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C.J. Wilson(notes) is the most talented starting pitcher on the free-agent market this offseason, but the American League champion Texas Rangers aren't planning to just let him slip away.

The Fort Worth Star-Telegram reports that they have given Wilson's agent, Bob Garber, "every indication that they plan to be serious players for the left-hander."

Garber dined Tuesday night with Rangers assistant general manager Thad Levine and director of baseball operations Matt Vinnola, the paper reports, and they had, in Garber's words, a "productive meeting."

Meanwhile, the Newark Star-Ledger has it that the New York Yankees have invited Wilson to come visit the Big Apple and get a sense of what it might be like to play there. Garber has also met with execs from the Los Angeles Angels this week to discuss Wilson, according to

The Star-Telegram notes that the market for Wilson's services "is projected to be a minimum of five years, and a team that offers six could win the bidding."

Wilson went 16-7 last season with a 2.94 ERA and 206 strikeouts in 223.1 innings pitched.

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Source: Fort Worth Star-TelegramNewark Star-Ledger

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