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Jon Heyman
June 11, 2007
If they don't turn their season around, the Rangers will shop first baseman Mark Teixeira (right). Texas, 20--37 and 15 1/2 games behind the AL West--leading Angels at week's end, will want a lot in return—such as outfielder Nick Markakis and lefthander Erik Bedard from Baltimore, Teixeira's hometown.... One scout who watched Roger Clemens pitch in the minors says the Yankees shouldn't expect him to be much more than a No. 3 starter, and that's assuming he is not nagged by the groin injury that delayed his first 2007 start in the majors.... At least one high-ranking Cubs official is questioning whether righthander Carlos Zambrano, who fought with teammate Michael Barrett in the dugout last Friday, has No. 1 stuff. If the team continues to play poorly, Zambrano could wind up traded.
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June 11, 2007

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If they don't turn their season around, the Rangers will shop first baseman Mark Teixeira (right). Texas, 20--37 and 15 1/2 games behind the AL West--leading Angels at week's end, will want a lot in return—such as outfielder Nick Markakis and lefthander Erik Bedard from Baltimore, Teixeira's hometown.... One scout who watched Roger Clemens pitch in the minors says the Yankees shouldn't expect him to be much more than a No. 3 starter, and that's assuming he is not nagged by the groin injury that delayed his first 2007 start in the majors.... At least one high-ranking Cubs official is questioning whether righthander Carlos Zambrano, who fought with teammate Michael Barrett in the dugout last Friday, has No. 1 stuff. If the team continues to play poorly, Zambrano could wind up traded.

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