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Five potential landing spots for Cubs’ Welington Castillo

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Sep 5, 2014; Arlington, TX, USA; A view of the Texas Rangers logo before the game between the Rangers and the Seattle Mariners at Globe Life Park in Arlington. Mandatory Credit: Jerome Miron-USA TODAY Sports

4. Texas Rangers

Last season, the Rangers relied on the likes of J.P. Arencibia, Robinson Chirinos and Chris Gimenez behind the dish. As most folks know by this point, it was a forgettable season for the Rangers, a team that finished 67-95, a whopping 31 games behind the division champion Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim and even three games behind the lowly Houston Astros.

Arencibia, 28, is far from being adequate offensively, batting .177/.239/.369 across 63 games with the Rangers last season. A former first-round pick, he has never managed to put things together at the plate at the big league level, with a career triple-slash line of .207/.255/.403, although he has managed to throw out runners at the league average level of roughly 26 percent.

The team’s other primary option, Chirinos, set a career-high in home runs last season, hitting 14 long balls while driving in 40 runs, but his .239 clip at the plate left much to be desired. The 30-year-old backstop excelled in terms of throwing out runners, catching 40 percent of would-be base stealers, while posting a 1.2 dWAR in 93 games. He appears to be the team’s likely starting catcher moving forward, and is under team control through the 2018 season.

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