charm.

  1. thomas844 - Feb 4, 2013 at 11:43 PM

    I don’t think winning 2 straight championships makes Theriot a good luck charm. I think it’s just a result of leaving the Cubs.

  2. professormaddog31 - Feb 5, 2013 at 12:24 PM

    Oh, Riot. What I wouldn’t give to get you back together with Fontenot one more time, Cajun Connection 2.0.

    That being said, I hope he gets picked up by the Rangers for selfish reasons, because I am probably going to go to a few of their games this year and I’d like to see him play in person again.

  3. pandorasdadca - Feb 5, 2013 at 7:04 PM

    Ryan Theriot was nothing but a class guy and a great clubhouse presence in a Giants uni. Wherever he goes, that team will be better because if it.

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