The Rangers have discussed a long-term contract extension with outfielder David Murphy.
"When we went into the offseason, we identified a handful of players that we wanted to pursue multi-year deals with, and [Murphy] was one of them," Rangers assistant GM Thad Levine said Monday. "We have had conversations with [Murphy's agent] Mike Moye on that." The discussions could get more serious this spring. Murphy, 31, is scheduled to become a free agent after the 2013 season. He hit .304/.380/.479 in 2012.