Free agent left-handed pitcher C.J. Wilson is currently in Florida meeting with officials of the Miami Marlins, a source confirmed.
Wilson, 31, and his representatives have already met with the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim this offseason as he explores the market for a long-term contract. The Rangers have said they remain interested in the starter with the Winter Meetings slated to begin in Dallas in a week.
“It may be a deal where he comes back and says, 'I want to be in Texas' and it makes sense and we're able to work something out, and it may not,” Rangers general manager Jon Daniels said last week. “C.J. is looking for what the market will bring. He deserves to be well compensated.”
Wilson was offered arbitration by the Rangers, but is expected to decline it in pursuit of a bigger deal as a free agent. Should Wilson sign with another club, the Rangers would get two draft picks as compensation. Wilson has until next Wednesday night at 11 p.m. central time to decide.
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