Here's the latest on two pending deals the Rangers have attempted to close:
Rich Harden is in Arlington awaiting an MRI as part of a physical that is the final hurdle to him agreeing to a one-year $6.5 million deal with an $11 million mutual option for 2011 with a $1 million buyout. A news conference could be held this evening at Rangers Ballpark.
The rumored trade for Mike Lowell isn't as far along as the reports indicate, said general manager Jon Daniels. There is a financial component in which Boston would have to take on a considerable amount of the $12 million on Lowell's 2010 contract. The trade, which would include Max Ramirez, has not reached the point where medical records need to be exchanged.
-- Jeff Wilson