Corey Seager Rumors: Texas Rangers Making ‘Big Push’
Corey Seager
Isaiah J. Downing/USA TODAY Sports

While several starting pitchers have already come off the market, Corey Seager, Carlos Correa and other shortstops remain available in free agency.

Marcus Semien was part of that group, but he reportedly came to terms with the Texas Rangers on a seven-year contract worth $175 million. That was the start of a busy stretch for the Rangers, who agreed to subsequent deals with Kole Calhoun and Jon Gray.

Semien’s ability to play second base reportedly had the Rangers still in the picture for a marquee shortstop.

According to Jon Heyman of MLB Network, that includes making a strong effort to sign Seager:

The Rangers previously were said to have met with Scott Boras, who represents Seager and Semien, among other notable free agents. Texas has prior ties to Seager by way of manager Chris Woodward, who was with the All-Star shortstop during his time as Dodgers third base coach.

Woodward also has that same relationship with Clayton Kershaw and Chris Taylor, two other Dodgers free agents the Rangers have been connected to in recent weeks.

Potential Seager contract

Although Seager was limited to 95 games because of time missed after sustaining a right hand fracture, he finished the season batting .306/.394/.521 with 22 doubles, 16 home runs and 57 RBI.

The type of contract Semien received in some sense sets a bar for Seager, who presumably will sign for at least eight years and potentially upwards of $300 million.

Along with the Dodgers and Rangers, the Detroit Tigers and New York Yankees reportedly have interest in Seager as well. Though, New York was recently said to be in more of a holding pattern with free-agent shortstops and possibly leaning toward Semien.

Have you subscribed to the Dodger Blue YouTube channel? Be sure to ring the notification bell to watch player interviews, participate in shows and giveaways, and stay up to date on all Dodgers news and rumors!