Garland to Rangers Off, Rangers to Sign Catalanotto

Sunday, November 19, 2006

According to Ken Rosenthal, the White Sox and Rangers have called off the Jon Garland deal. There was no solid deal in the first place; however the deal could be revisited later in the off-season. The Orioles and Angels have both contacted the Sox about the overload of pitching they have, however nothing has gone past that. Frank Catalanotto is close to signing a three year contract with an option for a fourth with the Rangers. All he needs to do is pass a physical and it will be official. He played for the Rangers from 2000-02 and come Monday, he will again.

Also, soon to be new Cubs center fielder, Alfonso Soriano will have a physical either tonight or tomorrow and the deal will then be made official tomorrow or Tuesday.