Rangers general manager Jon Daniels said newly acquired right-hander Guillermo Moscoso could make his major-league debut in 2009 and expects him to be an impact player for the Rangers in coming seasons. For now, the Rangers are approaching Moscoso as if he's a starting pitcher. It's too early to tell what will become of 17-year-old Carlos Melo, but the Rangers like his upside.
With Gerald Laird traded, the Rangers' catching situation is less muddled, though not at all clear. The remaining three receivers -- Jarrod Saltalamacchia, Taylor Teagarden and Max Ramirez -- could all make the Opening Day roster. The possibility remains that the Rangers will trade one of the three, but they won't be had for two minor-leaguers.
-- Jeff Wilson