White Sox and Rangers Reportedly Interested in Both Nicholas Castellanos and Marcell Ozuna

Marcell Ozuna could be a free agent target for the Rangers and White Sox
Marcell Ozuna could be a free agent target for the Rangers and White Sox | Scott Kane/Getty Images

Two teams looking to vault into contention in 2020 are the Texas Rangers and Chicago White Sox. While both are still mired in the midst of postseason droughts, things are trending up for the two AL squads, and they're hoping to land in the postseason in the upcoming campaign.

One upgrade both sides are keen to make is to the outfield, and per MLB insider Jon Morosi, the Rangers and White Sox are both interested in pursuing Marcell Ozuna and Nicholas Castellanos to fill their gaps.

Ozuna is coming off a solid year in St. Louis, during which he slashed .241/.328/.472 with 29 home runs and drove in 89 runs. He hasn't been able to replicate his stunning 37-homer campaign from 2017, but he still has decent pop in his bat.

As for Castellanos, after a quiet first half in Detroit, he landed with the Cubs at the trade deadline. The 27-year-old absolutely dominated in Chicago, slashing .321/.356/.646 with 16 homers and 36 RBI in just 51 games for the Cubbies.

Outside of the Rangers and White Sox, there are sure to be a handful of teams pursuing the pair of outfielders. But Texas is looking to land a big name to help enter its next chapter in a brand new stadium. Meanwhile, the White Sox have made clear they're looking to spend big, having already lured Yasmani Grandal to the South Side on a lucrative deal, and narrowly missing out on Zack Wheeler.

Ozuna's previous team, the Cards, don't appear to want him back. That should help open his field for new contenders entirely.