Reagins also said he's confident in his bullpen after losing closer Francisco Rodriguez to the Mets via free agency. The general manager said he likes his in-house options of Jose Arredondo and Scot Shields, and he added that he saw the report of Brian Fuentes' interest in the Angels.Reagins wouldn't comment further on Fuentes, but it seems as though he's comfortable with the back end of the bullpen. He also expressed confidence in Kendry Morales, who Reagins said would play first base if the club is unable to reach a deal with Teixeira. "We're comfortable with Kendry," said Reagins. "He's been outstanding in winter ball, so if we can't come to an agreement with Teixeira, our plan is to move forward with Kendry."
Rhett Bollinger is an associate reporter for MLB.com. This story was not subject to the approval of Major League Baseball or its clubs.